I started my journey with PMR Oct 2016 and was finally put on Pred in March after much weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth. I have had a pretty good run compared to some I read about here (and totally sympathize with). Last visit to the rheumy was in July (I think) and he said my bloods show inflammation gone and he wants me off pred soon. I am on 1mg and have been for awhile. I feel okay but some evenings I go to bed and can hardly turn a page before I crash out. I work in two schools full time which is fine (too much sitting). My problem is the tops of my feet ache and ache. I get up and walk like Frankenstein until I have warmed up. Lately though the tops of my feet just ache all day. I work in a shelter preparing and chopping food on a Monday after work and when I walk to get my car (parked far away) I can hardly walk. I really must look like a zombie - slow shuffle going over Albert Bridge. Sorry for the long story but I am seeing a podiatrist who told me I do not have extensor tendonitis (which is what I diagnosed and the rheumy agreed). I have exercises which I mostly do (stretches) but my feet are horrible. If I have a day of lots of walking I am dead that night with really stiff, painful feet. My only exercise is walking and try to do 10K steps a day which is fine. Help. Any ideas what it could be? I cannot turn into an old lady already as I am (only) nearly 61 and have to keep working. Plus I want to keep active. What could it be? In my initial xray showed a bit of gout in one toe but no other arthritis...My bones ache.
Sorry to go on but any comments and expertise welcome. Thanks so much in advance.