I’m new here and instead of seeing a doctor (which I detest) I’m giving this forum a try first. 🙂
About four days ago I was cleaning my house and I stepped on the threshold to my bedroom. It’s kind of narrow but I’d done it a million times before, only this time I felt a tinge of pain. I shrugged it off and carried on with my chores. Then that night I was sitting on the couch watching tv with my son and I flexed my foot…toes up style, angled it to the left and it hurt. So I pressed on the spot that hurt with my fingers and OUCH. Since then if/when I step on something, like a pencil or even the edge of a throw rug on that part of my foot it hurts like crazy. The pain subsides after a few seconds, though. Two days ago after I irritated it I even felt a slight hot/burning sensation.
The spot that is tender is in the ball/arch. No swelling that I can see. I’ve looked at all the possible culprits and none of them really fit. For example, I can walk and run without pain with shoes or without but if I step on something small on that precise spot it hurts like crazy. I was wearing flip flops a lot recently. I’ve worn them before and had what I believed to be Morton’s neuroma. What I have now felt NOTHING like that.
What could it be??