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Hope you can help! I have a sore left foot which starts off

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Hope you can help! I have a sore left foot which starts off OK in the morning but after a couple of hours it starts. Podiatrist says it's a fallen arch but cradles do no good.About 14 years ago had a mini stroke affecting my left side ie pins & needles in left hand and a numbness in left foot.The foot has been manageable until recently. I was in hospital just before last christmas for 3weeks (lung infection)
Was very active before this but now walking has become a bit of a nightmare. Will be 70 at the end of the month. Hope you can help me with this.
Thank you
James Kean
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

Do you have any other medical issues James?

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Have you had any imaging of the foot?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Had no imaging of the foot. On medication for HBP. BP normal (recent annual medical check-up.)

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

YOu need more done here for sure

you need an MRI and xray of the foot

start with an xray to rule out an occult (hidden) fracture