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Heidi55529
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   Posted 9/11/2007 4:01 AM (GMT -6)   
The soles of my feet get swollen sometimes.  I was just wondering if it happens to anyone else?  I've tried massaging, soaking, and just trying not to walk on them.  But of course, that doesn't really last since I do have stand and walk around most of the day at work.  The rest of my foot is fine, it's just the soles that feel swollen and tender to the touch.  And it can get quite uncomfortable with each step I take.
 
I was just wondering if anyone has any similiar symptoms to this and if you have any tips for alleviating the symptoms.
I was diagnosed with Lupus with Antiphospholipid syndrome in Nov 05.
Current list of medications includes:
Cellcept 250mg/4 capsules twice a day, Prilosec 20mg/1 capsule once a day, Plaquenil 200mg/one tablet twice a day, Metoprolol 25mg/half tablet twice a day, Prednisone 7.5mg/one tablet once a day, Coumadin as directed, Tetracycline 250mg/ two capsules twice a day, Midrin as needed for migraines, Magneseium supplement daily
-Avita cream, Clindamycin lotion, triamcinolone ointment daily to control skin rashes.
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hippimom2
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   Posted 9/11/2007 8:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Heidi, I also have problems with the soles of my feet. Most of my pain from lupus is in my hands, knees, and feet. I've noticed that when my feet hurt especially bad that the soles do get swollen. I'm not sure what causes this and I always forget to mention the swelling to my rheumy. THe only things that give any relief at all are soaking in warm water or a gentle massage. These things don't totally take the pain away, but they are soothing and offer a little bit of temporary relief.

Hopefully someone else will be able to help a little more with this than I have.

Take care
Diagnosis:  UCTD (lupus) 2006; Raynauds 2006; Sjogren's 2006; lupus symptoms began 2003; CFS 1991; Mono 1985
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cured4real?
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   Posted 9/11/2007 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
My bf had the something like you describe, the soles of his feet swelled so much he couldn't walk and the pain was terrible. We got him new shoes and gel inserts and they helped some and he wore big thick soled womens slippers whenever he could and kept his feet elevated and eventually in a few weeks it went away.

I've had plantar fasceitis, which is was the urgent care dx my boyfriend with and your feet feel like boards or something and the soles hurt alot when you get up in the morning. Since it's painful, its worth getting seen or just calling your primary care and talking with the nurse to see what they think. Sometimes it gets really bad and you can't walk and you could fall. Mine never got that bad. I guess plantar fasceitis has something to do with the tendons or whatever there is running along the bottom of your feet and I have weak archs too so they recommend I do exercises to strengthen my feet, goofy stuff like picking up marbles with my toes. I've been doing them since I was a child.

Shoes definitely make a big difference and those doctor scholls orthopedic gel inserts really really helped him when he had to wear shoes. My bf also has high blood pressure, which added to his swollen feet. Sorry so long but I hope this helps some.
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
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Lynnwood
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   Posted 9/11/2007 1:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Swollen souls? What an interesting concept.....

Ok, so I'm off on a wild tangent...will someone smile please?

Sorry your feet hurt, that sounds awful. Hopefully you will find some relief soon,

Lynnwood, Co-Moderator: Lupus Forum
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Willow73
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   Posted 9/11/2007 3:52 PM (GMT -6)   
It is so funny someone mentioned this! One day, last week, I woke up to get ready for work, and the sole of my left foot was swollen and very painful. I was wondering if anyone else has this too. It is still painful, but at least I can walk on it now. But, it is funny someone mentioned that they had something like that too, because I thought it was kind of strange. Hope you feel better real soon. Wish I knew what was causing it....

AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 9/11/2007 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hiedi (and everyone else with this problem) . . . SO sorry for your pain.

Great topic. I have a hard time with bottom of my feet also. Not the skin, but the underlying muscles/tendons.

My rheumy (for two years . . . now his practice doesn't take my insurance anymore) dx'd me with plantar fascitis which was a continuous problem for about two years. The rheumy said that this is a very common thing to see in auto-immune diseases.

I accidentally found that my trail running shoes (purchased for hiking - not running) were the best thing for my very tender feet. I had to put them on first thing in the morning. Mornings and getting up after being seated for a while were the worst . . . it actually caused severe limping. There was actually an immune attack on the connective tissue down there. By the way, I have excellent arches.

Anyway . . . my best relief came from icing my feet. Placing my feet on baggies full of ice. This felt aweful at first but then I realized that it was the best relief and the icing became easier. The doctor also suggested rolling the foot over a golf ball and then a tennis ball. When I let me dogs out on cold mornings, I always place my bare feet on the metal threshold at the doorway (easy way to apply the cold).

Anyway . . . this has been gone for about 9 months now (wooooo hoooo!!!) and I appreciate every day that passes w/o its returning.

Blessings!
In His Grip!,
AlwaysRosie          "We can't control the waves, but we can learn to surf!"
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cured4real?
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   Posted 9/12/2007 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Rosie and I forgot they made me roll a cold can of soda against the bottom of my foot which was nice because the cold made my feet feel better.

Lynnwood, is a swollen soul a headspace issue? :) I think mine is old and shriveled, like a raisin. It's probably like George Burns or the mom on Golden Girls, a grumpy old soul mad about being stuck in another body again, especially a sick and clumsy one. The Egyptians had a famous piece of literature in heiroglyphics about a man talking with his own soul, I don't know if it was swollen or not, but hey, if your lonely I guess it's an option.
Love, Marji
--Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.--Voltaire (1694-1778)
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus-like AI Disease, Hashis, Vitiligo, spinal stenosis/fusion with plate, salivary/lymphectomies, Diabetes, NAFLD, COPD, RLS, neuropathy, trigonitis, hystero, diffuse brain atrophy
Meds--Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, Estradiol patch, Prosed, Klonopin, Soma, Ultram, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol,steroid injections, Protopic & Triamcinolone Acetonide ointments


Tony K
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   Posted 12/27/2009 10:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I have the same thing, and I'm also on the Prylosec medicine for heartburn that might have started about the same time. I have a friend that said he went to the doctor for same type of thing, feeling like his socks were falling down in his shoes, and his doctor gave him a steroid injection into the sole of his feet. I have yet to go to the doctor about my condition though.

redrose77
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   Posted 12/28/2009 12:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I was dxed with plantar fasceitis too and my soles would swell up. Mine was so bad that I ended up having steroid injections directly into my feet. Now as long as I am careful to buy shoes with good arch support the problem is almost gone. I suggest consulting a foot doctor because there are several conditions that cause swollen soles and one of them can be quite serious and is connected with heart problems. at least that is what I recall from when the foot doctor was talking about possible dxes and deciding what was wrong with my feet.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007, exema
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Weleetka
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   Posted 12/30/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -6)   
It is the tops of my feet.... sometimes it hurts so bad I have to drag my foot... they have never both been that way.. it is usually one at a time... it is so strange... but I have never had the soles to swell......thank goodness
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