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Posted by Linda German on January 08, 2000 at 05:07:02:

In Reply to: Painful Feet posted by Jenny G. on November 19, 1999 at 20:01:42:

: I have a strange type of arthritis in my feet. No doctor has been able to tell me what kind of arthritis I have, but my feet hurt very much. My left foot seems to be bending inward. My doctor gave me inserts but it is only working for my right foot. The strange thing about my arthritis is that no matter, which pain medication I take; it produces inflammation on the top part of my feet. What is causing the inflammation? If I stop taking the painkillers or anit-inflammatories, the inflammation disappears but the pain comes back. Any help would be appreciated.

linda german
dear Jenny i have Sero-Negative Arthritis thhis affects my whole body. My feet have been the so painful for so many years, the words my feet are killing me have been said for so long it's boring. I do not believe you will get rid of the puffiness in your feet and it does vary from day to day. My pain has been so bad lately i asked to have my feet x rayed and i now have oesteoporosis in my right foot i have seen the podiatrist who has made inserts for me i would say i get 25% benefit from this. Th e very best thing you can do for your feet is to buy shoes that will give you enough width so that any pressure pain will not set up. I used to buy shoes in a size 6 wide fitting i have now found a mail order shoe company and my shoe size is now 5 EEE ultra wide. This shoe fitting seems to be a key element in self help try to pput your feet up for 1|2 an hour whenever you can this will help to reduce the puffiness caused by the inflamation. Be in touch Linda.

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