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Friday, March 11, 2011 Lisa, Community Member, asks

Q: Pain in the bottom of foot

I have pain in my right lateral side of my foot. It's painful to walk on and very painful to touch, and it also has occasional numbness. Wearing an elastic band around my foot helped for a while, but now that, too, is causing pain. I haven't injured it, there is no evidence of infection, and I am not diabetic. Any idea what this could be?

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3/14/11 9:19pm

Maybe it is time to see a neurologist who can check the nerves in your leg. Anywhere along the nerve from the spinal cord to knee, ankle or foot can be experiencing a problem. Without a full system check, it is impossible to know exactly what the problem is. Because your symptoms are only on one side, diabetic peripheral neuropathy or other type of peripheral neuropathy is unlikely. A mononeuropathy, radiculopathy, or central nervous system lesion is most likely. The list of likely suspects is long and it is time to start investigating.

 

Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

 

Maybe it is time to see a neurologist who can check the nerves in your leg. Anywhere along the nerve from the spinal cord to knee, ankle or foot can be experiencing a problem. Without a full system check, it is impossible to know exactly what the problem is. Because your symptoms are only on one side, diabetic peripheral neuropathy or other type of peripheral neuropathy is unlikely. A mononeuropathy, radiculopathy, or central nervous system lesion is most likely. The list of likely suspects is long and it is time to start investigating.

 

Dr. Christina Lasich, MD

 

Here are some links that you might find helpful as you're dealing with your foot pain:

 

Good Shoes, Bad Shoes

Autonomic Neuropathy

Why Yoga May Soothe Many Types of Chronic Pain

 

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Alice, Community Member
1/ 7/13 3:37pm

I have pain in both my feet, hurts on the balls of both feet, numbness in toes and sore to the touch.  Been to a neurologist, foung nothing,  When I sit down & do not walk for a little while I can barely walk.  Any one out there with these symptons?

 

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By Lisa, Community Member— Last Modified: 07/22/14, First Published: 03/11/11