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ask: severe foot pain on the bottom of my feet...hurts to stand on them and has lasted for 4 weeks now.

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I awoke one morning and when I got out of bed, it hurt like crazy to stand on my feet. The pain continued very persistently for 3+ weeks... extremely tender in the morning, gradually getting better during the day, and increasing again in evenings. It felt like my foot had collapsed in the middle where the arch is, except I still had an arch there. On the inside of my feet there was slight swelling and slight discoloration . It has now been close to 5 weeks and the pain is getting to be less and less, but not gone completely yet. Accompanying this I also experienced pain and problems in my knees, and in a very unsystematic way, also had problems bending my knees. This would shift though....one day it was one leg and the next the the other leg, then it would subside and it would return..... It was so severe at one point, that just 2 weeks ago, I could barely go up and down stairs. The knee situation seems to have improved now and have not experienced that in the past 6 days now. Any ideas?

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EmpowHER Guest

Hey ive been reading some of the comments and ive been suffering with this for up to 4 years now started on my left foot but gradually eased over this year its came back but onto both feet im struggling to walk anywhere never mind work its taking me 20mins to walk home instead of 5 minutes its absolutly painful id love to know how to get rid of it

December 13, 2014 - 10:42am
EmpowHER Guest

i have the same foot pain as yours which started with a knee.i have had it for 5 weeks now.i barely put my weight on it.

October 10, 2014 - 7:17pm
EmpowHER Guest

I stepped out of my truck and I was wearing flip flops, it hurt but it got better in a few hours, but a few days later I started having mild pain on the same side, I went to the hospital and they said they don't know what it is but my pain has lasted a little over a week now and it hurts not to have it elevated. I start school tomorrow for tractor trailer and don't know how I'm going to push in on the clutch. Does anyone have any ideas of how I could get the pain to subside long enough to go to school and to come home?


September 28, 2014 - 7:48am
EmpowHER Guest

I have something similar that I am going through, and very curious also.

For about 8-10 months now, I have had alternating pain, starting with what starts like the arch of my right foot soreness, then it progresses through to the top of my foot, feeling like somebody is driving a tent spike through it.

It will get progressively worse until so severe I cannot put any weight on that foot, lasting anywhere up to 4 days.
Then, slowly the pain will decrease until it's just a soreness like a strain.

All of this can last up to two months.

Then, when this has subsided, my left ankle will start to ache, mildly at first, then get worse to where I limp again because it is difficult and painful to bend my ankle when I step.
Along with this, I have very limited motion as far as bending the ankle up or down.
Again, this will slowly subside, until the pain is just a bit of soreness, and just about that time (again anywhere from 6 weeks to 2 months) my right foot will start to ache again.

I have tried new shoes thinking my old tennies might be worn out, tried wearing my work boots, tried sleeping in the recliner, couch, and even a different bed, thinking I may just be sleeping funny or perhaps crossing my ankles while sleeping.
None of this has made a difference, so I am very puzzled.

July 27, 2014 - 4:28am
yolanda38 (reply to Anonymous)

hi my name is yolanda I can't help but to notice that you and I have the same foot problem my foot problem started in my right big toe in progress into my tire foot the pain was so intent it hurts to walk on it to touch it it took about 2 months for that pain to go away now the pain is in my left foot I've been to the emergency room screaming to the top of my lungs in so much pain no one can't tell me what this is I've been to been to my primary care I've been tested for gout they did blood clot test I still have not got any answersso what have you come up wit

July 30, 2014 - 7:44am
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Anonymous (reply to yolanda38)

After more research yesterday, and noticing my middle toe was also swollen, I started checking on that, and read that an ingrown or infected toe nail can cause swelling and the pain we both seem to be experiencing, and that soaking 2-3 times a day for 10-20 minutes would help draw out the infection.

I tried it, and I don't know if it was just a coincidence, but my swollen toe has reduced a bit, and the pain is considerably less.

July 30, 2014 - 11:12am
EmpowHER Guest

My question is to Laura. So what happened finally? what is the diagnosis? what did or did not work for you. My symptoms are same as yours and would like to know.


June 16, 2014 - 4:10am
EmpowHER Guest

I think that people should consult a doctor and tell what is the basic pint where the pain started from and what was the reason which caused this surgery .. Or else they can take a pice of cloth fill it with salt tie it ad keep it on a hot surface and keep it on your swelling it will get better and give you a relief from the pain

May 23, 2014 - 12:32am
EmpowHER Guest

I had surgery on my left ankle in 2009. I have a titanium bar and 11 screws. But lately the bottom of my heel and the sides are hurting so bad, its becoming imbearable. Do you think maybe the bar or screws are affecting me now??

November 10, 2013 - 12:02am
EmpowHER Guest

I had surgery on my left ankle in 2009. I have a titanium bar and 11 screws. But lately the bottom of my heel and the sides are hurting so bad, its becoming imbearable. Do you think maybe the bar or screws are affecting me now??

November 9, 2013 - 11:57pm
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