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Thank you for your question.
This was not caused by taking or not taking the medication. I would follow up with the MRI as directed to find out the cause. You may not need orthotic shoes, just ones that fit well. I would not immediately want special shoes until I found out what it is and what needs to be done about it.
what are the possible outcomes for this? If i got it from sitting to much, would excercise make it go away?
what causes this inflamation of the vein on the bottom of my foot? i do not wear uncomfortable shoes.
Veins are not located on the bottom of the foot. The plantar fascia, which is on the sole of the foot, is so thick that you cannot see anatomical structures below. On the back surface of your hand, you can see veins because the skin is thin.
So, to be honest, I am not sure why you have made several comments about a vein on the 'bottom' of your foot. You can see the veins in the ankles and on the top surface of the foot, but not on the bottom. Also, if it was an inflammation, your doctor would not have found it necessary to order an MRI.
But to answer your question in a more general sense, veins can get inflamed for a variety of reasons. Mechanical friction from clothing or an I.V. start can cause a phlebietis. A supericial clot can also cause an inflammation. Various forms of arthritis and vasculitis can all cause inflammation. If the vein is varicosed, it will be more prone to this and if you have poor circulation. So those are answers to general questions, but you do not have a vein on the bottom (sole) of your foot.
Hope this helps.
It is located an inch beneith the pinky toe, at the bottom of my foot there. Are veins located there that can be twisted, swollen inflamed and prevent me from walking on it?
Veins are not visible on the sole of the foot. As I said previously, something else must be there and since your doctor ordered an MRI, he or she must agree with that idea. I am going to opt out so another expert can take your question as I feel I have answered it completely and that you are already seeing a podiatrist who is working this up and will have an answer for you.
He has examined you, not me. What I am trying to tell you is that the sole of the foot is very thick and tough and in 99.99% of people, a vein would not be visible. There are veins everywhere in the body, but they are more visible, for instance on the hands. Since you keep saying it is on the bottom of your foot, I would call that the sole. If it is on the top or on the ankle, then that is different.
So, I cannot tell you that you have been misdiagnosed because I was not there when the doctor spoke and patients frequently mishear information. I believe he is doing the right thing by ordering an MRI and that you will have a diagnosis.
Hope all works out for you.
To answer your questions:
did you step on something (no, read from the beginning)
is it a "sliver" of glass, splinter? (no, read from the beginning)
did you bang/smash/injure the area some way. (no, read from the beginning)
Is it a palpable mass (i do not know what this means)
can you feel a lump? (yes)
like an abscess (i do not know what that is or feels like)
or a fluid filled thing. (i dont think there is fluid in it)
My foot doctor stated it was this swollen vein, i did not diagnose myself. I am just relaying information. Is it possible my doctor has misdiagnosed me?
To reanswer your questions:
did you bang/smash/injure the area some way. (no)
Is it a palpable mass (yes i feel it, i cannot walk on it is painful and i was instructed to be home off my feet for one week)
can you feel a lump? (yes)
my MRI came back with the following immpression:
1. no evidence of neoplasm on this study. Prominenet plantar veins noted, with callus and adventitial bursitis below third, fouth and fifth metatarsal heads.
2. Hallux valgus with moderate osteoarthritis hallux-sesamoid complex.
What does this mean?
so what has kept my foot in pain where i had to stay home for a week? And how do i prevent this from occuring in the future? does this occur from sitting to much? or crossing the legs?
i understand this is not a free site, i have used it in the past. however i am not satisfied with the way that the information has been provided. I am clearly being disregarded and belittled with the above attitude that the doctors have taken with me.