Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Nancy2189, Jul 8, 2005.

  1. Nancy2189

    Nancy2189 New Member

    After taking the Voltaren for about 3 weeks, the inflammation of the Morton's Neuroma has disappeared and also the swelling of my feet. However, now I am able to feel the Fibromylagia symptoms more; the pain in my toes and bottoms of my feet, burning in my toes and the nerves jump and pull my toes. The skin feels like it is being stretched and that is the most uncomfortable feeling. I continue to take the Neurontin; without it I wouldn't be able to stand this "stretching" feeling in my feet. Will be seeing my nerve specialist at the end of the month. The podiatrist has done all she can for the Mortons Neuroma unless I want to have surgery - NOPE!
  2. feelingold

    feelingold New Member

    Hi Nancy2189,

    I've had the surgery (twice) for Morton's neuroma. I developed two neuromas, one in the second, and one in the third web space of my right foot. I tried everything, from orthotics to cortisone and alcohol injections with no success. The first surgery on the second web space helped some, but I developed a stump neuroma. My second surgery was about a year and half ago. The second web space was operated on from the bottom of my foot, and the third web space was operated on from the top. I was on crutches for about four weeks, but I have to say my symptoms are greatly decreased. The second web space doesn't hurt at all. The third is still tender. If it gets worse, I'd consider having it done again. I guess what I'm getting at is that if your foot is in constant pain, surgery isn't such a bad option. I am able to wear "normal" shoes and heels for short periods of time.

    Good luck!
  3. Nancy2189

    Nancy2189 New Member

    Yes, the podiatrist put a cheaper type orthotics in my shoes and I have to wear them all the time. But this stretching feeling makes me feel sick. If I close my eyes, it feels like my toes shrink and shrink till they are no longer there, but of course, they are. Thanks for any input anyone has about Morton's Neuroma. Nancy
  4. Nancy2189

    Nancy2189 New Member

    Wow, I don't know if I want to chance the surgery but I guess if it gets bad enough, I'd better do it. I guess I'll make a decision after seeing the nerve specialist. Thanks for your comments. Nancy
  5. Nancy2189

    Nancy2189 New Member

    No, I haven't had any PT, does the massage and stuff help? This has my interest up. I would like to know more. thanks, Nancy
  6. Nancy2189

    Nancy2189 New Member

  7. Jeanne-in-Canada

    Jeanne-in-Canada New Member

    I used to get toe pain and burning soles and I rarely get since supping, 1000-1500 mg/day. Others have reported similar results.

    The short answer is it is one of the symtoms of deficiency.

  8. Rosiebud

    Rosiebud New Member

    I have terrible burning, painful feet too but my doc couldnt find anything wrong (UK.

    I think I would be hesitant to have surgery too, it's a scary prospect.

    Jeanne's suggestion on B5 sounds good, I'm going to give that a try and talk to my doc about Morton's Neuroma.

    Thanks again and hope pain improves soon.
  9. Nancy2189

    Nancy2189 New Member

    No, I haven't tried that. I'm taking Gabitril to see how that does. I'm only on 4mg a day but I know I need more than 1 tablet a day. Mostly my problem now is just this annoying, stretching of the skin feeling. Its wierd!
    Thanks for writing. Nancy
  10. Kourysgranny

    Kourysgranny New Member

    in BOTH feet. It's so bad sometimes that I can't walk. I've had several rounds of cortisone shots over the past 8 months but they won't do anymore. Next, podiatrist wants to "deaden" the nerves with alcohol shots. This didn't work for someone?? Does the surgery cause you to lose feeling in the whole foot?? Mine have been tolerable until today when I had to drive a straight-drive to the hospital with my in-laws. I can't walk tonight, not to mention what the changing of gears did to my right shoulder and back!! I appreciate any input you guys have!

  11. Jeanne-in-Canada

    Jeanne-in-Canada New Member

    I saw a pain specialist too that specialized in muscoskeletal system similar to rheumy (but much more knowledgable) and also sympathetic about env. diseases. All she told me is I needed arch support, the rest said nothing was structurally wrong and my feet were in great shape.

    I used to get such pain, it kept me awake, I couldn't stand socks or weight of even a sheet. Couldn't find any way to rest my feet becasue even the sides couldn't take any pressure when I tried to rest them. I'd dangle them off the bed or couch, but after awhile my ankles got sore, it was frigggin impossible. I sometimes crawled around because I couldn't take my weight.

    It's not the start all and end all for everyone's problems, but it turned out to mostly be p.a. (B5) deficiency for me and many. Petrochemicals could also set it off, like getting stuck in heavy traffic.

  12. Jeanne-in-Canada

    Jeanne-in-Canada New Member

    This is part of a great article about the many healing properties of lemons (froma thread Tansy? started on lemons), there are several about feet and rheumatism:

    Burning Soles and Heels
    Sliced lemon should be rubbed over the intire burning soles and heals of feet. A great deal of toxin elimination takes place through the pores of the feet. Lemon application promotes such elimination and keep the feet free from pain and distress.

    Digestive Problems
    A ripe lemon is a good appetiser. The lemon juice stimulates the flow of saliva and gastric juice and is regarded as an excellent digestive agent. It destroys intestinal worms and eliminates the treatment of several digestive problems like dyspepsia, constipation and biliousness. Heartburn is easily relieved by taking the juice of half a lemon in a little water.

    Lemon juice makes an effective thirst-quenching drink in pox, measles, scarlet and other fevers which are attendent with extreme thirst and a very hot and dry skin.

    Lemon is effective in the haemorrhage or bleeding of lungs, stomach, intestines, uterus, kidneys and other internal organs. In these cases, lemon juice should be taken with water several times a day.

    Enlargement of Spleen
    Lemons are valuable in the case of enlargement of spleen. Two lemons, cut up into halves and slightly heated after adding a little salt, have proved beneficial in this condition.

    Rheumatic Affections
    Though the lemon juice is sour in taste, its reaction in the body is alkaline and as such it is valuable in the treatment of rheumatic affections such as gout, rheumatism, sciatica, lumbago, pain in hip joints which result from too much acid in the body. A sufficient intake of lemon juice prevents the deposit of uric acid in the tissues and thus reduces the possibility of an attack of gout.

    An exclusive lemon juice is an effective remedy for obesity. On the first day the patient should be given nothing but plenty of water. On the second day juice of three lemons mixed with equal amount of water should be given. One lemon should be subsequently increased each day until the juice of 12 lemons is consumed per day. Then the number of lemons should be decreased in the same order until three lemons are taken in a day. The patient may feel weak and hungry on first two days, but afterwards the condition will stabilise by itself.

    For a bad cold, the juice of two lemons in half-a-litre of boiling water, sweetened with honey, taken at bed time, is a very effective remedy.

    Circulatory Disorders
    The lemon is a rich source of vitamin P and it contains 1.75 mg. of this vitamin per 100 gm. It is found both in the juice and peel of the fruit. This vitamin is essential for controlling haemorrhage in a variety of conditions and for preventing capillary fragility. It is, therefore, regarded as a valuable food medicine in high blood pressure and arterio-sclerosis. It strengthens the entire arterial system and consequently, is of value in many circulatory disorders and heart weakness.

    Lemon peel is equally effective in these disorders. Shredded lemon peel may be added to soups and stews, or sprinkled over salad. To make a medicine, the peel of one or two lemons may be cut finely and keep in warm water for about 12 hours. A teaspoonful may be taken every three hours, or immediately before or after a meal.

    Lemon has been proved by nature with wonderful anticholera properties. Lemon juice can kill cholera bacilli within a very short time. It is also a very effective and reliable preventive food item against cholera during the epidemic. For this purpose, it can be taken in the form of sweetened or salted beverages. Taking of lemon with food as a daily routine also saves from cholera.

    Foot Relaxation
    Those who have to walk long distances will derive comfort by often soaking their feet in hot water and then a thorough rubbing of the feet with lemon juice. The benefit here is in the contrasting actions of the hot water which opens the pores and the lemon juice which presents a cooling, astringent action. This treatment is also said to promote healthy sleep, owing to its relaxing action on the foot nerves.

    Lemon is valuable in corns. A fresh slice of lemon should be tied over the painful area at night and it should be allowed to remain there whole night.

    Beauty Aid
    Lemon is regarded as a youth restorative. It helps create youthful health. To help cleanse blemished skin, the area should be rubbed with a fresh piece of lemon. The juice should be soaked into the skin, allowing it to remain overnight. Strained fresh lemon juice mixed with cool water should be used to wash the hair to add to their brightness. Dry or scaly skin should be rubbed with the peel of a lemon. It will restore the skin to softness. rough elbows can be soften by rubbing the area with the cut side of a lemon.