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A 37-year-old member asked:

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes a foot to feel like you are walking on pebbles in your shoe?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Neuropathy: Is usually the culprit. You need to see a doc to figure out why you have the neuropathy and to find out what can be done, .
Dr. David Mai
Podiatry 15 years experience
Neuroma: Your symptoms sound like a neuroma but an exam and a better history would give the diagnosis.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Pebbles: This description is sometimes used with diabetic neuropathy as well as capsulitis. But you didn't provide any history so that is speculation. See your podiatrist for an evaluation

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A 46-year-old member asked:

What causes a foot to feel like you are walking on pebbles while wearing your shoes?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: You could have loss of the fat pad under the ball of your feet and you are feeling the metatarsal heads.

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