Fungi/foot pain

I’ve had extreme discomfort and pain for a couple of years. The pain ranges from my toes to my knee mostly, sometimes I feel it in my low buttocks. It hurts to stand and walk on. When my girlfriend massages it, I get different unpleasant sensations each time (tingle,prickling, barely a numb, etc) and she’ll hit certain points where I will feel it sometimes in my hand or arm and occasionally other places. At times I get pain and tenderness on the opposite side of my foot directly above the ball on bottom of my foot and my feet are flat ( no curve at arch). Plus I have a foot fungi that we buy medicine for it at stores, yet it hasn’t went away and a couple of the toenails are being pushed upward away from the nail due to the fungi stuff growing between nail and skin. I don’t understand what could cause my feet this at the same time effecting my leg and knee? Is all this connected?

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Most likely the fungus and foot pain are not related. Based on your description, your foot pains sound like it may be nerve pain originating in your lower back. This is often referred to as radiculopathy. What I’d recommend is to first see a Neurology or Pain Specialist to determine if you in fact do have radiculopathy.

    The cause is often related to a slipped disc or disc herniation. Depending on the severity, the recommendations would either be physical therapy or a steroid injection.

    The foot fungus is a different issue that most likely needs prescription strength anti-fungal cream. I suggest seeing your Podiatrist or Dermatologist.

    I hope this helps!

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