Intensive Foot Pain for 10 years

I have had major pain in my left foot for the last ten years. Maybe someone can help me reach a concluusion on how I should deal with the problem(s).

The first major problem is that I have a massive burning pain in my toe area that comes at infrequent intervals. I can somewhat help this pain by cracking my toe. The pain sometime migrates to an area just behind the large ball of the foot. I believe the toe cracking can somehow help pinpoint the source of this pain as there are others on this board with the same complain. The only way I can help the pain is to take 2-3 Ibuprofen. The pain will wake me out of a dead sleep. My doctor has ruled out gout and I have seen two podiatrist who were baffled by the cause.

The other problem I have is that I have an area on the underside of the foot that is extremely sensitive to pressure and reacts with an intensive pain when pushed on. For example, I can walk on level ground with little pain, but if I walk on the beach amound of sand or a hidden rock will cause an immmediate sharp pain.

I would welcome any ideas. As i said, i have been to two podiatrist who were unable to diagnose a solution. One injected a shot of cortisone that had abolutely no effect.

Thanks to all,


Posted By C. Herrera on August 31, 2003 at 13:27:43:


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