Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by kennysmauhmee, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. kennysmauhmee

    kennysmauhmee New Member

    Hi, everyone. Hope this message finds you in high spirits and low pain...

    I'm wondering if anyone else has problems with their feet? A few months ago mine started acting up. If I'm off of my feet for more than a few short minutes, when I get back up they hurt and make it hard to walk. When I wake up in the morning, I can barely stand up. They ache and feel like the bones are trying to crack. They also go numb a lot, which isn't all that surprising since all of my extremities do.

    I still often say "I don't know why my _______ (this or my that) hurts so bad" and my husband says I've never needed a reason before.. meaning that because of the Fibro, things hurt all the time. But, I just feel like I've always got a new part or area hurting.

    Anybody else have feet issues? How do you find relief? I'd really like to order a body positioner from theeooh.com, but I just can't afford it.

    God Bless.
  2. jasminetee

    jasminetee Member

    I have major foot pain like that too. I have to wear these tennis shoes that are open-toed and open-heeled all the time. They're Skechers and they're all I can wear without being in excruciating pain.

    I've found foot massages help the pain feel better unless I get back on my feet again. My pain continues for hours even when lying down.

    I've tried orthodics and they seemed to help for awhile but then my feet started hurting more. That was back when I wore closed shoes.

    I also used gel pads in my shoes and those helped for a while too. One of my biggest problems now is burning skin on my feet, hence the sandal-like Skechers are now all I can wear. I have to have very thick soles and nothing between my toes.

    I also can't go barefoot at all anymore and I have 2 pads on the floor of my shower, one on top of the other, plus a shower seat and that combo makes it comfortable to take a shower.

    I also have anti-fatigue mats lines up on the floor all around my kitchen so wherever you stand to work you're standing on one.

    The numbness you experience sounds more like Lyme Disease or something else to me. I've never experienced numbness with FMS.

    I hope you find something that works for you.

  3. Jayna

    Jayna New Member

    it is good for the general health of the long nerves in the legs and arms, and may reduce the pain signals from your feet.

    I take weekly injections and notice an increase in foot and leg pain when I skip or delay one.
  4. kennysmauhmee

    kennysmauhmee New Member

    Yeah... I can only wear thong slippers. I wear them everywhere... Not very cute, but they're the best I can do. Going barefoot hurts but wearing tennis shoes is excrutiating and my feet swell like crazy.

    Lyme disease? Really? I was told that tingling and numbness was part of fibro. I need to educate myself better, but I just don't have the energy or concentration.
  5. kennysmauhmee

    kennysmauhmee New Member

    I get my thyroid checked rather often because my Mom had hypo then hyper thyroidism and thyroid eye disease... So far I've never had a problem with it so I don't take anything for it... What is Armour? I'm having my doctor refer me to a pain center and hopefully they'll send me to a specialist as well. Bad insurance but we'll see. I really need relief and a good work-up.
  6. kennysmauhmee

    kennysmauhmee New Member

    Injections? I'll have to see about those. I take a b-complex vitamin.

    Thank you to all for you suggestions and help.
  7. jasminetee

    jasminetee Member

    I've experienced a lot of tingling with FMS but no numbness so I looked it up just now and I guess numbness is common in about a quarter of FMS patients.

    I'm surprised you can handle thongs. They kill me but we're all different.

    [This Message was Edited on 07/02/2009]
  8. kennysmauhmee

    kennysmauhmee New Member

    I can only wear certain kinds of thongs. They have to be soft in the part that goes between my toes and they can't be tight at all. The thongs I've been wearing are actually slippers with memory foam in them but they have a plastic sole so I can wear them out and about. They're pretty worn because they're all I can wear so I need a new pair.

    I get both tingling and actual numbness. Parts of my feet have no feeling but that could be from my weight. Mostly it's just the tingling.

    Thanks again for everyone's responses.
  9. michellemariewalls

    michellemariewalls New Member

    Please try crocs. They come in many styles, even flip flops. The flip flops tend to run small if you have chubby feet. i would try the clogs or open toe slip ons if i were you. My arches are freakishly high and the bottom of my heals cause me extreme agony. After very getting expensive, custom orthodics (that were very hard and painful to wear) I found no relief. The crocs are the reason i can walk today. Best of luck to you....michelle
  10. kennysmauhmee

    kennysmauhmee New Member

    thank you all for your suggestions, once again. i will try crocs. i tried the cheap version of them but they didn't work for me... i will check out the real deal when i'm able. i'd love to try to ion soaks, but unfortunately i am not in a financial situation to do so at this time. i will keep all of your suggestions in mind.

    thank you!!