Feet Problems Again!
Posted 09 December 2007 - 10:51 PM
Would anyone please be able to tell me what causes the swelling?
Any suggestions are always appreciated.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 05:14 AM
I'm sorry to read that you are having such pain... when the feet hurt, the entire body seems to hurt
I have the REST of CREST/Limited Scleroderma and have had some pain in my feet, at times... but it isn't as bad as what you are experiencing. Prior to.. and after... my diagnoses, I had alot of pain but just figured I needed to accept the fact and live with it. However, though I was a slow learner ... 5 years later, the pain management began. I never appreciated how good it felt to be pain-free, once in a while.
I have a question... do you have neuropathy in your feet?
At any rate, I feel bad for you and hope you can get relief soon.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 06:59 AM
Posted 10 December 2007 - 07:33 AM
Posted 10 December 2007 - 03:29 PM
I just wanted to let you know that swelling of the feet can be a sign of pulmonary hypertension... do you have any shortness of breath? If not, then I wouldn't be concerned about that. If PH doesn't seem to be a possibility, then a podiatrist could be helpful.
Posted 10 December 2007 - 09:33 PM
I agree with Denelle about swelling especially in the ankles. Please monitor this carefully.
I will be seeing a podiatrist soon for mysterious pain in my feet, but not nearly as bad as yours. I did have a similar experience in college. I walked to class in new tennis shoes and pain started shooting from all over the bottoms of my feet to the point where I couldn't walk any longer. I took them off and walked barefoot back to my dorm to get inserts I wore in other shoes, which provided some relief.
best of luck,
You can deprive the body but the soul needs chocolate
my HMO makes me wear a helmet...
Posted 10 December 2007 - 11:13 PM
Westcoast, I see my rheumatologist in a weeks time, I will mention it to him then about my feet problems.
Susie, As far as I know I don't have Neuropathy, I'm not even sure what it is.
Posted 11 December 2007 - 03:06 AM