Two years ago the ball of my left foot started to ache. A few weeks later while playing volleyball barefoot in my wedding dress, I jumped, landed and felt a searing pain. I had not landed wrong; there was no swelling, just severe pain. The following day I could not walk on that foot and went to the doctor. They X-rayed and found nothing. The conclusion was I had torn a ligament or strained a muscle. I had done that in the past and this pain was different. I was in a boot for 6 weeks. The pain is not as severe now but has spread. Both of my feet hurt now and it is moving up my legs. Morning is the worst and after sitting still for a while. I am unable to exercise the way I used to, and feel lost. I have tried cortisone shots, and anti inflammatory meds and neither helped. I refuse to be on pain meds and at this point am just dealing with it. Any ideas?? My doctor has no idea what is wrong and says I have chronic pain. DUH, what is causing it!!!!