I am just trying to get an idea of what might be causing foot problems. My left foot has numbness or decreased feeling in bottom of feet (toes, foot pads, and arch). The right foot has some numbness in bottom of foot, and intense crippling pain in two spots on bottom of heel. A podiatrist has ruled out plantar fasciaitis and heel spurs based on x-rays. The heel pain is worse when I get out of bed, improves some and gets worse as the day goes on. The feet swell, and shoes hurt the bottom of the feet.
This has gone on about 10 months. Prescription orthotic inserts do not help, and in fact increase the pain. I am not diabetic, but I have had sciatica for about 8-10 years that caused pain in the lower back and thighs after walking or standing too long. I had spinal fusion of C5-C7 one year ago, but don't see how that would be related. I have seen a Podiatist and am not going to see an orthopedic surgeon. The symptoms don't seem to fit anything well.
Does this sound spinal/ neurological related? Any comments would be appreciated.