Medical advice about my foot

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  1. BWRhasnoAC

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    I recently got some orthotic insoles made because I walk sometimes 16 hours of the day on a concrete slab, and I was pronating from my naturally neutral step. I was noticing a pain in my arch which I had always thought was plantar fascia related, but the guy who made the insoles for me checked where I was having my pain and we thought maybe it was instead a bone spur on the arch which is rubbing on the lower big toe tendon as it passes under my arch. It's pretty painful so I bought these compression sleeves with gel pads meant to help with plantar fascia pain because I wasn't able to put pressure on it yesterday. They worked like a charm the first day without much pain at home after getting off. After this second day however I have strange sensation like I get when my foot falls asleep right where that gel pad was riding under my arch. It's discolored as well, more of a red, but not what I would call a bruise color, at least not yet. Any idea what the heck is going on?
     
  2. Isualum13

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    No, but am not a podiatrist.
     
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    Didn’t read but not a doctor so I say amputation.
     
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    3 options:
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    2. Amputate
    3. Kill it with fire.
     
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    Guess I should have known better than to take this question seriously here. :(
     
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    Dropped in to see if this is Corey Dunn....
     
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    You're probably just getting old. Don't worry though, something worse will probably come along and make your foot not seem so bad. I speak from personal experience.
     
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    Is the pain all day long, periodically, or just at the end of a long day?

    Do you notice it more during walking or standing?
     
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    You forgot to ask if it burns when he pees while standing and /or sitting.
     
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    You shouldn’t work so much.
     
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    Honestly, is the foot warm to the touch? Could be a light case of cellulitis. Definitely best to get checked out.
     
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    Also not a doctor, but have had foot problems in the past, including plantar fasciitis. I worked on my feet all day, too. I had custom insoles designed by a podiatrist, and it really didn't help, so I suffered until it got better, about a year and a half.

    As for your pronation, New Balance makes at least one model of walking shoe, (if that's something you could wear at work), that has what they call a roll bar, that stops or at least minimizes the pronation. I don't have pain anymore, but I've been wearing them for the last 15-20 years because they last much longer than normal canvas shoes and I haven't had any problems with pain in a long time.

    Have you considered trying the Good Feet store? Some people swear by them, but be careful, it is expensive, and they're salespeople, not doctors.
     
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    You're telling me friend.
     
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    The guy who made the insoles makes them for the Buccaneers and the Dolphins, other pro teams down here. They fixed the problem, and I do have the new balance shoes with double rails. I think this bone spur must have been rubbing on something besides my tendon and possibly ruptured a blood vessel, or put a nerve to sleep. Cause I only have needles for feeling there at this point.
     
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    No it's only slightly discolored and its like the nerve is dead for feeling. Not hot or even that swollen.
     
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    I'm only 35 this coming month. I don't want to get old!!!
     
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    You’ve come to the right place for medical advice.
     
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    I figured there had to be at least one doctor on here.
     
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    I've broke my right foot three times in that same exact spot. Not sure what you have.:)
     

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