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Old 01-10-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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Foot Pain - Can Someone Help Please


Having read some of the messages on this forum I realise that I am not the only one suffering a severe pain in my foot and the reason for it has not been found.

I have a long and ongoing problem with severe pain in my foot which was caused by my foot becoming trapped and twisting.

It was swollen, bruised from my toes to my knee and I heard a crack. I went straight to hospital where I was x rayed and seen by a doctor who told me that I had torn the ligaments. He pointed out some coloured blurb on the x ray saying that was the ligament.

I was bandaged and told to rest and it would be better in 4 - 6 weeks. It was not so I returned to hospital and was told and shown the same thing by another doctor. Again it did not get better and because i was going over I was seen by an orthopaedic consultant who told me I would need an operation. I asked him if it would cure the pain he said my foot would be as good as new.

I had the operation and while my leg was in plaster it was comfortable, when the plaster was removed I could still feel the pain although it was much lighter than before the operation. If only it had stayed like that.

As time went on and I began to use my foot more the pain got worse so I had an MRI scan then tablets, physio, injections (Made it worse), more physio, accupuncture and TENS machine. None of these did anything to ease the pain and some made it worse.

I saw one specialist who x rayed it and said that there was osteporosis, he showed me the x ray pointing out a white/yellow blurb but this means nothing to me.

Last year I began to suffer a few falls and turned my ankle which caused it to swell up so I visited doctor who made an appointmnet to see an Orthopaedic Physician. I then had another fall which caused bruising, swelling and I found my toes were becoming difficult to move then a few weeks later I was unable to move my toes or ankle, that was in September.

I had an x ray which showed no fracture, that was all I was told anyway.
I've had accupuncture again but have no relief from the pain.
My foot gave way again which was like a hot stabbing pain in my foot and ankle since which I've had stabbin pains in both legs, arms, hands and back.

I asked a doctor why my toes would not move after a fall, he replied he did not know.
The physio gave me some foot exercises to do which I am unable to do because of the pain in my leg.

For some reason I have a feeling that they do not want to find out what the problem is because of a lack of interest or urgency.

Can anyone help please with these questions;

What, other than bones and ligaments could be damaged after a fall?

If an x ray shows osteoporosis would another x ray 10 years later still show osteoporosis.

I asked the doctor why my toes will not move after a fall, he said he did not know. Does anyone know?

I keep going dizzy, could that be related? (A doctor checked my bloodpressure and heart for this)

It seems the more that is done to my foot the worse the pain becomes and I've found the opposite to be true the more I rest it the easier the pain becomes, or did do in the past.

Would a big boot and crutches be of any help? No one from the health service has mentioned this.

Does anyone know about ICAT in the UK?

I saw a physio back in September who had a "look" at my foot. That night I had a pounding pain in my leg which lasted 15 -20 seconds since then I have become week and tired all of a sudden. I was checked for thrombosis which came back negative.

I am in pain from my foot constantly, it gets worse after walking and for some reason can become worse seated or lying down.
It varies from hot to cold and at times my foot feels like it is being crushed.
I feel pins and needles, numb, stabbing, shooting, a hitting pain and at times it feels like someone is pinching me.

Also Iit's felt like my foot is wet but nothing is there to cause this.

My foot feels worse after immersing it in warm water.

Sorry for the long message.



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I would find a better doctor if I were you. Have they looked into nerve damage? I hope you find some relief
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:22 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. At no time has anyone mentioned nerve damage or even sent me to a specialist about it. Half the time it feels like they are not listening or not interested and just carry on in their own little world.



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