I discussed my chronic foot pain with others on here in the past. I could not get a diagnosis for what was causing my pain and I'd been to a foot doctor, GP, internist and rheumy. So I attributed it to my fibro.
The pain is mostly in the balls of my feet and toes. I get a tingling/pins and needles/numbness and they feel cold alot and sometimes hot.
I went to a new foot doctor this week and he diagnosed it as Morton's Neuroma, which is damaged nerves. There are treatments and if they don't work eventually surgery. After looking it up and of the potential causes I believe it is a result of me wearing high heels with my business suits for 20 years. I usually didn't wear more than a 2" heal either.
It wasn't caused by fibro and I wanted to share this for any of you that have the pain and think it's fibro. Check out Morton's Neuroma on-line and see if your symptoms are like those described. Don't get me wrong, I'm not glad to have another problem BUT since I have it - I now have hope that I can get rid of it.
Plus I feel vindicated for all the doctors that poo-pooed it and probably didn't believe my pain was as bad as said.
Hysterectomy 1996, UC diagnosed 1997 - 1st surgery 11/2/10 colonectomy, 2nd J-Pouch take down 12/29/10, incisional hernia surgery 7/5/11
Fibromyalgia diagnosed 1998, GERD diagnosed 2005