The Balls of my feet feel like they are bruised.....
Ok, here we go..... I am 31, 5'8 and weigh 142. I am not pregnant, obese, nor do I have any health issues that I would be currently taking meds for or anything like that. I normally consider myself a healthy adult. I have one child, 5 years ol (tells you how long its been since I was pregnant lol)
I am a very active person (cabinet builder by trade, construction and floor installation to fill in the down times).
About a month ago I got out of bed and almost feel over, the balls of my feet hurt so badly to walk on them. They felt like they were bruised, upon inspection, they were not. Nor were they swollen. They looked normal. But hurt BEYOND BELIEF. I had to walk on them, I had work. Needless to say, it comes and goes. Almost instantaneously. I dont see anything that I do to cause either the onset or the diminish of it. As suddenly as it comes, its gone. Sometimes it lasts all day and sometimes on a few hours.
Things I have noticed: shoes on makes it feel better....USUALLY. Last week, I was bragging to my fiance that I felt great with shoes on (it was hurting while I was cooking, so I put on flip flops while I cooked).....I ate breakfast with him (french toast) and by the time sneakers came (about 30 minutes later) NOT EVEN THE SNEAKERS HELPED!!! I limped and tried not to put pressure on the right one as much as possible (the right one seems to be the worse of the two) for about 5 hours, until it finally STOPPED. Like there was absolutely no pain, whatsoever, in the first place.
Any information would be helpful. I will be going to the Drs. but I like to have somewhat of an idea of what is going on before I do that....I have searched the internet and cannot find anything....unless I am pregnant or obese. (which I am neither lol)
THANK YOU!!!!! (In advance for any help!)
Hi Patty, Obviously is it impossible for me to make a diagnosis without actually examining you, but the two articles I suggest you read, on my site, are Morton's neuroma and capsulitis. The fact that your feet feel better with shoes, at times, suggests either of those conditions as the source of your foot pain. Marc Mitnick DPM
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