I have terrible pain on top of my foot that goes from my ankle down through my toes. It started a few years ago and has only gotten worse. I had a shoe insert, but it was hard plastic and it only made my pain worse.
The foot is a rather complicated area but to keep things simple doctors break it down into three parts: the forefoot (toe area), the midfoot (the middle) and the hindfoot (the ankle area). The top of the foot is called the dorsal side.
Dorsal midfoot pain is usually from a ligament injury called a midfoot sprain. But, a stress fracture of the navicular bone is also a possibility. So, persistant pain that is not improving requires a bone scan.
The best shoe to relieve stress in the foot is one that has a "rocker bottom" sole which is curved. It works like a rocking chair and minimizes stress on the foot joints. Shoes can make a world of difference for pain in many places.
Here are some links that might be helpful to you as you're dealing with these issues:
Let's Talk Pain Meds
Using Tylenol Responsibly
Why Yoga Can Help Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain
Dr. Christina Lasich, MD
i have pain on top of foot just above my toes taking anti inflams but no relief have been for xray nothing there either sometimes slightly swollen hurts when walking
what causes the to of feet to burn and have bad pain
burnig along the side and top of foot