morning "zap" sensation?


I've done some research on common foot problems, and nothing seems to quite match my symptoms.

When I stand up, particularly when I get out of bed in the morning, I get a little zap in the ball of my foot. Sometimes in just one, sometimes in both. I wouldn't call it pain -- it just feels like a little electric zap. Maybe it's a circulation problem? After the quick zap, it's totally fine.

Some more background information that may be helpful: I am 29, have been jogging regularly for 4-5 months, and have done a lot of hiking and backpacking this summer.

I initially though it might be Morton's Neuroma, because I also occasionally get the "walking on a pebble" feeling -- particularly in the morning after sitting on the bus for 40 minutes. But I read that Neuroma usually occurs more *after* activity or pressure, and my symptoms seem to occur only when I have been at rest, then go away. Also, the "pebble" is closer to the middle of my foot.

Thanks for any help.


Posted By Jordan on September 19, 2003 at 11:38:56:

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