It is rotated in two directions - the inside of the foot rotates upwards (therefore the outside rotates downwards), plus the whole thing is turned inwards in an equinovarus deformity (equinovarus is just a fancy name for club foot).
my big toe (which incidentally I cannot move due to nerve damage) is pulled upwards and tends to cross over my other toes. All my toes are clawed up, including my big toe. My other foot is affected in a similar way, but not so severely. My left side is always worse than my right.
Actually, it's not just my foot that is twisted, my leg is heading that way too - my knee cap is starting to turn inwards, and my leg seems to be following my foot. My hips are perfect, so the twisting is definitely not coming from there, just this other silly stuff.
My question: I have had lots of nerve conduction studies, emg's etc and none of them have been particularly painful. Oh those two points in the hand that they do last in the hand are a bit ouch, but nothing major.
This time, I had horrific pain in one area - the part that showed all the overactivity in my muscles. The neuro stuck a needle in about mid shin, and I got a horrific neuropathic type pain that went down to my big toe. That was when he said there was too much activity going on.
The pain really was extreme, it was like the mose severe neuropathic pain I have ever experienced. I know I have had the same thing done previously and it didn't hurt. Heck my legs are so numb that I don't even notice the little needle going in.
Any idea why it hurt like this ? I was busy asking other questions at the time, so although I told him it hurt like $#%#@$# I didn't ask what the heck made it hurt like that.