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Pain in both feet.

DolphinDDolphin Posts: 3
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:28 AM in Arthritis, Osteoarthritis
Hi to all,

I have pain in both my feet where the joint is on my big toes n also where i had pins put in my right foot also pain on both feet just below my toes in the small joints but because doc says i dont have any redness its not r.a just ostio i think hes wrong what do i do my feet swell as well as my ankles doc just said take codine its too strong for me how do i get him to send me to a rheumatiologist.



  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,865
    You really cant just come out and ask. It is so much better to let the doctor determine who to see and why.
    However, you can do something like asking the doctor
    We cant figure out what is wrong with my xxxx right now, I am discourage, what other actions or tests could be done?

    The biggest thing here is you are putting this in the doctors hands and you are not risking just demanding something.
    Some doctors always like to be in the drivers seat, so, its much better in the long run to let them make the call (even though you set the stage)
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Dolphin, have you tried footbeds to see if they ease the pain at all? If you go to a shoe store, they often have a "generic" footbed (mine are "Superfeet" footbeds) that just gives your feet a bit of support; mine have made the world of difference to me with my foot pain.

    Good luck; I know how miserable it can be!!


  • I have been having increased foot pain since going back to work after my microdiscectomy. I have made an appt with my podiatrist which is now July 15th. I noticed and will tell him that I noticed if I lift too much and walk too much, ie: just doing my normal job, its worse. The reason for me to see the podiatrist, is to find out is it feet vs. backpain so I can take these findings back to my NS. Since my NS discharged me after surgery I have to go through the whole process again. :(

  • hi wendy if it helps at all mt foot dr said alot of my foot pain WAS from my back!!! just had a big spinal fusion 7/20/09 i will lwt you knoe if it helps GOOD LUCK to you cheryl
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