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When I was a child - I was on a figure skating team. After three minute routines I would come off the ice in tears because my feet hurt. My family doctor consulted a podiatrist. Both my father and I have a tendency to overwalk shoes to the outside. The Dr did not give me the technical term for a diagnosis, but said that basically my feet were "attached wrong." He said there was a surgical procedure that could be done to correct it but that recovery would have been way too hard for a child my age. He said throughout the years I would most likely be suceptible to numerous sprained ankles and that I should pick shoes with the most straight sole I could find. I decided to just live with the pain. A few years ago, it got to be too much and I again went to a podiatrist. He disagreed with whatever the first Dr had said. He said there was nothing wrong with my feet and told me to take 800 mg Ibuprofen TID for pain. I also went to a chiroprator. He said that my achilles tendons were curved instead of straight and that could be the cause of my foot pain. Now, I have such bad constant pain in my left foot that I can't stand it. The best way I can describe my pain is to say that it feels like someone is squeezing either side of my foot at all times. The pain is mostly located in the top of the foot. I guess you could call it the "ball" area of my foot. The pain does go from top of my foot to the bottom. From looking at the list it seems most similar to metatarsal fault. Any other suggestions what it could be?? PS I am seeing another podiatrist on Monday!!!
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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!
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