I have had a burning, searing pain near my toes that wakes me up at night. As long as I keep the foot away from the blankets, it doesn't hurt. I finally went to my podiatrist about it, because it causes so much pain, and after an MRI he said it was arthritis. He gave me cortisone shots, which didn't help at all, and suggested that I use bio-freeze on it-also no help. He is baffled by this-in 20 years of practice he's never heard of this reaction. He suggested that it only hurts at night because I'm more tuned into it then. But-I don't think this is the case. If I take a nap in the afternoon, it causes me no problem. Has anyone experienced this? What have you done? Or am I just weird?
I had asked my regular doctor-he looked at the foot there's really nothing to see) and then changed the subject. Same thing happened with a podiatric surgeon. I've lived with it for several years, but it seems like it is getting worse. I was more than surprised when the MRI showed only a lot of arthritis. Thanks for responding, though. I'm hoping that someone can tell me what this is and how to handle it.
i have similar problem like u. pain left foot next to my thirrd and fourth toes. pain only comes in early morning. not red, not tender, not swollen. i'm thinking arthritis too bec. it goes away when i stand up nd walk. another possibility is diabetic foot neuropathy.
my pain comes and goes on different nights.
I had arthritis in my big toe joint. I'd had foot pain for some time, and didn't do anything because I figured it was just life. I have a family history of bunions and bad feet, so I figured I'd deal with it. I went to see the doctor after it woke me up at night. I had walked a couple of blocks in sandals, and that night it felt like someone was jamming an ice pick into that joint. That got my attention! The blankets were torture. When I told my doctor about that, he looked kind of puzzled. I think the orthopaedic surgeon had heard that one before though. I had that joint fused, and now it is awesome.
Have you had the foot x-rayed? That ought to tell you if there is arthritic damage. Also, check out the foot boards. There may be some good information there.
Life is too short to wear tight shoes. ~ May you have happy feet in 2013.
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