Foot Pain

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Hi all,  just wondering if anyone suffers with really bad pain underneath the feet when standing.  I have had leg pain on and off for over 2 years but the last few weeks my feet ache so much.  Not like the type of pain you get when you have been standing or shopping for ages.  No this is different it affects my toes and and under feet and I just have to sit down and it eases off.  I look foreward to hearing from you allx

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    Good evening sue21108, foot pain underneath its not funny when you get the pain if your out shopping your thinking what the hell is going on with me & what or were is the pain going to be, can i ask do you get it in both feet x x

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      Hi Jonh I do get it in both feet.  My reaction to it is like when you touch something hot and you move from the source very quickly.  This is how I am with my feet I need to sit down and lift them immediately. I saw a Rhumetologist 3 weeks ago and she explained that Fibro affects the nerve endings under the skin and this makes you very sensitive to touch.Funnily enough I have had a really bad few days of all over body pain and no sleep last night as my legs ached so much. Thanks for replying to my original post.x
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    I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia last year and you are the only other person who has mentioned this! My feet are soooo bad, I cry with the pain I have to sit down all the time I can't stand for long periods. No doctor can help me with my feet and I find that so frustrating. I have tried rolling my feet on bottles with frozen water in, sometimes this helps.

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    Hi Sue,

    In my experience the pain you describe sounds similiar to what I experienced. I can tell you it took a couple of years to figure it all out.

    As as we age our feet loose their fatty padding cushion on the bottom. Therefore legs muscles have greater strain. Also our angels weekness and we roll them as we walk especially if you hare in pain. Then it works its way up thru the body. The arches fall and causing plantarfaciatitis.

    Also spring shoes are a lifesaver. They help with the amount of pressure put on our feet per square inch. A lot less than normal shoes and correct our walking.easy on legs and knees as well as the back. Even good padded walking shoes with walk fit arches. 

    It took many months to recover. I replaced all my shoes with the arch supports. The custom made type arches from my podiatrist did nothing.

    I use a frozen water bottle to roll under arches and foot massager plug in type not real hands type. Yet occasionally a full body message is heaven.

    Soak feet in Epsom salts helped cut down the swelling and pain. There are great foot baths available at many drugstores. Ask your doc anti-inflammatory meds. 

    Once I managed to find the key to fixing the total picture I have not had the severe pain in years. I always wear shoes with my special arches and no problems. 

    I do do have RA & both hips replaced since however individual health history that can be factored in by your doctor.I never walk barefoot or on uneven ground. Also hard surfaces like tile cement floors are hard on feet and leg muscles. 

    Ask your our doc for Physio therapy there are many exercises to help with the pain you describe as well as many online & you tube demos.

    There are also  injections available in the bottomm of feet to help with pain and swelling. Cortizone injections. Ask the dr to freeze spray your foot first otherwise I would not recommend a injection in the bottom of your foot with out it.

    See your dr ask for a podiatrist referal do your own research and be your own patient advocate there is a lot of info online to research once you have a current diagnosis from your doc.

    Many heeling blessings sent sent your way.

     

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    Hi Sue,

    Two thoughts come to mind...

    Running from the heel to the toes is a single ligament responsible for your arch. Have you been checked for fallen arch? Orthotics would solve arch issues. Has your physician checked for heel spurs?

    I am not including plantar fasciitis because when you have no weight pressure on your feet, the pain subsides.

    I would consider a gel insole....you will be pleasantly surprised at how differently your feet will feel.

    It is so very difficult to smile when your feet are killing you so sorru

    kind regards

    judith

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       Hi Judith,

      Thank you for your reply I will try the gel soles I did use them many years ago when I had heel spurs also at that time I used some specially shaped thin leather insoles in my shoes.  I will give these a try although this pain is different.  Anything is worth giving ago.    Kind regards. 

      Sue

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      Hi Sue,

      it may be a good idea to see a Podiatrist, I booked an appointment because I was having dreadful pains in my feet.  To cut a very long story short, she diagnosed Mortons Neuroma's, referred me to my GP and then an Orthopaedic Specialist.  They tried cortisone injections, but they did nothing so eventually I had operations on both feet to remove the Neuroma's. 

      ?Obciously I'm not saying this is what you have, but a visit to a Podiatrist will at least put your mind at rest.  Good luck. x

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      Thanks Sukes lots of good advise coming through from all the lovely people on this site.  I have an appointment at the pain clinic they hopefully will be able to help me.xx
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      Let us know how it goes Sue. I had bad foot pain for years. Always just thought it was cause I was a retail manager on my feet all day. But it got worse a few years ago before being diagnosed. I still get the ache and tingling but not that burning excruciating pain like I used too. Like I said I had chalked it up to being over weight, out of shape and working too much but would like to find out what could've been the cause since I am looking to go back to work.

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