Hi, Menopausefibro, and welcome! If you haven't been walking a lot and then started, this could cause pain like that. You haven't been using those muscles that much. I remember when I moved to my present home. It is a lot larger than the home I had lived in for 28 years. Anyway, by the end of the day, I was limping and my hips were killing me because of all the extra walking I was doing in this house! I was concerned that I had made a mistake in purchasing it but the pain got less and less as I used the muscles and now I can walk all over the place with no pain. Walking is one good exercise for fibro.
I also wear Birkenstock shoes. I had plantar faciitis and could barely put any weight on my feet. I needed a wheelchair in airports, too. But, since I started wearing these shoes, the pain has completely gone away. I recommended them to a friend that also had this problem and now she doesn't have the pain either. Just a thought....
Meanwhile, check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There are links to good info about fibro. Also read posts and ask questions. We are here to help you.
I am so glad that you found us. You have come to a good place. We have wonderful people here that have great idea in how to live a full and enjoyable life with fibro. AND, we really do care about each other! Our fibro family keeps growing and that makes us all very happy.
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