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So in the meantime while I wait for my physician appt...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Immortal Ace, May 15, 2008.

  1. Immortal Ace

    Immortal Ace Prince

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    For the past eight months, I have gotten this abnormal foot pain in both my feet. The pain alternates from one foot to the other. For example, I have the pain in my left foot; in about a month or two I'll get the same pain but in my right foot instead. I'm not obese or anything so It cannot be weight related.

    It's more pressure points than pain really. I made this cheap picture using paint to describe the pain:

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    The pressure points are in red. If those points are touched I get immense pain. As you can see, there is also a point under my feet that get the pain; as such, I have trouble walking when I do get this pain. The thing is, the pain only lasts for one week. At first, it feels slightly sore. It's not enough to bother anyone. After two to three days, the pain is unbearable. I'm then stuck with the pain for the nest four to five days. When it goes away, it' just disappears. There is no gradual letting up of the pain. I'll go to sleep one morning with the pain and wake up with no pain whatsoever.

    Does anyone have any clue what it could possibly be? The problem is that my appointment with a specialist is in 2 1/2 weeks. The pain will be gone long before then. I'll describe it to him in hopes he knows what it is. Last time I went to a doctor for this pain, the dumb ass insisted my foot was broken. It's not broken.
     
  2. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

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    Have you tried massaging your feet (or getting a pretty girl to do it :D)?

    Maybe you walk in a weird way that puts undue pressure on certain parts of the feet?

    According to experts it's pretty much impossible to walk correctly with modern footwear.

    Of course whenever science discovers a problem a marketer is there with a supposed solution for a price. :ack:

    It does make sense that we evolved for our feet to be far more active than in the modern world. On hikes that are not too rocky I sometimes go barefoot. IMO walking barefoot on mixed terrain (not just flat smooth surfaces) is a very healthy thing to do (just watch wear you're going, obviously don't do this in urban or developed areas). Running on the beach is good for the same reasons.

    Of course you could have a legitimate organic problem with your feet/body/wiring as well. And of course there may be some psychosomatic issue as well. "What do your feet represent to you?"

    Anywayz, good luck! :) Let us know what the doctor says, I'm curious.
     
  3. scy12

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    How old are you ? I am no doctor but i have been to doctors for similar problems. I did the mistake of having a problem and then using everyday shows until i reached a point where i had to go to the doctor. The thing is normal shoes where causing even more damage to my foot. So this is a possible reason.


    I will just go and offer one simple advice. Show your shoes in addition to the the way you walk to an expert. Don't get your hopes up necessarily. There a billion reasons why something may be happening.
     
  4. Immortal Ace

    Immortal Ace Prince

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    I'm 20 years old.

    Eh, the pain is throbbing right now. I really hope a doctor can figure it out; this pain is annoying and demoralizing every time I get it.
     
  5. scy12

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    It may not matter but show him your shoes . At the very least it may cause him to deny one of the available causes of the pain and make you realize what is not causing it.
     
  6. Chazumi

    Chazumi Trained& Motivated Killer

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    You may need special orthodics to correct how you have been walking, like me! I have extremely high arches so I gotta wear these rock-hard plastic inserts.

    It might be bursitis (sp?) too. I had that awhile back but in the back of my heals not sure if it affects these areas, it's where you don't produce enough lube for your tendons so they are rubbing against the bone.
     

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