In April, I outlined my experience to that point, with my left foot. At that time, after several months of annoying and somewhat perplexing symptoms, I expected that by now, I’d have more of a solution – perhaps a surgery or something – to report. Sadly that’s not really the case. I can report some progress, though, small as it may be …
So that you don’t need to click the link above, should you be interested in such things, my situation thus far in a few simple bullet points:
- I began experiencing toe tingles and weird symptoms in the summer of 2011, which progressed to downright painful toe jolts.
- It took two attempts at a podiatrist to find one I could trust by early spring 2012.
- I was diagnosed with one neuroma between toes 3 and 4, with a slightly less clear problem between toe 1 and 2.
- I had begun sclerosing alcohol injections, in an attempt to decrease/kill the toe symptoms.
I guess you have to celebrate any successes you have with a situation like this, so I’m somewhat happy to report that the sclerosing injections were a minor success. Seven treatments were able to kill the intense jolting that was occurring while running and uncomfortable tingling that was occurring pretty much any time I stepped hard through the ball of my foot. This would include, but was not limited to, running, going up or down stairs and any kind of jumping and landing. So, as of the beginning of June, at least something had gone right.