Yuppers . . . plantar fascitis IS a common problem in those with connective tissue diseases. My rheumy did a study regarding this issue. I was cursed with 2 years of very painful feet.
I was into backpacking before the flare that came with the BIG foot issues and I had ordered a pair of "trail trekking shoes". They are made to support your feet on an unimproved trail including the extra weight of a backpack. When they arrived, I was in such pain that I didn't even want to try them on. After a few days, i decided I needed to make a decision about
keeping them or sending them back. To my surprise and shock, they were the best medicine for my feet. They are a bit of a struggle to get on, but the support is amazing. My rheumy said they are as good as orthodics. I found them at a way discounted price online at Sierra Trading Post. They are an outlet store for sport clothing and shoes. Look for Vibram soles. The brandnames I've purchased and liked are Merrill and Vasque.
I hope your feet don't hurt as long as mine did. I'm happy to report that while I do have some other painful issues, my feet have done surprisingly well for the last year. So there really IS hope that they will improve. Mine were most painful when I'd first stand in the morning and each time I got up after sitting. So bad that I'd be forced to limp and gasp at times.
I hope your feet feel better soon. Make SUrE to tell your rheumy about
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