Painfull feet ๐Ÿ˜ 

Hi friends. Im wondering if any of you get terrible pains on your feet? Bottom side and the top feels like it has broken bones! Also my ankles hurt like crazy. Dr said it isnt fibro but nothing except a touch of arthritis on my toes shows up on xray! Even after just sitting down for half hr or so when i get up the pain is awful and i walk-or hobble like an old woman of 90 years old for a good 5 mins. They are constantly burning too. Any remedies anyone?

Thanks for reading my rambling ons..๐Ÿ˜ฉ just having a bad day today and no one else understands xx

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  • Yes my feet are painfull , numbing pain hurt all the time also my calf muscles too the same , if you've got this I feel for you it's awful

  • Its definately worse after i have been on them for a while. I soak them in epson salts dont know what else to do. The pain killers dont help them. Thanks for reply x

  • We all take our pain killers hey don't work only in our minds I rub my feet and legs in every night with double base cream from the docter , Try that , also a elasticated stocking should help you

  • I wear support socks at work it def does work at the time but does carrying on only make it worse?? They hurt like crazy when i take them off... never know if im doing myself any favours x

  • I wear them all the time in bed also You can get them on prescription too ,I also wear flip flops too that seems to help too ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  • Mine are exactly the same one toe and ankle bone sometimes sharp pain sometimes it bone touches anything it's awful I've nor come up with any remedies so if you do find some let me no I honestly feel for you take care โ˜บ

  • hi jaknolly

    Sorry to hear this. I have this too. Have u checked out the following conditions.

    Plantar faciitis.

    2. Vitmin B12 defici4ncy.

    Vitamin D deficiency?

    Calcium levels.

    The Norman centre in Tampa has lots of information on these signs and symptoms you are experiencing. I was wondering if you had been referred to a neurologist at all? Take care.

  • Doctor has just done blood test for the above and more i find out results nxt week.

    I will post the results later.

    Hope your all feeling as well as you can today x

  • Hi

    I get this too. My toes hurt all the time, but frequently my whole foot feels like it's broken and like I'm walking on broken glass.

    I put my feet in a bowl of water with Epsom salts in.

    Then I rub Volterol in them, nothing is totally effective, sorry I can't be more help.

    Good luck,

  • I also have this been diagnosed as plantar faciatis with I understand to be arthritis localized in the feet and your right (if that it) is very painful!! The mornings are hard for me.It is worse sometimes more than others but always painful.I hope this helps.Take care.Peck ๐Ÿค

  • Hi my friend,

    I am so genuinely sorry to read this and I sincerely hope that you can find some resolution to this issue. I was wondering if you may have ''PLANTAR FASCIITIS?'' As this is Inflammation of the instep tendons, and arthritis is inflammation? I have pasted you below and excerpt and a link to an *NHS Exercise Booklet for (Inflammation of the instep tendons).

    *Your heel pain is caused by a traction injury with some inflammation of the tissues of

    the heel and the underside of the foot. Usually patients have a flat foot, i.e. loss of the

    instep (long arch of the foot). The treatment is aimed at relieving your pain and restoring

    this arch.

    Patients often find that trainers or similar shoes give most relief. These shoes are shock-

    absorbing and have an arch support. You have been supplied with a pair of Sorbothane

    arch supports with heel pads (cushioning insoles). These should be transferred to all your

    shoes/boots โ€“ even your slippers. If you have a problem with only one heel please use

    both insoles. Please do not walk around in bare feet.

    It is important to do stretching exercises for both your Achilles tendon and your plantar

    fascia. Please try to perform the exercises overleaf at least twice a day as this will speed

    the healing process and reduce the pain more quickly.

    *PLANTAR FASCIITIS - Information and Exercise Sheet (HO2)

    I want to genuinely and sincerely wish you all the best of luck, and please take care of yourself.

    All my hopes and dreams for you


  • i had the same in my foot,couldnt walk on it for more than few seconds-burning stinging sensation in arch and toes-gp diagnosed Plantar Fascilitis" referred to a podiatrist-given insoles to wear in shoes-did the job.ask your gp for a referral.

  • You may probably need to do exercises that strengthen the muscles. Suggest you see a sports therapist or a medical practitioner on how to proceed. Had a painful episode with my knee and was out of action for over three days (fo rest). Worked on the knee muscles strengthening and now back on track.

  • My feet constantly feel like they are burning, also toes hurt and get pain on top like someone is hammering spikes into them. It doesn't stop even in bed. Not found anything that helps. GP said its to do with all the nerve endings in the feet.

    Hope someone can suggest something to ease the pain.

  • You have just described how my feet feel. Pain in big toes. Burning. Stabbing. Itching and throbbing. I'm going to try epsom salts to see if it will help

  • Hi. My feet feel exactly the same. As if they have been beaten with a baseball bat. Especially after I have done too much and sat down for a rest. My calves too are Very painful like cramp when walking. This is how my Fibro started. Had all the tests under the sun on feet etc. Been on vitamin d and folic acid for a couple of years so it's not that! Just think it's Fibro. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ We all have places it seems worse than others it's not a one size fits all type of disability. Sadly I haven't found anything to help except hobble until the pain eases. Not much of a ray or sunshine but I thought you would like to know that there is someone else feeing like you. I know it helps me to think that. All the best from the most stylish hobblers in town โ˜บ๏ธ

  • Oh bless ya! Yes it does help thanks. It helps just to know someone is listening and knows im not exagerating everything. I did have the insoles from hospital a few years ago i forgot about them they did help so im going to give them another go. Have you tried them? My feet swell up too ๐Ÿ˜•

    Take care

    Thanks for replying ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • I have the insoles in my shoes and they do help am seriously considering sellotaping them to my feet so they are there all the time! What a trendy look ๐Ÿ˜‚ Hope they help you again.

    Take care Carole x

  • I get the foot pain too. Feels like I am walking on glass and they burn too especially in bed when I get warm. Got the insoles from a podiatrist which helps when walking but the pain comes back. They feel numb too. Good luck

  • I too get this problem, mostly when I have walked for a while. I soak my feet in a foot spa(bowl will do) with radox, pat them dry and then apply my voltarol gel (diclofenac), when I asked my doc he says it OA and I should try to shed a few pounds!!(this from a rather fat B***) I must be honest since stopping work I have gained a bit and so I am on Yokebe and one meal a day diet, see how it works -OR NOT!!!

  • I have pains in my feet at the minute, they feel like they are burning then stabbing pains up through the heel. Toes feel sore and the top of the foot too. By the end of a day they have swollen so much that any shoe hurts. I have been using an ibuprofen gel on them twice a day and that helps a little :)

    I hope you can find some relief for them :)

  • I have the same problem. I have a bit of arthritis on my left foot but my right foot is just as painful in the same spots. My ankles keep me awake and my right knee. It's winter here so I can use my electric blanket like a wheat bag and it helps. I used to hobble around until I startedI usimg crutches when the pain gets bad enough. I have to rest as often as possible and that helps, but it gets boring. I know what you are going through and it helps to share it.

  • I had the exact same thing in my feet. I even had an operation where the surgeon cut nerves he said were pinched between bones at the base of my toes. It didn't work. I'm the one on here that keeps talking about Guaifenesin. Since I've been taking it the pain in my feet has lessoned. I never thought anything would make my feet feel better. I can rotate my feet now because the ankles aren't stiff anymore.

    I've come to the conclusion that the doctors really don't know what's going on with our bodies. If my foot pain was caused by having flat feet and all I needed to do was exercises and lose weight then why would taking Guaifenesin help me?

    I sincerely hope you find something to help you. I know how you feel and I wouldn't wish that kind of pain on anyone.

  • My GP referred me to the orthopaedic dept at the hospital for this. I've had foot supports made for both feet, one foot had a dropped metatarsal, so I was walking on bone! No wonder it hurt! They have helped a lot with the pain, but I do get numbness if I walk a lot. Good luck with getting help with your feet. The pain is miserable.

  • Hello jaknolly and all here,

    I really do feel for you and i know what you mean about the horrible painful and burning sensations in your feet, mine is usually bad after I've done a bit of walking but it doesn't have to be much to set it off!. Mine is down to the Fibromyalgia and at times i have not known what to do with myself due to the intense discomfort its given me but i met a fellow fibromite and she said to me that she uses deep freeze spray on her lower legs and feet when they are hot and hurting. I thought i would give it a try as i was desperate for relief and it works instantly and brilliantly for me.

    I've since bought cans and cans of the spray from Poundland or Savers (cheap retailers here).

    I recommended it to my sister who also has Fibromyalgia and to my other half who is on his feet all day at work....they both love it! It might help give you a bit of relief especially in this warm weather which doesn't help does it.


  • Thanks for that will definately try it ๐Ÿ˜Š

  • Hi.

    Welcome to our site I hope that we can offer both help & support.

    Yes I have got chronic pain down my right side top too bottom.

    Unfortunately I had major surgery on my right ankle when I was young.

    This isn't a good mixture to be honest.

    Are you taking any regular meds ???

    Please let me know if I can help.


  • Yes I do get chronic pain on the bottom and sides of my feet. I went and bought some Dr. Scholls Custom Fit at Wal Mart, or you can go on Ebay to buy them they are cheaper, but you still need to go to Walmart to get your number size. It has helped a little, but their are days when nothing helps, just need to stay off of them it you can. Hope they work.

  • I suffer terrible with my feet they are worse on a night I feel like I've got big boots on it sympathise I find wrapping a bottle of iced water in a pillowcase and resting my feet on it helps๐Ÿค•

  • I get the same - soles of my feet and sometimes top of my feet but the worst pain is in my ankles as if I've banged them. I find wearing woolly socks help and a heat lamp words wonders when the pain meds aren't enough. Sorry to hear you're in so much pain. Although hopefully it will come and go. Hugs to you x

  • hi like you i have a similar problem, painful feet and then when I get up my ankles are painful too. I get like cramps in my feet and my ankles lock hard to explain but pain is awful when this happens, I assumed it was fibro related x

  • vionic shoes help alot some better then others , the only shoe so far that help.....also magnesium oil by health and wisdom really help.......

  • Hi I'm new to this site and this is my first post, sorry but I was almost relieved when I saw your post as you explained exactly how my feet feel trouble is I almost feel as if my Dr thinks I'm being neurotic if I told him about all my pains.

    sometimes I get my husband to give me a foot massage, I've been thinking about going to a reflexologist to see if that helps, don't know if anyone with similar pain has tried that and found any benefit from it.

  • Hi zimcy , there's no need to be sorry - we share these things so we know we're not alone. I urge you to tell your Dr everything. When I go I take a list with me, I'm lucky to have an awesome Doctor. She understands how hard it is to get and keep benefits and supports me. There are things I know she can do nothing about but I tell her so she can note it in my file for benefits purposes.

    Welcome to the site which I have found to be more like a family (a very supportive one) than a forum :)

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