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Thank you so much Beebee! I will check them out. I am very easy on shoes,, I ususally buy two pair a year at the outlets on my drive home from vacation, but this eyar I saw the same ones I already ahve, and mine look like new,, they always have a sale:buy one pair, get one pair half off.
I will see about the Travel times...

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No, Pickie, I never had that kind of foot pain. I do have pain on the top and to the side of my foot. I have RLS, artritis, and Fibro so I never know what it is that is hurting me. And I seem to be always hurting somewhere. I have Tramadol also, and I take Tylenol Arthritis Pain. I try not taking them until I can't stand it.

The Easy Spirit Traveltime can be bought at Penney's, Macy's, and also on line at Zappos.com. In fact I was looking on line today, I think I am going to get another pair. But if there is an outlet close you should be able to get them there, maybe even cheaper. They are usually $49 to $59 depending if there is a sale on them.

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Betty, where do you buy Travel Time? I never heard of it, but I only wear Easy Spirit sneakers, I love them.. there is an outlet about 55 miles north of here, i go there,, Have you ever had the pain I describe below?


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Discussing feet and shoes. I have had such a terrible time with my feet. Swelling, hurting. So I bought some sandals on Zappos.com, WW. And I have Easy Spirit, Travel Time, they are like clogs, I guess you call them. No heel in them. I find them the most comfortable of all, and they have them in many colors. The WW is double wide for my swollen feet.

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If anyone out there reads this, I see nobody has posted here for along time, but,,
I am not sure what I got today..

I was just standing there at work, all of a sudden, in a split second, a whole box of nails and needles were stabbing the whole bottom of my right foot. I was almost ready to fall on the ground, tears streaming down my face. I had to work for another hour and a half like this, limping, holding my foot up in the air, anything to help,, it didn't..

It t finally was was eased by some tramadol.. when I got home,, I can now walk on it after five hours home.. it i snow just very tender,, like scraped raw skin. What the heck is it?
I also have arthritis, Reynaud's Syndrome, diabetes, high BP and cholesterol, so I am not sure which or what it could be.
I have been wearing Walkfit orthotics in all of my shoes, including sandals for about ten years..

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I have a pair a White Mountain shoes that are gold that I wear for dress and my sandals are Noat, they are both pricey but worth it because they are comfortable and wear well, the rest of the time I wear Merrell.
My PT said that foot pain and fibro is very common with all the ligaments in your feet to get tight and sore. He recommended a heated foot spa to improve circulation but I haven't tried it yet. I have to be careful of water jets because they sometimes make it worse but the heat should help especially this time of year. I also find that I have to wear a really light weight running shoe when I walk rather than a walking shoe they are too heavy and make my feet hurt more. You just have to be careful to get a running shoe with decent support.

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I truly feel your pain! I was to the point I could not walk. I had been to every specialist under the sun. Having the 4 inch needles of cortizon shot..not fun and did not help. The podiatrist ordered custom orthodics. They didn't help. They were about to do surgery when my friend INSISTED I see her Chiropractor. When I went he spent over 2 hours with me so he was fully aware of my problems. They did a digital foot scan and ordered custom orthodics. He adjusted me from the top of my head to the tips of my toes. I know it sounds scary when you hurt SO BAD. It felt wonderful and the next day, just like he said, I was sore, but yet felt somewhat better. Between adjustments and my orthodics, I am plantar fascaitis free. I still have fibro pain at times, but can walk. I move my orthodics to every shoe I have and am actually now able to wear many kinds. I could not garden at all if I did not have these. Gardening is the one thing I LOVE and helps me keep moving through my fibro pain. Good luck

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Hi everyone,
I have been suffering from Fibro now for over 24 years. I have to say it was easier to manage when I didn't have this much weight on me(100 lbs to lose). It seems every normal kind of issue to deal with magnifies the already existing pain from the fibro. I have heal spurs, tendonitis in my heals and it makes me walk incorrectly. My back pain is now magnified also. My fibro has never been this bad. I take Lyrica and am dosing up to 600 mg each day. I am trying to find a part time job but I cannot be on my feet. I would rather not walk at all so I do not have to deal with the pain but I know the 100 lbs I need to lose will only increase if I don't get up and move. I find if I meditate or even pick up my knitting I can get my mind away from the daily suffering. If anyone else has a trick to getting away from the ever present pain and suffering I would be most appreciative.
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I have fibro, arthritis, and Restless Legs syndrome. So most of the time I don't know which one is hurting me. Except I know when it is the RLS acting up. My meds control it pretty well unless I have a break through.

I have alot of trouble with my feet. I have bunions and getting a hammer toe. I have such a hard time finding shoes that don't kill me. I have ordered 3 pair on line and had to send them all back. I have a couple pair of shoes with no heel that I am able to wear. But I need dress shoes. Also I have foot pain, but it isn't my heels it is the top of my feet, it is the left side of my foot on both feet. And it usually occurs at night when I go to bed. I use Unkers Salve and it helps. I have used Capazine cream also. I used it when I had shingles and it relieved the pain.

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the night splints help me a LOT with the heel pains. I also am just wearing Crocs. I did wear tennis shoes the other day for a walk, however, my foot hurt for the next 12 hours....... I don't have any pains with the crocs!


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My heels hurt in bed. The more I read other people's symptoms, the more I realize I'm not crazy!

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have you tried a small bar of soap under the sheets? It works for some other things... certainly isn't going to hurt. You may want to check THE READING ROOM thread for other suggestions...

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Is anyone having trouble sleeing and their heels hurting to have them lay on the mattress. I thought it was the covers to tight on them but it made no difference. It hurts so bad it wakes me up at night.

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Yep, ABERLAINE. Do your toes turn pasty white when they're warming up? Mine do! Looks like they belong to a porcelain doll someone forgot to paint! LOL

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I also have trouble finding shoes that fit, that don't cause pain etc. I found a pair of sandal's that is Ecco brand! This brand is very expensive but if you look you can find them on line for a reasonable price. I wore them all last summer. They feel like your walking on air. If anyone else has any other brands that work please let me know!












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I also have a condition called "Raynaud's Syndrome". I don't have pain in my toes, but they turn deep red whenever I wear shoes or when they get cold. I don't think there's anything that can be done about this. I think it's a blood circulation problem

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I agree with the crocs even the off brands. They are so loose and spongy to walk in. Even the medical profession have discovered them.

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I fought plantar fascitis for years. Have you tried wearing night splints? It takes some time but they can be very effecive. Also, you need to stretch, stretch, stretch. Plantar fascitis is really lousy and even worse when you have fibro. Good luck and do not give up. If all else fails, cortisone injections work very well.

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I'm new to this team, but am glad to find someone knows about foot pains! I've had an awful time of the last year with ongoing foot pains. Plantar Fascitis is the dx.. but there are other things that go on that make no sense and don't fit this dx. Currently, I can only wear Crocs. I recently bought new "expensive" walking shoes, only to have them riding around in the back seat of the car. After about an hr with a shoe on with a back, my heels start killing me....One doc says.. ah.. maybe achilles tendon.. another plantar.. but who knows? I thought I had become very acquainted with the Plantar types of pain, but this doesn't fit. So for now, I am sticking to an exercise bike for cardio and wearing my crocs everywhere...

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The orthotics I got from the Good Feet store are one of the best investments I've ever made! They saved me from having to have surgery to remove a neuroma. I've worn them every single day for several years now, and they're still as good as new.

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I've developed a case of metatarsalgia. The ball of my foot, just in back of my toes, is swollen and tender.

I've tried putting a soft pad on it before slipping on my shoes. But the only thing that works is keeping my feet elevated and putting ice on the underside of my toes.

Since these are joints, I wonder if it's the old fibromyalgia acting up. Or would it be because I wore flip flops all summer. emoticon

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I have heard of Capsaicin being used to help a lot of different things and it may help in your case. If nothing else it is worth a try because I can not see any harm in it other than if you don't wash your hands really well afterwards. In fact I think wearing the latex gloves like they do at the doctor office would be a better option because some times the oils from things like Capsaicin do not wash off very easily.

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I am not sure what kind of foot pain you have, but a friend who has neuralgia recently told me about Capsaicin cream. It is made from very hot peppers and she absolutely swears by it. But you have to be very careful about application - wash hands thoroughly after applying, making sure dog doesn't lick the creme and then lick you somewhere else, etc. I just ordered some called Life Flo Health but there are several different kinds out there. She has applied it every day for years now and has no more pain, so I am going to give it a shot since it isn't toxic and my feet hurt too.

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Do you have sugar diabetes?

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Andrea,

Please do keep us up to date on how you are doing. I know it can be hard to keep going and doing the things that you have to get done everyday of your life even if your feet hurt, so I would like to keep in touch.

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did you go to a foot specialist? They may have a suggestion for a good shoe for you to wear. Hopefully the PT is working out!

I think I may have the same thing... my feet hurt ALL the time! I should see a foot specialist *sigh* more doctors... yay

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First time I've heard of 'fibro-feet'...Hm. Of course, there are a whole lot of things I haven't heard of... but I can't tell you what they are, can I? LOL

I don't dare self-diagnose a hangnail these days-- It just doesn't pay to! LOL

I see a podiatrist regularly anyway (diabetic care y'know...) and my DH went to see him for something similar to what you're experiencing. It was plantar fascitis. He was given a stretching exercise where he lays on his back with a towel across the bottom of his foot and one end in each hand, and stretches. He has to keep the foot in alignment when he does it... and he also had a frozen water bottle to roll between his foot and the floor. It works for him-- when he remembers to do it! LOL Oh yes, he also was walking with his feet turned out and didn't know it, which was causing part of the problem.

I'd recommend seeing a podiatrist for what you have going on. Just because you have fibro doesn't mean you don't have something else too! Just check out my sparkpage if you don't believe me! LOL

Don't suffer in silence or try things on your own if you have insurance that will help you find the cause and eliminate it!


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Good luck Andrea, and I will keep you in my prayers.

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Thanks everyone for the insight I have been going to physical therapy for a couple of weeks and they gave me exercises to do to stretch out my heels. I think I am going to investigate "the good feet store" to see about some orthodics. emoticon

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ANDREAC928: I have had foot pain for years - probably 35 years. Ugh. At first it was diagnosed as Plantar Faciitis and I had physio but it didn't help much. I had special insoles then, that had just come out (you needed a prescription to get them then) but now you can buy them anywhere. They were like a gel sole. They did help some.

I remember after I had been sitting for a while and would stand up, the pain was almost unbearable. I would go limping off... I was working as a Practical Nurse then and on my feet all day. That was long before I was diagnosed with Fibro but I am sure I had it then.

I wear Birkenstocks most of the time now even in the winter in the snow. I can wear Croc knock-offs and have a pair that are solid (over the toes - no holes) that I wear in the winter when the snow is too much for the Birks. I wear two pairs of socks. I can wear some sandals but can't stand to have shoes where both my toes and heels are enclosed. I get horrendous cramps in my toes and in the arch of my foot. I am fine if I go barefoot, which I do in the house almost all of the time. Apparently with plantar faciitis going barefoot is supposed to make it worse I think.

The pain in the arch of my foot feels like the bone is being pulled or stretched - hard to explain - but it is terrible.

I had orthotics made and got very good shoes but my toes cramp really badly when I wear them. I have more foot pain when I try to wear them actually. I wore them for a fair length of time hoping they would help but finally gave up on them. I think the Birkenstocks with the toe grip help and the foot bed is good too. I started wearing Birks years before they were popular and people made fun of my ugly shoes!

I have read this foot problem described as Fibro Feet, so I think it is pretty common in Fibro. My big toes cramp and seem to be out of joint sometimes so they snap and crack back in. If you Google "Foot Pain in Fibromyalgia" the articles should give you lots of information.

I see a Reflexologist and have for years and think that has been a great help with the foot pain as well as the fibro in general. One Reflexology tools, a round one, like a rolling pin with dull points on it, helps if you just roll your feet over it. A small bottle or anything that you can roll your foot on might help. Sometimes something that is cool on them helps. Oh maybe a can of pop or a round plastic container filled with cold or frozen water might help ease the pain.

Another thing that feels GREAT is if you can ring your foot. Just wrap your hands over the top of your foot with your fingers around one side and your thumb on the other, and "ring" by moving one hand one way and the other the other way. If it hurts too much stop for a few minutes and then do it again. It is even better if you can have someone else do it but they have to be very gentle or you will be wanting to kick them a good one LOL!

My heels used to feel like they were coming out the bottom of my foot. The ball of my foot used to just pain and pain as well so I know what you are talking about. They throbbed as well. I didn't want them to touch the floor, even if I was sitting down, they hurt so bad.

I had a Mitral Valve Prolapse repaired in 2004 and they wanted me to walk a mile a day. I tried. I worked my way slowly up to the mile but I couldn't continue to do it. I also tried Tai Chi and my feet hurt so much after three weeks I could barely stand on them, they pained and burned so bad. I need Tai Chi with no foot work!

I get a pain in both groins when I walk for any length of time too. It is hard to make people understand that you just can't walk a lot because of the pain you get in your feet (and me in my groin). I think it is impossible for them to understand how they can be that painful. I don't even want to go shopping because my feet really hurt on the cement and ceramic floors.

Anyway rambling again. Hopefully some of this will help. All in all I think foot pain is really common in Fibromyalgia. Physio may help if you are thinking of trying it.

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I have all kind of pains but the pain is always moving all over my body. If I had to say that I have pain in one area most of the time. My lower back and hips hurt the most, but they determined this week that part of the pain in my hips is being caused by arthritis.

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My whole body aches at times.

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My Feet do not bother me if I stay barefoot. But when I wear shoes and socks they start burning and become painful. If I could I would go bear foot all the time. But that just is not practical.

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Don't mess with foot pain. I've got arthritis in both feet. My ankles, too. A bone spur and bursitis on one foot, as a bonus. I went through the plantar faciitis thing for several YEARS. PT and orthotics didn't relieve the pain, and I finally had to have the surgery. Afterwards, I drove an electric scooter around the office for 6 weeks, terrorizing friends and coworkers alike. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry. So I just honked the horn, went fast and pretended it was fun.

I can't say that fibro caused any of the foot pain, but I DO feel that it was worse on "fibro flare" days.

I started off with a podiatrist, but when surgery became imminent went to an orthopedic surgeon in my rheumatologist's group.

I'm not running any marathons now. But, I'm not having to limit my shopping to only stores that offer electric carts to their customers either.


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I had that in both feet but it did not involve the calves. It was the bottom of my feet, but made my whole foot ache. I would see a foot doctor if you can. Good luck and I hope it gets better.

My worst area for my fibro is my whole legs and the bones across the top of my feet. Drives you crazy. emoticon

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I had plantar fascitis off and on for years. They now have night splints that help a lot. Orthotics are a must as well as decent shoes. Gentle stretching is also important. If you can handle an anti-inflammatory like motrin or aleve can help. If it gets too bad, a steroid injection in the affected foot helps a lot. Good luck!!!

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it feels ike my bones are pulling apart in my feet

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I agree with ROTTLADY. I had something similar. Went to a Podiatrist, was given exercises to stretch my muscles and ended up having to get orthotics. My situation might be different, however. I was born with clubbed feet and that wasn't my first time wearing Orthotics. Whether this was related to what I was born with is unknown. Always see a specialist, especially when dealing with the food. Those of us with Fibro learn down the road we'll end up getting a whole list of doctors taking care of us, not just one. Good luck!
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SEE A FOOT SPECIALIST. I ENDED UP FINDING OUT I HAD NEUROPATHY PLUS CERTAIN NERVES THAT WERE DAMAGED .DON'T ASSUME IT IS JUST YOUR FIBRO,

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I would have to say that my worst symptom is foot pain! Its horrible! I am 27 and was diagnosed with Fibro at age 18 so I have seen pretty much every RA drug that there is and nothing helps with the foot pain! even right now as I sit here typing this post my feet are throbbing and the pain goes up my calves. Does anyone else share my symptom? If so any tips or ideas. I exercise at least 3 times per week and I stretch every day. I am on lyrica and cymbalta right now. When I asked my doctor about it at my last visit she said that it could be plantar fascitis (??) and said I might need physical therapy.

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