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Painful Feet?

Painful Feet?

I'm trying to figure out how to describe the way my feet feel. It's a combination of things. Some sharp pain and then they also feel like they are tight.. I think I have heel Spurs, but not confirmed yet 🀷 and I do constantly stretch and wiggle my toes and feet 🀷
And my ankles and calves always hurt( which I guess could be all the extra weight) Can any relate??? Suggestions ( besides the obvious)πŸ€¨πŸ˜› Thanks in advance ❀️

posted 5 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Oh Margaret, I am so sorry you aren't getting the support you need. It is so twisted how doctors think opiods and any pain meds need to be eradicated. How do they expect people with chronic pain to survive? And, we are the ones who don't want to take it but need it to feel better. While, real drug addicts are still getting what they need on the street and over the internet. Its a screwy world we live in today. I wish you could find a doctor who could help you. My rheumatologist had me taking 3 tramadol twice a day and a 250 mcg. of tramadol long acting at night. As soon as she joined another practice she started telling me she couldn't give me that much and I shouldn't be on that much. I told her that SHE put me on that dosage. As it turns out, the doctors she now works for told her she had to cut my meds by 100 mg. They gave her incentives to get me off them altogether. So, I sent the "doctors" a letter stating that I knew what they were doing and that I am a functional human being..I take care of my own home, see friends ( socialization is so important for chronic pain patients) travel, and volunteer. What they were suggesting was that I wind up back in bed in the fetal position in bed never being able to do anything. Is that what they would want for themselves?? I told them I have never taken an extra pill and some days I take less than what I can have. I reminded them they have a responsibility to "Do No Harm" to their patients. The next time I saw my doctor, she hugged me. My letter got them off of her back and they weren't going to bother me any more. I also said they should be ashamed of themselves for wanting to cause people more pain than necessary. This was about 8 months ago and we are fine. She was caught between a rock and a hard place because she was new and I guess her increases were based on how many people she could get off pain meds. I pray you find the help you need.

posted 2 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi there, I'd suggest seeing a podiatrist for an actual dx. but may need a referral; (my PCP ordered x-rays first then made the referral.) There are many things that can be wrong, and yes, most seem aggregated by extra weight.
I have high arches which then places extra strain on the heels and "balls" of my feet. I also have bilat plantar fibroma which can cause severe painπŸ˜– I'm getting injections in both arches again next month... Very painful too
As we age, we lose our fat pads on the heels/balls of feet so more direct pressure on the bones, muscles and nerves. No wonder we hurt with the addition to fibro, arthritis, diabetic neuropathy etc. that so many of us deal with.
I've recently started using custom orthotics which helps to a point, but my feet always hurt too.
Anyway, first you need an accurate dx. Good luck! 😘

posted 5 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

They have ankle compression socks for plantar fasciitis. I have neuropathy, so I get the electrical feeling, and burning. I have plantars fasciitis and heel spurs. I wear the ankle socks to keep the swelling in my feet under control but it helps with the pain from the plantars fasciitis too.

posted 5 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have flat feet that decided in the last year to flatten completely. So I went from 11, to 12-13. Which means there are only a few shoes I can use. I have not been to a foot Dr as they don't have a good rep around here. I would go to a rheumatologist and or a neurologist if you can find one that doesn't just run tests to run tests. Nobody needs that.

posted 5 days ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I’ve been seeing a podiatrist that has worked wonders on my feet. They felt like hamburger meat after being on them for awhile. That does sound like plantar fasciitis. Steroid injections have helped tremendously.

posted 5 days ago
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