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Pain on top of the Foot

  1. Dec 20, 2007 #1
    Hi all,
    I have noticed that after doing some squats, the next day my thighs keep paining whole day. Walking becomes difficult and a little crooked. What could be the cause of this? Thanks!
     
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  3. Dec 20, 2007 #2

    Evo

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    You probably aren't stretching properly before and after. But the title says "pain on top of the foot". I suggest that you see a doctor, there is no way that we can diagnose you online, nor should you accept an online diagnosis.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2007 #3
    You could also be sore. As in, you did a good workout.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2007 #4

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    I would first suggest he see an anatomy diagram.

    The foot bone is most definitely not connected to the thigh bone.
     
  6. Dec 20, 2007 #5

    Evo

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    By jove, you're right!

    Sorry, I couldn't resist, hadn't heard that song in years.
     
  7. Dec 20, 2007 #6

    DaveC426913

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    Have you just recently started your exercise program after a long time (years) without exercising?

    When I work out (such as on a bicycle) when out-of-shape, I get an extremely painful, almost debilitating burning in my thighs the next day. This is due to a buildup of lactic acid, which is what the muscles use when they run out of oxygen.

    The solution is to start off with a milder exercise regimen and work your way up as your body adapts.
     
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  8. Dec 20, 2007 #7

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    You know, this could be the source of his pain.

    "Doctor: there's this pain in my thigh, right above my foot."

    "Hm. Let me see. Ah, there's the problem. You seem to be missing your ankle, shin and knee. Looks like a shark bite. That's gotta smart. Well, stay off it, drink plenty of liquids and call me next week if it doesn't clear up. Pip pip cheerio."
     
  9. Dec 20, 2007 #8

    EnumaElish

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    michael12, you should see a podiatrist.
     
  10. Dec 20, 2007 #9

    Chi Meson

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    Did you try taking the needle out?
     
  11. Dec 21, 2007 #10

    G01

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    You may just be sore. If you happen to work out regularly and it happens every time you squat, you may want to see a doctor about it. You may have slightly pulled a muscle.

    If nothing else, try taking it easy the next time you work out your legs. Do some leg extensions instead of squats for instance.
     
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