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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: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

Thanks for this question

Do you have any other medical issues James?

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months ago.

Have you had any imaging of the foot?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

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

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 11 months 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

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