heel and ankle pain is making me depressed

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debbiea
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   Posted 7/18/2010 3:01 AM (GMT -7)   
 hi does anyone out there have terriable heel and ankle pain I am having awful heel and ankle pain it is so bad that I can't walk the morings are bad every step I tae hurts and if I walk around a bit it hurts more I bought good shoes hoping it would help but no if I sit for a while the pain is so bad I just cry I have had enough of this awful illness I am finding working too hard the pain is so bad that panadine forte are no longer helping and I also get tiggling in my arms hands and legs I hate this awful illness so much sometimes I want to just end it but the only thing that stops me is my grandson without him I would do it

sotiredoffibro
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   Posted 7/18/2010 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi debbie, Im sorry you are in so much pain. Have you seen a foot doctor to make sure that this is a fibro issue. It sounds like there might be more going on than just fibro. Please if you havent had this checked out already make an appt. with a foot doctor.
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TheChickenPrincess
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   Posted 7/18/2010 9:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Debbie, I'm so sorry you're having so much pain.

I hope too that you might make an appointment with a podiatrist / foot doctor, or maybe a regular doctor who is concerned enough to look for more reasons for your pain.

Hold on, please. There is hope. It is painful now, but there is hope it can be relieved.

If your pain is the worst in the morning, I'm wondering if everything is tightening up while you're sleeping. When you go to bed, I wonder if gentle stretches and gentle massage might be of use. I'm hesitant to even suggest this though - because a doctor hasn't explained what the pain is coming from - and I would hate for the stretching or massage to be bad for your condition.

Can you see a doctor?

Nana Monster
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   Posted 7/18/2010 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Kinda sounds like heel spurs. It made life unbearable for a while until I learned how to conquer them. I also tried different sneakers
and gel pads as I work on my feet 8 hours a day on concrete. To get rid of the spurs take tons of Vit C internal....then mix
comfrey tincture and DMSO 50/50 and apply on the outside. They shrink the spurs from the inside and outside. It's been about
2 years and they have not come back.

Nana Monster

Acheybody
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   Posted 7/18/2010 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I get heel pain from time to time, don't know why, and it is the pits!!

There are things they can do, please don't give up, they just haven't found them yet! I do understand how you feel, though. When I first got fibro and didn't know it yet (long ago) I thought about it too. When you're in extreme pain that just goes on and on, it's hard not to.

Hope you keep coming on the forum - - we need eachother! You might know just the thing to help someone else, and visa versa....
Achey
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Alcie
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   Posted 7/18/2010 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I had heel and foot pain that turned out to be sciatica. When it started it didn't hurt in the hip or thigh. On the other side it started with calf pain that I thought was varicose veins. But it was all in my spine.

Actually that's not quite accurate. I also had a bad ankle and needed a wedge in my shoe to turn the ankle outward. The weak ankle caused a some ankle pain, but that pain wasn't in the heel or foot.

I went to two orthopedic surgeons, one who didn't find anything wrong, the second who said I needed a wedge for the ankle. I went to a podiatrist who told me my problem was in my spine. I have heel spurs, but he said they almost never are the cause of pain. I went to a pain doc who injected steroids in the spine and relieved the sciatica - and the foot pain! The calf pain disappeared too!!
Alcie
 
 


Sherrine
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   Posted 7/19/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
You possibly could have plantar faciitis.  I had that.  It hurts to put your feet down on the ground...especially your heels.  I'd feel like I was going to pass out.  Plus, that could cause you to carry yourself differently and put pressure on ankle tissue.  I started wearing Birkenstock shoes.  They have a high support arch and a deep heel cup that takes pressure off the heels.  After a few month, this corrected the problem for me and I haven't had problems since.
 
Google Birkenstocks and you can read all about them. 
 
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confused Okie
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   Posted 7/19/2010 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I have chronic plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis, sounds alot like what you describe. Steroid injections in the heels helped for short periods and I have heard that it fixes this for some people. I had surgery (fascia release with partial bone removal)on one foot, it is no better than the other one. I have done PT also, it helped a little and I have night splints that are very hard to sleep in. You can search for stretches for plantar fasciitiis and try that or go to a podiatrist. I can tell you from experience they will want to make custom orthotics for you. They didn't help me either, but that doesn't mean it won't work for you. Someone mentioned heel spurs, I have read that the spurs themselves do no cause the pain, it is the inflamed fascia that causes the pain. Sorry you have the pain, maybe some of these things will help you.
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georgiagirl
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   Posted 8/6/2010 5:23 PM (GMT -7)   
It could be bartonella, my doctor thinks I may have it. I have terrible heel and anckle pain. Just a thought.....

debbiea
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   Posted 8/7/2010 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you everyone that has sent in your kind thoughts and wishes I wish to tell everyone that I have been able to get some relief I purchased a pair of sneakers asics 495 they are gel soles and are very comfortable plus my cousin was also diagnosed with fibro too her rheumatologist told her to have a high omega 3 diet and take fish oil tablets 3 tablets 3 times a day well I am here to tell everyone that they work between the fish oil and my new gel sole shoes I have been nearly pain free only if I walk for too long say about 3 hours or if I am on my feet does my heel hurt my painkiller are down to maybe 4 in a day before I would take 6 and want more panadol forte so hang in there guys coz I really thought life was not worth living but now feel like I can deal with the pain thanks to all you lovely people that know what its like turn

Sherrine
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   Posted 8/7/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
This is good news!  I'm glad the fish oil is having that affect on you, too!  I sure hope it continues for you.  Thanks for sharing.
 
Sherrine
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georgiagirl
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   Posted 8/7/2010 6:46 PM (GMT -7)   
That's very good news..

fluffygrl
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   Posted 8/13/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
had heel pain so bad in the mornings felt like I was stepping on knives.  started taking ibuprofen for arthritis and as long as I have enough of it in my system, no heel pain.

I feel more like I do now than I did when I got here!

misty 12
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   Posted 9/24/2012 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
confused Okie said...
I have chronic plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis, sounds alot like what you describe. Steroid injections in the heels helped for short periods and I have heard that it fixes this for some people. I had surgery (fascia release with partial bone removal)on one foot, it is no better than the other one. I have done PT also, it helped a little and I have night splints that are very hard to sleep in. You can search for stretches for plantar fasciitiis and try that or go to a podiatrist. I can tell you from experience they will want to make custom orthotics for you. They didn't help me either, but that doesn't mean it won't work for you. Someone mentioned heel spurs, I have read that the spurs themselves do no cause the pain, it is the inflamed fascia that causes the pain. Sorry you have the pain, maybe some of these things will help you.
Hi I Have really bad Planter Fasicitis. My feet hurt my legs and knees. You had surgery and it did not work? I am having surgery on my feet in Janurary just one foot, I also have heel spurs, it is terrible. I cry to. I hope the surgery works for me.
Are you going to try to get the other foot done? Whitney bay.

barbara123
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   Posted 9/24/2012 6:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I am very happy you are feeling better, it does sound like you need to see a podiatrist. I started having feet pain everyday but not as you describe my pain hurt all on the top of my feet and ankles where it hurts to have a sneaker or shoe touching the top, a few years ago I went to a podiatrist thinking I was developing feet issues and found out it was Fibro in my feet. Yours sounds totally different and may be fixable.

applevenus
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   Posted 9/25/2012 4:06 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm so glad you are doing better. Just be prepared for possiblility of pain coming back, so you are mentally ready so it won't knock you down. Great reminder about omega-3. I need to take those but the pills are so big ui gag
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