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Two years ago I had plantar fascitis in my right foot and it took almost a year to go away. I have high arches and discovered Kumfs shoes that have wonderful arch support. I have a pair of custom orthotics for my sneakers that I use for exercising. About 6 weeks ago I had a long day of walking in NYC and at the end of the day I had pain in the ball of my foot and the top of my foot (presumably aggravated by the strap of my shoes). After 2 weeks of it not going away I went to a podiatrist. X-rays were taken and it wasn't conclusive whether I had a stress fracture or a neuroma. I was told to wear a surgical boot for 2 weeks. The intense pain decreased but pain in the top and bottom still existed. I went for a bone scan to rule out a stress fracture. The bone scan wasn't conclusive that there was a stress fracture. It did indicate that there was blood pooling on the top of the foot. The podiatrist suggested that since it didn't appear to be a stress fracture that we try a cortisone shot for what she now believed to be a neuroma. Two days after the cortisone shot the pain in the bottom of the foot was gone. However where the shot was given is still very tender a week later. The top part of the foot is still in alot of pain. I cannot wear my sneakers because the pressure of the top of the shoe hurts too much. I have tried putting my custom orthotics in Kumfs sandals and it still bothers me. I bought a set of Aetrex inserts with metatarsal support and tried those and I don't seem to have any relief either.
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Michael D. Ebeling
Tampa, Florida 33624
Thanks for a most interesting website, which has helped a lot.
I usually do my research on the Mayo clinic website. I think your website is the most informative site I have found when researching foot pain.
I thank you for putting together this incredible website.
....I have been told that it is not hard enough to be cut off. Please help, I am not sure what to do now! THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL AND VERY HELPFUL SITE!
You have an unusually clear, informative and well-written website for laypersons. Thank you for that.
Mansfield Ctr, CT
First, I'd like to thank you for all the information that you provide on your website and the opportunity to write to you.
First, I want to let you know that you have the best web site I've found related to foot issues. (The only thing I had difficulty finding was the "ask a question" page.)
I received the orthotics Monday afternoon and began wearing them Tuesday. After two days I would say that I have noticed a huge improvement in the discomfort I have been experiencing. My foot feels better than it has in months.
I greatly admire someone like you who would donate and dedicate so much time and effort to helping strangers with no compensation. Truly, it is uncommonly kind. And your site is so intelligently arranged.
Pacific Grove, CA
I used to work for a podiatrist (front desk) back during summers in
college years ago, so I know the benefits of good care. Again, I want
to thank you for an EXCELLENT website. It was so great to get to your
site (top of google search) and actually find all the answers I needed
EASILY and QUICKLY! Clearly you put a ton of work into it and I really
All the best,
By the way, millions of websites could use yours as a guideline on how to organize information and make the site user-friendly. Kudos to you!
Thank you for your very interesting and informative site!
By Marc Mitnick DPM (C)2006-2017, foot-pain-explained.com LLC