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Pain at the bottom of the feet

Posted by Tim on 6/14/04 at 16:40 (152974)

I have had a pain on the bottom of my feet for al least to years now. It is right behind the toes where the foot become thick (ball??). It seems it is always swollen and hurts to walk any kind of distance. Iv tried expensive arch supports, pads, inserts and nothing helps

Re: Pain at the bottom of the feet

Dr. Z on 6/14/04 at 18:45 (152979)

Have you been told that you may have a neuroma, or a stress fracture. What type of testing has been done so far??

Re: Pain at the bottom of the feet

Tim on 6/15/04 at 13:52 (153096)

Thanks for your reply. Yes, I've been tested and told by two doctors that I have neuropathy. I have numbness,tingling and a hot feeling in both feet. Currently I am taking 600mg of Neurontin, 3 times a day.
That aside, is the pain I get on the balls of my feet from that? Most of the time the area behind the toes feels fat, like they are swollen.
I might also mention, I clog dance (like tap dancing). Is that a problem?

Thanks again for your time!!

Re: Pain at the bottom of the feet

JudyB on 6/16/04 at 12:51 (153175)

Do you have diabetes? How did you get neurapathy?

Re: Pain at the bottom of the feet

JudyB on 6/16/04 at 13:01 (153177)

I think that area is you are referring to is from a neuroma, IMO.

Re: Pain at the bottom of the feet

Tim on 6/17/04 at 10:19 (153268)

No I don't have diabetes and the doctors don't know what causes neurapathy 95% of the time.

Re: Pain at the bottom of the feet

Tim on 6/17/04 at 10:22 (153269)

OK, what is neuroma and is there anything that can be done for it?

Re: Pain at the bottom of the feet

JudyB on 6/17/04 at 12:43 (153299)

Tim, the cause of Neurapathy can be found the majority of the time. Diabetes is the #1, #2 is alcohol, #3 is exposure to chemicals.

Re: Pain at the bottom of the feet

JudyB on 6/17/04 at 12:44 (153300)

There are many treaments for neuromas. First is simply orthodics, second is injections, either cortizone and/or alcohol, third is removal via surgery.

Re: Pain at the bottom of the feet

Tim on 6/17/04 at 14:50 (153312)

Judy, I've been tested for signs of diabetes at least 6 times and nothing there. I never have been a drinker, (maybe 2 drinks a year) and as far as I know, not exposed to chemicals. I had two Neurologists tell me that the likely hood of finding out why is slim. They have done about 8 differnt types of blood test and everyting was normal. Would be nice to find why except for 'getting older'.

Re: Pain at the bottom of the feet

JudyB on 6/18/04 at 21:03 (153460)

Tim, how old are you? Have you ever had chemotherapy?