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  • Chronic Foot Pain

    16 posts, 14 voices, 1685 views, started Oct 21, 2008

    Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 by Amethyst

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    • Amethyst
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      I have chronic tendonitis in one foot. I’ve been going to a podiatrist for treatment but it seems to be taking forever to heal. Surgery is a very last option and not something I want to do. On top of that, I work in a corporate-type job and I can not wear sneakers to work. I have an orthotic that I’m supposed to wear, but it doesn’t fit in any of my shoes except for one pair of sneakers. I’ve been trying to find a comfortable pair of shoes that isn’t ugly but is wide enough to accomodate this orthotic but without luck.

      On top of all that, I’m trying to stay in shape but I can’t exercise due to my foot and my doc doesn’t want me to do any weight bearing exercise for the time being. This is so frustrating. I guess I just needed to vent...

      Does anyone else have foot problems?

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          Dana Arcuri wrote Oct 23, 2008
        • My mom does and she is in need of surgery, too.  Of course, this is her last option, which she truly prefers to not do, but in time she may have to.  

          My mom took a few pairs of shoes to a shoe maker.  He built in
          her shoes exactly what she needed.  One hip is too low and she is not in alignment.  The shoe maker makes something to build up her one shoe so her body is in alignment.  Whatever he did, it worked!  Check in your local phone book or online to find a shoe maker who could help you with a nice pair of shoes that you could wear comfortably to work and still look professional.  

          Have you received steroid injections in your foot?  If so, has it helped and how long does it last?  My mom gets injections every three months or so.  The relief only lasts about one month.  

          I pray for a speedy recovery!

          God Bless,
          Dana



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          Mary Clark wrote Oct 23, 2008
        • Right now....I’m going through the foot pain again.  When I sit for a long period of time or when I first get up in the morning...I can hardly walk for about a 5 minutes...but the more I walk around...it goes away.  Wierd....



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          Amethyst wrote Oct 24, 2008
        • Thanks for your suggestions and good wishes all!

          I have gotten steroid injections 4 times since the beginning of the summer until now. It lasts about 2 weeks or so. But I don’t want to keep getting them. I heard it depletes the calcium in your body plus I hate having injections of stuff like that.  I’m on the hunt for nice, comfortable shoes that don’t look frumpy. Besides all that, my stupid hammertoe won’t lie flat and rubs against the top of any shoe I wear. Darn toe...I must have ruined my feet back in high school when I used to wear heels all the time.



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          Dee Dee Shaw wrote Oct 27, 2008
        • Eww, I hate heels. Is the foot pain like neuropathy, or is it bone aching pain? There are some non-medical things that can be done to help.



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          Susan Sullivan wrote Mar 15, 2009
        • I have the neuropathy pain and I wear Rockports.  It’s the only shoe I’ve found that actually supports my feet enough to be able to walk for more than just tiny bits.  Even with that, I also still experience the problem of having to walk gingerly just after I’ve sat too long.  I also used orthotics for a long time and I would just buy my Rockports, take the standard insert out and put the orthotic in it’s place.  Worked ok for me. Good luck with it!



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          Faye43 wrote Sep 11, 2009
        • Yes I can relate. I am sidelined due to a combination of severer foot pain and other health problems. I do not have any serious illnesses, just a lot of little ones that get on my last nerve. I am going back to school in hopes of finding less physically demanding and more intellectually rewarding work than I have done for the last 20 years.



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          Tuliplady wrote Sep 12, 2009
        • I have foot pain too.  Like others have said, after I sit too long, or when I first get up in the morning, it’s really bad.  It’s not as bad as it was a few years ago, but still enough to make life less pleasant.  Shoes that fit well make a difference as does keeping my spine in proper alignment.



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          Kyah wrote Sep 12, 2009
        • I had plantar fasciitis in my left foot so bad that I opted for surgery after months of guided corticosteroid injections (where the doc used ultrasound to find the exact area of pain). I don’t regret having the surgery done, it was necessary because I don’t have a car and depend on my feet. I also have heel spurs in both feet. Since having the surgery, the only complaint I have is the foot has gotten wider, making it difficult to find shoes for a narrow right foot and a wide left. I wear custom orthotics in my shoes; I try to find shoes where the insoles can be removed and have bought different types of gel cushion insoles and heel cups to fit various types of shoes, including sandals. My favorite shoes are Propet walkers. I was never one for heels being 5‘10” but I ruined my feet spending years in boots and sneakers. I know what you mean about the exercise, because after doing a great deal of walking even with the orthotics, I’m hobbling like a 90 year old.



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          Jasmine007 wrote May 17, 2010
        • My husband went through the hard snow ever since then I have had pain in the outer side.The more he walks on it the sorer it gets.the pain is a ache and it keeps him up at night.He had a plantar wart removed from the bottom of that foot.Tried orthotics no luck.Has anyone ever had this problem? Is there a type of shoe that would help with the pain? Please l?et me know if anyone has had this condition



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          Allinet48 wrote May 18, 2010
        • I had plantar fasciatis and it is painful. Ice to sole of foot and stretches that target the heel area are good. Luckily that worked for me. Now am having pain on edge of foot and top also,feels like a bony lump developed.



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          Jasmine007 wrote May 25, 2010
        • My husband has exactly the same pain as you.What do you find for relief of the pain?
          Is their anything that you have found to help with the pain?



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          Mary Clark wrote May 25, 2010
        • I do have a tiny heel spur in my right foot.  I didn’t even know that I had it until I had an x-ray.  Either that or the plantar fasciatis have flaired up again.  I do my stretching exercises in the morning before I even get out of bed.  Some mornings I can hardly walk.  It’s no fun dealing with the stuff like this...



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          Val55 wrote May 25, 2010
        • I had pain in my feet for years.  Every morning it hurt just to walk to the bathroom.  I even developed pain and bursitis in my hip.  Finally, one of the Physical Therapists suggested that I might have flat feet and recommended orthodics.  The relief was quite remarkable. After a few weeks, even the bursitis in my hip went away.  Over the next two years, I visited a podiatrist and had some adjustments made to the orthodics.  Now, I can walk on the treadmill with out pain as long as I wear my orthodics.  I also work in a corporate setting, and need to wear nice clothes.  I have found that on most days I can wear slacks and a jacket with my black oxford dress shoes and still look feminine and professional.  If you must wear heels, I have found the Munro brand at Nordstroms to be comfortable for a few hours.  As for the hammer toes, I highly recommend surgery .  It is an easy fix to cut the tendon so that your toe will lie flat.



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