Something's been bugging me for a long time now, and it's my feet. I'm going to see a doctor in a week, but I'd just like to get some advice on what to ask when I get there. And I'm hoping maybe somebody can help me with mysterious symptoms.
See, last summer, I worked at a camp as a baker. I was on my feet all day everyday. Big boots that didn't fit properly. They put pressure on a nerve (I know because of an electric shock feeling that went up to my toe) in the ball of my foot beneath my big toe on both feet, causing a long-lasting numb sensation on my left foot, large toe, upper and rightish side, that has slowly gotten better over the past year, but I can't be sure, because it's such a minor sensation that it's difficult to pinpoint.
I try to compare between feet, but the other foot was "damaged" as well I would imagine, although no numb sensation, as I got good shoes.
I was tested for diabetes and had a full-checkup in August of last year, tested for MS and crap, because I was paranoid. But, I'm completely healthy.
So, after Christmastime, I suddenly began getting numb sensations when I was at rest on my left foot, working at the computer. Numbing/crawly/strange sensations between the toes and the ball of the foot beneath the toes. They last for up to 5 minutes at most. When I press on where I'm getting the sensations, they seem to dissipate, until I relieve pressure and they return. Sometimes they are on the right as well, but not as prominent. Sometimes the left on its own, sometimes the right, sometimes both.
I've had sharp tingling, numb feelings in the same area too while being active. It seems very random. But, these symptoms seem to have worsened since I have been on my feet more for work.
I'm wondering if it's an ankle thing, a nerve problem as well... I don't know. I've searched the internet for months to figure this out, and it's really scaring me. I have a gut feeling that it's my feet/ankles, and doesn't have anything to do with diabetes or anything.. I don't have any of the other symptoms of diabetes, although I DO have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and 10 % of PCOS women get diabetes. But, there is absolutely NO diabetes in my family. None. But, I'm still freaked out about diabetes anyway, I really don't want that, of course.
I have been exercising more, doing lots of jogging and running, and I wonder if maybe I have been exacerbating the problem. I'm 200 pounds now (And 5'9" 1/2, so my BMI isn't TOO Bad), have been slowly (and healthily) losing weight.
I did twist my foot a couple of years ago pretty badly, it was swollen and purple, but it seemed to get better after a few days, and it's the other foot that's worse with the strange sensations. The foot which also had the numb tip of the big toe.
Oh.. And I also just found out that I have an ingrown toenail in my left foot. Which probably needs to be removed when I see the doctor.
I know that's a lot of information to take in, I'm just trying to put down everything I can think of with my feet. I don't know if any of this is related, I'm just concerned.. Oh, and I have had a tendency of propping my feet up, sitting on my right foot (which is the foot that doesn't have as much problems, though I did twist it a couple of years ago, as aforementioned)
I know it all seems vague, but maybe somebody has some idea ? Maybe someone even had similar experience? Though.. I doubt it..