My feet hurt!!

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Nanners
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   Posted 9/2/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Gosh my feet hurt so bad!! I have Fibro and Osteo and Crohns,  and I don't know which one is causing this pain.  It feels like I am walking on the bones of my feet.  I make sure I wear shoes all the time, but as soon as I get home from work, I have to have my feet elevated trying to get some relief.  Whats weird is its always the bottom of my feet and toes that hurt so much.   My wonderful hubby rubs them just about every night, and it does help, but the next day its the same again.   Anybody have any ideas whats going on and have ideas for relief?
 
Thanks
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It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
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couchtater
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   Posted 9/2/2009 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you had your feet checked to see if you need orthodic inserts in your shoes? Flat arches can cause a great deal of pain.
Another can be bone spurs or calcium deposits in your feet. See a orthropedic doctor for a check.

Joy

Nanners
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   Posted 9/2/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Well I don't have flat arches, I can tell you that much. And funny thing is I mentioned it to my ortho doc, and he just said see your Rheumy. She just wants to always put me on strong meds, and I don't want to do that yet. I would love for someone to do more research on this specific pain. I wonder if your right about the bone spurs or calcium deposits. Thanks for your thoughts!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

obrian46
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   Posted 9/2/2009 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I have firo and osteoarthritis also. I am on my feet 10 to 12 hours a day at work. I have found a shoe by the name of therashoes, sold at kmart. They are the best thing I have found. They have a web sight (therashoe.com) This may be something to help. Good luck.

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   Posted 9/2/2009 9:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Some orthos aren't interested in dealing with feet; if yours is one of those, you could consider seeing a podiatrist. I'd suspect the pain could be either from the FM or the arthritis. Foot pain is the pits. Mine hurt worst after I've been sitting, so I think it's probably arthritis in my case.
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Nanners
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   Posted 9/3/2009 7:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Judilyn,

I sit alot during the day at my job too, and that doesn't help either. Most days when I go home I put my feet up, but occasionally I need to get on the computer for a bit after work, and that will make it worse. My feet will swell horribly and get so tight and painful. I guess its time to get a referral to a Podiatrist, this is getting too painful. Thanks for all your help.

Hugs
Gail*Nannes*
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Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

couchtater
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   Posted 9/3/2009 6:48 PM (GMT -7)   
You say your feet swell, too? My feet swell, too. My doctor found out I had hypothyroidism and it can cause swelling of the legs and feet. Your signature says you suffer from anxiety,too. This is also a side effect of hypothyroidism.

For my achy feet from standing and teaching I use SAS shoes. They feel wonderful.

Joy

Nanners
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   Posted 9/4/2009 8:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Nope couchtater, no hypo or hyper Thyroid. I was hyperthyroid years ago, but that was caused by a heart med I was taking. I have multiple tests on my Thyroid and I am in the clear there. My anxiety is related to a 33 year history with Crohns Disease. I think the swelling tends to point to my arthritis, but I see my family doc on the 15th and will ask him for a referral to a Podiatrist. What concerns me is a friend recently got diagnosed with RA, and I went and researched RA and they say it generally starts in the smaller joints, hands, ankles, wrists and feet. And guess what thats where my worst pain always is. I am confirmed diagnosed with Osteo, just wonder if I should get further testing for RA. Thanks all for your thoughts!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

couchtater
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   Posted 9/4/2009 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck in getting an answer. I pray it's not RA.

Joy

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   Posted 9/5/2009 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Nanners,

I am here to save the day or at least put a smile on your face.................. I loved SAS shoes and that was all I wore the majority of my nursing career.  I would buy  2 pair at a time in case they quit making my favorite style.

If you find the shoes to spendy how about we wrap your feet in Charmin............that white, puffy stuff that looks like clouds on all the commercials........ turn

Hoping you find some real relief and not just some poor town fool (me) handing out ideas on a Holiday Weekend.

Special Hugs,
KItt


Nanners
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   Posted 9/6/2009 8:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Stkitt (LOL) I will try anything, as long it gives me some relief. We have been lazy bones the past few days and I have been off my feet, and let me tell you they feel so much better. But its not like I can stop walking all the time. What to do, what to do?? Oh well, I will enjoy the brief respite.
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease and Anxiety/Panic Forum
Crohn's Disease for over 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium  w/Vit D, and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
It's scary when you start making the same noises As your coffee maker.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

songlady
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   Posted 9/9/2009 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope some of these special shoes help, or maybe orthotics. A podiatrist had orthotics custom made for me, and they helped with my heel spur/plantar fascitis pain. But then I went to my Chiro and she said she prefers soft orthotics - mine were hard. I think if I have them made again I'd do the soft.
My husband got relief from some Scholls orthotics - the ones with like a cutout place down the middle of the foot.
I'm not saying your situation, unfortunately, would necessarily be as simple as ours, but maybe something from all that would bring a little relief.
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shersmam
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   Posted 9/9/2009 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
 
Hi, I too have had severe foot pain since last December. Started in sole of foot and then to second toe, where the bone hurts. Hurts most after resting and rising, but hurts most of all of the time now too. sad the other night I felt a 'pop' in the sole of the other foot and now it hurts too , but not so bad. I m in constant pain all day and as a teacher spend most of my time on my feet. Have been checked for Sed rate and RA factor-got the first back and it was 30mm.
I just dont know what to do for this foot pain or what shoes to wear. I felt like crying today as I stood in the kitchen cooking- I had to get an ice cube follwed by a hot water bottle and some ibuprofen- none of which worked......I also have pain in forfinger with one of those little nodes, and pain in both buttocks where the thigh bone meets the hip- almost impossible to sit on hard surface.
 
At the moment i don;t know whether I have RA or OA, but I know I have something exaustingly painful which is wearing me down daily.
Any thoughts?
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