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A few seconds and it's over. The sharp, shooting pain in your big toe symptoms explained. Then just in the past few days, the pain level got jacked up to about an 8 on a 1-10 scale where 10 is a severe charley horse leg cramp. Always the top of the left foot, why? Thankfully it got better, good luck. I feared an ingrown toenail. I have had this problem for years, starting in right foot and now in left. Doctor wanted me to do steroids but told me that it would bring immune system down so low that I could not be around anyone sick (Hello I work). It's a sudden sharp excruciating pain in the top of my left foot as described in other posts. Now it is more frequent, worse sitting or lying with my foot dangling. Hey, so i read about your pain and thought that it sounded so similar to mine that i had to share what i did to 'cure' it. I was wearing flip flops around house, and walking too far for my age maybe. The next day I had some episodes but not that sharp and long. It will go away but return at a later time. I do recognise the common descriptions of the horrible intermittent stabbing pain in the top of my right foot. My consult was with a Fellow at the clinic and she is referring me to the head orthopedist for further evaluation. What is it, I am 26 year old. I've suffered with foot pain for a few years but nothing like this. My brother has this pain too and says this is mid-foot gout. Each occurrence lasted no longer than 30 seconds. That's when I made the connection to tightness in the calf muscle. The pain came every few minutes with such intensity that at one point I screamed. I've also gotten that horrific pain while driving. Hello. Foot strength and mobility is a crucial yet often neglected component of a runner’s strength and recovery regimen. You have an unusually clear, informative and well-written website for laypersons. Today I was standing minding my own business in the kitchen when all of a sudden I felt like someone had dropped a hot poker right down the middle of my left foot. I used to ice my foot as it burned. I have had this pain for nearly 2 months and it just keeps getting worse and worse. When it strikes, it is so painful, I let out a scream. It would last about 30 second s to a minute. I am 37 years old I have this lightning stabbing pain that comes out of no where it could happen anytime of the day even when you are sleeping, I woke up at 2am this morning with a severe painful lightning stabbing pain that brought me down to my knees on top of my foot. I am not like the most of the others. The pain actually woke me up. MY LEFT FOOT AND BACK OF LEFT THIGH HAVE A DIFFERENT FEELING. I got a bit freaked out about that type of surgery but this is getting really bad! Had to stop things I enjoyed because of the pain. It happens when I am off my feet usually. I have had the same stabbing pain others have described in the top of both feet, in my instep. Has anyone been told that it could be RSD - Regional Sympathetic Dystrophy or CRPS - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome? I am 6'3" 240 lbs and the pain is so intense at times it will take me to my knees and bring tears to my eyes as fast as the pain comes it goes. my left shoe was laced too tight across the top. They always awaken me from sleep with the severe stabbing pain which nothing seems to help. It feels like I had dropped a can or something on the top of my foot and something is broken. Same left foot pain, near ankle,slightly outside. Massage doesn't always help. Just over three years ago (I was 49 at the time, about 165lbs, and in very good health), I began suffering from a stabbing pain in the center top of my right (and rarely my left) foot. Ironically, I switched from doing just basic crunches to the A40 because I heard crunches can cause neck and back injuries. I'm 19 male. This is the top of the foot pain relief home treatment guide! Tonight I switched to a pair of clogs that I often wear inside, but haven’t for a week or so, and immediately the pain took hold in a tendon that runs down the inside from the ankle/shin area of my foot and right along the top of the foot. I posted my comment onto this site last year after experiencing the worst imaginable pain on top of my left foot, which kept me awake for one entire night amd half the next night. A nerve entrapment is frequently caused by trauma, such as pressure created by swelling, 2  excess pressure from a tight shoe, or blunt trauma. I hope the guidelines above are helpful. I've actually been eating a lot less sugar lately, so I don't think that affected my feet. My wife who is very concerned for me suggested that I drink SCHWEPPES INDIAN TONIC. It just started again a week ago. Right foot only. A week ago I started having severe stabbing pain about 1 inch back from the pinki on my right foot. The pain comes and goes at really random times and there only has been one day where it happened almost every 30 minutes. After x-rays and pressing on my foot the doctor believes I have a neuroma. I started having stabbing pains intermittently on the top of both of my feet not at the same time but now it is mostly in my right foot. I'm 57yo male with hypertension. pain every few days , then multiple times tonight. It was always on top of right foot and now sometimes is just on the outside R. ankle bone. Sharp, stabbing, pain out of nowhere. The pain is so bad,so bad that I have to clutch on to something and try and breathe my way through it like childbirth. I'm not sure what is going on. I will say the stabbing pain when I bump my foot is still there. I've fractured my hip twice and know what bone pain feels like. it is so painful that the surrounding skin cannot even be touched without more pain. I have the exact symptoms you described in the dead center of my right foot. The pain, like you said, came in episodes. As this is not my "primary" line of expertise, I would like to know how many of you are right-handed, and if you have ever suffered from Gout ? This pain typically seems to occur just above the toes, usually between the third and fourth toe. Then over the day it travelled through to my foot and now I'm in the worst pain ever foot slightly swollen increasingly bad shooting pains mainly from joints or top of foot the pains are so bad pain killers arnt working I think chopping my own leg off wouldn't feel this bad :(((((. Apparently the naviculocuneiform joint is difficult to see on an xray. He prescribed me a medication which makes me high as a kite and does nothing for the pain so I stopped taking it. All this being said... tonight this horrific, intermittent, stabbing pain at the base of my toes in one foot is taking my breath away for several seconds every few minutes. Yesterday I again had the agonising pain in the top of my left foot. (NOT joint pain) when I am taking ibuprofen. Many thanks to Marc for his interest. Not a debilitating pain yet, but I find I start backing off activities to not again get to that point. I stopped sitting that way and it stopped. I suddenly started getting a severe pain in the top of my right foot. Maybe all this foot pain is from tiny foot bones weakening and pressing on a nerve ???? Laser therapy is not helping foot pain. Would love to hear what other's have found out about this. I was thinking about buying a numbing spray if one exists or try to shock it in extremely cold water . It re-appeared just on top of my toes on my right foot last night stabbing surface pain every 12 seconds or so (it varies). I just started with this pain yesterday, top of left foot just below big toes. I seem to have these problems. Anyone here having pain taken it I wondeer? I am taking 12.5mg hydrochlorothiazide. This intermittent pain continues and now shoots up the top of my foot, staying in line with the big toe. I cannot understand why the medical community does not know what this is?? It is oddly comforting to read how many of you are managing this same phenomenon. I am diabetic and it seems to come on after an episode of high blood sugar or some times after being sick from something I eat. The doctor said nothing seen on xrays other than a bone spur on bottom of my heel. I went for chiropractic treatment over a period of weeks and the pain went away by the second week. Sharp stabbing pain on top of left foot for a second or two every 10 to 30 seconds unrelenting. He pushed on a nerve in my knee and it hurt like hell....needless to say his conclusion is an inflamed nerve in my leg right behind my knee. On thinking back to what happened the day before the pain first started, I had been invited to a function and had stood around talking to people for 2 or 3 hours without sitting down. Aspercream does not work. Does anyone know if neuropathy is genetic? Hits me at night after work and is happening right now that I have my feet up. I’ve read a lot of these comments on the pain in your foot.I Have the same thing going on right now!! HAD SEVERE BACK PROBLEMS. I am worried that this is a symptom of a clot. I have the same stabbing pain dead center of my right foot. I too have pain on the top of my left foot! The pain emanating from the top of my left foot , very tender to the touch and seemed to have a type of swelling that was isolated to a patch that has formed a lump at the top most part of the foot. She did not have any answers, although she said I have "structural problems" with the bones in both feet, and she said I have a shortened achilles tendon. Never have had any problem with the left foot. He wanted me to Pain is more intense now and has moved up where I now feel it on top of the same foot but on top. I just get a random sharp localized pain in the top, almost center of my foot like it's being stabbed. The pain is sudden, sharp and stabbing and comes and goes in a matter of seconds, repeating for minutes or hours, while the pain of gout persists for days or weeks with remission in between attacks. I had to leave work today (I'm an RN who works in an Operating room). Like everyone else said it was sudden and out of this world pain. My GP prescribed Magnesium tablets and they seem to help a little bit with the restless legs but not with the stabbing pains on top of my foot. It is worse at night and keeps me awake. The past year or so I have been having random excruciating pain in my left foot. Has anyone taken anything like this? Another thing to just live with I guess. I recently suffered from the same intermittent stabbing pain in the top of my left foot. Only change in my life is started high blood pressure meds beginning of December (not quite 3 months ago). I have to believe it's nerve related. I will re-post here in a few days and let you know if this will continue to work or how long it gives me relief. Chemo induced neuropathy started during round 7 or 8 rounds of very poisonous chemotherapy in 2010. Felt like bones breaking. The pain would come at random times, sometimes in clusters. These lightning pains started in the middle of the night 3 weeks ago. The sensation would last anywhere from 2 to 20 seconds and only present once a day, lasting for a few days. Actually the pain is worse than childbirth. If anyone has experience with this treatment I would like to hear about it. Bone fracture Due To Stress: The fracture of bones in foot, fracture of tarsal and metatarsals at the top of foot can result in foot pain as well. For me its a trapped nerve somewhere in my foot and it can only be treated with stretching and exercising the muscles in my lower leg. I have had the same thing for a couple of years on and off now. The following website has some good info for treatment options: This sounds like a pretty good explanation of what I've experienced. I usually do my research on the Mayo clinic website. I have a recliner and I noticed the pain was triggered when my foot was hanging off the recliner in an extended position. My pain episodes come about once a month and last for about 30 mins to an hour with 5-10 stabs that last around 5 seconds each with varying time in between. I am 67, female and have small bones, have tried every conceivable remedy, cold pressure seems the best but comes back soon after lying down. In my case, it took perseverence on my part to find a doctor who could get a proper xray showing a problem in the joint. The pain was present the following night--for which I took a Vicadin she prescribed. It is in the instep and can happen at any time and is excruciating. My mom does have neuropathy so that scares me a bit. What on earth is causing this? WHEN THESE PAINFUL EPISODES HAPPEN I CAN FEEL BLOOD FLOW IN THESE AREAS. I couldn't sleep well because of this. So far I have been to a podiatrist, physical therapist, acupuncturist and chiropractor. I have had many injuries and have had cardiac bypass surgery in 2007, and a few other surgeries. This stopped the steak knife stabbing and severely lessened the duration. Are there any shoes that help with this issue? Am taking 1 capsule of Gabapentin 300 mg in the morning and 2 capsules in the evening. I usually end up taking a Panadeine tablet to allow me to sleep. Contact us today for more information about our foot pain treatment options or to schedule an initial appointment. What a relief to read the other comments! Me too. X ray, MRI and EMG normal. Finally I connected the pieces and realized this was brought on by a new exercise routine I started called the A40 for men 40 and over. I'M A SHORT OBESE FEMALE, DIABETIC, HYPERTENSIVE. I glad it does not happen often. started today. After two days I would say that I have noticed a huge improvement in the discomfort I have been experiencing. No one seems to understand so I'm glad I found you all! Tried elevating it, hanging it off the side of the bed, and every position I could think of without relief. The nerve cluster causing all the problems is...damaged. I have NEVER felt that intense pain ever in my life. Another pair of sandals (with thick rubber soles)that I had been wearing were hurting my feet and giving me leg cramps so I stopped wearing them...now this????? The pain will usually be localized along the top of the foot and the ankle and worsens after activity and while resting. Still healthy and on only one med, thyroid med. Thanks for a most interesting website, which has helped a lot. I did a lot of walking on crappy shoes over this past weekend and exercised yesterday for the first time in over a week. Now, I probably take too many and will get around to seeing a naturopath, that I trust a lot, for her advice. IT LIKE MOST EVERYONE ELSE SAYS, COMES AND GOES. I visited the Doc who said it was an infected insect bite. I am a 57 year old male these sharp pains in the top of my left foot started over 30 years ago I have gone as much as 5 years with no pain and then it strikes like lightening sharp pains that last 2 seconds to 2 minutes and from once a day to many times a day and this may go a few days to many weeks or months. This is one weird, but horrible, pain I’ve got. Reading these comments as I agonize through the shooting stabbing pain in the left foot. No one in this thread has described swelling, heat or arthritic pain in a particular joint or joints. I was always one who was embarrassed about having to wear a larger shoe than my friends so I would try and squeeze in a smaller size, had I known this would be the result when I was a teenager I would have worn the larger size,,,,another cause I read could be diabetes but most that have diabetes already know that,I wish there was a medication for this, on there bright side the stabbing pain only lasts for seconds and then its totally gone. After I had extensive chiropractic treatments with laser treatment on my spine the pain in foot went away. Experienced a sudden sharp pain in my left foot six times today. Like many others here, I also experienced the stabbing sensation in the top of my right foot for the first time this past February. I believe it is the Vit D deficiency which caused the pain in my case. The medication I took was Cipro and there are lawsuits concerning it and some other like drugs. Nothing I have found including heat, ice, diet or any medication or combination seems to help except standing and walking. I was sleeping and the sudden pain woke me up. Do we all drive manual cars or are we all left handed, there must be something which causes this problem specifically with the left foot! Have taken the med. Sometime that is the best remedy. I am 58 and have an auto-immune system disorder that is being treated with several drugs that have diminished the symptoms but are not under control yet. Well one Google of sharp stabbing pain in left foot led me straight here. USUALLY IT STARTS IN THE PINKIE TOE MOVES DOWN UNDER THE PINKIE TOE, GOES TO INSTEP,AND MOVES AROUND TO SIDE OF MY LEFT FOOT THE PAIN IN ONGOING ONLY LASTING SECONDS. Once I attempt to rest I get the stabbing and twisting pain between the 1st and 2nd metatarsal of left foot. I will post a follow-up. 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