Severe Feet Pain Waking me up at night
Hello. I am a 34 years old , healthy, athletic female. Over the past few months I have been experiencing sharp throbbing pains in both of my feet while I sleep. Every single night I am awoken by these pains. The right foot is worse than the left - but both are affected. I have seen a podiatrist and he has stated that I have bunions on both feet, but I have had these for as long as I can remember and they never caused problems before. Moreover, the actual bunions ONLY hurt at night (while sleeping) and if I am wearing closed toe high heeled shoes. Otherwise, I am generally pain free - including able to run 3-4 miles daily. He has suggested bunion surgery but I am weary as I am concerned that is not the source of the problem as bunions generally don't hurt while sleeping. Any ideas before I get cut?
Last edited by thixson; 06-30-2010 at 01:21 PM.