This is another of my strange symptoms which I am not sure of the source.
Right after having my daughter, I had this shooting pain that would suddenly go through the left outer side of my left foot right above the heel. I would then feel a burning around my left big toe as if all the skin had been scraped off around the toenail. It would hit suddenly and I would look down expecting to see damage to the area and there was nothing!. The pain in the side of the foot would last a bit and I would be banging my heel of my foot on the ground or whatever was there trying to get it to stop. Very excruciating. It would go away as quickly as it showed up. This happened daily then weekly, monthly. I thought it was a foot problem but a friend told me he heard that was a symptom of the spinal cord. I did have an ephidural during the birth. After about a year, the big toe part stopped but I would still be hit with the pain through the side above the left heel. I started moving my back around instead of banging the foot to stop the pain. This pain is momentary but severe. It is actually comical to me and my friends at times but I literally lose my breath and can scream out especially if it happens while sleeping. It is horrible! I don't see other people going through this and it concerns me greatly. I can say if I have an episode of this, it will come again and again at different times for about 24 hours. It hits at random and I have nearly fainted from the pain.