This is exactly like what I have experienced ... my has been the arch of the foot (several times), elbow, and now just below the shoulders on the outside of the arm. Unfortunately, I too have been unable to get a diagnois of any kind. Doctors seem to think it is somehow in my head but I too am concerned that I could be doing some kind of real damage. I have read other postings on running sites that indicate the same symptoms and everyone points to PF but that is not what this is. I hope that someone will respond with some answers but in the meantime it is good to know that someone else is experiencing the same things.
I too have experienced the same pailful tearing feeling on the side of my left knee. I have not an injury to my knee since I was 13 which I am not 36. I am very active and have been regularly working out using the Eliptical, Treadmill and the Arc Trainer plus doing the weight machines and lunges and squats and have never had a problem now all of a sudden I cannot fully bend my knee or it feels like it is burning and tearing.
I too have been experiencing this but after a few months decided to see a neurologist thinking I injured a nerve. I have within 3 weeks had a MRI of the brain to rule out MS. I will be seeing my doctor sometime this week to check for results. Will keep you all updated
I too have had some similar symptoms. I am male 37. Some time last year I noticed a tearing feeling on the outside of my foot. I now have been feeling a similar tearing feeling on the top of my hand coming down from between my index and middle finger and then it goes numb for a period. What gender are the rest of you? Some things like MS tend to be more common in one sex vs another.
Exactly the same symptoms here - I have Diabetes so the first thought was that my blood sugar was out of control so that I might be getting what is known as Diabetic Neuropathy, but after testing my A1c (glucose counts) it was found that was not the case.
Since then, every time I mention it to my doctor I get the same response, take some Motrin, it will go away, etc. But now I am dealing with four different spots on my body at the same time, and none of them are losing the numbness or super-sensitivity to touch. One on my right hand between my pinkie and ring finger, one on my left thumb at the joint, one on the outside of my right knee (same issue with bending, but nothing else), and one on my right foor inside on the big toe.
Of course if I don't move just right everything is fine, but when I do something that is just right it feels like something has ripped through my skin, muscles, bone, etc. It really is painful sometimes.
I was searching in the hopes that someone else not only had the same issues, but had a diagnosis as I am getting tired of spending $20 for my doctor to say take some motrin.
Same Same. Only in my feet, Down the top of my big toe and my heel. It started 4 years ago down the side of my left foot to my little toe. Huge burning /tearing sensation when I extended my foot out. AS in to kick a ball or to kneel on the floor. This came and went for a while but slowly got worse...moved feet and now it is a constant numbness in my right foot to my big toe and heel - which pulls on the tendon when I extend my foot upwards - opposite to the toe pain. The constant numbness is annoying. I'm a 36 Y/O Male Fit Fat person who enjoys a tipple. I've been tested for gout...negative, and research on gout doesn't match my symptoms. I had accupuncture which seemed to work the first time, as pain went away for 6 days, so I had it again. It didn't work as well the second time. Maybe I'll try a third. I don't really know what to do next. I'll keep in touch.
I'm a 51yr old female, who has been suffering for well over a year now, with tearing burning pain on the top of my right foot. Research tells me I'm probably suffering from, Extensor Tendinitis- inflammation & pain on the top of one's foot. Yet, I've not found an explanation for all of my pain. Working on my feet in retail, the pain began shooting up into my calf, then up in the muscles surrounding my knee, and now moving up into the inside of my thigh. When the pain is at its worse, it generates from top of my foot all the way up into my thigh. It swells on a daily basis and feels as though there is a 20lb weight wrapped around my leg. At night it is very difficult to fall asleep because the pain is more pronounced trying to relax. My doctor has yet to come up with a cause/treatment. Now, I'm experiencing this same burning & tearing in the outside of my left foot, real close to the ankle bone. This is always in pain since I bend my foot to move and walk. The pain has begun moving into my calf. I found this forum quite by chance. I'll keep my fingers crossed that somebody will be properly diagnosed and will post their prognosis.
I have had the same problems. First time I noticed it was when I knelt down on carpet to fix something. As soon as I was fully on my knees, I immediately felt that burning/tearing sensation that would not go away until I straightened out the knee and relieved the pressure on it. It seemed as though there were a nerve that was being pinched every time I knelt down. Soon the right side of my calf started to go slightly numb and now it is constant. The newest development has been this burning pain along the top of my right toe. It only lasts a few seconds, but it has been happening on a daily basis for the last few months. I have seen my doctor, and he suggested that it might be a problem with one of my nerves being pinched in my lower back. I have had back problems for a few year now, and it may be that there is a pinched nerve causing the problem. I had a MRI two days ago, and I will get the results in the next 10 days. I'll post the findings so maybe this will help someone else.
I too have burning, pulling, tearing sensation followed by numbness, and it appears to be spreading. Starting in my right foot, recently moving to my left foot, and now my thumbs and area on top of hand between 4th & 5th finger. I have a clear nodule on the thumb and notice a reduction of muscle tone, despite active hands. My doctor doesn't seem to hear me and suggested a shot of cortizone into one foot. I see something more systemic progressing and am not quite sure what to do. Both feet are getting large numb spots now on the bottom. It's rather confounding.
I too have burning, pulling, tearing sensation followed by numbness. Mine is on the outside of my left leg just below the knee. As far as I can tell, my patellar tendon. The only time it bothers me is when I press against it as when I crawl onto the bed on my knees then roll to that side of my knee. No pain at all until that area is pressed against the bed. Then a painful ripping or tearing pain just as all describe. When I run, no problem, nor any other time. What is diturbing to me is that this problem might spread! I'm thinking that I just pulled something, but it is too similar to what you all have.
I am curious about something here: do any of you have plantars row or plantar facitas, which in my case started with nodules along the tendon going from the big toe along the arch and continuing (?) as achilles heel. Originally about 10 years ago I had a doc look at it and he said it was common. So I stopped worrying about it, but as the years passed, i noticed that the roundish nodule became 2 then 3 and they sort of flatened. I am not sure but i think this has spread to my achiles. It seems that as long as i keep exercising, the morning stifness in the heel does not happen. My point is maybe ther is a connection to the 2 problems?
I'm a 42 y.o. female who was diagnosed with plantar fascitis a few months ago. I get a stabbing pain in the bottom of my right heel that radiates to my big toe. After some time, I developed a burning pain in my left Achilles Tendon and a numbness, tingling, and stiffness (both on the left foot). I mentioned this to my podiatrist and he says that we'll have to "look at other things". I know that these symptoms relate to diabetes, but a recent blood test shows no signs of it. I was also told that these symptoms occur in someone who's had diabetes for years.
I don't have nodules in my feet, but I have experienced many blocked glands/ducts in my life. I don't know if there's a correlation to this either. I've had mastitis, cholesystitis, blepharitis (blocked tear duct), and a Bartholin cyst. Also, I've never been able to sweat easily when working out. I always got very hot and red in the face without any real perspiration. So, I don't know if this is somehow related to my feet pain. If there's anyone who's had alot of blocked ducts, I'd like to hear from you.
Anyway, I wish Magnator and everyone else in this forum the best of luck in getting some answers to these troublesome pains.
I can't beleive that not one of you have mentioned hyper mobility syndrome!
I have hypermobile joints, they move further beyind their range than they should. Also in my hands and feet I have movement in 'joints' that should be fixed.
I experience pain in my joints and often damage ligaments.
Because I experience pain with my hypermobility it is called hypermobile syndrome.
Everyone is different but I have joint pain in my hands, fingers, feet, knees, elbows, shoulders, hips and neck.
I get ligament problems in my feet, achillies and knees and I thihnk sometimes my hip pain is more tendon that joint pain.
I had physio thereapy to teach me how to walk in a way that did not make certain joints worse and to strengthen some muscles to reduce the strain.
I had inserts made for my shoes which where great although I didn't continue my prescription for them as I also have ADHD and I'm rubbish at doing important things like that.
The therapy helped a lot but I still have pain.
The tendon that runs from my heel to my foot just 'went' yesterday and I didn't even do anything to it!
It will take weeks maybe months to heal now.
I hope that info my be of use to someone