Sports Medicine/multiple symptoms

Advertisement


Question
Hi, I'm going to say all my symptoms: clicking ankles, pain in feet (burning), tingly feet and leg (from confirmed - neuropathy) hyperactive reflexes, fatigue, a taste that something is in my mouth, metallic/ sour taste in mouth when i feel with finger. I am 17 year old female. No one has figured out my problem, i think it might be arthritis from the cartilage rubbing? All my mris and xrays normal. Only thing is that i have spinal stenosis. My fatigue has gotten wore  Also the pain in feet is constant and tingling from leg down about once a week or more. Do you think this is all connected? I can't find anything online except maybe multiple sclerosis.....Thanks. I appreciate your help, I would like some answers that make sense.

Answer
Hi Heather,  Sounds like a combination of confusing symptoms. Hopefully you are under medical supervision. I would expect podiatry with possible inclusion of custom orthotics would attack the clicking ankles, & foot pain. Flat or Pronated feet could contribute to foot pain, leg fatigue, possible neuropathy. Spinal stenosis could be related to the sciatica-like tingling & shooting leg symptoms & feet can contribute also.
Talk to your MD about possible tick borne Lyme disease relationship as this problem is much more widespread than previously thought & can include many of your mentioned symptoms including MS suspicions. Hope this helpful.. Good luck, Dr. Bob Weil

Sports Medicine

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Dr. Bob Weil

Expertise

Diagnosis & treatment & PREVENTION of foot & foot related lower extremity sports related problems. Indications & uses of prescription in shoe orthotics. Foot, ankle functional exercises for injury prevention & enhanced performance. Specific specialty in orthotic use in figure skating & hockey. Access to all topics re sports medicine at sportsdoctorradio.com- radio shows & articles re "the physical & mental challenges of the high performance youth athlete.

Experience


Publications
Podiatry Management Magazine, 9/10/10, "Hitting the Airwaves- this podiatrist uses his own radio show to promote Podiatry Podiatry Management Mag-6/-7/2010, "Figure Skating, Olympic Gold, & Podiatry Lower Extremity Review,7/2012, Pediatric Obesity weighs on Bones & Joints Numerous articles,"the sports doctor"- listed sportsdoctorradio.com- news articles 3 years of weekly radio shows, "the sports doctor", listed sportsdoctorradio.com-radio shows

Education/Credentials
BA degree science Univ. Louisville, Doctor Podiatric Medicine, Scholls College Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, Ill.

Past/Present Clients
Treated many athletes in all sports, tennis- John McEnroe, Tracy Austin, numerous members of 85 Super Bowl Bears Evan Lysacek, 2010 men's Olympic Gold Medal figure skating champion.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.