If anyone else has this, my heart goes out to you. I have so much pain in my feet when I wear shoes, it's just awful. My feet never ever hurt me my entire life, I could go with or without shoes and wear any KIND of shoes, but now, oh boy!! At first I hurt to go around with bare feet, 3 years, that got better, now I can hardly stand to wear shoes. I live in the northeast, so you do need winter and summer shoes, no matter, they all hurt. I am constantly ordering shoes in hopes they won't hurt, but they do. I've had expensive and cheap shoes, no difference. It's hard to go anywhere without pain in my feet, I end up changing the way I walk in the shoes to help with the pain and end up with leg pain. I know its all nerve pain due to lack of hormones, but I can't take hormones as I have systemic yeast problems and hormones makes that worse. Can anyone relate to this, and does anyone have suggestions? In shoes, my feet feel like they are wrapped with barbed wire, I know neuropathy med's can help with this but i can't take them. Thanks
mcdowell: I don't know if this will be helpful or not but I saw recently on Dr. Oz where he was recommending for people to soak their feet in tea! Yes, tea! You could have arthritis on top of neuropathy. What about having a massage? Have you seen a podiatrist? They'll probably only recommend meds anyway. He might be able to find you some place to buy some comfortable shoes. The next thing would be cortisone shots to help with the pain. Take care.
Hi, have you tried those gel pads that you put into your shoes. Maybe it will be of some relief. I have foot pain also, but I notice they occur right before my period is to begin and then it eases up after the period starts. I cannot figure that one out. They don't burn, but it feels like the bones are weak when I walk on them and some months they hurt real bad. I feel for you. Try some nice padded shoes, maybe do some research online about shoes.
Hi there, yes, yes, yes!!! I have horrible pain in both my feet. Went to a specialist and she told me that I had worn the padding down on the ball of both of my feet she felt. Xrays showed two perfect feet, no swelling, nothing that would cause the pain that I have. I do training and development so needless to say, am on my feet most days. Have had so much pain and especially in the morning when I first get up. I have however purchased shoes from Naturalizers and they have actually helped at least when wearing shoes. Never would have thought this was do to menopause but reading your post, I now am wondering. I also am suffering from discomfort in my legs. Seems as if they are falling a sleep with the tingling and it is just so weird. So you are not alone....get it checked out, but don't worry. It is just one of the uncomfortable things I guess that we or at least some of us, are faced with. Good luck!
I also have these sore feet! It is so odd, also especially in the morning. I feel like the bones are sore. One morning even my toes on the one foot were sore. Every morning I limp around for about half an hour then they seem to come right. I also get restless legs at night at times, but not too severe.
Just thought I would share, it is so odd the symptoms one gets.
Thank you for being here! I hope you have a fantastic day <3
I see you wrote this several years ago, but maybe by now you have found out you have RSD in your feet. This sounds exactly like what I live with every single day. I also have posts here on RSD Board and many people talk about their feet and the difficulty in finding shoes. I have found Sketchers (and only one style) to be tolerated for only long enough to get to the dr, etc. Even then, my feet swell terribly.
Hope you are finding relief.
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Have you tried lidocaine patches? My Dad has non diabetic neuropathic pain,
and these in his shoes help a bit. I hear that you don't want to go onto medication,
but Elavil has stopped the burning in his feet after suffering with it for almost two years now.
Hi. I have RSD in both feet and they burn and i cant bare to wear shoes. For the burning i soak them in epsom salt and hot water. As for shoes i cant wear anything my size-I go up a size and Crocs are great. They are really light and dont put pressure on my feet. In the winter i get the furry crocs. My daughter runs track and she has waffle shoes-they are sooo light. Luckily she is a size bigger than me so i can wear them if i am trying to go for a walk.