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Right foot problem

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Kurt Felgenhauer, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Kurt Felgenhauer

    Kurt Felgenhauer New Member

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    I had hammertoe surgery on the second toe 5 1/2 months ago. Ever since then whenever I stand for any length of time my foot turns red/purple and burns. Plus the great toe and front part of foot around it is swollen. I cant walk normal because I cant put any pressure on the sole under the great toe. My great toe wants to lift up off the ground. The hammertoe seems to have healed ok but I do have sharp stabbjng pains in it occasionally.

    This all began after the surgery. I have been to 3 podiatrists and they have tried just about everything. None of them can explain it. I have had xrays, MRI, doppler ultrasound and everything is normal. I have had multiple blood tests and all checked out ok. I had a cortisone shot but that made it worse. Tried a steroid pak for 7 days but no relief. I was on antibiotics for about a month. I am currently taking gabapentin which does help with the pain but it still doesn't allow me to walk flat footed. I am also taking amlodipine to get the blood flow going. I am also trying acupuncture for the last 3 weeks but that doesn't seem to be helping either. Also wearing compression socks for the past week but no reduction in swelling.

    This problem doesn't seem to be getting better or worse. I am getting very discouraged. Anybody have any ideas?
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    As all the imaging and assessment have been done, its almost impossible to say except to guess.

    Perhaps try a neurologist or pain specialist to consider "complex regional pain syndrome"

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