feet very sore - any ideas?

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KIKIDEE
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   Posted 12/17/2006 8:00 AM (GMT -7)   
HI folks, ive just become a member and im desperate for some advice plse..Ive never been diagnosed with diabetes but after explaining to a dear friend of mine about problems with my feet they said that i need to have my blood checked for diabetes..Last year i began taking daily walks which i had to give up due to very painful feet, the left foot is the worst!! I get very crampy toes, and it makes it unbearable for me to walk..I also get a funny sensation in my toes,its as if theres electrical currents going through them..Ive been to a podiatrist who gave me insoles which cost me £110 and to be honest they were useless!! Ive been to my own doctor about this problem and she has just referred me to a neurologist who im still waiting to see, no-one seems to know what is causing this, im only 42yrs old and i feel like a cripple at times as im unable to walk any distance without having to suffer these pains!! My feet are sore all the time with or without footwear on!!  Please some one advise me? thanx a million...Kikidee  xxx cool

LanieG
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   Posted 12/17/2006 8:33 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Kikidee, I'm not a doctor but I think it's a good idea to have blood tests to eliminate or pin point certain conditions, diabetes among them and to see the neurologist because of the sensation you have in the feet.  It might be a pinched nerve.  These kinds of things might even originate elsewhere, like in the back or hips. So, having those tests done and seeing the neurologist, as you plan, will set you on the right track.  Some people here in the States might also go to a chiropractor for those symptoms.

Lanie


KIKIDEE
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   Posted 12/17/2006 12:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Lanie, thanx very much for your advice, and i do have back pain also, at times my back would creak, etc.. and bending over etc is quite painful too, i just assumed that the sore back was to do with me getting older!! even though im only 42.lol!!  I might give the chiropractor a call in the morning, thanx again...Kikidee  xx :-)

LanieG
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   Posted 12/17/2006 5:25 PM (GMT -7)   

If you're not a diabetic, it's more likely that it's a nerve problem from the way you describe it.  By all means, though, seeing a neurologist would probably give you the answer.  I've never been to a chiropractor but some people have had lots of help from them, too.  Good luck.  No fun living with pain at anytime but more so during the holidays!

Lanie


Chutsman
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   Posted 12/19/2006 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Kikidee, how is your weight?



The short form for "you are" is "you're", NOT "your".


KIKIDEE
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   Posted 12/20/2006 12:23 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there, my weight is fine, i did lose a bit of weight last year but it was intentional, otherwise my weight is normal!!  I do have a craving for chocolate all the time and sweet stuff though and for the amount of sweet stuff i eat my weight would stay around about 10st, which is ok for my 5ft 4" frame. Diabetes does run in my family so just out of curiosity i got my brother to check my blood sugars yesterday evening and the reading was 6.8 which is ok..I also suffer from Bipolar disorder which ive had for a number of years now, my mediacation is keeping it at bay and i seem to be coping well with it too..Im just worried sick about my feet as no-one seems to know what is wrong with them, ive been up most of the night with them (again) as the pains and tingling in them was so painful!! I'd love to see the neurologist privately (my doctor has referred me and im on the waiting list through the NHS) but this could take up to 2yrs!! Can anyone tell me how i'd go about getting an appointment as i dont know how to go about it myself!!  I dont think i can suffer another 2yrs or more of these painful feet as my lifr is starting to become restricted in the things i can do!! Thanx for all your comments and replies, its very much appreciated... tongue


Chutsman
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   Posted 12/20/2006 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
In Canada that's always a problem - long waiting times.  You have to be practically at death's door to get immediate treatment.  Sorry I don't know the answer.  Hopefully someone who lives there can offer a suggestion.

The short form for "you are" is "you're", NOT "your".

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