I want my feet to stop hurting!!!

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Nanda
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   Posted 11/23/2008 4:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh I guess this really is just complaining but I just need to say it: I WANT MY FEET TO STOP HURTING!!!!
 
It is constant for me now: aside from the joint pain in my toes and the balls of my feet(I think that's the arthritis as it's worse in the morning and takes about an hour of moving to get some relief), I'm now experiencing a constant aching, vibrating pain on the bottom, tops and side of my feet(I guess that's fibromyalgia?). And it's all constant now, relative in degrees to how much but definitely to the point now that it's always on my mind. It's driving me crazy!! My hands have the same thing but not quite as bad. Anyway thanks for letting me vent!

Statgeek
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   Posted 11/23/2008 4:25 PM (GMT -6)   

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.

Sue


Luvzminis
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   Posted 11/23/2008 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   

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!


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   Posted 11/23/2008 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Another soothing form of relief is peppermint oil or lotion. It is so mentholated that it takes any burning away too. Feels really good. And as always, be good to your feet.

Luv and hugs, Karen
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Nanda
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   Posted 11/23/2008 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks to all of you lovely people for your replies! Sue that stretch is something akin to what my boyfriend does for me ( he presses them back and then I don't have all of the weight bearing on the balls of my feet!) and yes that does help somewhat. Those heated slippers sound fabulous! As far as high arches well mine are quite the opposite. I look like I have duck feet, they're so flat! And Karen, I think I'll try some of that peppermint lotion. Thanks!
Cynthia

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   Posted 11/23/2008 10:59 PM (GMT -6)   

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!

Hugs!!  Margie

 


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Luvzminis
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   Posted 11/24/2008 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   

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!


springfling
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   Posted 11/24/2008 6:34 AM (GMT -6)   

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!

Hugs!!  Margie


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Luvzminis
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   Posted 11/24/2008 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Margie!

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   Posted 11/24/2008 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Foot pain is also related to diabetes. When was your last blood sugar screen?
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leemadd
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   Posted 11/24/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
my feet hurt so bad especially first thing when i put them on floor getting out of bed It feels like I am walking on nails. I find that a good pair of sneakers the kind with the real thick soles help, I live in them. One thing that really helps is if I can get my hubby to massage them for me which he will rarely do, he can not stand feet thinks people should keep them covered at all times Even when we are on boat he has shoes on. I prefer to be bare foot , I have found that being bare footed actually makes my feet hurt more since this fibro guy came into play. I do rotate my ankles and do stretches for my feet it does help some. Good luck and home you find some relief for your feet.
LeeAnn

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   Posted 4/19/2013 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I have Fibro and Rheumatoid Arthritis and my doctor also diagnosed me with plantar fasciitis so you might look into that as well as it causes me a lot of daily foot pain. Also, BLUE STUFF really helps, its a cream that you can find at most drugstores, I also uses it on my shoulders, neck, back, and back of legs to help ease pain. It really works and I love it. I go into flares for days where it feels like I am walking on bone and my ancles feel almost locked and hurt to even the lightest of touch and it is hard to walk with or without shoes and I cannot get it to calm down. I am going to try those warm socks and see if that helps.
I hope this helps and you are not alone.
-Amber

cher517
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   Posted 4/19/2013 8:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I to have terrible feet pain,  Have tried 4 different kinds of meds and then some special cream they prescribed me to use 3-4 times a day.  Had test done to show that I do not have Neuropathy.  Now my PM is going to burn my nerve endings in my back to get rid of the pain.  Has anyone ever had this done if so what where your results.  Thanks for all the input.  Greatly appreciated

Myself 09
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   Posted 4/19/2013 8:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey new people!!

You may want to start a specific thread, as this is an old one, and some of our regs might not answer.

I have enteropathic arthritis on top of fibro. My feet and ankles are in terrible shape.

Good supportive shoes
Hot soaking water
rubbing them to get the joints loosened
On bad days, I often use aspercreme on them to help.
Fibromyalgia DX 2005. Ulcerative Colitis 2003, Crohn's 2013, enteropathic arthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis, 2013. History of Fibro--2 out of 3 siblings diagnosed.

There are three kinds of people in the world: ones who see the glass as half-full, ones who see the glass as half-empty, and others who see a big crack in the side which is leaking all over their %$#@# foot.

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   Posted 4/19/2013 11:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd be interested in knowing if those of you who have foot pain issues also have weight issues?

I've lost 25 lbs. in the last couple years and I know my feet hurt me less as time went on.
Fibromyalgia, CFS, MCS, scoleosis, herniated disks, spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, sjorgens, sleep apnea, asthma, allergies, headaches. On a regiment of different supplements including sleep supplements. I eat nutritiously and do not eat foods I'm sensitive to and ever since a back injury triggered my fibromyalgia, I have been doing prescribed stretches twice daily.

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   Posted 4/19/2013 5:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Can't blame everything on weight, especially if a person was same amount if overweight as I was/am and my first symptom was that it felt like I was walking on glass the first thing in the morning. My ankles often feel sprained....so that could be weight, but I doubt it, since my elbows also bother me often, and that is not a load bearing joint.
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I take a bunch of vitamins daily. Flexeril on an as needed basis.

amberbariaktari
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   Posted 4/19/2013 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I am only 102 pounds and 5ft 2 and 36 years old with Fibro and Rheumatoid Arthritis so weight isn't an issue for my feet and they feel like I am walking on bone and flare with locking ankles and its hard to walk with or without shoes in the house or out. I go from ok days and being able to shop a little and my feet hurt bad at the end or middle of shopping to really bad days where I flare for 4 or 5 days where I don't even want to get out of bed and walk on my feet to do anything, this is where they hurt to the touch, feel like severe pain, and my ankles hurt to the touch and seem stiffer almost locked and I try everything with barely any relief, then finally the flare calms back down I guess or I take enough rest, medications, my blue stuff cream and rubbing.

bwfm
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   Posted 4/19/2013 11:13 PM (GMT -6)   
You may want to check out plantar fasciitis, as said above, but also check out metatarsalgia. My cousin had to have surgery on her foot because of the severe pain of both plantar fasciitis and metatarsalgia. It runs in families, too. It has been 15 months since her surgery and she still can only work part time (she's a beautician) and has to sit down and put her feet up a lot during the day.
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