Has anyone had trouble with thier feet?

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Momikins
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   Posted 3/18/2008 9:52 PM (GMT -7)   
My feet always hurt.  Mostly the balls of my feet are so tender that it makes walking painful.  However, my toes also hurt.  It hurts to bend them or curl them under.  I know this sounds so strange, but I'm sure it must be a result of the Crohn's even though my GI said it wasn't.  I have recently bought two new pairs of shoes....and they are really good brands.  I wear Rebocks and New Balance and yet my feet are still sore....even in the morning when I wake up.  Yes, in the morning, they are not quite as sore as in the evening, but shouldn't one expect to at least start the day off with feet that are not sore.  Every night I vegetate in front of the T.V. with me feet up for several hours before going to be.  It is rare for me to run errands after work, so why do my feet still hurt in the morning.  I do have a job that requires me to be on my feet for a lot of the day, but it's not like I'm sixty-five either.  There's no reason why I shouldn't be able to at least have good feeling feet in the morning!!!!  Let me know if any of you have the same troubles.  Thanks:(

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   Posted 3/19/2008 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I have had problems with my feet too. To me it feels like I am walking on the bones of my feet and not the pads. I am still working with my Rheumatologist to see whats going on. And by the way when I get up in the morning mine hurt too. I do have osteoarthritis, but we are trying to figure out if there is something else going on with it.
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   Posted 3/19/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband complains of pain in the ball and in the heel of his foot!  He has not seen a rheumy yet, has an appt. April 15.
 
He starts remicade tomorrw, which his GI hopes will sort out all kinds of complications he is having!  His problem is not necessarily the "d", but lots of pain, fistula, fatigue, and now this weirdness in his foot...
 
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BitBit
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   Posted 3/19/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes. I have the same problem.  My toes fell swollen and have a burning sensation.  It starts in the morning and never really subsides.  Do you think it could be the meds?

zoeyridge
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   Posted 3/19/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   

I also have trouble with my feet, not the balls of my feet but my toes and ankles.  My toes cannot be bent or curled under and my ankle has a constant pinkish hue to it and horrible pain if I accidentally touch it/bonk it with my other foot (I'm incredibly clumsy).  Sneakers don't really provide any comfort either.  I also have pain in the morning that is equal to the pain at night.  You and I are on the same train of thought as I think morning should bring some relief after a night of rest.  After reading the responses to your post, I can't help but think this is related to Crohn's. 


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   Posted 3/19/2008 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like you really need to get yourself into a doctor that will evaluate this problem. A rheumatology consult is what I recommend.
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Momikins
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   Posted 3/19/2008 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks everyone for your comments.  Years ago before I was diagnosed with Crohn's my doctor told me that I had arthritis in my back.  It has also been about 6 years since my Osteopenia diagnosis and I stopped several years ago taking my calcium supplement and my Fosomax.  I find it interesting that there are others out there with Crohn's who have pain when they try to curl or bend their toes.  I am taking Pentasa.  Are any of you taking Pentasa?  That is the only Crohn's treatment aside from fish oil that I have tried.

nruth
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   Posted 3/19/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been having pain in my feet for the past several months. This is a new problem for me and after telling my doctor about it he suggested I rub them with Aspercreme. This helps somewhat, but the discomfort is always there. More of a burning sensation, as opposed to a sharp stabbing pain. I just figure it's yet another Crohn's related malady.

map lady
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   Posted 3/20/2008 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   

I had terrible pain in my feet, it was difficult to bend my foot at all or move my toes, like my foot had locked up.  Anything to touch it or walk on it hurt really bad.  It hurt that much for weeks.  My foot would always hurt no matter how much I did or didn't use it.  The only thing that marginally helped was to tie a heating pad to my foot and put it on the hottest setting, but as soon as I took the heating pad away it would hurt really badly again.

I remembered reading somewhere that vitamin D is important for your muscles.  I went and bought some vitamin D pills and made sure I took 800mg a day.  My feet felt a lot better after about 4-5 days, but it still got pretty sore from walking on it.  After 2 weeks my feet were completely better and it doesn't give me problems anymore.  Literally the only thing I did different was to take the 800mg of vitamin D each day.

Hope that helps you guys too :-)


Momikins
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   Posted 3/20/2008 9:41 PM (GMT -7)   

Wow, Map Lady!

Thanks for the input.  I'm suppose to be taking a calcium supplement anyway so I guess I'd better get on over to the store and buy one with a lot of Vitamin D in it.  I hope it works for me like it did for you.  Thanks a bunch!


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   Posted 3/20/2008 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
There's a condition called plantar fasciitis which is VERY common even in otherwise healthy people, and causes a lot of pain on the soles of the feet, especially in the mornings. It might be worth it to go see a podiatrist and perhaps get some orthotics for your shoes, which could essentially eliminate your pain!
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Razzle
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   Posted 3/21/2008 12:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Burning pain is a symptom of nerve pain. Nerve pain can be caused by Peripheral Neuropathy. Peripheral Neuropathy can be a side-effect of Flagyl, and also can be a symptom of B Vitamin deficiency (especially Vitamin B12). It would be a good idea to talk to your doctor about getting tested for B Vitamin deficiencies, and make sure if you are taking Flagyl that your doctor knows about the pain.

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Momikins
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   Posted 3/21/2008 10:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the heads up on the B vitamin deficiency.  My doctor keeps suspecting it, too and had tested me for it twice, but according to the test I'm fine.  I'm only taking Pentasa, Prilosec, and Fish Oil so far for my Crohn's so Flagl couldn't be the problem.  I really appreciate, however, having everyone's ideas to reflect on.  You guys are my only support group for this and I'm totally thankful for you.

Razzle
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   Posted 3/22/2008 2:37 AM (GMT -7)   
B12 levels may test in the normal range but you still may be deficient. Methylmalonic Acid and Homocysteine are two additional tests that should be run to determine effectiveness of B vitamins - if any one of B12, B6, or Folic Acid are low, then one or both of these tests may be abnormal despite normal B vitamin levels. Also, it never hurts to take a daily multi-vitamin - B vitamins are water-soluble and thus hard to overdose on when taken at RDA levels. And there isn't any known bad effect of taking very high doses of B12 frequently (other than possible insomnia).

Good luck,
-Razzle
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Momikins
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   Posted 3/22/2008 10:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Razzle for the input.  I'll check my test results to see if the doctor ran any of these tests.  I do have multi-vitamins, but I haven't been taking them.  I will try to remember to take one with my morning meds.  Thanks:)

Gabrielle
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   Posted 3/23/2008 4:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes, feet and fingers. Balls of feet and toes.

It's Crohn's arthritis called Enteropathic arthritis - it acts similar to rheumatoid arthritis but without the damage - it's bloody painful and some days I cant walk for a few hours. It's worse at night and first thing in the morning. It feels very tender, and as if it's swollen and burning but not (if you relate you know what I mean). At my worst all strength went from my hands, I couldn't use a petrol/gas bowser to fill my car or open a twist top on a drink bottle.

All my markers for Crohn's is negative - blood work is normal so my Crohn's is not active. This is confusing the specialists as the arthritis normally is active when the disease is.

I'm seeing a rheumatologist and have been put on methotrexate and taken off azathioprine (imuran).

Gabrielle
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