unknown foot pain
by Ryan G
(Ocean Springs, Ms)
my foot has been hurting for 3 weeks now from out of no where it is the top right of my right foot. i have iced it down used muscle rub changed shoes soaked it warm water nothing helps i have had xrays done and nothing shows up. it is swolen and i cant put much pressure on it i have a new job i have to be on my feet quite a bit. it feels as if i have a butcher knife sticking out of my foot
Since your symptoms have not subsided on their own you are going to need more aggressive treatment, but first a proper diagnosis needs to be made.
You have one of two options, you can go back to your original doctor, or choose another doctor, but make sure the doctor you go to is a foot specialist as any other type of doctor will probably not be much help.
If an xray shows nothing, then an MRI may be necessary, but I will tell you that sometimes small fractures do not show up initially on xray, so if you had your xray early on, then you may require a second xray.
Marc Mitnick DPMDISCLAIMER