I had really bad toe pains and spasms that caused my toes to stand straight up before I was diagnosed. Once I started Plaquenil and anti inflammatories it went away.
I still have pain if I overdo it, but haven't had any spasms in years.
I couldn't walk in the morning either, Oreo. I know what you mean about feeling like you are 70.
Hopefully you can get the pain under control. Talk to your doctor about it at your next visit.