Well I'm at a bit of a loss as to the cause of my foot pain, and so to are the doctors. I'm awaiting new x-rays and blood test results, but the doctor doesn't really seem to understand how painful it is.
A bit of background....I had a melanoma (was in radial growth stage) removed from my foot 10 years ago (when I was 18). I had pain for quite a few years associated with this foot, that was thought to be nerve damage from the surgery, but no tests gave hugely positive indications. Bone scans were warm, nothing on xray or ct scans. That pain just became apart of everyday life and now its not really noticable to me. Sometimes it bothers me but more often not. Recently, since moving to the UK, I've developed the most intense high pitched squealing pain in this same foot. It happens at random moments and is getting more frequent everyday. I haven't experienced pain like it before. It cause problems sleeping and wakes me up in the night and when it hits, its totally paralysing. The doctor really doesn't seem to get how painful it is. With my history with this foot, I am a little concerned. I've waiting for blood test results and an xray to come back. But I'm worried if they don't show up anything definitive I'm going to be pawned off as it being just some injury or seomthing. She told me last time to just go and take ibuprofen...but that doesn't even touch the sides of the pain. Does anyone have any idea what could be going on. I am getting a little concerned with its worsening intensity. Its starting to effect my life.
I'd be so grateful for any suggestions or help