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Old 03-26-2011, 06:40 AM   #1
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Exclamation Excruciating shock-like pain!!

Since March 3, I have been experiencing extreme pain in my left outside ankle, right on the bone. The pain feels like I'm being electrocuted, lasts only a few seconds but can repeat short intervals for hours. EXTREMELY painful and debilitating! Brings me to my knees, literally screaming and anything and everything that I may be holding or on my lap if I am seated goes flying. I am on Percocet for the pain, which I only take when the 'shocks' are really bad. The shocks occur at all times of the day, whether I am sitting, standing, walking, running, laying down - doesn't seem to matter. There does not seem to be anything that 'triggers' the shocks, nor is there any type of precursor or inclination that they are going to 'start' up.

I have had nerve/muscular tests Friday the 18th of March, which showed nothing. Bloodwork showed negative for autoimmune diseases, (for which I am thankful), but did show a lower number than normal (but not critically low according to the nurse) for my thyroid. X-rays of my ankle showed nothing. My GP scheduled me for an MRI Tues. the 29th. He is convinced it is a nerve issue due to the pain.

I am at a complete loss. I am a healthy 41 year old personal trainer, very active and fit. I do not smoke or drink, I eat a well-balanced diet. If anyone can offer up suggestions or shed some light on this, I would sure appreciate it.

 
Old 03-26-2011, 09:53 AM   #2
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Re: Excruciating shock-like pain!!

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Since March 3, I have been experiencing extreme pain in my left outside ankle, right on the bone. The pain feels like I'm being electrocuted, lasts only a few seconds but can repeat short intervals for hours. EXTREMELY painful and debilitating! Brings me to my knees, literally screaming and anything and everything that I may be holding or on my lap if I am seated goes flying. I am on Percocet for the pain, which I only take when the 'shocks' are really bad. The shocks occur at all times of the day, whether I am sitting, standing, walking, running, laying down - doesn't seem to matter. There does not seem to be anything that 'triggers' the shocks, nor is there any type of precursor or inclination that they are going to 'start' up.

I have had nerve/muscular tests Friday the 18th of March, which showed nothing. Bloodwork showed negative for autoimmune diseases, (for which I am thankful), but did show a lower number than normal (but not critically low according to the nurse) for my thyroid. X-rays of my ankle showed nothing. My GP scheduled me for an MRI Tues. the 29th. He is convinced it is a nerve issue due to the pain.

I am at a complete loss. I am a healthy 41 year old personal trainer, very active and fit. I do not smoke or drink, I eat a well-balanced diet. If anyone can offer up suggestions or shed some light on this, I would sure appreciate it.
You seem to have a joint mouse or even joint mice. This condition gives short sharp burst of pain when you least expect it. For some folks it comes but the aftermath stays and weight bearing is difficult for hours. Others get it on rare occassions and some like me can "cure" it by shaking my foot and the severe pain goes immediately. It can happen to anyone but it may start in adolescence when the final changes are taking place in bone and cartilage formation. Small pieces of cartilage break off from the cartilage layer and float in the joint until it gets in a compressed position and, severe pain from the fragment. The pieces can be washed out, sucked out, laproscopped out or in the old days cut open and removed. Unfortunately the mice may be translucent and not show on exray so the history is everything. Google "osteochondritis ankle" or "joint mice" and you will see more. Keep us in touch. By the way, try shaking your foot back and forward up and down and see if you can dislodge the mouse as soon as you have an attack.
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Old 03-26-2011, 12:05 PM   #3
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Re: Excruciating shock-like pain!!

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You seem to have a joint mouse or even joint mice. This condition gives short sharp burst of pain when you least expect it. For some folks it comes but the aftermath stays and weight bearing is difficult for hours. Others get it on rare occassions and some like me can "cure" it by shaking my foot and the severe pain goes immediately. It can happen to anyone but it may start in adolescence when the final changes are taking place in bone and cartilage formation. Small pieces of cartilage break off from the cartilage layer and float in the joint until it gets in a compressed position and, severe pain from the fragment. The pieces can be washed out, sucked out, laproscopped out or in the old days cut open and removed. Unfortunately the mice may be translucent and not show on exray so the history is everything. Google "osteochondritis ankle" or "joint mice" and you will see more. Keep us in touch. By the way, try shaking your foot back and forward up and down and see if you can dislodge the mouse as soon as you have an attack.
James

 
Old 03-26-2011, 12:07 PM   #4
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Re: Excruciating shock-like pain!!

Thank you, James! Will research it and keep it noted to relay to my Dr. for something to rule out or dx. I appreciate your help!

 
Old 04-12-2011, 10:36 PM   #5
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I hope your pain is better. I had horrendous pain at the bottom of my foot-so bad I screamed all the way to the ER. I had EMGs, cat scan, MRIs. At my wits end I saw a podiatrist that was a fellow and a specialist. It turned out I had severe stress fractures across my foot.The only way to see them was a bone scan. I felt exhausted and so scared I wasn't going to feel better. Have you tried Lidoderm patches? They work better than any narcotic for my severe foot pain. God Bless!

 
Old 04-23-2011, 03:49 PM   #6
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Re: Excruciating shock-like pain!!

same problem here, i've had back surgeries and leg and ankle surgeries, its related to nerve damage and my doc gave me methocarbamol that seems to help and some other meds, i'll have to review my charts, when i locate them i'll let you know some other meds i've tried, but methocarbamol worked the best for me.

 
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Re: Excruciating shock-like pain!!

hello. sorry to hear you suffer from this shocking pain. Try first gabapentin it is for nerve pain. Might help. Then try Tramadol extended release one pill a day and there are other things to try to help you. beware of any surgeries.

How did it all start? what happened to you? have you been in a car accident?

 
Old 05-01-2011, 10:16 AM   #8
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hello. sorry to hear you suffer from this shocking pain. Try first gabapentin it is for nerve pain. Might help. Then try Tramadol extended release one pill a day and there are other things to try to help you. beware of any surgeries.

How did it all start? what happened to you? have you been in a car accident?
i was in car and motorcycle accident, also on gabapentin, does not help much, mc accident, 1982, broke back, 3 surgeries, car accident, 2001, broke rt leg in 31 places below knee, compound fracture, broke femur in half, back in 9 places, neck in 3 places, 47 more surgeries, i hurt all the time

 
Old 05-05-2011, 04:36 AM   #9
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Re: Excruciating shock-like pain!!

harley, do you have bulging or herniated disks in your neck caused by those accidents?

Car accidents can make you disabled. Too bad.

 
Old 05-05-2011, 11:06 AM   #10
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harley, do you have bulging or herniated disks in your neck caused by those accidents?

Car accidents can make you disabled. Too bad.
yes, herniated disc in neck and lower back

 
Old 08-06-2011, 06:17 AM   #11
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Re: Excruciating shock-like pain!!

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Since March 3, I have been experiencing extreme pain in my left outside ankle, right on the bone. The pain feels like I'm being electrocuted, lasts only a few seconds but can repeat short intervals for hours. EXTREMELY painful and debilitating! Brings me to my knees, literally screaming and anything and everything that I may be holding or on my lap if I am seated goes flying. I am on Percocet for the pain, which I only take when the 'shocks' are really bad. The shocks occur at all times of the day, whether I am sitting, standing, walking, running, laying down - doesn't seem to matter. There does not seem to be anything that 'triggers' the shocks, nor is there any type of precursor or inclination that they are going to 'start' up.

I have had nerve/muscular tests Friday the 18th of March, which showed nothing. Bloodwork showed negative for autoimmune diseases, (for which I am thankful), but did show a lower number than normal (but not critically low according to the nurse) for my thyroid. X-rays of my ankle showed nothing. My GP scheduled me for an MRI Tues. the 29th. He is convinced it is a nerve issue due to the pain.

I am at a complete loss. I am a healthy 41 year old personal trainer, very active and fit. I do not smoke or drink, I eat a well-balanced diet. If anyone can offer up suggestions or shed some light on this, I would sure appreciate it.
I have the very same trouble except it's in my lower legs Becomes so unbearable I kick to try to get it to quit. My Dr put me on Neurontin & that seems to do the trick Good luck sweetie & let us know how it goes please we do care

 
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