Nanda, my doc gave me a stretch that should help the feet. It is the one where you stand on a step and let your heels hang off the step. It stretches your calf muscles and in turn is supposed to help your feet. Since I have been doing it, my feet are more flexible and I think that is helping.
I can relate! Heat helps the most--those heated 'slippers' are great, as is soaking in warm water, they gently massaging. I often wear 2 layers of socks or wool socks.
Do you get adequate calcium and potassium? Drink enough water?
Could it be a high arch problem? I have very high arches and the velcro supports (Arch Ease) help with that some, as do arch supports worn in the shoes. Also have custom orthotics and they help, but not while in pain! I have a hard time walking much in stores, etc. so just do what I can when I can.
Good luck and God bless!
I have the same problem! My feet & ankles hurt all the time. Some days worse than others. Mine is also worse in the mornings & it takes awhile for my meds to kick in before I can even walk right on them & even then I limp/walk funny. When they are not too sore, having my hubby massage lotion into them really helps.
Sometimes they get so bad that I can't even touch the back of my heels. At these times I soak my feet and rub Lavendar Chamoile lotion in & put on some warm socks. When my feet get like this I cannot wear any shoes with backs, I usually wear slippers.
When I am at work I sit at my desk and do some mild stretches with my feet. It seems to help when I get up because usually my feet are so stiff and sore that I have to stand in one place for a bit before I start walking.
I have even wrapped a heating pad around one foot at a time. (hold it in place with a large safety pin through the cloth part & wrap in a large towel) It seems silly, but it works!
Good luck with your pain! Hope you're feeling better soon!
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Those lotions that were mentioned sound heavenly! Do you find these in local stores such as drugstores, WalMart, etc. or do they have to be specially ordered somewhere?
Thanks for any info!
I buy most of mine from Avon. I have found a few I like at Walmart also. If you don't know an Avon Rep. you can find new Avon products online or on eBay. They are called Foot Works lotions. Good luck in finding one you like & hope they help!