8. When to See a Doctor

A few key signs indicate that pain on the top of the foot is a symptom of a serious issue that needs medical attention. These include

  • Severe pain that affects normal activities
  • Pain that worsens or returns
  • Pain that persists for several weeks
  • Loss of sensation
  • Faintness, dizziness, or feeling sick due to pain
  • Snaping, grinding, or popping noise at the time of injury
  • Foot undergoes shape change or has an unusual angle

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