Left ankle/foot issue
Hello! I have been battling tingling my left foot with discomfort on the top/lateral part of it, kind of where it connects with the ankle. Hard to explain. I have had nerve conduction testing, which came back fine. I had a MSK, which showed my tendons and ligaments were "pristine." I do not believe this doctor, as an ankle MRI said differently. It showed a "Previous strain with scarring of the lateral ligament complex. There is minimal surrounding synovitis. Tendinosis of the tibias posterior tendon with mild tenosynovitis." I don't recall an actual sprain, although my foot has slipped off the stairs a few times when wearing socks (no shoes). But, my foot was already tingly at that point. The foot MRI showed "Mild degenerative change of the first metartasophalangeal joint. There is joint effusion evident." Aside from that, nothing else really noteworthy. The orthopedic doc I saw didn't have much of a solution for me. Gave me a cortisone injection and that was pretty much it. I had cervical spine surgery after that and he suggested I come back once healed. I have not since it seems pointless since there wasn't a plan for treating this. I saw a podiatrist to get his opinion. He talked me into custom orthotics, which I have had for about three weeks now. They are not helping. Some of my additional symptoms are when I walk I will sometimes hear a snapping that seems to be coming from the lateral side of the ankle/foot. It will snap, snap, snap, as I try to foot strike differently to get it to stop. Often times, this snapping then causes the knee to ache. It's not a little joint pop that many of us get from time to time in various joints. I have messaged the ortho to see if I can get an order for physical therapy, as I don't know what else to do. If it were just the tingling I could probably deal with it more. I don't like the pain and know something needs to be done. The snapping is really bothersome and does not feel good when it happens, not to mention the knee then being affected. I feel the orthotics aren't doing much good since I don't have the snapping when in shoes. That only happens without them. And it can be random. Sometimes I can go days without it happening. I don't know that anyone else here has had this exact type of experience but any feedback or suggestions is appreciated. THANKS!