I’ve been having extreme pain (8-9) for a couple weeks now, thinking maybe I jammed a toe, etc. I saw a little bruising on my right toe next to my pinky toe, but that has gone away and does not hurt when I touch it. Now it’s not getting any better, and is so painful when walking, I almost can’t walk. When I’m not walking, its like there is nothing going on, no pain, no swelling, no abnormality.
The pain increases as I continue to walk and put pressure between the ball of the foot and the center 3 toes. It seems to be a burning, sore, excruciating pain. When I sit down, it subsides almost immediately. If I feel around my foot trying to figure out what hurts, I can’t pinpoint anything except maybe a little throbbing on second toe when I flex my toes (i.e. standing on my toes/ball of foot) and you can’t see anything unusual. I can flex, curl, etc. The feet are a little stiffer at 57 yrs., no major health issues, and I have been very careful about my shoes in the last couple years as I had heel surgery on the other foot about 2 years ago due to a tear.
For everyday, I don’t wear more than 1 to 1.5 inch heels or flat and for dress once in a while, maybe 2 inches. I’ve invested in mostly expensive, comfort shoes in recent years and have used pads, etc. as needed. I’m getting ready to make appt. to podiatrist, but wondering if I can remedy myself first.
Thanks very much. Bon