I am currently seeing my GP back and forth and I am seeing a neurologist soon - so I am hoping all this will get tidied up.
But, nobody can place a finger on what on earth is going on.
In brief, I have unilateral pain (left side)
I started having discomfort with my lower left back, in the hip/pelvis area 6 months ago. I saw a physio who couldnt quite figure it out.
Its come and gone over that time but it got better and didnt stop me from being active.
Then, September came around and I developed this awful pain in the ball of my foot, underneath the 4th toe.
Googling, you would think Morton Neuroma - long story short, its not.
Then, progressively my 5th toe has started to turn inwards, almost curling under the 4th toe.
The 4th is huge - very badly swollen. 3rd toe is now swollen too but not as tight as 4th toe.
The pain in my feet can be unbearable.
The pain shifts, sometimes its unbearable in my hips/lower back. Sometimes I can not physcially turn around in bed.
I have a significant loss of strength in my left leg. I struggle to bend my toes back or forward.
The left foot is a different colour to my right - slightly more red/dark
The left foot is warm
I can not lift the toes from the floor. The big toe just wiggles on its own.
Podiatrist thought it could be nerve damage in my lower back, pinching a nerve and causing all sorts of muscle dysfunction and swelling
I have had an MRI on my lumbar spine that came back completely normal - absolutely no issues
I also have an XRAY on the foot - absolutely normal.
I have had a full blood count, with tests for ESR,CRP inflammation markers and they all came back normal within range.
I am absolutely confused. Hopefully the neurologist will be able to shed some light. I am preparing myself for the worst. You google all these things and its the worst thing to do.
Can anyone suggest any reason for the swelling, the pain, the shifting in pain and how it can be unbearable on a night time?