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Weak painful knees and painful feet

crystal5
crystal5

hypothyroid and 2 stone over weight.I have very high arches! I have a shuffle walk in the morning as my feet are tight, painful. Knees are hopeless, very creaky and crunchy too!

I’m only 48 but if I have to kneel on the floor to clean, pick things up etc I have to hold on to something to get back up?

But I can easily walk miles with my dog without pain?

Has anyone had anything like this? My knees have been crunchy for about 10 years and I’ve never had them looked at.

Husband is convinced it’s related to my weird feet....

Looking for advice, shoe supports, gait analysis, do I visit the doc?

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Hello there,

It sounds like you may benefit from some more information about foot pain and if or when you should visit the doctor to seek medical advice - please see the following link provided by 'Pain Concern' - painconcern.org.uk/foot-pain/

painconcern.org.uk/airing-p... - This link will take you to a podcast provided by 'Pain Concern' for further information about foot pain. Scroll down to episode 73, 'Foot Pain'

You may also find this link helpful for more information about managing daily living tasks whilst experiencing pain - painconcern.org.uk/manage-y...

I hope this information was useful.

Moderator 4, on behalf of Pain Concern.

If you haven't seen a podiatrist, it would be definitely worth seeing one now. They are experts at everything from the knee down and should be able to figure out what is going on with your feet. It is possible that what is happening in your feet is causing problems in your knees.

You have high arches in that photo, but you are not putting weight on them. What happens when you stand with no shoes on, does your arch drop? If so you could have functional flat feet. This could be a sign that you are hypermobile.

crystal5
crystal5 in reply to cyberbarn

My toes hardly touch the floor my husband said!

The arch is still there when I stand. I can hardly walk up and down stairs today. Thank you for your advice. Would I get a podiatrist referral or is it best to book direct?

cyberbarn
cyberbarn in reply to crystal5

It depends on where you are. In some areas you can book directly, in others you have to be referred by a GP. Check out your local NHS trust's website.

Hi i dont have sore feet but my knees hurt me and i have a pain in my leg you can pull it push it twist prod it but has soon as i put any weight on it its excruciating have you tried those schol

Shoes there supposed to be good along with sketchers hope you get better soon hugs x

crystal5
crystal5 in reply to Queenielot

I do have some Skechers and yes they’re super comfy. I think I need more arch support now. Sorry to hear you’re suffering with sore knees. Have you had this for long? x

Rabs550
Rabs550 in reply to crystal5

Hi do you suffer from flat feet because if you do then you need something need a arch si maybe tell ur doctor to refer you to a foot specialist

crystal5
crystal5 in reply to Rabs550

I haven’t got a clue, just that I have a high instep but I am wearing a wider fit shoe recently, I will have to google flat feet...

Rabs550
Rabs550 in reply to crystal5

Do you get pain in ur feet ankles knees which you have mentioned I can't even stand with the pain I get in my feet ankles and knees call ur gp and mention it xx

crystal5
crystal5 in reply to Rabs550

I get pain and stiffness in my feet in the mornings and my knees are fine when walking but if I had to kneel on the floor it’s hard to get up! I’m only 48

Yes if your in any kind of pain you should visit ur gp and there can be many other reasons why you have this pain i suffer from a mixture of things from fibromalgiya to hypermobilty and flat feet which I think you have and maybe also have knock knees I would definitely suggest dont sit around with pain and contact ur doctor xx

crystal5
crystal5 in reply to Rabs550

Thank you. Since posting this I have a shoulder problem which I am thinking may be a frozen shoulder, dr thinks it’s a little strain. As it was a telephone consultation I couldn’t discuss my knees, but to be honest they feel a little better so maybe my brain is now dealing with my painful shoulder. It’s funny that my pharmacist has mention fibro to me more than once.

I’ve been prescribed Naproxen.

Rabs550
Rabs550 in reply to crystal5

Even if you call the doctor they hardly don't listen I knew I had fibromalgiya even before I was diagnosed sereval test was done but I wasnt told anything until I got referred to a pain clinic and still now after several medication still in pain keep calling ur doctor and keep telling them how you feel and refer you to the pain clinic

crystal5
crystal5 in reply to Rabs550

Thanks for this, doc said give me shoulder 3 weeks to get better and maybe call again if it’s not better. I was very reluctant to call as the current situation is so bad, but being in pain and not sleeping became rather too much...

Rabs550
Rabs550 in reply to crystal5

I would call again I know what pain feels like please don't wait around I say give it a week if it doesn't help call again have you been piscribed anything

crystal5
crystal5 in reply to Rabs550

Naproxen and Omeprazole to protect my stomach from it.

I can only lift my arm straight out in front and no higher at the moment. I feel as if I must get random aches and pains in different places! Including my little fingers xx

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