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Just_Justine's avatar

What's up with my foot?

Asked by Just_Justine (6486points) March 30th, 2010

I know! strange question.

Last night I woke up with a throbbing foot. I could not go back to sleep. No injury, no high shoes that day no insect bite. Today it feels better but not right. The pain is general not local to any area.

I went to the doctor and he did blood pressure, circulation test, heart reading all fine. I am well? What’s up with my foot?

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Arp's avatar

Perhaps it just fell asleep. Did you sleep on it in a weird way?

DarkScribe's avatar

If you are possibly diabetic – neuropathy sounds like a good bet.

Just_Justine's avatar

@DarkScribe I also saw that on the mayo clinic but no I am not diabetic. Blood sugars perfect. I am so healthy I am actually shocked!!

Just_Justine's avatar

@Arp you could have a point, I am trying to imagine where I slept on it and how loll.

9doomedtodie's avatar

May be it was an illusion!

john65pennington's avatar

Same thing occurs to my right foot each time i drive, on a long trip. i finally concluded that having my foot in one position for a long period of time, was the culprit. like, having your foot constantly on the gas pedal, while driving. my leg muscles also hurt. rest stops and walking cured my problem. not to mention my age.

cazzie's avatar

Oh, here’s an odd bit. When was the last time you went to the dentist. I knew a woman who’s foot swelled up painfully. Her doctor took a look at it and told her to go to the dentist. She had an abscess. The dentist fixed the abscess and her foot healed. There’s some wired nerve connections on the body.

Sometimes I whack myself and haven’t realised it. When I’m busy (not like this past week, home sick with a bad cold) I’ll run around like a headless chicken and not even notice that I’ve hit myself until I’m in the shower or getting dressed the next day and see a huge bruise, on my leg, exactly the hight of the arm on the chair in the living room and I’ll go…. Ah Ha…

yeah, John65 has a point too… muscle strain could be an issue. different shoes, standing differently. Any of that sound likely?

Cruiser's avatar

Any back issues? When I blew out a disc, when I woke up my feet felt like someone took a baseball bat to my feet during the night.

Just_Justine's avatar

@john65pennington you may be onto something!! I ride my clutch

Just_Justine's avatar

@cazzie you could be onto something gosh.. how odd

slick44's avatar

Maybe you have gout!

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

I agree with @john65pennington. If you were asleep and you didn’t move much in your sleep, there is a good chance blood pooled in your feet since venous circulation in your legs rely on muscular contraction to move the blood back up to the heart. Sometimes it can take a while to feel normal again afterwards.

The simple explanation is generally more likely than any of the acute problems that have been mentioned.

Just_Justine's avatar

@slick44 I did also think that, isn’t that in your toes? Plus don’t you have to drink booze to get it loll. Not sure? I don’t drink, and I don’t eat a lot of acid foods. Not that I know about gout, perhaps I should google that! @everyone thanks for your help. My foot remains a mystery it is still sore to walk on though. It feels sore in the bones now. :(

FireMadeFlesh's avatar

@slick44 Gout is mainly a joint condition, due to solidification of urea crystals in the joint capsule, but @Just_Justine said that “The pain is general not local to any area”. If it were gout, she would have specifically mentioned joint pain.

slick44's avatar

@Just_Justine .. my grandmother has gout in her foot, she does not drink or eat a lot of red meats. They may have to cut off her toe. But just a shot in the dark. sorry i couldnt be more help.But ya look up gout.

TheOnlyException's avatar

It may be diabetic peripheral neuropathy.
Is it like a prickling sensation like nerve endings?
If you are diabetic this could be a possibility.
Otherwise it may just be a lack of salt in your diet which would affect your nerves and cause similar pain.

JeffVader's avatar

Perhaps your foot’s been impregnated by some sort of alien being….

Just_Justine's avatar

@JeffVader now there’s a thought lol

DarkScribe's avatar

Do you mean it is a case of alien “toe rape”? Where is Sigourney Weaver when you need her?

JeffVader's avatar

@Just_Justine Well…. everyone seemed to be avoiding the possibility :)

TheOnlyException's avatar

@JeffVader its what the government want them to do. :-/

JeffVader's avatar

@TheOnlyException Sounds like some sort of conspiracy if you ask me…... time to get out the ol tinfoil hats again people!!!

TheOnlyException's avatar

@JeffVader I never take mine off makes aerial out of wire coat hangers

JeffVader's avatar

@TheOnlyException Sweet….! & I’ll be sure to tune all my TV’s to static as well, give us some warning…. this time!

TheOnlyException's avatar

@JeffVader Make sure you check your macaroni and cheese tonight, for microphones. They are sneaky ones.

BoBo1946's avatar

—@Just_Justine did you kick your S/O?—lol

Seriously, could be a number of things…what shoes did you wear lately? Have you done a lot of walking lately? And, certainly hope you don’t have a bone spur! yikes…been done that road!

JeffVader's avatar

@TheOnlyException The buggers…... is nothing sacred? Next thing you know they’ll be stealing the Ragu & pasta from your cupboards too!!!

TheOnlyException's avatar

@JeffVader Tell me about it. They already keyed strange alien messages on my car :-i The police say it was drunk hooligans but we know otherwise. :)

cazzie's avatar

@dpworkin that’s sooooo 20 posts ago… hhaha

JeffVader's avatar

@TheOnlyException The bastards! Id be careful if I were you…. they know where you live & they’ve tagged ur car. You’re only one small step away from a probing….. & we all know what aliens like to probe!

TheOnlyException's avatar

@JeffVader Don’t worry I’ve hidden all the cotton buds and celery sticks! Now I know who turned my wine into vinegar…they can brainwash my cats, but no one touches the booze!

JeffVader's avatar

@TheOnlyException Haha, well cats can look after themselves…. not that you’d believe it from my two, useless, just useless. If they’re not under me feet then they’re walking accross my face while I’m sleeping. But you’re quite right, protect the booze, they can keep their grey mits off my JD, unless they want a high speed probing using my car!

TheOnlyException's avatar

@JeffVader HAHAH high speed probing lol
I have two myself, I usually wake up with my head sandwiched between them, One taking the place of my pillow and the other sat smothering my face… guess which one has it in for me? I think my lungs are now 90% cat hair… oooh 0_o
Sadly enough they were subjecting me to this torture long before the aliens had ever heard of such a place as ‘earth’, God help me if they really have gotten to my cats! :)

JeffVader's avatar

@TheOnlyException Now here’s a freaky thought….. what if they’ve already adbucted your cats & replaced them with alien shapeshifters, or robots…! The smothering could very well be intentional.
Mine like to pin down my legs so I wake with cramp…. either that or if I’m particularly dead to the world they just stomp on my head…. I mean, what the hell!!!

Mikelbf2000's avatar

you may have just hurt it in your sleep. If the doc says its ok then it may be something just really minor.

Just_Justine's avatar

may I remind you my alien impregnated foot is sore whilst you are all gossiping away—- sigh life is hard loll.—limping off

cazzie's avatar

@Just_Justine awww…. Take some ibuprofen. Go see a dentist.

Just_Justine's avatar

@cazzie laying on dentist chair with mouth wide open, “my foot is so sore loll

cazzie's avatar

I’m telling you! NOT that crazy! Are you due for a check up? Nothing to lose.

Just_Justine's avatar

Oddly I have had a funny tooth issue…..that kind of flares up. So was just kidding with you, as you may have a point.

cazzie's avatar

I wish you, go’ bedring. (good healing)

TheOnlyException's avatar

@JeffVader HAHAHA thats certainly an image! God denied them opposable thumbs.. yet gave them the ability to stomp on our faces.
Honestly I know how you feel, sometimes I think it would have been better to have named them certain expletives beginning with f and s, then I wouldn’t feel so bad when they make the puss in boots eyes at me after I yell at them. (hypnotic powers granted by the aliens clearly so they can continue getting away with it, distracting us sufficiently while they steal the onions right out of our backyard!) It is shocking

jazmina88's avatar

High heels do strange damage….but I have plantars fasciitis…where your achilles tendon is tight and it makes the bottom of your foot hurt, feel bruised when you walk, even walkin on glass. If this persists, get better shoes.Very important!!

JeffVader's avatar

@TheOnlyException Hehehehe, they really are such strange critters…. the younger one of my two seems to think that the natural order of happiness goes like this. He gets stroked, he purs alot, he roles over, he bites the hell out of my hand…. imagine if we acted like that!!!

TheOnlyException's avatar

@JeffVader who says we don’t! hahahaha glad to know its not just my two furry bundles of ahem.. ‘joy’
shifts eyes

JeffVader's avatar

@TheOnlyException Hah, you crazy kids & ur wild habits :)

daytonamisticrip's avatar

i would get checked out for parasites.

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