For at least 2 yrs. or more, I've had a deep itch in my left heel (above where I step). It is driving me crazy! I can't scratch it or relieve it and I feel driven to dig into the itchy area and see if there is something in there. I'm feeling desperate, though have not attempted to self-operate yet!. I wake at night with this intense itch. I have several herniated discs and have had a numb sensation in my lower left leg for 2 yrs. after a particularly bad episode of back pain which affected my left leg. Can the two be connected somehow? I've been rubbing on heel crack relief cream but it doesn't do a thing really as the itch is seemingly so deep in the heel.
Could this be from my back problem?