pain and throb below 3-4 toe that extends into leg

2 years ago I fell from ladder folding on itself in house, unfortunately with shoes off. Came down straight but right foot came down on ladder prones. Both PT and podiatrist say it was unrelated.
I’ve had right foot pain. below 3-4 toes off and on. Now it is regular. starts below toes, really throbs. Then feel it up back of leg, and now sometimes above knee cap starts to hurt. Wakes me up now at night. Its not a cramp, no position stops the throbbing.

X-ray showed nothing 1 year ago. recent MRI was also stated to be fine. Podiatrist states I have high arches, thought it was nerve damage, but then changed her mind after MRI. I don’t like painkillers, do taken some for anti- swelling
They also put in another set of arches.
It is getting to be problem. I’m already in sneakers all the time. Good sneakers, PT double checked.

What next ? I can’t spend all my time and money on this. Not happy there is no diagnosis.

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for the question. I’m sorry to hear you have been having pain for over a year. Without examining you it is difficult for me to say exactly what is going on – however I can do my best to make recommendations of you should see. Your symptoms are a little vague as far as when you feel the pain and exactly where.

    When considering foot pain, a Doctor will want to rule out any orthopedic or joint issues, neurological or nerve issues and vascular or circulation issues. The Xray and MRI were evaluating orthopedic issues but not neurological or vascular. If you are not feeling a relief with the orthotics or physical therapy it may be beneficial to get a second opinion.

    If you do get a second opinion try to play close attention to what aggravates your foot and what/if anything alleviates the pain. Best of luck!

    Dr. Emily Splichal
    Please be advised: we do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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