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medial and lateral pain

Posted by terri on 5/22/02 at 07:53 (084840)

I have had PF for approximately 4 years. I live with it, the pain isn't too bad. I don't do exercises such as stretching because I am hypermobile and the PT's that I saw, didn't see where it would do anything. For example I have almost 90* rotation in my hips. The issue that I have right now is medial and lateral pain on my right foot. The ball of my foot as well as the top of my foot also hurts just not as much. Basically from the ankle to my toes hurts. Is this related to the PF? I wear Brooks Hydroflow ST sneakers with Powerstep inserts and Birkenstocks. During the day the pain has not been too bad and just started 2 days ago. However, when I take my shoes off at night for bed and walk, it kills me. And this morning with my Brooks on it is pretty painful. I have been walking a bit more and am not sure if that is the cause or not. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

Re: medial and lateral pain

Ed Davis DPM on 5/22/02 at 11:13 (084860)

A good biomechanical exam would let you know if you would benefit from increased support--- a more supportive running shoes, more supportive pre-fabricated orthotics or even custom orthotics.
Ed

Re: medial and lateral pain

Carmen on 5/22/02 at 15:45 (084887)

Don't walk barefoot...especially if you have had PF this long.

Re: medial and lateral pain

Ellen J. on 5/22/02 at 18:42 (084909)

In additon to what others are saying (they have great advice), you might want to check to see if your shoes are causing you problems. It's not a good idea to go barefoot, as that can make it worse--put your shoes right by your bed and slip into them first thing in the AM. But, am just wondering if you bought new shoes recently, as that can cause things to get worse or better, depending on whether the shoe suits your feet. It could be that walking more might make your feet worse, but something else is going on if you've had P.F. for 4 yrs. If you find one pair of comfy shoes, stay with them all the time if you can.
Ellen

Re: Dr. Ed

terri on 5/23/02 at 07:19 (084962)

I did go see my Dr. yesterday. I am a college student so I had to go to student health. She thought maybe it was Metatarsalgia. She gave me some celebrex and that has helped. I will try that for the 10 days and see how it goes. Is there any information on Metatarsalgia or anything I can do to prevent it?

Re: Dr. Ed

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/23/02 at 21:46 (085040)

The term 'metatarsalgia' is not really a diagnosis. It means 'pain in the metatarsal region,' that is pain in the balls of the feet. A number of different things can cause pain in the ball of the feet. Based on your prior description that did not seem to be where your pain was. Celebrex is an anti-inflammatory that has a generaql body-wide effect. Are there any provisons for student health to make referrals to specialists?
Ed

Re: Dr. Ed

terri on 5/24/02 at 20:57 (085160)

Yes, I have additional insurance since I am an old student, 30. I can get referred to specialists. I would probably have a copay. The celebrex has helped, hasn't hurt since I started taking it. I did do some walking today and it hurt but after a while felt better. My doctor said that if after taking the celebrex it wasn't better, she would refer to specialist.

Re: medial and lateral pain

Ed Davis DPM on 5/22/02 at 11:13 (084860)

A good biomechanical exam would let you know if you would benefit from increased support--- a more supportive running shoes, more supportive pre-fabricated orthotics or even custom orthotics.
Ed

Re: medial and lateral pain

Carmen on 5/22/02 at 15:45 (084887)

Don't walk barefoot...especially if you have had PF this long.

Re: medial and lateral pain

Ellen J. on 5/22/02 at 18:42 (084909)

In additon to what others are saying (they have great advice), you might want to check to see if your shoes are causing you problems. It's not a good idea to go barefoot, as that can make it worse--put your shoes right by your bed and slip into them first thing in the AM. But, am just wondering if you bought new shoes recently, as that can cause things to get worse or better, depending on whether the shoe suits your feet. It could be that walking more might make your feet worse, but something else is going on if you've had P.F. for 4 yrs. If you find one pair of comfy shoes, stay with them all the time if you can.
Ellen

Re: Dr. Ed

terri on 5/23/02 at 07:19 (084962)

I did go see my Dr. yesterday. I am a college student so I had to go to student health. She thought maybe it was Metatarsalgia. She gave me some celebrex and that has helped. I will try that for the 10 days and see how it goes. Is there any information on Metatarsalgia or anything I can do to prevent it?

Re: Dr. Ed

Ed Davis, DPM on 5/23/02 at 21:46 (085040)

The term 'metatarsalgia' is not really a diagnosis. It means 'pain in the metatarsal region,' that is pain in the balls of the feet. A number of different things can cause pain in the ball of the feet. Based on your prior description that did not seem to be where your pain was. Celebrex is an anti-inflammatory that has a generaql body-wide effect. Are there any provisons for student health to make referrals to specialists?
Ed

Re: Dr. Ed

terri on 5/24/02 at 20:57 (085160)

Yes, I have additional insurance since I am an old student, 30. I can get referred to specialists. I would probably have a copay. The celebrex has helped, hasn't hurt since I started taking it. I did do some walking today and it hurt but after a while felt better. My doctor said that if after taking the celebrex it wasn't better, she would refer to specialist.