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:cry: I have plantar facitis, this badly affects the sole right through to my toes. I also have arthritis on my big toes, and the side of the foot at the top. My feet are so painfull if I do too much walking around the shops, or even just on them in the house and garden too long.l At times I can barely get out of bed and walk to the bathroom or kitchen. The pain is so bad I am in tears. I have tried Voltarol cream, Arnicare foot gel, massaging with foot cream, medicated patches and I take Ibruprufen and DHC 60 to combat pain. Reading information here, I am going to ask my GP if I can be referred perhaps for at least physio. I have one set of special insoles, they fit some shoes, but not all, fall out of my slippers. Podiatory at the hospital were suppose to give me an appointment three months after fitting but still have not contacted me. We are only entitled to one pair of insoles under the NHS. I have been looking at some of the gel and other fitted insoles in Boots, but cannot afford the expense of trying out what may in fact not work for me. I have wondered if the use of a walking stick might help. My GP knows little about this problem so advice has been rather limited. Suggestions welcome, other than cut them off! Thank you.
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