What Can Cause Stabbing Sharp Pain In Foot And Toes

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Asked by jean

What Can Cause Stabbing Sharp Pain In Foot And Toes

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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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!

Answered by Amy Tudor