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#1 nan

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 07:27 AM

For about the past month my feet have been killing me. They have always hurt, but this is a different feeling. The tops of my feet just ache and it hurts to have shoes on them. The shoes feel tight, but my feet don't look swollen. I used to be a ballerina, so I have had three foot surgeries. Maybe it's just arthritis!
Does anybody else have this problem?
Thanks,
Nan

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 08:23 AM

Hi Nan,

Sorry about your painful feet! I can't say that I've had that problem, but your guess of arthritis could be a valid one. You haven't been wearing new shoes have you? Any med changes, or anything out of the ordinary e.g. more walking, etc?
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Posted 23 December 2006 - 09:16 AM

Hi Nan,

I don't have too much to offer, only to say that I too have sore feet on the tops of my feet.
Back in Feb, my feet used to feel like they had crushed glass in them whenever I walked, and that eased and left me with a sort of burning pain on the top of my feet with the occassional shooting pain across the top.
the shooting pain doesn't happen much anymore, but I do have to watch if I wear new shoes I always get arthritic type pains for about a week.
I also have no arches, so I guess that doesn't help.

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 09:52 AM

Hi Nan,
I have to say I understand this. My feet hurt so much that at time I cry if I have to walk even a few steps. I wish I knew why they do this but I have not yet figured this one out. I do know that they hurt, then one day I get up and no pain, then bam pain again.
I hope that you find some help in this .

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Posted 23 December 2006 - 04:25 PM

Hi Nan,

I'm with ya' on the sore feet. I've been a hairdresser for 18 years now, and with the sclero, my feet feel like the bones are just going to break! Ouch! I elevate them whenever I can, and at night I warm up my "Warm Me Ups" and lay them ontop of them and it feels like heaven!

I hope you find something to soothe your feet soon.

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Posted 24 December 2006 - 02:21 PM

Hi Nan,
I sure do have empathy for you and your aching feet.
Have you been able to find any footwear that best accomodates your level of comfort?
There have been times when I feel as though I'm walking on marbles? Other times when the tops feel so tight... and now, I'm really having consistent trouble walking... period! My ankles act as though they're arthritic... but why now? why haven't they given me trouble before now? It doesn't make sense to me, guys. Anyway, I know that comfortable footwear is the ticket.

Take care and hope you are able to get this sorted out.
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Posted 24 December 2006 - 03:34 PM

Hey nan,

My feet bother me in the winter. They ache, and just as you said the only time they really hurt is when I have shoes on or I have been on my feet all day. Usually a little elevation helps. I hope it's not to bad. I hope I helped a little.


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Posted 25 December 2006 - 05:28 AM

Nan, I can sympathize with your aching, painful feet. When I first started the sclero trip, my feet hurt so bad I could barely walk. At the time, I was teaching 5th grade. My 'teacher chair' had rollers, so my students were so great, they would push me around the room for the different activities. It was great! That was back in the early 80's. Probably wouldn't go over too big now, but I had very kind kids, and of course I loved them all.
Anyway, you should probably go to a podiatrist, or at least call, as they can recommend great shoes that would benefit your feet. There is one with a coil on it that is supposed to be very comfortable and good for your foot, although a bit on the expensive side. You could probably find them on the internet as well.
Good luck with your achy feet, it can be a pain! :P Pun intented.
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Posted 26 December 2006 - 05:57 AM

Dear Nan:
I feel your pain. When I first starting having symptons, my feet, hands, and wrists were the most painful. My toes were very swollen and my whole foot(s) burned and hurt like crazy. It was really tough since I have to stand on my feet all day. It got so bad I could hardly walk. I had to take mega doses (80mg) of prednisone for several weeks tapering to a maintance dose of 10mg. Some days I have to up the dose to 15-20mg. My 2 smallest toes are really starting to curl, especially on my right foot. Anyway, I hope your feet start to feel better.
Marie

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 08:53 AM

Wow, I have to say I'm really surprised at how many have foot pain. I seem to be the minority.

I'm really glad that everyone has been able to share what works for them. I learn so much here!
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#11 nan

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Posted 26 December 2006 - 09:50 AM

Thanks for all of the replies!!!! I wear a good brand of shoes and they have always worked well for me. I am fortunate that I don't have to work. I think I will try elevating them a bit in the evening. I also am going to bring this up at Johns Hopkins tomorrow.
Thanks again,
Nan