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Burning/shooting pain in both feet

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 22, 2007
  • 01:16 AM

I’ve had severe burning and stabbing pain in my toes and soles of both feet since January, 2007 and desperately need help. I am a 58 year old woman of average health/weight. I am non-diabetic but I have had rheumatoid arthritis since 1996 - am taking Celebrex (400mg) - and have had herniated discs years ago. My GP did some bloodwork which came back normal and I started taking Neurotin (300mg) and then took Lyrica and neither helped me. I then started going to a podiatrist who put me on B-12 and folic acid for my feet and he referred me to a neurologist. I then saw my first neurologist who did an EMG and nerve conduction test which were negative – he first had me take Cymbalta and when it didn’t work then Elavil which hasn’t worked and gives me side effects of a “hangover” and headache and he also recommended I soak and put lotion on my feet which I had been doing all along. He told me that I had peripheral neuropathy but it was only mild and that I would be better off when my feet went numb – basically just to live with it and “it would be better when it gets worse.” I saw a second neurologist and he told me the same thing as the first and to stay on the Elavil for a couple more months. I’m waiting for my bloodwork to come back from him and he also said I didn’t need another EMG.

The severe pain/burning is only in my feet and ankles right now but I can’t get any help from the doctors I’ve seen so I feel it’s just going to get worse. I can’t hardly walk now and get very little sleep so I desperately need help with this. If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.

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  • i feel for you i am the same... my feet have been numb now for almost 3 years and being told there is nothing you can do about it is unbelievable. i have lots of other symptoms along with this, fbromyalgia,face rash, eyes sore , fatigue, joint and mussle pain . bladder incontinence, but i feel i could cope if only i could walk .they have talked about lupus but no one ever says thats what it actualy is i am 48 been on all the usual tabelts no help at all only for my doctor to say there is nothing that can help and i just have to live with it? surely we cant be written of so easy...
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 28, 2007
    • 10:11 AM
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  • Hi,Other than having an EMG have you ever had an MRI scan for this.Im recently under the hospital for something similar, they think I may have Tarsal Tunnel, which is Carpal Tunnel on in your feet, where I get burning and tingling on the soles of my feet. This happens when you have a trapped nerve... only the trapped nerve can be anywhere in your body.I had a EMG and a Mri Scan of both my feet but they came back negative, I recently went for a MRI Scan of my back but I dont go back to the hospital until 10th June for the results.If this comes back negative then I havent got a clue what it could be or what the hospital are gonna do next.
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  • Hi Sarahp74Have you had a diagnosis yet? If so could you please advise s what the diagnosis is!g r a e m e r y a n 1 " a t "b i g p o n d " d o t " c o m Hi,Other than having an EMG have you ever had an MRI scan for this.Im recently under the hospital for something similar, they think I may have Tarsal Tunnel, which is Carpal Tunnel on in your feet, where I get burning and tingling on the soles of my feet. This happens when you have a trapped nerve... only the trapped nerve can be anywhere in your body.I had a EMG and a Mri Scan of both my feet but they came back negative, I recently went for a MRI Scan of my back but I dont go back to the hospital until 10th June for the results.If this comes back negative then I havent got a clue what it could be or what the hospital are gonna do next.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 15, 2009
    • 00:20 PM
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  • I have intermittent electric shock-like nerve pain in my left foot, big toe and two adjacent toes. An orthopedist has told me he believes this is Tarpal tunnel syndrome of the foot, a pinched nerve near the center of the ball of my foot where I also have an aching feeling. So far, cortisone shots have done no good. One podiatrist initially thought it was nueromas below the far left toes. Another podiatrist says if it is Tarpal Tunnel where I have it that it is too difficult to operate on; there are two muscles you have to cut through. I am 57 and play tennis and jog and the threat of a mistake in surgery is scary.Very recently, in the midst of 40 degree cold weather while outside playing tennis, I have noticed my toes and ears and even my nostrils turn purple. I smoke. I don't know if this is related. Does anyone know about these symptoms? I need help. Steve
    StephenMalm 1 Replies
    • December 19, 2009
    • 06:29 PM
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  • I have intermittent electric shock-like nerve pain in my left foot, big toe and two adjacent toes. An orthopedist has told me he believes this is Tarpal tunnel syndrome of the foot, a pinched nerve near the center of the ball of my foot where I also have an aching feeling. So far, cortisone shots have done no good. One podiatrist initially thought it was nueromas below the far left toes. Another podiatrist says if it is Tarpal Tunnel where I have it that it is too difficult to operate on; there are two muscles you have to cut through. I am 57 and play tennis and jog and the threat of a mistake in surgery is scary.Very recently, in the midst of 40 degree cold weather while outside playing tennis, I have noticed my toes and ears and even my nostrils turn purple. I smoke. I don't know if this is related. Does anyone know about these symptoms? I need help. SteveI wanted to respond to you all. The reason you have these issues is not something you randomly did. The root issue is toxins, whether chemical, or heavy metals, it is is toxicity. I highly recommend researching heavy metal toxicity and detoxing. Nancy
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  • i feel for you i am the same... my feet have been numb now for almost 3 years and being told there is nothing you can do about it is unbelievable. i have lots of other symptoms along with this, fbromyalgia,face rash, eyes sore , fatigue, joint and mussle pain . bladder incontinence, but i feel i could cope if only i could walk .they have talked about lupus but no one ever says thats what it actualy is i am 48 been on all the usual tabelts no help at all only for my doctor to say there is nothing that can help and i just have to live with it? surely we cant be written of so easy...I have the same problem but ONLY when I first wake up and tramp down on my feet for the first time. I have a bad habit of crossing my legs Indian style and wonder if this is causing nerve damage. I also have Fibromyalgia. I take probiotics every day and seem to feel better. I know Candida Albicans (systemic yeast in your body) can wreak havoc and cause over a hundred symptoms. Try probiotics, they don't hurt you and will rebalance you all over. Read into it online first to see whats best for you though. Good luck and I hope you feel better.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 27, 2010
    • 00:14 PM
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