Hi, Kayla, and welcome! I'm glad you found us. We do have several teenagers on this forum.
I HAD plantar faciitis but started wearing Birkenstock shoes and it went away. That was 14 years ago. I thought Birkenstocks were the ugliest shoes I had ever laid eyes on but I was having so much pain trying to walk that I was willing to try anything! It took me about a month to get used to the shoes but now they are very comfortable and I have 22 pairs of them! LOL It might be worth a try. My doctor was talking about possible surgery for it. The shoes fixed it for me. Plus, I met a new friend that had plantar's and I told her about the Birkenstock shoes. She tried them and had the same results.
You could also have something called orthotics made that you slip in the shoes you are wearing now. They are made especially for you to give your foot support and stretch the tendons in the foot. Just a thought.
Be sure to check out the Fibro 101 thread...the second thread on the forum. There is a lot of good info about fibromyalgia in there. You could be having more pain because you are having trouble walking. You need to keep moving with fibro or else you will be stiff as a board and have more pain. There are some good stretching exercises that you do sitting down. You will find these in the Fibro 101 thread. That could help your pain.
Hot showers feel great for fibro. You also can make a Bed Buddy that gives off moist heat. Take a tube sock, fill it 2/3's full of raw long grained rice, and tie a knot on the end. You can then microwave it and it gives off moist heat for quite a while. It really helps those sore muscles.
But, get that foot problem under control. Check out the Birkenstocks. If you decide you want to get a pair, email me and I will give you an email address where you can get the shoes for a third of what the stores are asking for! I order mine directly from Germany...where they are made. There is no shipping or handling either! But, it can take up to five weeks to get a pair.
Anyway, I'm so glad you joined us. You have come to a good place with great people that will help you live a full and enjoyable life with fibro. Hope to hear more from you soon.
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