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I am a fifty-three year old woman, who is suffering with constant

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I am a fifty-three year old woman, who is suffering with constant pain in my right middle foot toe and surrounding area, I have had steroid injections, which doesn't seem to help. I used to love walking, I can see me having to give this up, as the pain, which includes intense pins and needles, is getting worse. Before a walk I rub, Voltarol (Diclofenic creme), Take pain killers, and use a tens pen, to help with the pain. As the day goes on the pain gets more and more intense, I have well fitted shoes. I have been seeing a Mr. Mutimer, who has said, if I had surgery, I could possibly be in a worse situation, than I already am.
Could you possibly give me any advice, I am not overweight, and I don't smoke.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

Thanks for this excellent question

What do they guess is causing this?

I suspect a nerve entrapment
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 4 years ago.
My advice would be to strongly consider surgery

You may be worse off but clearly you have tried everything short of surgery.

As I see it that is your only option

I believe there is a good chance it will help

I hope this helps.

If you have more questions, just reply. :)