I have had numbness in both feet for 3 years or so, slightly worse in the left. Now in the left foot I have developed severe pain on the outer side of foot, in the middle where a little bone sticks out, I have had x-rays, it’s not broken or fractured. Is it a nerve problem? Or something else please? It is worse after laying on left side, and after sitting, when I first stand up it hurts to put weight on it, but eases as I get going.
Foot pain can have a myriad of causes from arthritis (may not show up on standard X-rays) to tarsal tunnel syndrome to peroneal neuropathy to sciatica to inflammatory arthropathy. Consider a foot and ankle specialist (orthopedist) to go over this pain with you. This specialist should give the best “bang for the buck”.
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Donald Corenman, MD, DC is a highly-regarded spine surgeon, considered an expert in the area of neck and back pain. Trained as both a Medical Doctor and Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Corenman earned academic appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, and his research on spine surgery and rehabilitation has resulted in the publication of multiple peer-reviewed articles and two books.