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electric shock feeling in toe

I get this painful electric shock feeling in my second toe on my right foot. It is very painful and last for maybe 30 sec. to a minute. Is it a nerve from my back or neck? I've received two cortione shots before but they wear off. please help


Hi,
I am assuming you received the cortisone shots in your foot. This feeling is probably a local nerve irritation, not originating from the back and certainly not from the neck.
My first thought would be a neuroma.
If the diagnosis is neuroma, there are other treatments available besides cortisone injections. The rule of thumb for cortisone injections for any musculo-skeletal problem is no more than three in the same area in a twelve month period; so I am not sure a third injection is going to do you much good.
Marc Mitnick DPM

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Sep 22, 2017
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Electrical shock sensation of 2nd to of left foot
by: Susan


I have been getting an electrical shock sensation that goes to my second toe on my left foot. It happens at random times and lasts no more than 30 seconds. This sensation may happen 3-4 times in one day or I may go a few days before I have another episode.

Aug 14, 2017
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electric shock on top of foot
by: Sally

I just read someones comment that sounds just like what I have going on with the shock on the top of my second toe on my right foot other than mine does it every time I step on my foot but it only last a second or two. If I have my shoes on it normally will not do it. Did you ever figure out what yours was???

May 20, 2017
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Pain in toe and leg
by: Barbara

I have been hurting in my knee and it's hard to get up from stiffness and PAIN but yesterday I noticed pain in my big toe. Every time I put my foot down it's a shooting pain and feels like electricity shooting up my foot and leg. Does anyone know why? Am I going to be crippled?

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Shooting pain can be from a number of sources. If the pain persists beyond a day or so, you should see a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis.

Marc Mitnick DPM

Sep 19, 2016
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Stinging pain in top of my big toe
by: Beverly

I only ever get this stinging pain when I'm wearing flip flops. It feels like an electrics shock right at the tip of my big toe on my left foot . Any ideas

Dec 01, 2015
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dealing with it
by: Doyna Yar

What can I say, peripheral neuropathy sucks. Gabapentin just takes the edge off. Considering Quell unit.

Aug 01, 2015
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Sharp electric-like shocks in toes
by: ARC - TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

dear readers, i've been reading with interest and i'm convinced that these shocking episodes are linked to pinched nerves, my back has been in severe pains for almost 20 years but not everyday, just when i'm doing heavy construction work. maybe it's a muscular strain that you have forgotten. good luck everyone

Jan 05, 2015
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Sharp burning pain second toe on left foot
by: Anonymous

I am experiencing like a "rubber band" is wrapped around my second toe. It is a sharp pain and does it periodically throughout the day. It's really a nuisance and annoying. I have had a neuroma taken off that foot in 2000. Any suggestions?

Dec 27, 2014
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electric shocks in my right foot
by: diana

I'm getting electric shock like sensation in my right foot from the second toe to the fourth.
the feeling lasts for about 2,3 seconds . The frequency is about 30 - 40 times a day and it ranges from mild to severe . This has disrupted my daily routine and is causing severe problems in my daily life . I'm confused whether to got to a neurologist or an orthopaedic ,
please advise,
Diana

Your best bet would be to start with a podiatrist

Dec 20, 2014
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big toe numbness and shocks
by: Loretta

A couple months my big kept feeling as if i was standing on some thing but no there is nothing there, shortly it started feeling numb and funny so weird that it is taking lots of my attention.As pf tow weeks ago i started getting shocks in it when my feet touch the ground in the mornings or any time i sleep and wake up and now its like needle sticking inside . HELP!
what is going on?

Nov 03, 2014
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Toes shock while walking
by: Anonymous

Hi. A few years ago, two of my toes, on my left foot, got so cold one winter while outside. Every since then, when it gets cold I get this shocking sensation in those same two toes when I walk. It doesn't happen every time

Oct 26, 2014
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Shocking pain in feet & toes
by: Ida Harper

I have this issue since 2009, I am not diabetic, however I have neuropathy. I found out that there are different kinds of neuropathy other than diabetic. Neuropathy is nerve damage. Read articles posted on the net about different meds that can cause nerve pain. My situations was ignored for years by doctors because I am not diabetic. Now that I have done research on the meds that I take for high blood pressure, i will be discussing options with my PC.

Oct 25, 2014
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Shocks in toes
by: Mary

My 'shocking toes' just started 5 days ago. I sat at the table for several hous, doing computer work. The shocks started that night. I tried a TENS unit, which may have helped, but as soon as I took it off, the shocks started again. By today, it is just short shocks that stop if I press in my toe. It is the third toe on my left foot only. It really is quite painful, but it helps to know I am not alone in this phenomenon. No neuropathy and no diabetes that I know of. Just weird.

Aug 29, 2014
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Painful shock to toes
by: Julie P

I also get a very painful electric shock to my 2nd toe on my right foot. I've had this for several years. After a year or so i stars tarted to feel a pain like it on my big toe. I recently found out I have flat feet as well. I don't know if it's a pinched nerve but I truly feel it is a nerve problem. I've had a bad back for years so I think it's originating in my lower back. I have no money to have the necessary work done at the doctors. I have no no job. I take prednisone to stop this acute pain which can last for 30 seconds to well over a minute. I went to the ER when it got so bad. I noticed after I was stretching my lower back was when I had the worst pain. When I bend over for periods of time is when I notice the pain. I was checked for diebetes which I don't have. They x rayed that foot and nothing was wrong. I think an MRI OF this would help to find the problem. Anyway I still suffer from this painful condition and don't know the cause yet.

Even though your pains are in your toes, the fact that this is worsened when you are stretching and bending your back would suggest that you look at your back as the source of your problem and not so much your feet.

Marc Mitnick DPM

Jun 03, 2014
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Shocks under my feet
by: Ida Harper

June 3,2014 I am near the end of my treatment with Dr Straw's (neurothy treatment). I have notice about 80% of the feeling has returned in both feet. I will continue with my procedures they gave me to do at home, so that I will gain more feeling. I have been very pleased with the staff that take the time to talk to you often to get feed back on your progress, answer any questions that you have. All of the staff, from the front desk, the doctors and the persons that do the treatment, make you feel special and are very interested in your well being

Mar 07, 2014
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Electric shocks in toes and feet
by: Ida Harper

Since 2010, I have been experiencing this condition. I have tried many things, mostly topical to alleviate the pain. I recently saw on Dr. Oz's show this treatement thru Optimal Health
(Dr. Straw)for nuropathy, I have started the treatment program and much to my suprise I am getting great resuts. I have gotten the shocking pain, but It is very mild and does not last long. However, this is just my third week of the treatment. The nuropathy also has affected my balance, and I did not have any feeling in the bottom of both feet. I now notice my balance getting better and I am starting to regain the feeling in my feet. I am committed to completimg this treatmemt, because in this short time I am seeing results

Feb 07, 2013
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Nerve Damage
by: Anonymous

I just got a procedure (nucleoplasty) in L5-S1. During the operation the doctor pinched the nerve nerve. I have the same pain, terrible at nights.

Dec 17, 2012
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Shock in toe
by: Anonymous

If I lay my foot on its side I get a electric shock in my small toe

Oct 23, 2012
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Dancers toe problem
by: Anonymous

I am an experienced Irish dancer and dance on my tiptoes, recently when walking and dancing I have experienced an electric shock feeling under my second toe that has travelled from the ball of my right foot. I am not sure whether it is nerves or muscle but it causes discomfort and prevents me from dancing to my potential as it is a distraction. Could anyone advise something I could do to help it?

Feb 11, 2012
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Electric shock in toes
by: Anonymous

I am experiencing a electric shock in my 2nd toe on the left foot.It lasts seconds but it is bad enough it makes me scream out in pain.I have had the ankle fractured in 2006 & had surgery, I have screws & Pins still in ankle. I suffer from Rhuematoid arthritis& & fibro.I take hydroco, 500mg, 3 times a day for the arthritis& I take 15 mg of prednisone every day.Will these meds aggravate the situation?I have also had the other ankle fractured,it also has hardware and was badly dislocated when the fracture occured. Due to blood pressure issues I have not had my ankles fused which was my only option. These ankles stay swollen, and some of the screws in the foot w/ the shock pain have come out& moved, as seen on xrays,.I am wondering could the screws be causing nerve pain?? I will be making a appointment w. doctor next week, but wonder is this a emergency situation. Just experienced a shock,and it was a bad one only lasted a second, in the last three days have had a total of 6 shocks in foot.Wonder if hot or cold compress will help or aggravate?

Jan 08, 2012
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Relief of electric shock in feet.
by: Anonymous

I put an ice pack on the pain and it goes away.

Sep 13, 2011
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helpful
by: Ida Harper

I have been having these shocks in my feet for about 2 years. I have tried everything & nothing worked. Lately I tried mixing 8 capsules of cayanne pepper with 1 oz of my Pain-A-Trake Lotion. Shake it up to disolve the pepper, as soon as the shock start, I apply this solutuion to the area with Qtips. In a couple of minutes the shocks disapear. I hope that this can be helpful to some people. Good Luck

Aug 19, 2011
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Shocking in big toe!!
by: B.A

I have had "shocking" in my big toe left foot, started 2 wks ago but stop. Just started back by wakeing me up and now throughout the day, wont stop.

I looked for some help via website but no luck. Any suggestions?????

Dec 12, 2010
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shocking in toe leg jerks
by: Charlotte

I have had the leg jerks for some time but the electric shock in my left big toe has started about 6 months ago. I am in a wheelchair so don't get on my feet that much. What could this be??????????

Dec 01, 2010
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Help: Electric shocks in toes when cutting!!!
by: whyme

I have had jerking movements to the limbs quite badly and already have several mobility problems. During an MRI scan, for the 1st time in a medical profession, my limbs started jerking.

It all started with a shock like pain in my left leg, then after about 5 minutes, it started all the limbs jerking one by one.... don't know what will show up in the MRI or whether the jerking will have had any affect at all.

My problem now is that at the weekend, my husband tried to cut my toenails on my left foot but gave up because I kept getting like electric shocks when he touched the toes.

Any idea what is happening?

Jul 01, 2010
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electrical shocks in foot
by: Anonymous

My wife has this pain in her foot and her left leg is very sensitive to touch.Is caused by nerve damage to her back L4 and L5 disk. the nerves around those disk had gotten wrapped around the spine.And these L4 and L5 were compressed

Aug 22, 2009
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electrical shocks to foot
by: Anonymous

I have been suffering from what I describe as electrical shocks to my foot. These "episodes" can occur up to every five minutes and last between 15 - 60 seconds. I have been to every doctor imaginable and have had MRI's, nerve tests, blood work, x-rays and NO one has a clue as to what could be causing this pain as the test results always come back negative. I have been dealing with this for almost a year, when it's at it's worst, I cannot function, can't work, drive or sleep. Does any of this sound familiar to anyone?

Aug 02, 2009
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wasy
by: Anonymous

Morton's Neuroma! look it up I've had it and it took surgey to fix it

Jan 17, 2009
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Electric shock like pain
by: Anonymous

I have this awful electric shock pain, it is on the top of my right foot right above my toes. When it started it would happen just once a day, now it happens 15 or more times a day. I assume it has to do with a nerve, it is very painful. Any ideas?

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