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Following diagnosis and unsuccessful steroid injection for Morton's Neuroma in the foot I am having an MRI scan tomorrow to try and get to the bottom of my baffling symptoms.
To try and cut a very long story short -
May 2012 I had awful pains in both feet. Early August had agonising injection in sole of right heel for Plantar Fasiitis. Suffered 3 days of agony but was then pain free for several months.
October 2012 felt, and heard, a snap in my right foot whilst reaching for something. No pain, but the sensation of walking barefoot on a sticky floor. This progressed to a feeling of walking on bubblewrap, eventually leading to pain under the ball of the foot.
December 2012 sought medical help but was put on diuretics (badly swollen foot) and blood pressure pills after an xray showed nothing wrong. In February 2013 I read about Morton's Neuroma, which fit my symptoms and pain exactly. Got nowhere with my GP so signed up with a separate NHS podiatrist. Finally saw her in late May and was diagnosed with overtight calf muscles. Was given a loosening excercise to do and some special insoles.
By the end of August 2013 my foot had finally returned to normal size but I was still experiencing awful burning pains across the top of my foot, from behind the small toes up to the ankle bone. My podiatrist wrote to my doctor, asking for an MRI scan. However, though I was called into the surgery, I was not told the reason and thought it was for a checkup on the Fluoxetene I had been prescribed for PMT depression.
After months of confusion, then being put on a waiting list, I finally saw a consultant in July 2014, when it was confirmed that I have a small Morton's Neuroma between two of my toes. In October I was injected into the neuroma, with steroids, but to no avail. Although I can walk more or less normally most of the time, provided I wear supportive walking boots, I am still getting the burning pains that can strike at any time. Therefore, I am finally getting an MRI scan tomorrow morning (15th December 2014!), to rule out anything nasty.
Over the months I have typed in my weird symptoms and usually find Diabetes or Cardiac problems! However, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome seems to be the only diagnosis for burning pain followed by an oversensitive patch of skin. I can only describe it as being beaten over the top of the foot with a bunch of stinging nettles! I then can't bear anything touching that area! After such an attack even light bedclothes are too heavy.
Does this sound familiar to anyone?
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