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Old 21st June 2008, 02:53 AM
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I have had an itch for several years on the bottom of only one foot (on my arch). A podiatrist said it is caused by pressure near the ankle bone from some shoes. It comes and goes, but lately I have not been wearing closed in shoes (mostly sandals) and I still have this itch. I keep wondering if something else is going on. I have to take a back-scratcher to it for almost a full minute to get any relief. It is not fungal, it is not anywhere else on my feet, I always put lotion on my feet after I wash them, there is no pain involved and I don't have diabetes.
I take good care of my feet but cannot figure out this annoying itch. Has anyone ever heard of this??
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Based on the information you've given, I would have to take issue with your podiatrist's diagnosis of nerve irritation at the level of the ankle causing the problem. It would not only be very unlikely that such irritation would cause itching, but the fact that direct scratching of the site of itching with the back scratcher relieves the itch temporarily would seem to indicate that the locus of the cause is local to the area and not remote, such as at the ankle level. In addition, you indicate that there is itching when wearing a sandal which certainly should not cause ankle-level irritation of the sensory nerves to the plantar of the foot. It is often unclear as to why itching occurs in the absence of visible local skin manifestations, and without an examination and detailed history I cannot suggest a proximate cause, though topical application of counter-irritantants such as menthol containing preparation might help.
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Dear Foot Doc,

Thank you for your reply. I tend to agree with you and just don't see how it could be related to pressure on my ankle. I have tried anti-itch creams to no avail. I will explore it a little further. It is more of an annoyance than anything, but sometimes it can make me crazy and I would like to get rid of it. A second look by another podiatrist may be a good idea.

Thanks again for your time. Liz
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Old 8th September 2008, 12:22 AM
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I have the same foot problem. An annoying itch under the arch below my right big toe. It gets worse but then goes away for a while if I scratch it hard with an old brush. It sounds like the same thing but I am wondering if it had to do with radiation or chemo therapy. Three years ago I couldn't walk at all because of tumours on my spine. I thought it may have been a side effect of some treatment.
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I have the same problem on my right foot but mine is directly on the arch. It started a few days ago and it is driving me nuts. I had worn sandles all week but on Friday wore socks and tennis shoes. I thought maybe my shoe was too tight, sock etc, but after taking those off the problem still presist. I also, take very, very good care of my feet. I've tried OTC anti-itch creams and also a medicated foot poweder. That worked only for a while. Scratching it only relieves the itching temporarily. To me it feels like something is crawling on my foot but itching is the only way I can describe it. If ANYONE out there has any additional advice, PLEASE reply. This is so nerve racking!
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I have had the same problem which started over a year ago. I went to a podiatrist and he gave me some anti-itch steroid cream and it only works as a bandaid. After a few hours its starts to itch again. He thought I was quite nuts when I said that it feels like bugs our crawling inside my foot and it gets to the point that it feels bruised from scratching it so hard. On my left foot its on the side of the arch and on my right foot it is right about the heel just below the arch. It went away during the summer and now it's back in full force. They can't seem to find the problem and it's driving me nuts. Any input would be appreciated!
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i got a wierd itch on the bottom of my left foot bellow the little toe during pregnancy.i thought it was due to the water retention but my daughter is now eight months old and the itch is still there.I usually sit rubbing my foot on the carpet. its really annoying and i would love to know what it is causing it or if it will ever go away.Any one out there with any ideas?
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I am having the same problem too! I noticed it about a month ago when I was in bed and started itching my foot. I would stop and then it would itch again. So I would scratch it again...etc. It really only seems to itch a couple times throughout the day. It's not constant. But often enough that it is annoying. I really would hate to go to the dr over this...but after reading the other post it doesn't seem like the dr can do much. Any advice from someone else who was able to solve this problem would be great!!
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I have the same problem!!! I've been dealing with it for about 5 years now. Only my left foot itches and it sometimes spreads from the arch to the heel and other times it spreads to my toes. I've also noticed that stress level and heat trigger the itch. I've consulted several doctors and still have no idea what is causing the itch.
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Same problem here but it seems to me and this is my case, i have lower back pain and when my back is really hurting me and it seems to go down my leg, then my foot starts to itch in the arch i was wondering if the back pain can cause this maybe a nerve or something like that .seems to be less on days my back isnt hurting as much. it drives me crazy!!
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Itching is a phenomena which is poorly understood, but it is certainly possible that conditions which activate pain receptors could also have an effect on whatever pathways are responsible for itching. On the other hand, the coincidence may be just that in your case.

In a probably unsuccessful attempt to put a cap on this entire thread which has been going on unproductively for some time with only the ubiquitous "me too's," I would suggest that itching is generally either the result of some local tissue reaction, often evidence by some local and topical physical changes, or by some nerve irritation, disorder or confused pathway or perception. Beyond looking into those situations, it is probably beating a dead horse to continue to post "me too's."
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OK, I won’t say me too. I have had this problem for 10 years+. There is an approximately ¾ inch diameter spot below my big toe center line of the right foot. After years of experimenting with various surface and sub dermal ideas it definitely appears to be have a neurological cause.

I have seen several doctors over the years that have tried topical ointments and freezing the area to remove any possible wart. After 2-3 weeks the itch reappears. I have also tried exfoliating on a daily basis to the point of removing as many layers of skin as possible without making the spot raw. After this I would apply ointment. This will work for a day but in most cases only a couple of hours. I have also tried salicylic acid to remove the skin to almost a raw condition and it comes back.

This is also driving me crazy. The only thing left I can try is to try to damage the nerve ending that is causing the itch, even though I could not do this by freezing or other techniques. Some time ago an associate told me that her mother had to have a benign tumor removed from the bottom of her foot. The only symptom she had was constant itch. She mentioned that this was a somewhat common occurrence. I have never been able to find any reference material for this.

Got to go… I have an itch…
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I have the same problem on my right foot but mine is directly on the arch. It started a few days ago and it is driving me nuts. I had worn sandles all week but on Friday wore socks and tennis shoes. I thought maybe my shoe was too tight, sock etc, but after taking those off the problem still presist. I also, take very, very good care of my feet. I've tried OTC anti-itch creams and also a medicated foot poweder. That worked only for a while. Scratching it only relieves the itching temporarily. To me it feels like something is crawling on my foot but itching is the only way I can describe it. If ANYONE out there has any additional advice, PLEASE reply. This is so nerve racking!
I have itching on both feet and toes top and bottom and calves of both legs in the evening after undressing day clothes and showering and/or putting on night clothes. I found that Witch Hazel solution helps some. Witch Hazel is available at most pharmacys and Wal-Mart and is cheap. Looks like water. I think there is the possibility that maybe the pores of the skin are opening and suseptable to any sweating or residual soap from showering etc.
The itch creams do not help much. Maybe the Witch Hazel solution helps close the pores of the skin to seal outside irritants. Who knows?
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After my shower today, not only the soles and tops of my feet were itching, but also up to one ankle. I'm looking into Aquagenic pruritus.
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It is itching caused by contact with water, generally not accompanied by a skin eruption.
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This thread is amazing. I was under the impression that i was the only one with this problem. I have had an itch in my right arch for years. There is no bacteria, no infections. Nothing. I have seen the podiatrist, internist and dermatologist. They can't figure out what it is. I recently saw my neighbor who happens to be a nuerologist and he thought perhaps restless leg syndrome, when i told him that I had no symptoms for that illness, he thought that it may be a nerve problem from my back.
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I also have a small itch on the side of my pinky toe that I have been dealing with for at least 12 years. I was surprised to read another poster who said that their itch went away in the summer and is now back. I have noticed over the past few years that mine will go away around June and then start bothering me again around November... My guess is that it is a nerve ending causing the proplem. Someone recently suggested to me that Botox might temporarily releive it.
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I too have had this problem, on both feet, for about 5 years now. I have related it to wearing tennis shoes. Since I wore tennis shoes for years, and never had a problem, it took me about a year of intermittant itching to figure out the connection. I thought it might be the socks, but I have tried 100% cotton, and it didn't make a difference. I have bought several new pairs of tennis shoes, all Rebok Walking Shoes, and I am beginning to wonder if they changed their materials, and I am sensitive to something in the shoes themselves. I have tried all kinds of creams, it isn't an infection of any kind. They are the worst when I get in the shower in the morning, the hot water seems to set the bottoms of my feet on fire. And scratching makes them itch even more. It almost feels like I am trying to scratch an itch that is deeper than skin. I have to scratch with a lot of pressure. Then, after a few days of not wearing tennis shoes, the itch slowly fades, and doesn't come back until I wear tennis shoes again! Unfortunately, tennis shoes are what I need to wear when my lower back hurts, so, I am still trying to solve the problem. Sorry for the late post, and the me too, but I thought my specific experience might help someone else.
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I am so pleased to find this site. My poor little daughter age 5 has this problem and we just don't know what to do. It started last summer and has come back again this year.
We thought it was a grass allergy as we noticed she was up in the night when she'd been on grass in the day, in and out of paddling pool etc.
But yesterday she was in her crocs in the garden and still woke up at 12.30 with the terrible itch.
I've been to docs twice with this and they look at me like I'm mad. One doc gave her a steroid the other an anti allergy medicine.
Her feet itch on the bootom of her foot at the base of her toes and between her toes. She rubs them madly on the carpet - it can be either foot. She is frantic and crying.
Please someone have an answer for me - we just don't know where to go next.
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Unless there are visible skin abnormalities when the itching occurs it is more than likely either neuropathic or psychological/hysterical. Has her pediatrician been consulted had any comment?
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I have had an itch for several years on the bottom of only one foot (on my arch). A podiatrist said it is caused by pressure near the ankle bone from some shoes. It comes and goes, but lately I have not been wearing closed in shoes (mostly sandals) and I still have this itch. I keep wondering if something else is going on. I have to take a back-scratcher to it for almost a full minute to get any relief. It is not fungal, it is not anywhere else on my feet, I always put lotion on my feet after I wash them, there is no pain involved and I don't have diabetes.
I take good care of my feet but cannot figure out this annoying itch. Has anyone ever heard of this??
Thanks. Liz
i have the very same problem but mine usually happens when i lay down (night or day), usually it is one foot mainly and only the arch, i do not buy the shoe explanation, it is very strange as well as annoying, since you posted this, have you been able to figure it out?
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You know, the "Me Too's" sometimes helps, just knowing you're not the only one.

But I also have this issue. It's my left foot and the itch is right at the inside arch and it drives me mad! You can find me standing on our carpeted stairs rubbing my foot on the edge until I get rug burn. It's not constant, it comes and goes. I haven't found a pattern but it has been going on for years - I don't remember the beginning. Today it was especially annoying, so I did a search and here I am throwing in my "Me Too".

Apparently there is no cure, and no doctor has any idea why this is. So I'll just continue itching . . .
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If there is no skin swelling or inflammation, skin eruption, skin color changes or other skin manifestation which accompany the itching, then it can be assumed to be of nerve origin. But itching in general is a poorly understood phenomenon, and especially if it is random, sporadic and seemingly unassociated with any other event, it is often difficult or impossible to diagnose the cause much less offer a cure. But counter-irritants such as menthol and even topical medications such as capsaicin might help, although capsacicin sometimes cannot be tolerated because of its burning effect.
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I have the same problem and have tried so many creams until i tried staphAseptic. you see a lot infections are antibiotic resistant and staphAseptic is not and antibiotic so it should work and the best thing about it is you can buy it over the counter its about $20 . good luck all.
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I have the same problem with the itch, it seems to help soaking in warm water with chlorine bleach. It also makes your feet look and feel really clean. I would feel somewhat odd taking the problem to my family doctor and I am pretty sure he would be at a loss to help. Most creams do not work. But when it itches I just want to cut the section of itching skin out. Maybe I'll go to the farmers market and pick up an Aloe plant, they work wonders. Ice packs work well too, if you make the area too numb to itch.
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It is unlikely that I will dissuade this poster from using chlorine bleach on his/her feet, but for other who might be reading this, bleach should never be used in this manner and such use is potentially harmful to the skin and tissues. Don't do it.
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For over five years I've had the same problem with a foot itch that everyone else on this site is talking about. The itch comes and goes, is on only one foot, and is in the arch area. It was really bad for the last 2 months, to the point of my skin almost being raw from scratching all of the time.

Sometimes it felt like a cluster of chigger bites all in one spot. Well, for chigger bites the home remedy is to put a dab of nail polish remover over the bite because it cuts off oxygen to the chigger under your skin and kills it. I'm not saying that the foot itch is caused by bugs or fungus because I don't know, but I figured that it wouldn't hurt to try a similar method.

So I decided to try super glue on my foot because it would totally cut off oxygen to the skin and would stay on for a while. So I spread a thick layer over the entire area and left it on until if flaked off on it's own (3-4 days). It actually worked. It really did. I'm actually amazed and impressed that it worked so well. Try it yourself, you've got nothing to lose.
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Hello, I am 26 and just recently have screwed up my back somehow by herniating a disc which is pinching the sciatic nerve in my left leg. My foot never itched before this, but it's been pretty intermittent since the back injury. My time now is 4:17am, and the only reason I am up now is that my two toes on the edge of my left foot are itching so bad that I keep scratching until the skin is raw... then I soak my left foot in cold water. It does not seem to help any though. I am assuming mine has something to do with my recent back injury, since they told me I have nerve damage in my left leg. When you post please let us know if you have any pinched nerves.
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Although I seriously doubt that itching of the foot would result as a solitary symptom of sciatic nerve compression, it certainly would be the case that any itch, pain or sensation mediated by a nerve problem proximal to the site of aberrant sensation would not be mitigated by local treatment of the affected part such as scratching or soaking.
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Old 22nd July 2009, 10:41 AM
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Default Re: Annoying foot itch

For 30 years (!) the edges of my feet itch like crazy whenever my feet are warm. At the beach or under the covers, they itch and itch, with no visible redness or skin irritation. Wish I could find a cure!
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