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Foot Pain

By September 26, 2016 - 7:29am
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I started having a deep aching pain in my right foot at the inside ankle/ heel junction area about 10 months ago and still no diagnoses. It is an area about the size of a quarter, ( I notice someone else on this site had described it the same way). I did not have an accident or injury. It came on out of the blue and gradually got worse and now I limp severely and some days I barely can walk at all. I cannot walk my dog and have a hard time making it through the grocery store. Sometimes it will throb when my feet are up and at night to the point I cannot get any sleep. I have had plantar faciitis in the past on this exact foot but this does not feel like the same at all. Pain killers do nothing for the pain. I have been to the podiatrist many times, had nerve conduction study which was inconclusive (both feet reacted same but pain is only in one foot) , had xrays which shows no arthritis but many bone spurs (podiatrist said this was not it), have gone to chiropractor for foot/back adjustments did not help, had cortisone injected into ankle, wear shoe inserts, do foot stretch excersises everyday ect... I am not diabetic. NO ONE CAN TELL ME WHAT THIS IS. Im putting on so much weight from inactivity. I feel my life is over! Does anyone have any insight? Im really loosing it.

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I'm dealing with this now and it has been on and off for about a year. Mine is more on top of my foot by ankle. It don't hurt as bad to walk as much as it does at night or when it's resting the throbbing is unbearable at night and keeps me up . Sometimes in tears. I have been to hospital and orthopedic doc have had cortisone shots for planters faciatis a few years ago and def isn't the same pain. Have you ever figured out what was wrong?

June 9, 2017 - 7:45pm

Hello Gmom,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to our community with your health issue. You have certainly seen many healthcare providers and had diagnostic testing. I don't know if I can offer much.

But, did find this information on the website of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and wanted to share it with you.
"Although many people with plantar fasciitis have heel spurs, spurs are not the cause of plantar fasciitis pain. One out of 10 people has heel spurs, but only 1 out of 20 people (5%) with heel spurs has foot pain. Because the spur is not the cause of plantar fasciitis, the pain can be treated without removing the spur."


September 26, 2016 - 8:19am
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