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foot pain

By Anonymous July 19, 2018 - 10:42am
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diagnosed with arthritis 10 years ago. been ok untill 8 months ago severe pain in top of foot coudnt walk or stand on foot 3 months ago now foot is lot stronger can stand on 1 foot easilly now but pain is still their. when resting no pain only when i walk. is this arthritis

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing!

You will need an examination to know what's wrong - scans may be necessary.

You may have something called a Morton's Neuroma - Morton's neuroma is an inflammation of the nerves in the foot that go to the toes. Although the name includes the word “neuroma,” it is not really a tumor. It can affect any of the toes in the foot. However, it most often affects the nerves that run between the third and fourth or second and third toes.

Morton's neuroma is an inflammation caused by a buildup of fibrous tissue on the outer coating of nerves. This fibrous buildup is a reaction to the irritation resulting from nearby bones and ligaments rubbing against the nerves.

Irritation can be caused by:

Wearing shoes that are too tight
Wearing shoes that place the foot in an awkward position (eg, high heels)
A foot that is mechanically unstable
Repetitive trauma to the foot (such as from sports activities like tennis, basketball, and running)
Trauma to the foot caused by an injury (such as a sprain or fracture)
It is unusual for more than one Morton's neuroma to occur on one foot at the same time. It is rare for Morton's neuroma to occur on both feet at the same time.

Your pain may also be linked to your arthritis.

Please seek medical advice.


July 19, 2018 - 2:35pm
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