Anyone have Restless Leg or pain in the ball of your foot?

Do you also have a buzzing or vibrating of sorts in that leg and/or foot?
I don't have RLS, but have had pain in one foot for some time. I think it's leaning more toward plantar fasciitis because it seems to be the arch, but the pain is mostly in front of my heel and sometime on the ball of my foot.

The other symptom is a tingling/buzzing feeling and a sense of swelling, though it doesn't look swollen- it just feels puffy if that makes sense.
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I've been having pain in the ball of my right foot. It doesn't bother me in flats, but it's quite painful if I wear heels. I kind of suspect a Morton's neuroma. Have to ask my doctor next time I see her.
Ugh. I hate having to go to the doc. It's so hard to get an appointment & the last time I saw him for this, he basically just shrugged, didn't know what it was or didn't care to look into it further. SIGH

I used to have plantar fascitis, but was able to get rid of it on my own with shoe inserts & stretching exercises.

And the 'buzzing', or vibrating, pulses. It's there for a few seconds, then it's gone for almost twice that, then it's back... And it's an all day affair, not just in the evening when my legs would/should be tired, like normal for RLS.

I have fluid retention problems, bad, in my lower legs, so yeah, I know what the 'puffy' (tight) feeling is. Sometimes I get itching & stinging with that.
I've been having pain in the ball of my right foot. It doesn't bother me in flats, but it's quite painful if I wear heels. I kind of suspect a Morton's neuroma. Have to ask my doctor next time I see her.
Originally Posted by SuZenGuide
Let me know what you find out. Think I have one too. Was wondering if there was anything that could be done.


I have RLS; have had it all my adult life. Can only sleep with a nighttime PM and 2 Tylenol. On top of that they recommend you take your cholesterol medicine at night. Well, that gave me terrible leg cramps. I had read this before, but someone told me to put a bar of Ivory soap in my bed by my legs and I wouldn't get leg cramps. OK, now I don't know if it really works or if it is all psychological, but I put a bar of Ivory soap under my fitted sheet about two weeks ago, take my cholesterol medicine before I go to bed, and have not had one leg cramp since. Hey, I don't know why it is working but I'm not about to stop a good thing!
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I get restless legs too, but have never had the buzzing/vibrating thing happening. Think it would drive me insane, the restless legs is bad enough.
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I'm pretty sure the only thing to do for Morton's neuroma (other than flat heels and painkillers) is surgery. I'm not that desperate -- yet.
I'm pretty sure the only thing to do for Morton's neuroma (other than flat heels and painkillers) is surgery. I'm not that desperate -- yet.
Originally Posted by SuZenGuide
Me either. I was just curious if cortisone shots or something would help.
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I'm pretty sure the only thing to do for Morton's neuroma (other than flat heels and painkillers) is surgery. I'm not that desperate -- yet.
Originally Posted by SuZenGuide
Me either. I was just curious if cortisone shots or something would help.
Originally Posted by munchkin
Yes, I think cortisone shots are one treatment. I guess they sometimes don't help -- but I will certainly try them before having surgery.
I looked up Morton's Neuroma at a couple different places, but don't see where it applies to my foot problem. I don't have tingling or numb toes. And it's like there's a knot around where the pain is, which I can't find any reference to.

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