Question about extreme foot pain - first time

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Retired Mom
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   Posted 2/14/2011 4:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I woke up during the middle of the night and could not walk on my rt foot.  The pain is so bad that I couldn't even try to hobble to the bathroom.  Then after sleeping a few more hours, I woke up again and I still can't put any pressure on the foot at all.  The major problem appears to be my heel, but I can't even walk using shoes, without shoes, with a cane, on my toes, on the side of my foot.....nothing.  The pain is insane and I don't know what to do. 
 
I just got out of the hospital and I have to go for a CT of the bladder this am.  There is nobody to take me and I don't know what to do.  Somthing makes me very scared here and I'm at a loss because it came on so suddenly.
 
I was walking normally (for me) yesterday and then it started to get sore last night...then really sore before I went to bed.  After that, it has been a nightmare of pain and I don't know what to do. 
 
Please give suggestions.
 
Oh.....I've had heel spurs before and it's like that, only 10,000 times worse and I can't walk at all on it.
 

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   Posted 2/14/2011 4:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't really have any suggestions, but I get foot pain too. I get it to the point where I can't walk on one or both of them, and I have been told that it is nerve pain or pain coming from my lower back.

It does come on suddenly for me, too.

But, I have been getting it for years.

So, I don't know. I'm thinking that if that happened to me out of the blue and I wasn't used to it, I would call my primary doctor right away. Can you do that?

Can you call a cab for the doctor's appointment?

Can you call your primary doctor?

:( Please keep us updated.

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Flower

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   Posted 2/14/2011 5:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Flower.

We don't have cabs here....too rural, but I will be trying to find some help as soon as I can today. I've been thinking and thinking about what I could have done and I wonder if it had something to do with walking on concrete (at the big chain stores) buying things for the new addition to the house. I always have pain when I walk in those places and I am starting to be able to move my foot some. I still can't walk and I wish I had my walker back (a friend borrowed it for her father). It does feel like the heel spur, but so much worse!!!!! I am also one with serious low back pain, but I'm not far out from a RFA procedure and it helps the nerve pain a great deal. Perhaps the fact that my gait is off could have made this much worse. The whole heel is sore inside and the foot is horrible up to the middle of the foot on the bottom.

Lord I wish I could take anti-inflamatory meds!!!! I'm supposed to be NPO until after the CT this am, but the meds are going to be taken.....period. Something has to give or I won't be able to walk to take the stupid thing to begin with. Other than that, I'm going to call the foot Dr (but they are a town away - 25 min) and see if I should just try to give it a few days of rest. I guess it depends on what they think it is.
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   Posted 2/14/2011 10:45 AM (GMT -6)   
 
    retiredmom, our church has a program that helps members to get to their Dr appointments when needed. If you happen to belong to one in your area, you might call and ask to see if they do the same there. I know that not everybody goes to church, but I thought maybe it would be a possibilty.
 
       Hope your foot problem is not too serious. I have one of my own at the moment as well. I must have someting in it, as a steel splinter from my work.
 
   SE wink

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   Posted 2/14/2011 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Look into what Screaming Eagle said churchs can help, and I hope you can get into the foot
doctor asap. Prayers well wishes and healing hugz
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   Posted 2/14/2011 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with SE -- try calling a local church or temple. Might have to listen to a quick speech on the drive, but at least it would get you there.

I just had the same prob last week -- my PM gave me an epidural & it resolved. I've also gone to my podiatrist for steroid injections in the foot, but that's had mixed results. An hour after the epidural, I was able to hobble along at nearly my normal, slow pace without screaming. By the next day I was as good as always.

It could be partly due to plantar fasciitis. I have that & combined with my nerve probs from low back, it makes for the most miserable situation. If that's it, one thing that may help a tiny bit is to roll a tennis ball along the bottom of your arch. You can start by holding it in your hand & then put it on the floor & move your foot back & forth & in circles. It's best done before the pain gets so bad so I'm not sure it will help even if that's part of the problem.

feel better soon,
frances

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   Posted 2/14/2011 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow RM, you can't seem to catch a break can you, one thing after another. That foot problem sure is strange you know coming on like it did. I think the unknown also just drives us nuts when we cannot come up with a good explanation for what has taken place. Have you had foot problems in the past? Maybe you could put in a call to your PCP and speak with his nurse about this and see if she can talk to the dr and then call you back. I hope you can get something done today.

Let us know what you find out.
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   Posted 2/14/2011 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the support and info!!! I hobbled today pretty badly...first on two canes and then on one. Then for a while I could hobble without a cane, but now I'm back to one. I found my orthotics from when this happend YEARS ago. It didn't come on so quickly, but I remember now how bad it became. I had the injections in the heal back then, but I agree with Frances that it didn't help much. I am going to try to make it a few days with the orthotics and my meds and take it as easy as possible. Perhaps, just perhaps, this thing will get better soon. I know I'm ready for it to be gone. If I had felt it coming on, perhaps it wouldn't have scared me so.

Straydog, you are so right...one thing after another. If I didn't know myself that I was so prone to strange pains, I'd swear I was loosing it!! I keep telling myself that tomorrow will be better and there will be no new pains and then the surgery will fix everything and I will be just dealing with the back pain again. If I could only stay with one thing!!

I do have two Dr apts next week, but they are cardio and endo, so I will be waiting on this thing to go away. I'll be saying some serious prayers tonight and hoping for the best!

Thanks for all the well wishes!!
Failed fusion L5-S1, Pituatary damage, HGH Def, Fibro, Bladder surgery failure, Nissen Failure, GERD, OCPD, GAD, MDD, CTS (Bilateral Surgery completed), CFS, TMJ, Migraines, Vit D, A, Magnesium deficiency, Pre-glaucomic (sp?), HBP, Idiopatic Reactive Hypoglycemia, Edema, too many Drug/Food allergies, sensitivites, and current meds to list.
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