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Your Difficulty Moving the Foot May Also be Known as:
Can't move foot
Difficulty moving foot
Trouble moving foot

Top 2 Difficulty Moving the Foot Causes

  1. 1.Compartment Syndrome

    Compartment syndrome is a serious condition that involves increased pressure in a muscle compartment. It can lead to muscle and nerve damage and problems with blood flow.

    Seek immediate care at an ER. A surgical intervention will be required to release the pressure in the compartment to avoid irreversible nerve and muscle damage.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    arm numbness, foot numbness, hand numbness, pain in one leg, thigh numbness
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

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  2. 2.Valgus and Bunion

    A bunion is a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. Certain footwear styles can worsen bunions.

    You should visit your primary care doctor, who can help you pick out good footwear. Surgery is considered if footwear change does not control pain symptoms.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    bump on outside edge of big toe, big toe pain, foot ulcer, toe pain that gets worse when wearing closed-toe shoes, pain at the base of the toe
    Symptoms that always occur with valgus and bunion:
    bump on outside edge of big toe
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Difficulty Moving the Foot

  • Q.Is the pain affecting:
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Did you just suffer from a high impact injury (e.g., a fall or car accident)?
  • Q.Do your symptoms worsen when standing or walking?

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Difficulty Moving the Foot Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced difficulty moving the foot have also experienced:

    • 33% Foot Pain
    • 33% Foot Deformity
    • 33% Tense Calf
  • People who have experienced difficulty moving the foot were most often matched with:

    • 25% Compartment Syndrome
    • 25% Valgus and Bunion

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