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Old 04-23-2012, 10:43   #1
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I wanted to see if anyone else has this same issue or can identify with it. I have had this problem since Sept. In my left foot especially right at the ball of the foot I have a great deal of pain. It almost feels like the ball of the foot is swollen or has a lump.

My toes (connective tissues) feel strained almost like a box fell on my foot, kind of brusied feeling and the toes will hurt to bend.

I was having pins and needles between the toes but thinking it might be related to cirrculation I have made a conscience effort to keep my feet moving and started taking L-Arginine to help promote cirrculayion and the pins and needles are nearly gone.

Diagnosed with prediabetes 3 weeks ago. Diet doing well, exercising nearly daily, have my blood sugar under control. Take no meds.

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I'm not a doctor, but the obvious question to ask is did you get new shoes about that time, or did you start wearing shoes with a smaller or different-shaped toe box? Do you have bunions or hammer toes? Lots of different things can cause these problems, so you need to talk to your GP or podiatrist about them.

 
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I've had a lot of different foot problems most of my adult life. I exercise a lot and tend to bounce on my toes when playing tennis. I also do tons of walking and hiking. I find the right shoe and orthodic is so important. I have had expensive new tennis shoes ruin my feet because they hit the wrong point. I can't wear dress shoes or boots for more than an hour or two. I would suggest you go to a Podiatrist and have him recomend a good brand of shoes for your condition. I buy orthaheel orthodics and place them in every pair of shoes I wear. I also wear a plantar fascitis strap around my arch to prevent it from falling when exercising. There is a good website called Footsmart where you can shop for shoes by foot condition. They also sell all sorts of foot aids for different foot problems.

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I use to be on my feet all day with my job. and I had some pretty bad pain in the ball of my foot. I found a very good shoe called zcoil. shoes.zcoil.com is a website but I found a store that had them so I could be fitted. They are expensive but well worth the money to me.

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I think I have tried almost every shoe out there and spent hundreds of dollar trying to find the right shoe. The ones I found that work best for me are the ones with the countoured heels. I like the ECCO brand running shoes with a plantar faschitis bridge. Also the Birkenstock sandals work well for me. I really like all the Orthaheel shoes and now can walk without pain. When you have had some foot pain most of your life, finding the right type of shoes is heaven. One cheap pair of shoes can ruin your feet for life if you have foot problems.

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I have the same kind of trouble. Started about 4-5 years ago. Had blood sugar tests at that time and no sign of diabetes. I think one reason of this foot problem is my habit of using wet snuff daily. A special Swedish habit and I´ve been addicted to it for 35 years. And now when you have diabetes it´s not a good combination. So the only thing I have to do now is to stop using snuff, although it´s tougher than to stop smoking. But I find no other alternative now than to stop using snuff, cause nicotine has a bad effect on blood circulation.

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I'm not a doctor, but the obvious question to ask is did you get new shoes about that time, or did you start wearing shoes with a smaller or different-shaped toe box? Do you have bunions or hammer toes? Lots of different things can cause these problems, so you need to talk to your GP or podiatrist about them.
No new or tight shoes, no new fitness routine, no hammer toes, no bunions. Foot doc did set me up with arch supports thinking this was planter's faciitis but it didn't help.

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My big toes were tingling when I was diagnosed, I thought it maybe was the start of a fungus but apparently it was the start of neuropathy! That's reversed completely now. I'd wait a few weeks and see.

Other than that, is it possible you have a sliver or a wart forming there?

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Guys thanks, you really helped me brainstorm......I looked at the shoes and the inserts, ordered the inserts suggested. I am wondering if possibly the shoes I have been wearing simply do not have enough cushion. I have a pair of orthopedic shoes so I am going to make a point to wear them and see if this might resolve with more cushion on the toes.

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