I'm awaiting my first appointment with a Rheumatologist, as my GP suspects I may be in the early stages of RA or something similar.
This morning, I was fine until I left the house to walk my dog and developed a pain in my left foot which made it really painful to walk, especially up hill or down hill. Since struggling back home I have pinned the source of the pain down to the ball of my foot, under the big toe, which is very painful to touch even lightly. The pain seems to start here, and is worse if I put any pressure on the ball of my foot or try and put my big toe to the ground. The pain is also up the inside of my foot and across the front of my ankle.
Could this be another RA symptom, or have I just sprained my foot without realising it??
Any advice would be greatly received. It is so easy at the moment to attribute every little ache and twinge to RA so I am desperately trying to keep a level head here.........although inside I am panicking that this is a sign of things to come!