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by Pat W
(K.C. MO USA)
Last November, I sustained a stress fracture on my left foot of the neck of the 5th metatarsal. The first doctor I saw treated it with an air-cast walking boot & sent me back to work after 4 weeks. I had enormous pain & swelling but the first doctor just told me to give it a couple more weeks & keep taking pain meds. I went to a foot specialist to get a second opinion. On an x-ray, it looked like the break just occured....it was now either a delayed union or non-union fracture. Since I was almost 6 weeks out at this point, the doc recommended a bone stimulator which eventually did do the job of healing the fracture. Last week, I started putting weight on the foot & walking slowly & carefully. I have alot of numbness & tingling in my toes & ball of my foot. It is especially numb between my big toe & second toe. And across the bottom of my toes, I have pain which worsens the longer I walk. The other night I noticed my whole foot was like a block of ice, really cold, while my other foot was nice & warm. Can you give me some idea of what might be going on & various possible treatments? Thanks so much. Love the website. P. Walden
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Michael D. Ebeling
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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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