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Wednesday, June 09, 2010 jean, Community Member, asks

Q: Sharp pain in toes and feet?

What can cause stabbing sharp pain in the foot and toes?  The pain is sometimes in my heel or the sides of my feet and nothing --  rubbing, heat, cold -- helps.  It's like being stabbed by little knives. Iit doesn't last long (maybe 12 to 15 minutes) but it is very painful. 

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Amy Tudor, Editor
7/15/14 2:52pm

Hi there, Jean -


I'm sorry it's taken so long for someone to answer your question!  I hope by now that you've found a solution to this problem, but in case you haven't, I can tell you that foot pain can be caused by overuse, strain, or a number of medical conditions. Your doctor will be able to tell you how best to treat it, and I hope by now you've gotten some relief.


Here are some links that might be useful for learning more about this:

What Your Feet Say About Your Health

7 Unusual Treatments for Diabetic Foot Pain

Yoga May Help Soothe Chronic Pain


Best of luck to you!

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By jean, Community Member— Last Modified: 09/10/14, First Published: 06/09/10