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Right foot pain after car accident

by Barbara
(San Francisco, Ca)

My right foot was injured when I was rear ended by two other cars. The MRI was negative. However my foot continues to bother me years later. I notice differences between my feet when I drive, walk or even when I am resting my feet. The sensation can be described as a tingling, slightly painful, and some times numbing feeling. It is located mostly in the mid section of my foot on top, but sometimes it can be on the right side, ankles or else where. I don't want to go to a doctor because I feel like they won't believe me since I can not pin point an exact spot. The pain is real. Using an orthodic shoe to drive with has not helped the situation. What is wrong with my foot? Is this permanent? Thank you


Hi Barbara,
I do not know why you think a doctor will not believe you just because you cannot pin point the pain. Things like this can be very common in accidents.
I think your best bet would be to see a neurologist since your symptoms are neurological in nature.
As a side note, did you injure your back at all in the auto accident? I ask because your symptoms could also be the result of nerve irritation in your lower back.
Marc Mitnick DPM

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by: Anonymous

I have the samething. I was rearended, whiplash. Within 48-72 hrs, the top of the right foot, mainly towards right side close to ankel start hurting. I though maybe I pressed the break so hard and hurt it. Pain is decreased and once a while it come back. I don't know if I should go see the foot doctor. However I did see orthpedic doctor and discover C3-4 heniated disc (pre-existing), + C4/5/6 problem. Shoulder blades pain and chest heaviness, aching, numbness and tingling to left arm. Lower back pain toward left and left leg numbness and tingling. right wrist toward thumb hurt like I sprain it, maybe I did it against the wheel. Are the hand and foot problems separate issue to the back and neck or all associated with neuro problem?
Thank you,

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