Both Feet

I have severe pain in both feet. It feels like I’m walking on pins and needles with a burning sensation along with neuropathy symptoms. However the neurologist said I don’t have neuropathy. This problem started about 4 yrs ago and has progressively become worse. I have Morgan toe and have pain on top of the toe area as well as the arch, the arch feels like it’s tearing and lately the pain is spreading to the heel. I have seen a podiatrist for 6 months with shots and orthotics which is not helping. The doctor said I might have to live with this but has no answers but it might be a mechanical problem. Can you tell me who to see next the neurologist and podiatrist cannot help or recommend any specialist for me?

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    It sounds like you may have several issues going on. Neuropathy can be in different forms including idiopathic which means they don’t know the cause of the nerve pain even though the patient is present with abnormal nerve testing and symptoms.

    Have you been offered Lyrica or Neurontin? As far as pain in your heel and arch that may be plantar fasciitis or a soft tissue injury which is addressed differently than the neuropathy.

    If you have done injections and orthotics and still have symptoms it may be worth getting an MRI to see if there is a tear or degeneration of the tissue. I would see a Podiatrist if I were you for both issues as both can be managed by this specialty.

    I hope this helps!

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