gkirk
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Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:21 am

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

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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:24 am

Gout.  Wink

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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:26 am

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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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:26 am

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

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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:28 am

It's probably hoof and mouth disease. Get your sheep checked by a local vet.
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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:30 am

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

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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:31 am

Does the pain go away after walking for a bit? If so, google plantar fasciitis.
 
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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:31 am

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.

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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:32 am

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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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:35 am

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

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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:42 am

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.

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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:45 am

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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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:48 am

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 11):

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

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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:54 am

Does the pain occur shortly after a sheep shag session? Might be one of the sheep stomping on your feet  Wink
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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:59 am

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.

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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:44 am

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.

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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:01 am

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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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:16 am

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

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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:25 am

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.

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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:30 am

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

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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Fri Feb 16, 2007 1:00 pm

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.


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RE: Do I Have Metatarsalgia?

Sat Feb 17, 2007 2:44 am

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.

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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.

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