Name :  Justin G.  

Adult:   37 years old  

Location:  Jackson, MS

Area(s) affected:  Left foot

Personal History: 

I started feeling pain in my left foot under the ankle bone. The pain started the middle of 2005.  The first time I saw a doctor for my foot, he told me to do physical therapy and take Motrin for the swelling and pain. I  didn't like that answer so I went to another doctor for a second opinion. That doctor had me take several  x-rays and found that there was definitely something weird.  I was referred to an Orthopedic Surgeon. I was then told it was a bone lesion and a torn perennial tendon.  I had surgery in Dec., 2005 to remove it and repair the tendon.  It did relieve the pain for about 2 1/2 years. The bone eventually grew back but this time even bigger and caused even more discomfort. I was then referred to a podiatrist. After many x-rays, MRI, bone scans, and CT scans, I was then diagnosed with Melorheostosis and a torn tendon and arthritis in the middle joints of my foot. I was told I can have surgery again but it might not alleviate the pain and it might grow back and be even more painful.

I'm unable to stand for long periods of time without feeling a lot of pressure on the front of my foot and if I step wrong I get shooting pain. The doctors basically tell me that there is nothing they can do. 

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