Last night I woke up in the middle of the night to a decent amount of pain in my right foot. It really only hurts to move or stand on, but I'm the sort of person that likes to stand on it a lot. The problem seems to be in the major joint (my own jargon, but I'm talking about the one that is the ball of your foot) only. The other joint closer to the tip of my big toe feels fine. All of my other toes feel fine. I guess what really motivated me to even find this forum and post this, is not just that I want the pain to go away, but if anyone can explain how I injured myself in my sleep, I would appreciate it.
If any questions help I would be glad to answer them.
I suffered that twice. Same pain, same place, same unknown way....... Could have we been abducted???? je... let's call mulder and scully... seriously... not idea what could it be.
Alejandro from Buenos Aires
I also woke up yesterday with a significant amount of foot pain in my right foot. I cannot walk or stand on it. It hurts in the soft arch part right below the ball of the foot. There is a mild pain when I am not on it, but when I try to put weight on the foot or bend it backwards(in the motion of taking a step), a good amount of pain shoots through the foot. I am just getting over a head cold, but am otherwise healthy.
I just treated it with acupuncture, which usually does the trick every time, and it did not cure the problem. Anyone have any ideas?
Random Foot Pain in the middle of the night--no previous injury
Do you still have the foot pain? I woke up 2 months ago in severe (10 on a scale of 1-10) with pain in my right foot. There was no injury. It hurt to bring my toes up towards my shin and the heel down, and I couldn't stand on it. After about 3-4 weeks, I went to the acupuncturist, she stuck a needle into the side of my foot near my little toe--and it hurt for a few seconds and then the adjusted the needle and the pain was magically gone. However the problem has returned.
This type of foot problem occurs in the spine. It happens when a nerve gets pinched. The pain almost feels like your foot is broken. You can't walk on it & when you attempt to it's almost unbearable. What's happening is the muscle in your foot are locking up almost in a cramp like feeling. Don't wast co-pays going to the doctor, they will only send you to get an x-ray which wont tell you anything. The best cure is to take 3-4 ibuprofen, lay back & drop your foot up with a pillow. Also get a heating pad and place it on your upper spine, that is where the nerve is that is getting bothered. Sorry to say this is 24 hour thing. If you don't walk on it and keep heat on your back you should wake up the next morning able to walk but your foot will be sore as if you had a very bad cramp in it. Also drink plenty of water, it'll help the muscles calm down in your foot. Sorry to anyone who has suffered this injury, it's very painful! People who have had a back injury or has rods in their spine most commonly suffer with this injury, so this may be the reason you might be suffering as well..Hope this helps out!
You might have some circulation issue. I had the exact pain 6 months ago. In my case, warm bath seem to help temporarily. I also tried Doxyva-it helped my blood flow to that area-it is a device that it gives off a hot-spring type vapor to the skin. Well, it worked for me, it might help you too.