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I have psoriatic arthritis and my feet have been so painful that I finally went to a new foot doctor yesterday. I also have bunions on both feet and psoriasis under my toenails. For the last several months I've been getting these horrible hard callouses on the bottoms of both feet. The doctor said the arthritis is so bad in my feet that instead of walking on padding, I'm walking on bone. He said there really isn't anything that he can do other than shave down the callouses and cut my nails every few months. Surgery is optional but he said he would not recommend it. He did give me a card and told me to go to a shoe store in Town that sells new balance shoes. He wrote on the card what shoes I should get and a special innsersole that will cushion the foot. He said that should make walking a lot less painful. We'll see.
I have been on Humira for almost a year and it has helped quite a bit, however, I find that I'm not making the two weeks till the next shot before the pain and swelling returns so am going to check with my rheumy to see if i can take the shots every week.
Anyway - maybe a good foot doctor could at least help you find a shoe that will ease some of the pain.
Hi everyone, new to your chat.
I must say it's quite nice to hear that I'm not the only one with a painful foot or should I say heel, ankle etc. I've not worn enclosed shoes for over 15 months now as it's just too painful. I've had the scans and they show that the bones of my foot, ankle have started to crumble due to the AS I have. It's not very common to get it in the feet they say. I've been in pain 24/7 for all this time and on Humira, Methotrexate for my AS but it's not proven to help the foot matter, having said that the pains in my lower back are much improved. I'm starting Remicade in September and I hear this may be the answer. An operation is out of the question as it would be so big. They have to remove the muscle, tendons etc from my leg and foot, remove the odd bits of bone and re=attach. This would mean 3 months off my feet, 3 months to walk again and they cant tell me if it would be successful!! So no way am I having that, I also don't heal well and with all my other medical problems and drugs I wont take the risk.
I've learnt to walk like an old lady and had two falls already resulting in trips to the hospital. Having said that life's good and you just have to keep smiling...
Post Edited (msOuchie) : 3/28/2012 10:58:38 AM (GMT-6)