• BigAl BigAl
    May 27, 2008
    I have severe chronic pain on the top of my foot where the shin bone meets the instep, etc.
    BigAl BigAl
    May 27, 2008

    Nothing seems to help with the severe chronic pain in the feet. The left foot has chronic pain at the top back of the instep and on the heel. The right foot has heel pain when I walk or stand. I am overweight. 

    No medications seem to help and my dr gave me a cortisone injection 3 weeks ago that did no good. I do floor refinishing and can't stand the pain when I am trying to relax.


    Any suggestions will be appreciated.

    Thank you



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  • Mona November 27, 2008
    November 27, 2008

    I have the same burning pain and have seen many foot doctors who don't seem to know exactly what is causing it or how to treat it other than pain meds, which I am reluctant to take.  One doctor said that the only solution would be to cut the nerve in the foot, but that would actually cause more harm than good because cutting the nerve means that I would no longer have ANY feeling in my feet at all, including "good feelings."  That means if I cut my foot on a piece of glass or a sharp object, I wouldn't feel it and I would not notice that I could be bleeding to death. 


    So living with this constant pain is the alternative.  I am 59 and I dread having to live the rest of my life in this pain.

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