Patient Comments: Foot Pain - Cause

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Comment from: Dfwlee, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 24

The loss of cartilage in the metatarsal joint of the big toe caused my foot pain.

Comment from: Dhighway, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 21

I first started experiencing pain in my left little toe. It felt like an ingrown toenail, so I went to my podiatrist and he told me that it looked like a blood flow problem or blockage, so I went to a vascular surgeon and had an ultrasound. The ultrasound showed that the abdominal aortic artery was 90 percent blocked. Long story short, I have now had 3 surgeries, although yes, it was blocked, my foot is actually worse, and I can hardly bear weight on it or get much sleep anymore. The pain is in the left foot 4th and 3rd toes with big toe being 1, and on top of the foot and both sides of the front of that foot. In researching, it sounds like it could be Morton's neuroma. I also have a quarter size knot in the middle bottom of the same foot. The pain is unbearable at times, sharp stabbing pain with cramping in toes pulling them upward. I am at a loss and it has ruined my lifestyle and is close to ruining my career. It has been going on for over a year now.

Comment from: roshan k., 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 02

I get pain in the sole with occasional burning sensation, the pads under the flanges (toes) are affected more. I take Thyronorm 50 mg for thyroid problem. I wonder if this could be the reason for my foot pain.

Comment from: Sanders33, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 07

I have had neuropathy issues since I was 17. I wasn't officially diagnosed until I was 29 with autonomic neuropathy, loss of myelin. The pain is in both of my legs. The other day, I could have sworn I had a splinter in my foot. I always have on shoes, but figured, stranger things have happened. It hurt so bad I couldn't put any pressure on it. My husband tried to look for it, but nothing. When I woke up today, I wanted to see if I could walk on it. It was tender for a moment, then fine. I'm sensing this is a new chapter in the abnormal sensation department. It's nice to see others have experienced this as well.

Comment from: bones, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: February 09

Sometimes my foot bones bunch up, mostly my small toe and the toes next to the small toe. if I try to pick up something with my toes this happens and if I bend down to pick something up also it happens, but not every time. It is painful when it happens. I have to shake my foot and wiggle my toes to get them back in place.

Comment from: txeagle55, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 18

I have been having issue with both my feet. I feel there is something under my feet (like a small stone or tape). I don't have any foot pain but just discomfort. I have been to all specialists yet no doctor is able to help me. I have tried everything and anything, l would really appreciate any help.

Comment from: oveRLOOK, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

My feet hurt all the time. I have changed footwear, and my legs hurt also. Any relief would be welcome, anything.

Comment from: Linda, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 03

My feet and toes seem to ache. They are a little swollen and the balls of my foot are also sore.

Comment from: Momof6, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 19

I have a lot of foot pain. It is more at the base of my toes and the first 3 to 4 inches before the toes. It's a pain between an ache and burning. When I don't move they're ok, usually. But even stretching my toes hurts. Walking stairs is quite painful, but even worse in the morning. I have 6 kids, and always gained a lot of weight during pregnancy. I often had pain during or for a while after pregnancy but it was more in the heel and bottom of my feet. I have pain in my lower back very often too. Actually kind of the whole pelvic bone areas. I'm a bit overweight, and tall. I'm trying to lose weight which is working slowly, but unlike previously that doesn't cut it yet.

Comment from: Pamala, 55-64 (Patient) Published: April 01

After twisting my ankle, two months later I experienced terrible arch foot pain in both feet. I sought counsel from a podiatrist who prescribed inserts. The pain continued and I saw an internist who diagnosed plantar problems. This was the wrong diagnosis, since no x-rays or MRIs were done. Finally I went to a foot specialist who after x-rays and MRIs diagnosed edema on the HCL tendon. I had a cortisone shot which did not help. My pain continues when I stand for any length of time. I am 55 and I walked over 2 miles and swam three times a week before this incident. It is going on six months to no avail. I think it is important to have the correct diagnosis so you can proceed with the correct information.

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Comment from: hanna, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

I ran into my dog's foot and it split my pinkie and toe beside it at a great force. It bent them and he also stepped on the top of my foot. He is a 45-pound dog and a bit rough. I have thin feet and osteoporosis. The top of my foot and the two smaller toes immediately turned black and blue and were very painful. I could not walk without hobbling for a few days. I didn't go for an x-ray for two weeks as I figured there was nothing to be done but buddy tape. X-ray showed no break but a dislocation. I continue to have pain and numbness and tingling under my second to pinkie toe. The toe is misshapen and when I was walking at a fair a few days ago, I got a terrible pain in between those toes like a Charlie horse, and couldn't walk. I wonder if there is some kind of nerve or ligament damage, since it's been 10 weeks since the injury and I'm still having issues. It wasn't so bad with summer weather I could wear open shoes, but I can't wear a closed shoe without pain.

Comment from: baby4ever2612, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 12

I wore boots and got pain on the top of my right foot. It is painful but I don't have pain in the left foot.

Comment from: Rachel, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 02

My toddler has a red blister covering the bottom of his heel which is causing him pain.

Comment from: rbsmith, 75 or over Female (Caregiver) Published: January 13

My mother is in her last stages of life under hospice care. She has heart problems, blocked artery, pacemaker, and diabetes. In the last week she has experienced severe foot pain from her shins down. It is so severe that she cannot walk. No one seems to know what caused this pain. Pain medicines including liquid morphine and morphine tablets do not work, they just help her sleep; if she tries to stand the excruciating pain continues.

Comment from: Donna, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 30

The bottoms and the sides of my feet hurt constantly it seems. If I get up during the night, I can hardly walk. I no longer wear heels nor have I in several years. I mostly wear tennis shoes and not cheap tennis shoes. I've tried massaging my feet; wearing thicker socks; but it's not helping the foot pain. I have been thinking of going to a foot doctor.

Comment from: LIL MAMA, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 23

I have foot pain to where sometimes it is unbearable. It is sharp burning and it is in the heels of my feet.

Comment from: anne, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 02

My right foot hurts under the bottom from the heel all the way to the big toe.

Comment from: PAM, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 25

In September 2012 I was grooming a horse and he used my ankle as a springboard when a tractor gave him a fright. The results where a broken inner ankle and a bad sprain on the outside of my foot. All seemed to heal well, but now I have what feels like stones in my foot near fourth and small toe, this is getting worse and worse and more painful

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