Posted 11/5/2012 7:42 PM (GMT -7)
I often have foot pain. I have very high arches and a few years ago, I wore orthotics that were specially made. However, now my feet are more sensitive and I have switched to a very soft type of orthotic I found in Wal-Mart's foot care section (kind of lavender colored--sorry, I don't remember what they're called).
I can't stand long in one place, and have to switch feet. I thought it was more a part of my neuro condition, rather than the fibro, but with all the posts here, maybe it is the fibro. No matter what, it's not fun. I also use the OTC muscle creams on my feet after I bathe them. A gentle massage can help some, too.
Editing to add that sometimes I will use a few different prodicts in my shoes at the same time, sort of like 'layering.' For example, I'll use the soft orthotics I mentioned above, along with a Dr. Scholl's liner, for a little added cushioning. I sometimes will use soft, gel-like pads that are meant for the ball of the foot, and layer those in my shoes, too.
There are so many OTC products such as these that you can come up with your own combinations. It helps, too, to have a deep toe 'box,' in your shoes, meaning you have enough room for all your cushioning.
Post Edited (Luvzminis) : 11/5/2012 8:31:05 PM (GMT-7)