Having pain in foot while walking. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats
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HI Doc! whenever i put my feet on ground to walk, the feet pains.
what can be done?
May I know your age?
Since when are you having this symptom?
past couple of months
Can you confirm if this pain is present in both feets or only one foot?
both feet and usually when i get up taking rest.
Does the pain present throughout the feet or located only on the toes, ball of toe, heel?
throughout the feet but initially while making a move mainly on the heels.
Can you describe the pain - is it like a dull ache, burning sensation or like pins and needles?
May I know your current height and weight?
5'7" & 80kg
Are you on any regular medications?
no medical problems
Do you have any of the following symptoms - easy tiredness / weakness, increased thirst, increased urination?
May I know your gender?
Are you a vegetarian or non vegetarian?
Do you smoke?
Do you consume alcohol?
veg but sometimes take egg. Alcohol is negligible may once in six months
Thanks for providing answering my questions. Sorry they were many. Now let me brief you.
The pain that you describe can be due to
1. Neuropathic pain
2. Mechanical pain.
what is neuropathic and mechanical pain?
Mechanical pain is a pain caused by pressure on feet.
what corrective steps should be taken?
Our foot is designed in the form of arch. Due to constant wear and tear especially if one is over weight, the pressure on it can cause pain.
Neuropathic pain is secondary to neurological cause.
Since you describe the pain as pins and needles, neuropathic pain is most likely.
Since you are vegetarian, you are prone to vitamin b12 deficiency.
And diabetes considering your age and weight.
but sugar test is perfectly ok
I recommend you to test these two conditions along with tests for vitamin D; Thyroid function and calcium.
If any deficiency is found it needs to be corrected.
If your blood sugar is tested recently, you can skip the tests.
six months back
After giving blood samples for these test, you can start vitamin b12 supplements. You can try cobadex czs one tablet a day for 2 weeks.
You can review back with the reports.
ok, then me take the tests again.
I would suggest you to include blood sugar because your last test was six month back and because your symptoms are of 2 months duration.
In brief, you will further testing.
Treatment can be started as per the reports.
Do you have any other query?
Thanks for consulting me.
Bye for now.
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