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Pain and electric shock sensation in heels

Posted by Sandra/Ohio on 4/23/01 at 10:30 (045435)

Does anyone suffer from these type of symptoms? It started two months ago as an electrical, as well as vibrating sensation in my left heel. Now it is painful as well. It is painful to walk. I also get cold sensation in my heels.

Re: Pain and electric shock sensation in heels

CatherineL on 4/23/01 at 14:05 (045466)

PF for 11 months and counting...

Interesting topic. I have something that sounds similar, but not quite the same situation...

After my first cortizone shot last month, I had relief for about 10 days, during this time, if I put any pressure (with my thumb) on my heel, I got an intense tingly/electrifying feeling. After the relief was gone (10 days later), so was the feeling.

Last week I had a laser therapy treatment with minor relief for a few days, and the same tingly/electrifying feeling. and again, after the relief was gone, so was the feeling. Back to the pain.

Any ideas anyone?

CL

Re: Pain and electric shock sensation in heels

cindyp on 4/23/01 at 20:02 (045507)

Speaking from my own perspective I feel that all the time. I have nerve problems and I guess (didn't know this) tarsel tunnel. Go to the dr. to find out for sure.

Re: Pain and electric shock sensation in heels

SANDRA/OHIO on 4/24/01 at 08:47 (045544)

I HAVE L-5 NERVE ROOT DAMAGE AS WELL AS FIBROMYALGIA FOR AT LEAST EIGHT YEARS NOW. THE ELECTRIC SHOCK SENSATION IN THE HEELS HAS ONLY BEEN HAPPENING FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS. I HAVE MENTIONED IT TO BOTH MY PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR AND MY RHEUMATOLOGIST. MUCH TO MY CHAGRIN, NEITHER HAVE GIVEN ME AN ANSWER AS TO THE PROBLEM OR WHAT I SHOULD DO ABOUT A DEFINITE DIAGNOSIS. HENCE, MY POSTED MESSAGE ON THIS SITE.

Re: Pain and electric shock sensation in heels

cindyp on 4/24/01 at hrmin (045587)

When encountering a doctor that seems to have forgotten he is getting paid out of my or my insurance company's pocket I usually give them the gentle reminder that I am paying them they aren't paying me. Then I ask them again politely to answer my question since they are kind enough to take my money. Sometimes ya have to be a little forceful.

Re: Pain and electric shock sensation in heels

Donna SL on 4/28/01 at 02:02 (046047)

Sandra,

The type of pains you are feeling are from some type of nerve involvement coming from your foot, or your back. Your doctors should know this, and should refer you to someone who can help you. The best type of specialist I could recommend seeing would be a Physiatrist (physical rehab md), and a neurologist. The physiatrist would be able to track down where the pain is coming from, and also treat you, or know who else to send you too.

Donna

Re: Pain and electric shock sensation in heels

CatherineL on 4/23/01 at 14:05 (045466)

PF for 11 months and counting...

Interesting topic. I have something that sounds similar, but not quite the same situation...

After my first cortizone shot last month, I had relief for about 10 days, during this time, if I put any pressure (with my thumb) on my heel, I got an intense tingly/electrifying feeling. After the relief was gone (10 days later), so was the feeling.

Last week I had a laser therapy treatment with minor relief for a few days, and the same tingly/electrifying feeling. and again, after the relief was gone, so was the feeling. Back to the pain.

Any ideas anyone?

CL

Re: Pain and electric shock sensation in heels

cindyp on 4/23/01 at 20:02 (045507)

Speaking from my own perspective I feel that all the time. I have nerve problems and I guess (didn't know this) tarsel tunnel. Go to the dr. to find out for sure.

Re: Pain and electric shock sensation in heels

SANDRA/OHIO on 4/24/01 at 08:47 (045544)

I HAVE L-5 NERVE ROOT DAMAGE AS WELL AS FIBROMYALGIA FOR AT LEAST EIGHT YEARS NOW. THE ELECTRIC SHOCK SENSATION IN THE HEELS HAS ONLY BEEN HAPPENING FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS. I HAVE MENTIONED IT TO BOTH MY PRIMARY CARE DOCTOR AND MY RHEUMATOLOGIST. MUCH TO MY CHAGRIN, NEITHER HAVE GIVEN ME AN ANSWER AS TO THE PROBLEM OR WHAT I SHOULD DO ABOUT A DEFINITE DIAGNOSIS. HENCE, MY POSTED MESSAGE ON THIS SITE.

Re: Pain and electric shock sensation in heels

cindyp on 4/24/01 at hrmin (045587)

When encountering a doctor that seems to have forgotten he is getting paid out of my or my insurance company's pocket I usually give them the gentle reminder that I am paying them they aren't paying me. Then I ask them again politely to answer my question since they are kind enough to take my money. Sometimes ya have to be a little forceful.

Re: Pain and electric shock sensation in heels

Donna SL on 4/28/01 at 02:02 (046047)

Sandra,

The type of pains you are feeling are from some type of nerve involvement coming from your foot, or your back. Your doctors should know this, and should refer you to someone who can help you. The best type of specialist I could recommend seeing would be a Physiatrist (physical rehab md), and a neurologist. The physiatrist would be able to track down where the pain is coming from, and also treat you, or know who else to send you too.

Donna