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inflammation spots hands/feet

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  • Posted By: lademedic
  • November 2, 2008
  • 00:00 AM

I have been dealing with inflammation spots on the palms of my hands and soles of my feet off and on for years. They are painful and vary in size from very small to up to 1-2 inches. They are painful to the touch and when i walk, they appear in different areas on my palms and soles of my feet, not just pressure point areas. I am an er nurse and have asked several doctors and have heard many different dx such as vasculitis and eczema dyshidrosis and dont feel like all the symptoms match an the pics dont look the same, they are not grouped and only soetimes have small deep vesicles that itch, sometimes they are just red inflammation spots. IBUPROFEN SEEMS TO TAKE IT AWAY AFTER A COUPLE DAYS. Any ideas?

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  • Gout? Ganglion cysts?
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • November 3, 2008
    • 08:40 PM
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  • Did you ever find out the cause ?Samanthahttp://www.undiagnosedillness.org
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 18, 2009
    • 00:29 AM
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  • I have been dealing with inflammation spots on the palms of my hands and soles of my feet off and on for years. They are painful and vary in size from very small to up to 1-2 inches. They are painful to the touch and when i walk, they appear in different areas on my palms and soles of my feet, not just pressure point areas. I am an er nurse and have asked several doctors and have heard many different dx such as vasculitis and eczema dyshidrosis and dont feel like all the symptoms match an the pics dont look the same, they are not grouped and only soetimes have small deep vesicles that itch, sometimes they are just red inflammation spots. IBUPROFEN SEEMS TO TAKE IT AWAY AFTER A COUPLE DAYS. Any ideas?I'm 24 years old and for the past few months I have been feeling the same pain! It is predominantly on the bottom of my feet. But about a month ago it began to occur on the palms of my hands. I too work in a healthcare setting and have spoken to several different doctors regarding this and each one says something different. One says I'm over working and standing on my feet too long at periods of time, that rest will make it better. Another one says its the type of shoes I wear (I literally only wear comfortable cushiony shoes, and thats all Ive been wearing for at least a year now). The third one told me to do feet excercises...Nothing has helped. I have tried diagnosing myself based on the symptoms I feel. I know the inflammtion feeling happens very randomly. It's not when I'm on my feet for longer periods, nor is it when I over rest...its simply anytime. Sometimes I can ignore it and go on, other times it is virtually unbearbale! My conclusion is that it was Plantar Fascitis because the symptoms are almost dead on what I feel...but one of the doctors disregarded it. The only way to verify it/ or to eliminate it is with an x-ray...problem is I am 8 weeks pregnant and do not want to harm my baby.Have you been able to cure your symptoms?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 1, 2009
    • 08:14 PM
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  • Strange! I too have been dealing with this for years, am in the healthcare setting and have never had a correct diagnosis. Wonder what a biopsy would show? Sure is terribly uncomfortable, especially even when mildly warm water touches it.I'm 24 years old and for the past few months I have been feeling the same pain! It is predominantly on the bottom of my feet. But about a month ago it began to occur on the palms of my hands. I too work in a healthcare setting and have spoken to several different doctors regarding this and each one says something different. One says I'm over working and standing on my feet too long at periods of time, that rest will make it better. Another one says its the type of shoes I wear (I literally only wear comfortable cushiony shoes, and thats all Ive been wearing for at least a year now). The third one told me to do feet excercises...Nothing has helped. I have tried diagnosing myself based on the symptoms I feel. I know the inflammtion feeling happens very randomly. It's not when I'm on my feet for longer periods, nor is it when I over rest...its simply anytime. Sometimes I can ignore it and go on, other times it is virtually unbearbale! My conclusion is that it was Plantar Fascitis because the symptoms are almost dead on what I feel...but one of the doctors disregarded it. The only way to verify it/ or to eliminate it is with an x-ray...problem is I am 8 weeks pregnant and do not want to harm my baby.Have you been able to cure your symptoms?
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  • Strange! I too have been dealing with this for years, am in the healthcare setting and have never had a correct diagnosis. Wonder what a biopsy would show? Sure is terribly uncomfortable, especially even when mildly warm water touches it.I have had the same symptoms on my palms since I was probably about 8 years old, and it originally caused me very little discomfort. I am now 24 (coincidentally also work in healthcare setting, differing diagnoses from multiple doctors!) and have increasing pain and swelling each time the symptoms develop, and high sensitiitye to heat. I have Reynaud's Disease as well, and wonder if it has something to do with this.
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  • I started having the same symptoms around the end of August of last year. I went to a neurologist and he prescribed Neurton 100mgs three times a day. These flair ups as I call them were consistent until the middle of November in which I was able to wein myself off the medication. When I would have a flair up it would last for less than a day and usually one neurton would put it at bay. This past Tuesday, I was taken to the emergency room due to the pain in my soles becoming so unbearable any pressure would literally have me seening spots before my eyes. The doctors gave me pain medication which did not help and referred me to a rhemotologist since the neuro was unable to diagnosis. I also work in the healthfield in which I do a lot of standing, bending and lifting. Previously, I have been diagnosised with having a herinated disc in my lower back. I have undergone three nerve tests and still to no conclusion. I am scheduled to have a MRI of my cervical spine done to see if something will be found.I would like to know if anyone was able to get an answer to this problem or know of any medications that can be taken to help relieve the pain. I am up to Perocet and that is no longer working.
    bizzybeests 1 Replies
    • October 8, 2012
    • 08:55 PM
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