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Have arthritic second toe, middle joint which has affected tendons going on top of foot.

By Anonymous December 9, 2009 - 10:26pm
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Tendons on top of foot feel like being stabbed with red hot poker. Even touching top of foot causes burning tingling sensation. Also have a slightr numbness at the end of the toes of both feet.

Has anyone else got this problem and is there any medication which can alleviate it?

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Anon - Some people have found relief from pain through acupuncture. You may find the following article helpful: http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/acupuncture-000345.htm

April 5, 2010 - 5:41pm
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I stepped on a piece of rock, and per my Dr. messed up all the nerves in my second toe.
The pain comes and goes, but; when it hurts , it really hurts.
Do you think Accupuncture might help?

April 5, 2010 - 3:30pm

Hi, Anon!

Welcome to EmpowHer! And thanks for your question.

Do over-the-counter arthritis medicines (anti-inflammatories, etc) give you any relief?

There are a ton of available medicines that treat the pain from arthritis. Here's an about.com page that links to and explains many of them:


Have you asked your doctor about this? I know you say it is arthritic, but if there is numbness there may also be some nerve involvement. Have you ever had back trouble as well?

December 10, 2009 - 10:01am
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Anonymous (reply to Diane Porter)

Yes, I have tried anti-inflammatories and strong dose of aspirin which does help a bit. I also did have a damaged spine (some sort of stress fracture of the spine in the region of my shoulder blades) in the late 80's which was untreated. This only appears to have affected the mobility of my neck. My doctor says the numbness in my toes is age related nerve damage. I have not consulted with him yet regarding the arthritic toed and pain of the ligaments over top of my foot. Any more ideas? Thanks for your response

December 21, 2009 - 11:08pm
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