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Rascaliggy
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   Posted 2/5/2010 11:31 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
For the past week I have had the aching pain of fibro in my feet. This is a first for me. I have had fibro for 4 years. Has anyone else has this? Any ideas for how I can help the pain. I already have a cane to walk with but this is even to sore to walk at allshakehead
 
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Lorraine  
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Lorraine


MsBunky
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   Posted 2/6/2010 12:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lorraine,

Is there any chance that the pain you're feeling is plantar fasciitis and not Fibro? Perhaps stretching exercises and/or orthotics might help. I would certainly ask your doctor about any "new" pain, but in the meantime, try rest, ice and elevation and perhaps some ibuprofen.

Good luck...it's awful when a new pain shows up in an already achy body.

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Rascaliggy
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   Posted 2/6/2010 1:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Pam,
 
Thanks for all of the information. I will be sure to give them all a try. It seems so easy to blame everything on fibro when it very well might not be.
 
Lorraine
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Sherrine
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   Posted 2/6/2010 11:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Lorraine, I had plantar faciitis and it was horrible.  It felt like someone was driving a stake through the bottom of my heels.  I started wearing Birkenstock shoes and the plantar faciitis left after several months.  I told a friend about this and she bought some Birkenstocks and they helped her, too.  The shoes have a heel cup so your heel is a little lower and that keeps those tendons stretched.  They designed the insole to be like the impression our feet make in sand.  I think they are about the ugliest shoes on the face of the planet but I now own 22 pair!  Hey, they may be ugly but I now can walk!
 
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Rascaliggy
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   Posted 2/11/2010 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Sherrine,
 
I actually like them but being in Canada I can only wear from May till September then it is a wee bit too cold. I have seen some folks wear them with socks but that look is not for me.  In the house I NEVER wear shoes and hubby is always giving me heck. Maybe age..I am going to be 50 this year..and fibro have made it that I cannot do this any longer.  I will try giving the shoes a whirl around the house for awhile and see if that helps.
 
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Chutz
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   Posted 2/12/2010 12:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lorraine!

I'm sorry you are having such trouble with foot pain. It will be interesting to find out if it is fibro or something else. Your comments made me think back over the years I've had fibro. First it was my neck and shoulders, then my leg muscles, by the time I was having pain in my ribs and caboose I asked my doc what was going on. Even though researchers and doctors tell us that fibro isn't progressive, there are millions of sufferers who will prove them wrong. There isn't anywhere on my body that doesn't get fibro pain at some time or another...well, maybe not my ear lobes...lol The top of my head! Even my face muscles at times...this darn disorder is some sick joke, eh??

Let us know how your experimenting goes. I'm sure others would appreciate knowing how to treat this type of foot pain.

Chutz
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confused Okie
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   Posted 2/12/2010 11:30 AM (GMT -7)   
You can get the birkenstock insoles also. I wear them in my tennis shoes, got mine on ebay. New and cheaper than the beirkenstock website. Still have pain in my feet, but not as bad as it used to be.
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Marlee2
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   Posted 2/12/2010 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
about the only time I have pain in my feet is when I wear shoes my feet aren't use to and they will hurt for awhile til they adjust to them and if I walk a lot. Most of my feet problem is burning on the bottoms like you walked barefooted on concrete and scratched the bottom of your feet. My one doc says that is neuropathy.
 
I agree 100% with Chutz about fibro being progressive and even asked my rheumy about it and he said, "it can be".  When the pain first started for me it was only in my shoulders, shoulder blades and back unless I was having a flare and now it has spread all over. Actually, with each flare it seemed to spread but when the flare was over the aching and knots stayed. Compared to the rest of my body my legs and feet feel the best for now.
 
I hope your feet get better and it is something as simple as wearing shoes your not use to. I have a bad habit of just wearing socks around the house and not even that in the summer but I'm one that don't believe in wearing shoes in the house.
 
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Hopegirl
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   Posted 2/12/2010 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been having the same problems with my feet, and also my hands. You are not alone
 
 
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Alcie
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   Posted 2/13/2010 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I had foot pain, went to two orthos and was told I needed arch supports with a wedge. Then I went to a podiatrist and he said the pain was coming from my back. I went to a pain clinic and got a couple of depo medrol injections for sciatica and the foot pain went away.

I still needed the arches and wedges for my sort of flat feet. That is probably what caused my scoliosis, which is what caused the sciatica.
Alcie
 
 


sandy4512
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   Posted 2/13/2010 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you checked with your doctor/podiatrist that you are not suffering from neuropathy in your feet?

Rascaliggy
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   Posted 2/19/2010 11:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all of your replies. I will be seeing my doctor in the next couple of weeks and it is on my list to talk about. I have a few new things that have come up so now I am beginning to wonder if I also have chronic fatique syndrome. Just had my 3 month blood work done today for my thyriod so lets see how that goes. Boy I will turn 50 in June but right now I feel like 150sad
Fibromyalgia, IBS,  Panic attacks.
 
Lorraine

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