This is about my husband’s foot. He is stubborn and refuses to see
a doctor about it. He has the ignore it and it will go away thinking.
He is moderately overweight, diabetic, and pretty much sedentary.
I feel I can rule out the cause having anything to do with walking or sprain.
He has had some issues with gout in one foot in the past and has complained
about sore feet off and on for a while.
The current problem is just the left foot. It started with pain on the lateral
side of the foot. Touching that area causes some pain. However, there is no
pain unless he is walking on it or presses on it.
We were treating this with ice/rest, without improvement. Now, there
are other areas of that same foot that are having problems. The medial
ankle is red and sore to the touch. The toe is a little red as well. There
is some swelling starting over the top of the foot too.
The last time he saw his doctor (GP) for his diabetes and mentioned his foot
problems, he was told that it was likely plantar fasciitis. It does not present
that way at all from what I’ve read.
I have spent a lot of time reading all the internet sites about feet and I cannot
find any foot ailment that is like this one. With him having diabetes, obviously I
am concerned about diabetic foot pain, but he does not have any of the symptoms
I am trying to get him to go to a orthopedic doctor, and hopefully I will succeed.
How do you think a doctor would make a diagnosis based on these symptoms.
Lastly, to insert, he can barely walk on that foot. Is using a walker.