Question by  Carriegogo (1)

What would cause severe pain on top of my foot when I lift my back heel?

I have severe pain on the top of my foot, and it really hurts when I lift my back heel up and lean forward to take a step. May I ask what is causing this kind of pain? Walking is difficult, and there are no visible signs like bruising or swelling.


Answer by  prissymissy (1895)

It sounds like you injured a tendon in your foot. This can be serious so I would suggest that you see your doctor right away. They will probably look at your foot, ask you to move it around and will probably do some x-rays. In the meantime take some aspirin for the pain until you can get to the doctor.


Answer by  Sett (1838)

You might have over extended your foot while walking, or you might have pulled a muscle. The doctor will be able to determine what it is,and give you medication.


Answer by  kevincai96 (669)

This sounds like a typical case of tendinitis. Take 2 ibuprofen (800mg) per day for 1 week and observe your condition. It should improve, since ibuprofen reduces inflammation. It is sold over the counter as Motrin. Good luck.


Answer by  kekejojo (36)

Even though there are no signs of bruising or swelling, it could mean that you strained a muscle or joint. You should probably refrain from putting a lot of weight on that foot and give it a rest for a while.

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