When to seek medical advice

Get emergency medical care or see your doctor as soon as possible if:

  • You have had an acute traumatic injury that caused bleeding, deformity, or exposed tissue or bone
  • You are unable to put any weight on your foot
  • You have severe pain or swelling
  • You have signs or symptoms of infection, such as redness, fever, warmth and tenderness in the affected area

Schedule an office visit if:

  • You have swelling that doesn't improve after a few days of home treatment
  • You have minor pain that doesn't go away after several weeks
  • You have burning pain, numbness or tingling, particularly involving most or all of the bottom of your foot

Foot pain or ankle pain in adults

Find possible causes of foot pain or ankle pain based on specific factors. Check one or more factors on this page that apply to your symptom.

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