Severe Breakout Pain in second toe

Posted by luann262 @luann262, Dec 14, 2021

Hi- I have ideopathic peripheral neuropathy in both feet- for about 10 years. The usual numbness, tingling, hit/cold , cramping. But- for about 4 years I’ve been having severe ice pick stabbing pain in my second toe of left foot. No swelling, no redness, no gout, – had X-rays, MRI , PT – kept a journal to track my habits, footwear, food- there is no pattern. It come about every 7,8 days and lasts a couple days. I’m ready to amputate it. Does anyone else experience anything like this? Help!
Thanks!
Luann

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@luann262 That sounds really painful. I've had sudden cramps in my feet and toes but nothing similar to what you are describing that comes and goes every 7 or 8 days. Is the pain on to top of the foot in the second toe or on the bottom of the foot in the second toe?

It sounds similar to the symptoms of Metatarsalgia – https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/muscle-bone-and-joints/conditions/metatarsalgia

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@luann262 That sounds really painful. I've had sudden cramps in my feet and toes but nothing similar to what you are describing that comes and goes every 7 or 8 days. Is the pain on to top of the foot in the second toe or on the bottom of the foot in the second toe?

It sounds similar to the symptoms of Metatarsalgia – https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/muscle-bone-and-joints/conditions/metatarsalgia

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Thank you @johnbishop ! It is on the top of the toe. That link was interesting! Not the bottom of the foot however. Just had an mri by a new podiatrist and he ruled out anything he could see – I do have bursitis and arthritis in my toes but nothing pointing to this severe pain! It started yesterday afternoon and didn’t sleep much – still bad today 😫

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Every once in a while, i get a stabbing pain in my big toe towards morning. I've been told it is from my neuropathy. A friend also had it badly and was told that he could have the nerve under his toe cut to stop the pain.

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