intense pain in very specific area

In the last 4 days I’ve had 3 episodes of very intense pain, lasting about 45 second to 1 minute, on the bottom of my left foot, about 1 inch under the base of my pinky toe. This pain occurred while I was sitting on my couch with my feet up, laid out straight before me (I was sitting with my back against the arm rest). The pain was in a very pinpointed spot, not spread about.

I’m a 59 year old man, 6’0″, 250 pounds but have been walking/jogging 3-4 miles, 2-3 times a week for the past 4 months.

Thank you for any help you may offer.

2 Responses

  1. Foot-com

    Thanks much! Makes sense since I had also “zinged” my lower back just prior to having that pain. My back has been better and I haven’t had the foot pain for a week now too.

    I’ll keep what you said in mind and look up a good podiatrist in the area should it return and be persistent.

    Again, much appreciated!
    Bill Galinato

    Bill G.

  2. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Without examining you it is difficult to accurately diagnose this however it can be a couple different conditions. Sounds like it is nerve pain you are experiencing.

    Nerve pain can be from pressure or “stickiness” to a nerve as it travels from the lower back all the way down to the foot. I initially start my patients on myofascial release (foam rolling) programs to address their fascia. You can find easy tips on how to foam roll your foot, calves and back of leg on the internet.

    If you feel the pain persists then I recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can better determine if there is a biomechanical cause for your pain.

    I hope this helps.

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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