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Can an Enlarged Blood Vessel Cause Foot Pain?

03/03/2011

Question:

Can vascular issues cause chronic foot pain? I have great discomfort just below my calf and it seems to radiate sharp pain into my foot when I attempt to massage it. Any suggestions? Who should I be seeing for this excluding a podiatrist? Thank you!

Answer:

I would recommend an evaluation first by your primary care doctor. Vascular studies can be obtained if they feel it could be a vascular issue. Typically, vascular pain is not elicited when just rubbing an area. 

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Response by:

Jean  E Starr, MD Jean E Starr, MD
Clinical Associate Professor of Vascular Surgery
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University