top of the foot stabbing/jabbing pain
Location of pain:
I can't exactly pin point it but its midway between the ankle and the toe. More accurately in the area occupied by Extensor digitorum brevis, Extensor hallucis brevis muscles.
Nature of pain:
stabbing/jabbing stop the world kind of sharp pain which lasts for a second or 2 at the most. I cringe the moment this happens. Its almost unbearable. Its random and happens once or twice in the day and once or twice in the night. I do wake up whenever this happens in the night.
I've had this problem before, twice, actually, and the foot specialist and the physiotherapist could not figure out what the issue was, but I insisted on IFT and ultrasound therapy, after which the problem went away after a week or 2. Reappeared again after a few months, and we did the same and it went away...now its happened for the third time...I haven't done the modalities yet, but thought I would take an additional opionion before I try those therapies again since the problem keeps coming back.
Does this sound familiar? What do you think am I suffering from?
Read my section on "midtarsal fault" as that sounds like the area of the foot that is bothering you and people can have excruciating pain at times from this problem.
If the physical therapy helped, there is no reason not to try it again, but you need to correct the underlying cause of this problem, otherwise you run the risk of continued episodes.
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