I went to the DR. the following Wed. she ordered Xrays nothing. She ordered an MRi FRiday, and the radiologist had no conclusion, so she has sent them to another specialist to read, and it has been a week and a half and nothing still waiting results!! My symptoms include almost debilitating ball of foot pain, ball of foot swelling(not under big toe or little just in the middle, up to the base of the 2-4 toes) and mild swelling on the top of my forefoot. Has anyone had these type of symptoms or have any idea of what I might have. Any guesses would be appreciated. Thank you
9/17/11 I realize the aforementioned post was in 2004 but it is exactly what I am experiencing for 3 years. The orthopedic doctor could not find anything wrong with my right foot. I thought it could be an old ankle tramma but after x-rays the orthopedic doctor says he could not see my ankle being any problem. I really want to go back to work but I cannot wear shoes. I can sort of get by with flip flops in the summer but still my walking is limited to about 20 minutes. I have an appointment Monday the 26th with a podiatrist and I already feel defeated because of how poorly things went with the orthopedic doctor. He did give me two cortizone shots over the period of 3 months, but I think that was a waste of time and money.
Like the lady above, any guesses would be appreciated. Thank you so much
He was just a general orthopedic doctor. At least he helped me eliminate some options as to what is wrong with my toes. I went to Walmarts last night and got on one of those orthodic devices to measure the pressure of my feet. I went ahead and bought the insole even though it was $50. I wore it around the house for a while after I got it unwrapped and in my shoe. It seemed to really help. In fact my foot feels better now in the shoe with the insole than without.
Thank you for your response.
Last edited by nonan47; 09-21-2011 at 07:38 AM.
See an ortho who is foot and ankle board certified. If you live in a city with a pro football or basket ball team, a professional dance company or a major college athletic department, call and ask who they use. Go to him/her.
Thank you for your reply. That was my assertion with him because my sister had that and was operated on at least 15 years ago, but the orthopedic doctor says no. He feels no neuroma amongst my toe joints.
I went to that Dr. Scholls orthodic device at Walmarts and bought the inserts it suggested. That has helped tremendously. I'll see what happens. I have only wore them 30 minutes so I'll need more exposure than that to decide if they are really helping.
A podiatrist is not an ortho who is foot and ankle board certified - and not all pods are foot and ankle board certified. An ortho with a foot and ankle board certification has at least 9 years of training. A pod has only 4 -6. Just my opinion as someone who has used both and had 3 foot surgeries.