intermittent sharp pain on top of foot

Posted by in smash-blog | December 29, 2020

Found this site after experiencing the Stabbing Pain Top Center of my Left Foot. What is it, I am 26 year old. I have suffered with this agonizing, burning, stabbing pain on the top of my right foot for years and my doctors just shrug it off when I try to tell them about it. There is a correlation, as Hershey's, and Dove chocolate especially, will bring on the torment with some ingredient. In fact, all my toes but small one are growing sideways. I was a retail sales rep for years walking around on hard floors with dress shoes on and climbing ladders, dragging posters and other things in bags through malls and big stores. It has disappeared since then. The doctor said nothing seen on xrays other than a bone spur on bottom of my heel. I had three or four episodes yesterday, the same through the night, and a couple this morning (UK). got a shot in the rear, and two types of medications. same symptoms. The pain would wake me up in the middle of the night. I can't believe I've never heard of this, so was shocked that a google search turned up this board with comments from so many with nearly identical pains. It is that intense. Me too. For 3 weeks I've had sudden stabbing pain in the top of my right foot. After a visit with a neurologist I realized I was on my own with this. First thank you ALL! Sharp, burning pain at the top of the foot is a common reason to visit a podiatrist. Took the bus home as I was afraid to drive home because when the pain comes, it is overwhelming and i'm not sure how I would react. You have an unusually clear, informative and well-written website for laypersons. random intermittent foot pain, right side. Am taking 1 capsule of Gabapentin 300 mg in the morning and 2 capsules in the evening. Wow, I have been having a similar pain as most on this thread. I woke up around 4am last night and started to experience pain in my left foot like i never knew was possible. Hi I am a 51 yr old female and the last 6 months I get woken out of a sound sleep ,not all the time but enough that I can't take it anymore, I have back problems all the way from l-2 to s-1,it feels like some is sticking either my left foot or right foot with a red hot poker and it happened again last night does anyone know what this is ?? I drive an automatic and I am right handed. Mine comes on a few times a year and lasts up to 24 hours. WOKE ME UP ALL NIGHT, NO SLEEP! I have hardware above ankle joint. Will continue my sure for relief n appreciate this forum. I've had pain on the top of one foot half way between toes and ankle. That worked OK except he should have used an anesthesiologist as he ran out of either the pentathol or the versed or both and only had more local and he kept injecting that until my blood pressure went sky high as the lidocaine or whatever had gone systemic. A very sharp pain like a knife stabbing into your foot. Either of these 2 motions will cause the pain but the pain doesn't start for several seconds to a minute after I've done the motion. The treatment has greatly helped my lower back pain as well. Thank you for having this forum available. I believe the pain was from his body not being able to metabolize the sugar. It is, however, more commonly seen as a form of repetitive stress injury, especially if you have pain on top of the foot after running along uneven surfaces. Had to get solid arch supports because of my high arch. That's what threw me off for a while. The previous poster plays the cello - I play the guitar. I appreciate it! I have the same stabbing pain in the top of my right foot, as almost everyone else here has described. The pain is sudden, sharp and stabbing and comes and goes in a matter of seconds, repeating for minutes or hours, while the pain of gout persists for days or weeks with remission in between attacks. Ug!! I take pain medication infrequently for my back pain when it becomes too much,and tried it for this pain. It could be an important clue to what causes this condition. The interesting thing is that this has happened about a week after I cut down on sugary foods and 3 days after a long haul flight. The pain was sharp and sudden and lasted about 10 seconds. It just started again a week ago. This can result in pain, swelling, and tenderness on the outside of the foot. Doc ruled out any relation of pain to conditions above, including neuropathy. Exact same pain in left foot, sharp stabbing between big toe and next one, on top of the foot. Going to continue on med. It is in the instep and can happen at any time and is excruciating. Yesterday I again had the agonising pain in the top of my left foot. I guess finding this website with all of its suggestions by real pain people was a God-send. Regular excercise and quite fit. The most common causes of pain in the top of the foot are due to damage to the: Every 10-15 minutes I got this attack last for 5 seconds. A cortisone shot brings great relief almost immediately but it sure doesn't last long. It is an intermittent pain, not as intense as some other people here experience ( it doesn't make shout out or cry), but no amount of moving or rubbing my foot makes it go away. It keeps me awake at night. The only difference is that (since they put a new stent in me) my faction times of my heart pumping blood has permanently and greatly slowed down (20-25), normal is 55%. Never know when it is going to hit. Like others have explained, this pain is incredibe. MY SUGGESTION don’t cross your legs when you sit or sleep, try to eat a healthy diet, do a quick stretch of your foot every morning, try to sit whenever you get a chance to releive stress and vise versa if you work somewhere where you sit for long periods stand and stretch your feet(sitting for a long time could be blocking some nerve in your leg) and try to get as much sleep as possible. Wakened Thurs. It started at the top of my right foot just behind the pinky toe. Motrin has no noticable effect. I have been shocked by how debilitating the experience was. I'll got see a podiatrists as someone may have figured it out by now. So then he said he needed to operate to remove the neuroma. I just started with this pain yesterday, top of left foot just below big toes. I have extremely large bones on the top where the pain occurs and have been diagnosed with osteo arthritis through x-rays. Not what you're looking for? He told me it was from crossing my leg when sitting. Thank you for that. I describe it as an itching sharp pain that cycles about every 20 to 60 seconds. If I’m walking and it comes on I can’t walk for that 5 seconds, I actually yell in pain it’s so bad!!!! Normally lasts 5 seconds or so per episode. The first episode lasted an hour or so during a spin class, eventually subsided. At least that's what I've been told. What do you all think? USUALLY IT STARTS IN THE PINKIE TOE MOVES DOWN UNDER THE PINKIE TOE, GOES TO INSTEP,AND MOVES AROUND TO SIDE OF MY LEFT FOOT THE PAIN IN ONGOING ONLY LASTING SECONDS. I make it a point to exercise regularly, I eat semi-healthy foods but, I have a sweet tooth. I've actually been eating a lot less sugar lately, so I don't think that affected my feet. It was so great to get to your After awhile, that single nerve cluster seems to get more sensitive. Saw a physical therapist today for other reasons not related. The pain ( as in many of these posts ) occurred on the top of my left foot and lasts anywhere from a few seconds to 15 seconds. Now I'm thinking it is some slight shingles episode. I've been having the same pain. The top of the foot is served by a different nerve path and not the sciatic. I have the same, sudden and very sharp pain on my right foot. My next doctor might have to be a psychiatrist! However, mine lasts for most of the day - fading then stabbing again. This isn't a condition you can simply "live with". Treatments have included shots, oral meds, topical gel, exercise, ortho boot, acupuncture, laser therapy and bio-wave therapy (which made it worse). Sometimes the pain radiates up to the ankle area. We tried the remedy of b12, ibuprofen and my husband (50 yrs old)experienced a significant decrease of pain. He prescribed me a medication which makes me high as a kite and does nothing for the pain so I stopped taking it. 54 y.o. If anyone figures this out, please post. I have experienced the pain described by many of you for about 5 years. My nerves very shot at that point. Then over the day it travelled through to my foot and now I'm in the worst pain ever foot slightly swollen increasingly bad shooting pains mainly from joints or top of foot the pains are so bad pain killers arnt working I think chopping my own leg off wouldn't feel this bad :(((((. I work out every day from 30 - 40 minutes. I am a UK resident (Wales actually) and am suffering with this awful intermittent debilitating affliction. If those don’t work, then your doctor might prescribe a painkiller. In desperation I decided to search for an answer to the sharp stabbing pain that I have had in my foot and off for the past couple years. I cannot afford a podiatrist unless it would be no choice etc. How can I quickly relieve swelling and pain on top of the foot? Ditto to everyone. The sensation would last anywhere from 2 to 20 seconds and only present once a day, lasting for a few days. 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