Sports Medicine/Foot Knot

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Hi I recently played a little soccer this weekend Saturday and Sunday for about 7 hours each day. I usually don't play that much but I had to to get a coaching license. So Monday I woke up I had a knot on inside of my left foot it hurts so bad. It feels like at any minute my ties are going to cross or something. I have been massaging it and putting perform on it which is like bio freeze on it. The massage makes the knot smaller. But in less then 2 hours it is back at the same size. Tomorrow I will ice it to see what will happen. Is their a reason that it is knotted like this. I have been told that I do have a high arch and I am a male so that might be half of the problem. Is their something else I can do for it. Thanks.

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Hi Sean- sounds like you might have injured the tibial tendon or plantar fascia. Massage with topical bio-freeze ok but you NEED DIAGNOSIS! Knot could be indicative of partial tear in the tissues due to the intense  7hr/day 2 day soccer play. High arch foot already has tight structure, so again, need diag
1. Get X-ray - rule out any bone, joint involvement
2. MRI or diagnostic ultra sound will identify any tendon, ligament injury
3. Back off activities, take maybe 2-3 ibuprophen 3/day after meals & GET IT EVALUATED!  Good luck.. Dr. Bob Weil

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Diagnosis & treatment & PREVENTION of foot & foot related lower extremity sports related problems. Indications & uses of prescription in shoe orthotics. Foot, ankle functional exercises for injury prevention & enhanced performance. Specific specialty in orthotic use in figure skating & hockey. Access to all topics re sports medicine at sportsdoctorradio.com- radio shows & articles re "the physical & mental challenges of the high performance youth athlete.

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Podiatry Management Magazine, 9/10/10, "Hitting the Airwaves- this podiatrist uses his own radio show to promote Podiatry Podiatry Management Mag-6/-7/2010, "Figure Skating, Olympic Gold, & Podiatry Lower Extremity Review,7/2012, Pediatric Obesity weighs on Bones & Joints Numerous articles,"the sports doctor"- listed sportsdoctorradio.com- news articles 3 years of weekly radio shows, "the sports doctor", listed sportsdoctorradio.com-radio shows

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BA degree science Univ. Louisville, Doctor Podiatric Medicine, Scholls College Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

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Treated many athletes in all sports, tennis- John McEnroe, Tracy Austin, numerous members of 85 Super Bowl Bears Evan Lysacek, 2010 men's Olympic Gold Medal figure skating champion.

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