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Why do I still feel pain in my foot after having my foot amputated?

Why do I still feel pain in my foot after having my foot amputated?

Phantom Limb Pain: After amputation, nerves that were cut continue to send signals to the brain. The brain interprets these signals as pain in an extremity even if the extremity has been amputated. This normally resolves on its own over time. A pain management doctor may be able to help if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Chronic foot pain. Have an implanted neurostim and opana not working . Would amputation be helpful. I am pretty much bed bound. 45 and i was active.

Chronic foot pain. Have an implanted neurostim and opana not working . Would amputation be helpful.   I am pretty much bed bound. 45 and i was active.

Need more info: While intractable pain can be resolved by amputation, it's too extreme of a solution to recommend without more information. Where is your pain? Was it the result of an injury? What treatments have been attempted? Since there is no going back from amputation, you need to be sure all more benign therapies have been explored first. ...Read more

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I had my leg amputated, but I can still feel or sense an itch on my foot. Is this normal?

I had my leg amputated, but I can still feel or sense an itch on my foot. Is this normal?

Yes: Yes. These are phantom sensations or pain. They are very common soon after an amputation and can persist sometimes years after. Most often they die down with time. People who had a lot of pain just prior to the amputation are more likely to experience phantom pain. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm wondering what could be causing my foot pain?

There is not : Sufficient information to even take a stab at this question. Please consider seeing your podiatrist for evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Is my foot pain pinched nerves or tendonitous?

Have it evaluated.: You would need to be evaluated to give you accurate diagnosis. Your pain may be do to a variety of different possible reasons. ...Read more

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What could be causing my foot pain?

What could be causing my foot pain?

Many possibilities: Your pain could due to trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis, inflammation), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), poor circulation, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and different neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. ...Read more

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What can cause foot pain on top of my foot?

What can cause foot pain on top of my foot?

Get it examined: See a podiatrist to have it examined and checked. It can be the result of problems in either the foot or ankle. ...Read more

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What could lead to my foot pain in the morning?

Depends : One of the most common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. A classic symptom for this problem is pain when first standing on the foot in the morning. This problem usually is self-limiting with stretching exercises and other modalities. I recommend an evaluation from a foot specialist. ...Read more

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I have chronic foot pain in the middle topside of my foot, what to do?

I have chronic foot pain in the middle topside of my foot, what to do?

See foot doc: To find out the problem, perhaps you have a compressed nerve, bone spurring, tendonitis....A food doc will help decipher which if any or a different diagnosis is present. ...Read more

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What is causing my foot pain after walking?

Could be many thing: Need more info on type of pain, where located, how long it last. ...Read more

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How should I treat my foot pain for acro-dance?

Acro dance: Can be pretty hard on the feet. If you're having pain, it might not be from the acro-dancing, but the acro-dancing brought it out. (if you were a couch potato, your feet would feel fine.) i recommend you see a podiatrist and get evaluated and find out why you're having pain, and there may be a pad or device or strapping that you can use when acro-dancing. ...Read more

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How likely is it that I will have my foot amputated if I have diabetes?

How likely is it that I will have my foot amputated if I have diabetes?

See a physician : While a diabetic patient is more at risk for amputation than a non-diabetic, there are some general things you can do to reduce the risk. Check your feet daily for any wounds, sores, blisters or irritation and have your feet examined on an at least annual basis by a physician. Have on your healthcare team a pcp, an endocrinologist if your diabetes requires it, a foot specialist and eye specialist. ...Read more

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What's a simple, cheap treatment for my foot pain?

Inserts: Over the counter inserts are a good first step for generalized pain, as well as massage. ...Read more

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What is causing my foot pain in the morning before I even walk?

What is causing my foot pain in the morning before I even walk?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis. It would be helpful to know whether or not you go to bed and have pain then also. ...Read more

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Is there a good way for me to stop my foot pain for acro-dance?

Depends whats: Causing the pain? Can you tell us where on the foot it hurts?...Any prior treatment or diagnosis? ...Read more

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Severe foot pain in my left foot on the left side of my foot. What do I do?

Plantar fasciitis: Most common pain will be due to plantarfascia inflammation. I don't know if by left side you mean in the arch or outside of the arch. If the pain is due to a sprain ie stepping off a curb, you may have pain in the cuboid bone which may be subluxed or out of position. The pain may require manipulation to reduce the position of the cubiod bone back and supportive inserts to prevent relapse. ...Read more

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Here is an X-ray of my foot- I have been having chronic foot pain. What could be wrong with my foot?

Where?: I don't see an x-ray. But even if i did, diagnosing a problem based solely on an x-ray is not doing you a service. The best way to end your chronic foot pain is to be evaluated by a podiatrist or orthopedic foot specialist. ...Read more

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