I've had spinal stenosis since about 1995. First diagnosed as" Your muscles have forgotten how to relax" by a Neurologist. Have and had a lot of knots in my neck and shoulders. Well long story short, I had ACF surgery in 2003, that did not resolve the pain in my neck and elbows, so I've been on pain meds since 2005. Almost a year ago, I thought my feet were swelling on me. Went to my general practitioner and he thought I had blood clots in my legs and thought blood was pooling in my feet. NOT, after having my legs checked thourgholy by
a vein specialist, I've been seeing a podiatrist who agreed at first that I've got
morton's neuroma, but, after several visits including buying some expensive orthotics, ($400.00), he is not wanting to do MRI, or surgery, as he says it could be from a pinched nerve in my back. I have had lower back problems , but I don't have much pain in my lower back, or legs. Just my normal knots and pain and numbness in my neck and shoulders, & triceps. So, my symptoms are my feet feel like the skin is real tight, and both metatarsal areas feel sore, and feel like I'm walking on a pencil in that metatarsal area on both feet. My toes feel a little numb, so, just wondering if anyone on this forum has experienced any thing like this?? My podiatrist wants me to see a neurologist, but I don't have much faith in neurologists. I guess I'll have to spend more time and money going to another doctor now. Thanks in Advance!