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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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I went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago because of foot pain, and it still hurts. What could be the problem?

Broad Differential: To help nail down the likely cause a few questions need to be answered. What were the circumstances surrounding the beginning of the problem- any connection to your activities? Is there any back/leg pain? Are there any associated neurologic symptoms such as pins and needles or numbness? Has this happened before and is there any involvement of the other foot? I would advise a reeval. ...Read more

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I went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago because of foot pain, still hurts. What to do if i don't want to go back?

I went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago because of foot pain, still hurts. What to do if i don't want to go back?

2nd opinion: Get a 2nd opinion from another doctor. I always tell my patients if they are not happy with my care that i don't get offended if they seek another opinion. ...Read more

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What might cause foot pain on top of the foot? I have had two surgeries...a bunionecty and to repair hammer toes. I am still working on recovery.

What might cause foot pain on top of the foot?  I have had two surgeries...a bunionecty and to repair hammer toes.  I am still working on recovery.

Pain: This is best addressed by your surgeon. He/she knows what was done and when. None of the docs here have access to the x rays nor do we know what was the procedure. Your surgeon is your best source to answer any and all questions . ...Read more

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2 yr h/o foot pain. 4th opinion podiatrist still no help. Can't find a good Physician who could help me. All tests -neg.

2 yr h/o foot pain. 4th opinion podiatrist still no help. Can't find a good Physician who could help me. All tests -neg.

Spine?: It is possible that foot pain could be coming from a pinched nerve in the spinal area - have you had that checked? Sometimes the cause of pain just cannot be established - it is very difficult to deal with that especially when it's your foot! Good luck. ...Read more

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Hallo leg and foot pain after legbypass went to vascular dr. And said leg is nice and warm so bypass was succes, but still in pain help?

Hallo leg and foot pain after legbypass  went to vascular dr. And said leg is nice and warm so bypass was succes, but still in pain    help?

Reperfusion pain: After having a revascularization performed, patients sometimes may experience what is known as reperfusion pain. This occurs when tissue that has been lacking adequate blood supply is suddenly given the blood it needs to properly function. This may resolve over time. Close follow up with your vascular doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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