Since I was very young (as long as I can remember), mainly my feet and sometimes my hands would hurt. It feels like it's in the nerves, bones, or blood--nothing too physical. It's sometimes a blunt pain and sometimes extremely sharp, and usually goes away within several minutes. As I've been getting older, it's been getting more severe. I used to sometimes have to sit down after jumping on a trampoline for too long or running too much because of the pain, but now I can't run or jump more than a few steps/times without my feet starting to hurt almost instantaneously.
Then, I got dehydrated, and we found that when I get sick, especially dehydrated or feverish, my hands and feet start to hurt very much nonstop. Tylenol works, but not completely. Often it hurts a lot more if I lightly trace my finger on my feet when they're in one of their episodes. Now, if they are in shoes that are too tight, too cold, too hot, or in the slightest discomfort in any way, they start hurting. It's mainly in my toes and has almost never traveled to my heels. If my hands hurt, it is accompanying the foot pain and is on a more serious scale, and it's my fingers that hurt.
And, even when I'm perfectly comfortable, sometimes my feet start randomly hurting. I'll be sitting down, lying down, standing up, and all of a sudden it'll start, and I will immediately start to squirm. It stays on its own time, and I haven't found any way to reduce the pain or make it go away completely. Once it starts, however, there is no point in taking medicine as it just goes away in a minute or two. However, it basically rules my life. I have not run, jumped on a trampoline, or done any exercise in 3-4 years and I am tired of this limiting problem.
When my feet are not in these strange episodes, they are completely normal, besides for my heels pronating a lot and my feet are flat. I've gotten countless MRI's, blood tests, and foot-doctor visits, and no one has the slightest idea what it is. We haven't been able to rule anything out and we're not even sure what's causing it.
I've already visited an expert rheumatologist and an expert stomach doctor, neither of which found a single thing abnormal--so I don't have hypermobility syndrome, I guess. We have no idea what this is.
Here are my medical problems, so maybe this foot & hand pain is connected to one of them:
- I have oral allergy syndrome.
- My feet are flat.
- My heels pronate.
- I have a stomach problem that I suspect is IBS but we are not positive