Burning Soles

Summary of Chapter 12

If my feet hurt, I can’t think.– Abraham Lincoln

My Feet Are Killing Me by Celebrity Podiatrist, Dr. Suzanne Levine

Burning Soles

When Alexa, a 32-year-old party planner, came into my office, she immediately announced that her feet were on fire. Because she had an injury to her back, I wasn’t sure if the pain was a result of her sciatica or from her feet. She had been going for prolotherapy. Alexa had no relief to her burning soles. I had to differentiate between pain from the sciatic nerve and pain from her feet, so I sent her for a nerve conduction test. The results revealed that her foot pain was caused by a neuroma, which is a benign inflammation of a nerve in the ball of the foot or usually between two metatarsals. Alexa didn’t have just one neuroma; she had a double whammy of pain. I confirmed the neuromas with MRI scans.

In this chapter of My Feet Are Killing Me Dr. Levine walks you through the following:

  • What makes the bottoms of your feet feel like they are on fire?
  • What causes damaged nerves in your feet?
  • How can you stop the pain?
  • What is a neuroma?
  • Pillows For Your Feet®
  • Real Patient Recap: Dr. Levine extinguishes Alexa’s flaming feet.

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