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uncontrolled itching in arch of foot

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by DMartin, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. Ben W

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    Hi, glad to know I'm not alone. Going to podiatrist Monday as itch will not subside. I want to rip the skin off my foot to get at my arch and I also noticed a very small bump. I am male, 41 years old. I think I may have Plantar Fibromatosis. Check out this link and see if you have any similarities:
    http://www.footvitals.com/ligaments/plantar-fibromatosis.html
    For me, I do take 1000mg Vit C supplement which can cause collagen growth. I also believe I experienced a painful micro tear years ago, like someone stabbed me with a hot pin in my arch. Now, I also take a beta blocker for blood pressure. There is no known cause, but the site mentioned beta blockers. Could this all be related? Intense itching both during the day and at night in bed on my left foot arch, not the skin. Skin is perfectly normal....well, until I scratch it raw with whatever hard object I can reach for!
     
  2. Anon

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    Sounds like plantar fasciitis

    You need to stretch. It's coming from the tendon in your foot. I have the same issue and stretching fixes it.
     
  3. Itchy

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    Mine just recently started out of nowhere its on my left arch and i have no red marks dry skin etc. i am going thru peri menapause and i also feel like its on the inside not a topical itch. I have tryed itch cream and lotions. doesn't help. At night when it wakes me i put on socks so if i do scratch in the middle of the night it doesn't further damage the skin causing a bigger issue. Mine happens at night and during the day. Thanks for everyone 's advise. Hopefully my dr will be able to shed a little light on the subject at my next annual appt. im wondering if it has something to do with either peri menapause or internally with liver ect. Hoping for a solution, best of luck to everyone.
     
  4. Reg

    Reg Guest

    I have it on my left arch for 10 yes now, starting to look at my sugar intake. I was listening to Dr Bob Marshall. He says something about eating sweets can trigger the itching in the feet. Let's try not eating sweets for a week...
     
  5. john cooper

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    Itchy spots on the bottom of the foot, usually just one small area....piriformis....affecting the sciatic nerve...
     
  6. Heidi

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  7. Heidi

    Heidi Guest

    I also have this ice under my left foot, always in same spot, no redness or dryness. I was told it was due to nerves (nerve endings?) and told to treat it with chilli. This has worked for me.

    Here is how you do it: mix the hottest chilli/cayenne pepper with oil to make a thick paste. Smear a thick layer under the foot, put a pad made of plastic wrap on top, wrap some of the plastic wrap around the foot to keep it in place and leave on for a day or so. Repeat over the next couple of days if needed. If it stings or inches even more it is good. Put pressure on it (walk around, slap it etc). You want to "burn out" or tire the nerve endings. This has worked for me every time, and then it might be gone for a year or so before it returns.
     
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  9. If you look at reflexology the areas are stomach, pancreas, adrenals, kidneys...There are many more depending if it's side of arch, higher up like arch by ball or foot or back by heels. Perhaps we ALL have same or different reasons and our body's are just screaming to be heard. Mine turned out to be adrenals along with digestive issues all related to overworked immune system and stress!!
     
  10. i have it as well. I just want an explanation. Bad circulation? Idk. But I'm an essential oil user and Peppermint works. Thankful to have found a solution.
     
  11. Guest

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    Some anti-depressants cause weird, and lifelong, problems with nerves. Maybe you were on them back when the itch first started? I have the same issue. Mine has lasted about a year and is intense in both feet. I apply Vaporub in order to keep the skin strong between itching sessions. I take Wellbutrin, and have been on it roughly as long as I have had the itch. I won't stop taking the drug however miserable I am with the itch. It cures my ulcerative colitis. No medicine has ever done that.
     
  12. Avalon

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    I have lived with my itching right instep for about 30 years now, scratching it is close to having an orgasm it feels so good, but that just makes it worse. I have tried many things over the years but the one thing that really does stop it itching for me is Canesten Cream. Better still Canesten Plus. It sometimes seems to have gone completely but it always comes back. I think that is due to me forgetting to apply the cream because the itching has gone. Anyway, try this cream it certainly helps me.
     
  13. jdsegars

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    wow...I'm amazed at the responses on this thread and here I thought I was a singular case!

    I've been battling my right arch itch for well over a year now....I apply a moisturizer cream almost every day with little relief. However, I have found the when the itch needs scratching the best thing is a wooden clothes pin:)

    really thinking about trying that hot pepper paste solution!
     
  14. Aac

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  15. Aac

    Aac Guest

    Hi there,
    Don't know of this helps, but I've suffered with itchy feet, especially the bottom and arches for 16 years now. It began the same time i started having back problems.
    It calmed down for a while and then returned full blow around the time i was suffering with digestion problems.
    I have now been diagnosed with Crohns Disease.
    In my experience it is definitely worst at night, and i can understand those who want to cut their feet off. It is the worst itch ever and not scratching ever helps.
    I am keeping a diary of foods as some definitely effect it (sugars mostly), but other than that i have noticed sitting for a while and some laying postures trigger the itching.
     
  16. Ralph

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  17. Ralph

    Ralph Guest

    This may sound dumb, but I woke up one night from the itching. I thought it was athlete's foot, but I'm convinced it's not. So, I started to try various lotions and ointments. I'm sorry I digressed. So I woke up. The room was dark and I thought I put on some Cortizon cream. Instead I accidentally put either Crest or Colgate on my foot. Unlike the cortizon the toothpaste on the foot got me through the night. I didnt know it was toothpaste until the morning. Let me know
     
  18. djp

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    I have seen comments about using toothpaste and salt, which makes sense if it is a skin issue. Mine wasn't. It turned out it was poor circulation from nerve damage from a back injury. It also can happen from sitting. Proper stretching and exercises to loosen a pinched nerve DO stop my arches from waking me up at night. (lack of blood flow causes itching, of course.) Apparently it also can be reflex from liver/kidney or stomach. A reflexology visit might be helpful to add to your medical routine. Many more doctors are taking the results seriously than when this thread first started!

    Good luck with this maddening annoyance!
     
  19. KristineT

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  20. Mitch007

    Mitch007 Guest

    I started having itching in my right foot arch about a month ago. This is so weird that so many women have this issue. I plan to try some of the remedies that are listed in this string and also visit my doctor.
     
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