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Do I Have Metatarsalgia?  
User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2347 times:

Ok, so recently, I've been having some quite severe pains in my left foot when I walk, I've just searched the Internet and found out that it could possibly be Metatarsalgia, whatever that hell that is  Yeah sure

Anyone know if this is a possibility?
My symptoms are:
Severe pain in my left foot when I put my foot down when walking, it comes and goes, sometimes more severe than others times.

Any doctors here?
Will I need my foot amputated?  Yeah sure  Silly

Cheers, GKirk, hopping.


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User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20534 posts, RR: 62
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2337 times:

Gout.  Wink

You'll need to stop drinking.  stirthepot 



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 1):
You'll need to stop drinking. stirthepot

 Yeah sure
I was gonna drink more just to get rid of this frigging pain.
Oh well, will have to try and get an appointment with the doctor next week I suppose.



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User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

I'd say this symptom is far too unspecific to draw conclusions (unless you've got a foreign object stuck in your foot, of course). Have a doctor look at it and keep it off the internet, lest ye be ridiculed for eons to come.  Wink

All the best.


User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2332 times:

It's probably hoof and mouth disease. Get your sheep checked by a local vet.

User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 4):
It's probably hoof and mouth disease. Get your sheep checked by a local vet.

And so the inevitable takes its course...!  mischievous 


User currently offlineLutenist From Canada, joined May 2005, 280 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Does the pain go away after walking for a bit? If so, google plantar fasciitis.

User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Quoting Klaus (Reply 5):
And so the inevitable takes its course...! mischievous



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 4):
It's probably hoof and mouth disease. Get your sheep checked by a local vet.

 box  fight 



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24927 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Quoting Lutenist (Reply 6):
Does the pain go away after walking for a bit? If so, google plantar fasciitis.

Sometimes, but it sometimes gets worse also. Usually goes away for a bit if I sit down, but then comes back when I start walking again



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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2311 times:

Metatarsalgia is pain in the ball of the foot. It is usually felt in the sole of the foot and sometimes feel like "walking on pebbles". However, it can feel a more vague pain, ache or burning. Some people have trouble around only one or two toes, others have it throughout one or both feet.

Anything which puts extra stress on the front of the foot can cause metatarsalgia. Common examples are:

being overweight

certain foot shapes such as a high-arched "cavus" foot in which the bones in the front of the foot (metatarsals) point down into the sole to an excessive extent, or a long metatarsal bone which takes extra pressure

claw or hammer toes which press the metatarsals down towards the ground

a stiff ankle which cannot be drawn up to right angles with the leg but points the foot down to the ground

A bunion or arthritis in the big toe can weaken the big toe and throw extra stress onto the ball of the foot. This can also happen after an operation on the big toe, such as a bunion correction.

A stretched or irritated nerve in the ball of the foot (interdigital neuroma) or behind the ankle (tarsal tunnel syndrome) can produce pain in the ball of the foot. Diabetes can also produce irritation of the small nerves in the foot leading to a burning pain.

Athletes or walkers occasionally get stress fractures of the metatarsal bones.

Arthritis, gout or inflammation of the joints in the ball of the foot (metatarso-phalangeal joints) can produce local pain


have a look at this website, and see if your case matches the descriptions:
http://familydoctor.org/x2574.xml

wrighbrothers



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2300 times:

Guys, can someone tell me what this is...

Sometimes when i clump together the toes on my left foot, it will go into agonising pain for about 5 seconds, to the point i cant move them, then the pain will suddenly go and all will be well. It doesnt always happen, maybe once a day, and sometimes not even that. Although sometimes it can happen two or three times a day.

Rghds --James--



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 10):
Sometimes when i clump together the toes on my left foot

Stop doing that and you wont get the pain...



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2290 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 11):

Hahahaha! Funny!  silly  Nah but its hard to just stop doing it, its a natural thing to do!

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2284 times:

Does the pain occur shortly after a sheep shag session? Might be one of the sheep stomping on your feet  Wink

User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2274 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 10):
Sometimes when i clump together the toes on my left foot, it will go into agonising pain for about 5 seconds, to the point i cant move them, then the pain will suddenly go and all will be well. It doesnt always happen, maybe once a day, and sometimes not even that. Although sometimes it can happen two or three times a day.

Sounds like cramp, next time it happens, feel the area where it hurts, and if you can feel a hard 'circle' like thing, it's cramp, since the pain is from the muscle contracting into a solid ball.
you could need more salt intake, or need to drink more water.

wrighbrothers



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User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2264 times:

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 14):

Ah thatd make sense! As it sometimes happens in the morning (when the body is most dehydrated) and normally just before i go get a drink when im thirsty lol.

Rgds --James--



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User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2255 times:

Metatarsalgia is bone pain in the area from mid-foot to your toes - usually felt as pain on the top of your foot. However, if your pain is more of a burning, aching sensation in the bottom of your foot that includes cramping and only hurts when you're putting pressure on it, my money would be on plantar fasciitis, a much more common condition. Basically, that's irritation of the tendon sheath along the bottom of your foot.

However, only a podiatrist or orthopedic foot specialist can make such a diagnosis.



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User currently offlineArniePie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

If I were you I wouldn't take the risk, who knows what this can turn into?
Just chop the damn thing off (to be sure take enough reserve, let's say till the knee)!!!

It's not like you don't have another one.

For more medical advise just ask

RGRDS



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

Bunion? I have one on my right foot and it hurts like hell.

Notice how the big toe is slightly turned inward and there's a red area over the joint between the big toe and foot? The pain typically includes the affected joint and radiates to the bottom of the foot.



User currently offlinePanAmOldDC8 From Barbados, joined Dec 2006, 960 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2231 times:

Quoting Gkirk (Thread starter):
Will I need my foot amputated?

May help the old man image  rotfl 



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11645 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (7 years 6 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

Perhaps you kicked something when last drunk, you may have broken something Wink


Wrightbrothers, that's interesting, I have that sort of 'walking on pebbles' pain sometimes when I go out hiking or have to walk a lot for work, it's a real nuisance, although I can normally block it out mentally.


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineWrighbrothers From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 1875 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 15):
Ah thatd make sense! As it sometimes happens in the morning (when the body is most dehydrated) and normally just before i go get a drink when im thirsty lol.

Rgds --James--

Yep. I might be wrong, but it does sound like cramp. Just drink a little more, have some more salt if you think you need more.
Another thing that causes cramp, is inadequate oxygenation of muscle, basically, you're not getting enough oxygen to the muscle, so if it's caused by that, just take a few quick deep breaths when the pain starts.

However, it COULD be Nocturnal leg cramps....
Basically it's involuntary muscle contractions that occur in the calves, soles of the feet or other muscles during the night or while resting.
It's believed to be caused by low levels of certain minerals (probably magnesium, potassium, calcium and sodium), dehydration and prolonged sitting. Less common causes include more serious conditions or use of drugs.

Nocturnal cramps happen quite often in teenagers (like you) and sometimes while exercising at night.

Wrighbrothers

[Edited 2007-02-16 18:49:51]


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