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Old 06-22-2009, 12:44 AM   #2
Join Date: Jun 2009
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Re: I am hurting so bad with my feet

Originally Posted by Precious55 View Post
For the past months I've had really bad burning on the bottoms of both feet, along with my feet looking red. Along with that I have a painful callous on the ball of my foot. I need some ideas I can try. Thanks.
I had a problem with my feet being really painful when I got up first thing in the morning - it was almost too painful to actually stand on the soles of my feet! Fortunately, it went away by itself after a few minutes, but it gave me a real fright. From somewhere I had heard about diabetic neuropathy, and I wondered if it was that. I had put on a lot of weight in a short time after giving up smoking and, although I wasn't that bothered about the weight gain because I was so glad not to be a smoker, I began to wonder if the weight gain had caused pre-diabetes and these foot pain symptoms.

At any rate, to cut a long story short, I took this as a warning sign, lost weight and the pain in my feet went.

My questions are therefore (and I hope you don't mind my asking these slightly personal questions):

1) How is your weight? Are you normal weight or do you weigh more than you used to?

2) Are you diabetic? If so, then you need to see a specialist, but I would also look into taking alpha-lipoic acid, which can be taken for diabetic neuropathy. It would be a good idea to have your blood tested for diabetes and then to ask your doc about taking ALA.

Just losing a few pounds got rid of my feet pain.