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Experiencing shooting pains in foot/toe/calf sudden and acute..

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Deez, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Deez

    Deez New Member

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    These are really painful and sudden, and I have felt these twice now. (in different weeks) First, I found my left big toe nail had slowly thickened over time,
    and I started applying toe nail fugal ointments to cure. It started to look better, and easier to trim, though not totally. Then I started getting these very painful and sudden jolts in my leg and foot, and it happening suddenly.
    It seemed to pass, until three nights ago, I thought I had stepped on a thorn from picking berries outside, and it was later that evening these sudden pains and jolts came on once again, and I was in tears. Looking at my big toe the
    next day, seems the nail is yellowed and some brown, cracked and layered.
    There was also throbbing and pulsating pain in and around my big toe area.

    Can anyone tell me what is going on, and what this may be? I've yet to see
    my doctor, but will get there soon. Thanks for any suggestions or thoughts.

    I recently had some blood tests done, (though this was before these pain episodes) and
    the doctor said that I had low vitamin D level, and that was it. Would these
    tests have shown any problems concerning diabetes or gout? :confused:

    Thank you again for any suggestions.... and what is this horrible pain?
  2. robertharris750

    robertharris750 New Member

    It must be due to compression of calf muscles, neuropathy, diabetic issues or improper blood circulation. Do not put extra stress on foot and toe. Give rest and wear comfortable shoes. Hope you have also tried RICE method. Do not wear high heels and use orthotics pads. Take Ibprofen for pain relief.
  3. Liz S.

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  4. Liz S.

    Liz S. Guest

    My son suddently experienced what you described - went to the Dr. today - regular internist, who diagnosed plantar's fascitis. Walking on tippy-toes prescribed, along with pain reliever, should clear it up.

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