Help! I just started getting strong pains on the bottom of my foot!

By Grace562 Latest Reply 2013-08-22 11:39:36 -0500
Started 2013-08-14 17:21:35 -0500

OMG! The pain is so bad it makes my knees buckle. Theres like a strong jolt of pain at the bottom of my foot every minute or so. The pain is so strong I just clench and I feel like I am going to go into a panic attack waiting for the next one to happen. Ugh, even as I am writing this, the pain doesn't stop. What can I do - Can anyone relate- Help!

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Sam Stokes
Sam Stokes 2013-08-22 11:39:36 -0500 Report

just add one commit , i found what i eat affects the pain in my feet , the more real food and not gmo or processed the longer length of time i'm not in the extreme pain . i hope this helps , and yes get with you doctor .

MOGOJO 2013-08-21 08:39:39 -0500 Report

I have been having the same problem. My foot doctor gave me a support stocking to wear. Told me to take Aleve. I know that feeling. Let me know if you find out what it is. They say it can be a gout.

Anonymous 2013-08-18 17:52:15 -0500 Report

I use alpha lipoic acid, 200 mg x 3 times daily. I also take Lyrica, 150 mg. x 2 times daily. I use a compounded gel on my feet from a prescription I got from a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic. It's amitryptyline, 2%, ketamine 5%, clonidine 2% in PLO. It has to be obtained from a compounding pharmacy. It brought immediate relief from my neuropathy, although not 100%. It stopped the burning. The best chance you have to get rid of the pain is to keep your glucose under control. You should see an endocronologist ASAP.

IronOre 2013-08-18 12:54:49 -0500 Report

Unlike what just about everybody else is writing here, it does not sound to me like it's diabetes related.
If you don't wear footwear with proper arch supports it can really play hovoc on them, and your arch supports can get stressed, and "fall".
So if you wear sandles and flip-flops often then it is best that you see a good foot doctor so he can steer you in the right direction.
Many years ago, when deck shoes (with no supports) were the fashion I had the very same problem, where the pain was so bad I feel to my knees. I did get orthapedic insoles made but I no longer have them (lost them several years ago), so if I wear shoes with good arch supports (New Balance, Rockport etc) then I have no problems at all.
Until you can make it to the doctor tightly wrap athletic tape width-ways around the top of your foot so it pulls your arch supports up and that should help the pain.

Jan8 2013-08-16 09:08:19 -0500 Report

I take lyrica 100mg 3xday and Cymbalta 20mg 1x day. No more pain. I had shooting pains in my feet, lower legs to above my knees. It took a little while to work. They were shock like pains.

rbriggs88 2013-08-15 18:24:06 -0500 Report

Hey there, I'm sorry to hear you're having so much pain. I put your question on, where real doctors answer health questions for free and they get back to you in a few hours. 3 doctors responded to your question:

“Neuropathy or nerve damage or entrapment. Compression syndrome may be cause…” (Full answer here:

Hope you get better. Good luck!

Renokeoni 2013-08-14 23:47:09 -0500 Report

I had the same problem, it actually prompted me to go to the Dr and that is when I was diagnosed with T2. Once I went on meds, it started to go away. Still some occasional discomfort, mainly when I go to sleep, but it is a lot better. Follow up please and let us know what your Dr says. Good luck my friend and stay positive.

Roxannescott 2013-08-14 22:13:28 -0500 Report

I am diabetic now for 32 years with some Neuropathy and I find that Biotin…a supplement helps… I started with a low dose and worked up to 5000 mgs. Seems to be helping…but check with your Dr. First!

GabbyPA 2013-08-14 19:31:06 -0500 Report

I have found that taking Alpha Lipoic Acid twice a day has helped me. I take 600mg in the morning and 600 more before bed. It takes a while, and it isn't 100%, but it helps me sleep through the night and reduces the cramping I used to have at night.

Katykakes 2013-08-14 19:07:54 -0500 Report

I had the same thing happen to me, i went to my doctor and had to see a specialist. He diagnosed me with diabetic neuropathy. Def. Get it checked out! There are diabetic creams and even prescription medication you could go on. Nothing is a sure way to fix it though.. Good luck!

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