I have extreem foot pain need advice on shoes

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   Posted 8/4/2005 12:21 AM (GMT -7)   
I found out i have  R. A. and A. S. my feet hurt so bad. Anyone know a good shoe.

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   Posted 8/4/2005 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
While I have not had this problem, I just bought a pair of Keen water sandles, though I am not much of a water guy. They are very comfy, wide toe box, and cradle the foot well. You might want to give them a try. Go to a good shoe store and ask about Keens.
And as an added benefit, you can dunk your feet (shoes and all) into every cool stream you come across :)


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   Posted 8/4/2005 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
yeah  Wow Craig,
Do they make them for girls too?(well, ok, old ladies) I am going to go to the shoe store and check these out. Thanks for the info.
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   Posted 8/4/2005 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Of course, same as for guys, only prettier colors (like I know anything about prettier!)

I've even been told by a young gal that I don't look too much like an old man if I wear them with socks, as long as they are not white socks. Being a biker, I alway wear biking socks, these are my current favorite pair http://www.pricepoint.com/detail/13883-515_PEACM5-1-Clothing-18-Socks/Pearl-Izumi-cookie-Monster-Socks.htm

I have too much time if I have a favorite pair of socks ... Craig

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   Posted 8/4/2005 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Craig, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being fashionable. LOL.


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   Posted 8/4/2005 9:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Craig, you absolutely crack me up! Those socks are awesome, I HAVE to have a pair now! Do they make them in Slipper-sock format??? I wonder.... 

Scott - I have severe problems with my feet caused by growing up with JRA in my knees. Now the psoriatic arthritis along with morton's nueroma (sp?) cause me a lot of grief. The podietrist recommended New Balance sneakers for me as I cannot wear anything w/o a lot of support. (Sadly, I have attended many-a-weddings and was IN a wedding wearing these lovely sneaks with my dresses! redface  I was comfy at least thought laughable. )  I also recommend seeing a podietrist and possibly getting proper support inserts as I am living proof that years of walking incorrectly to counteract pain elsewhere can really screw up one's feet!



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   Posted 8/7/2005 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   


tongue LOL...I gotta get some of those socks!!!

Anyway, my rheummy recommended Saucony shoes...wide toe box, good support...they feel pretty good although when the feet hurt bad NOTHING seems to help much. Go to a good store to buy them though so they can measure and watch your feet when you step forward to see how your weight distributes...the guy that did mine says that most of us wear our shoes too small.

Good luck!



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   Posted 8/7/2005 8:28 PM (GMT -7)   
dear Scott,
welcome to Healing Well!!! in regards to your footwear, i would consider being fitted for a pair of orthotics by a shoe shoppe! they contour them to best align your spine and joints. the shoes are sometimes not so attractive...but they will feel like heaven, especially if you have walking and standing to do. you can look in your yellow pages or telie directory for "shoes" or "orthotics" or maybe even under footwear. a proper fit is very important for you since you have AS!! it will help immensely to keep yourself better aligned and may help prevent AS spasms. i too have AS and RA.
i wish you the best!! do shoe inserts or insoles help you any?? i know they have new high tech gel inserts and stuff.

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   Posted 8/11/2005 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I have RA, and it is affecting my feet and ankles. I have found that I wear very flexable shoes and I also have become very fond of flip flops ( not really for business tho)
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   Posted 9/5/2007 2:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I think the good brand is OK,it have the standard code,that maybe give you a good news

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   Posted 9/9/2007 7:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Foot dr.said new balance.

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   Posted 9/13/2007 1:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree. New Balance - wide toe box, great arch support, come in a variety of widths.

Try both shoes on and walk around, if you think you will need to "break them in" choose something else.

Good luck and feel better.


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   Posted 9/24/2007 5:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Scottl970,

I have RA and suffer constantly with all over, but especially my feet. Don't know if this will help you. I wear open back shoes with at least 1 to 1 1/2 inch heals. My foot doc recommended this. It does help. When I walk in flats I begin to have problems with ligaments in my foot.

He suggested tennis with a special insert he could give me. But, my feet swell (not my ankles) my feet and tried often to wear tennis, but this is too painful for me.

Hope you find a resolution to your problem.

Wish you happier feet.

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