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Pain while walking

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Christi2739, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Christi2739

    Christi2739 Guest


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    After a year of chronic pain in my left foot, I spoke with my primary doctor who was aware of morning pain prior to this visit. The pain is "walking" pain, as I step off and pain at the top of my foot when pressed on, mid foot.
    I was referred to a podiatrist. His 5 minute consultation, which included viewing xrays taken by the primary office, resulted in a diagnosis of joint inflammation. I was given a cortisone injection in the top of my foot, just below the ankle. I would say at the midtarsal site.
    He also sold me rigid orthotics. I questioned the support being on the wrong side, but wore them anyway (turns out that the tech placed them in the wrong side of each shoe). The shot helped for a day and a half. The pain was back, so I made another appointment with this doctor. After he looked at my foot AND read my xray, again, he told me to be patient.
    After taking the prescription he wrote for me, VoltarenXR, I noticed blood in my stools, so I quit taking the medication. The bleeding subsided.
    I honestly lost faith with a doctor who would charge $95 to view xrays taken in another office and not give the time necessary for a complete examination, so I got another referral from my primary.
    Much more time was taken by this podiatrist and I was told to begin PT for tendonitis.
    I've been in PT for 2 weeks now. Included in PT is stretching, strength training, Iontophoresis with dexamethasone, ultrasound, and icing.
    The pain is worse and I guess I'm most worried that walking with the pain may be doing damage.
    Any suggestions? Just ignore the pain and proceed with PT?
    Thanks
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    I think that these are questions which need to be discussed with and answered by your own doctor, not someone who is not and can not be privy to the specifics and nuances of your case. You would be foolish to base your course of action on anything else. If you are not satisfied with your doctor's response, seek another opinion from another well-vetted specialist. Responses offered on this and forums such as this do not constitute bonafide second opinions on which one might rely and on which recommendations one might reasonably act. They are for general information only, which may not necessarily apply to any specific and individual case.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2009
  3. Unregistered

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    You are quite right.
    General information purposes only.
     
  4. Unregistered

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    My wife has the exact same problem and this is the first link in Google, searching for "foot pain while walking"

    Don't know why though - the answers in this thread have been singularly unhelpful to the original poster, even though she has phrased her question succinctly and has been to two doctors. What is she supposed to do - hope to be third time lucky?
     
  5. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    I think you should try laser therapy... I just finished my Bioflex training and was very amazed by the testimonials of patients...Look into it...I know it helped people with arthritis and degenerative illnesses
     
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