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Lump feeling under toes/ball of foot

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Ryan, Nov 20, 2019.

  1. Ryan

    Ryan New Member


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    Starting one year ago I developed a feeling on my right foot under my toes when wearing socks (a heightened sensation of the fabric of my sock) - no pain, just irritating as I have a constant desire to wiggle toes to fix sock (but there is nothing to fix) Since then it has evolved into the feeling of a lump under my toes and ball of foot. The sensation starts off small in the morning and by end of day the sensation covers the entire ball of foot (it feels like the whole area is raised up in a way, there is no visible lump and the pain isn’t intense, more of just a generalized soreness). Often time my entire foot feels swollen or wedged in my shoe although it is not visibly swollen. By the next morning after being off my feet the “lump” feeling is back down to a small area. The other foot is not affected the same but both feet do get very sore after standing for only a short period of time. My podiatrist has taken X-ray and MRI. She has determined no Neuroma or really any kind of typical foot injury or condition. No inflammation found on MRI. All bloodwork for autoimmune disorders have come back negative as well. The doctor did say I could get nerve testing although she does not believe it is neuropathy as I do not have any tingling or numbness, just an invisible lump! Needless to say after a year of walking on an invisible lump it’s quite frustrating. Anyone ever hear of anything like this? Every doctor I’ve talked to seems baffled and I’m not sure where to go from here.
     
  2. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Super Moderator

    Best guess, is plantar plate dysfunction or a plantar plate tear. The crunched up sock sensation is commonly described by those who have it.
     
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