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Planters Faceitis or feet from hell!

Just a survey question...how many of you out there are suffering from foot problems ie: tightening of the tendons making walking difficult? I know how my poor feet feel...I can't sit for to long because when I go to stand up my feet(tendons) have retracted so much it hurts to walk. Same over night when first getting out of bed. Anyone else experiencing this side effect? By the way I meet with my surgeon tommarrow to schedule my surgery...yipppeeeeee.......feet and hands too if anyone is experiencing the curling sensation in the hands.

Lisa
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      I did feel like my hands were curling up- I kept thinking I was getting carpal tunnel. No longer have that feeling since surgery.
Sorry your puppies are so tired _ ha ha! I didn't have an problems with my feet, sorry !

Isn't it amazing how many symptoms can be attributed to that tiny gland in our necks?!!!!!

Congrats on seeing the surgeon tomorrow!
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Since May of last year OUT OF THE BLUE I started having severe pain along the inside *under the ankle) of my bone/muscles/tendon which was excrutiating around 4:00AM and would be very painful but not muscle spasm .. I equate more like arthritis pain and had very ltd. range of motion.

All this hurt so bad for first 15min out of bed .. could hardle put weight and walk ..

Gradually got better but is still there as of this writing but not nearly as bad.

ALL my bloodwork is normal so no metabollic or otherwise answer to this.  I guess I thought maybe from 20lb wt gain and too much stress on muscles being I have flat feet to begin with and maybe need to do some muscle strengthening exercises to compensate for the wt.

Then I stopped using the add'l Magnesium as per my Uro for kidney stone control and I got better .. my Mag levels were normal but I am better.  I wonder if the Magnesium has something to do with mine with too much muslce relaxation?

I still think it is medically connected to something but I guess I'll never know?

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I recently started having major foot pain, the plantar fascitis was confirmed, I have put on a few pounds this winter, but just how do you try to get in more exercise when your feet hurt so bad!  Has anyone pursued the connection of the thyroid to this problem?  I have been taking diuretics for feet and hand swelling, is this making it worse?  I am menpausal, and I wonder if that is also throwing the numbers...please tell me what you know!
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I am having major foot pain also. About 4 years ago I messed up my kidneys by taking too much Tylenol over an extended period of time for another chronic pain. My symptoms were excessive fluid retention, rapid weight gain (120lbs most of my life within 3 months went up to 175lbs without any change in my eating), swelling and pain in my hands and feet. I went between my primary care physician and my GYN both only treating the symptoms with a diuretic. The diuretic took off 26 pounds of fluid in less than 2 weeks. However, I could not stay on it for long as it causes other side effects. I was tested for thyroid and heart problems; all normal.

After a year of no help and things getting worse (weight around 185lbs); I switched doctors. The new doctor treated me for thyroid problems even though my tests were normal. In addition, I received proper treatment by accident for the fluid retention problem. I went in with bronchitis and got a steroid shot. After the steroid shot, all the fluid came off of me (about 20 lbs) and the pain in my feet went away after about 2 weeks. I realized diabetics take steroid shots when their kidneys are dumping proteins (not sure exactly what that means...I had gestational diabetes with my second pregnancy) and the symptoms were identical to mine. This doesn't repair any damage but it stops the kidneys from further damage.

I eventually got off the thyroid medicine and was able to lose weight (another 25 pounds down to 148lbs). It has been about 3 years and the pain is coming back. I have been very careful about taking any medicines so as to not mess up my kidneys again; I've also changed my diet and exercise. However, in the last few months the pain, fluid and weight are coming back. The pain is greater this time than before. It hurts mostly in the morning and is difficult to stand or walk. I put my legs up at work and guard against circulation issues by making my office as ergonomic as possible.

Just reading there are others gives me hope this is a real medical issue and there may be a treatment. So please keep sharing. I found this forum while researching feet pain.
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I have feet issues too and actually went to physical therapy because of it. I had incredible  pain and tightness in the mornings upon waking up until my muscles got "warmed up". Physical therapy helped, but I think the biggest helper has been "Super Feet" shoe inserts and fixing vitamin deficiencies.
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Oh to add...

I am menopausal also, at 41. I have had only 1 cycle in 6 months; pregnancy tests were negative. The weight gain is minimal (5-10 lbs) this time but frustrating considering I've been exercising and replacing more foods with healthier items
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To bring you all up to date they say mine is not related to TSH levels.  I have a moderate arthritis with severe tibial tendonitis that has changed my entire way of life.  I have to wear orthotics all the time with hightop sneakers.  Phys. Therapy failed to  a great degree.  I have that plantar thing if I'm not careful with what I do.  I have daily pain.  I am on Mobic daily.  I have learned to live with this as a part of me.  I 'm ok with it now.  but it wasn't easy to accept.  The alternative is surgery without promise of a cure, so unless I cannot walk, I will work with what I have.

This, after 2 comperehensive opinions and acceptance, on my part.

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Hi... I am a diabtetic & have been for about 4 years... I am 50 years old. I recently started a job as a cashier at a grocery store..My feet hurt so bad by the time I have 5 to 6 hours in that I can't hardly walk.. It is getting really hard to complete a 8 hour shift. I went & bought a pair of "air max" shoes which wre spendy & it hasn't helped me a bit. After the severe pain goes away they feel like the bottoms of them are black & blue...mostly in the heel area.
  Don't know if it is from the diabetes or if it is an actual foot disorder...
Anyone out there got any advance or opinions for me.. Help.. I can't take the pain but I need to keep my job........................Cher
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Sounds miserable that you are having these issues. I see you are a diabetic - but nothing listed as a thyroid disorder.  

Are you wearing an elavated shoe while standing?
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Oh yes I can definitely relate to that, big time! Last year I really noticed I was having feet pain and stiffness, and yes esp in the morning. Well, I was put on Armour & then after a few weeks it seemed to go away, until recently. I was without my Armour for a few weeks, and all of a sudden all of my thyroid symptoms came back big time!  Of course I have to point out that I've always have plantar fasciitis problems, because it started when i was (young & stupid) by exercising for hours a day on improper surface, wearing cheapo falling apart runners, because I was too cheap to replace them...Anyway, people always said to me that I'd damage my feet but I didn't listen to them...the feet were ok for about 15 yrs, until I became hypo, plus I'm carrying around 15-20 lbs more than usual so that must make a difference.  But I said this year I will finally shed all these lbs, because I believe that then I won't have the feet problems either...but yeah it's so frustrating isn't it?
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I almost forgot to mention something but I do remember my Naturopath saying that the plantar fascitis as well as water retention which I have are 2 of the most common complaints of being hypo. I'm not exactly sure how it works, but just that it's there. For myself I know I walk around in the morning before work with socks between my toes. I know it's weird but it give my feet relief and also a Podiatrist recommended that trick. Also practice picking up socks with your toes and really clench those foot muscles when you do, also really stretch out your quads too as that helps a bit.  For the excess water I just take a B complex, as well as B6 and it flushes it out of you. If I'm having a particularly sore day, I'll take a painkiller or two.
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I almost forgot to mention this to you, but when my feet hurt really bad & I need to exercise I take indoor cycling classes which are great as you really get an intense workout in and you're not on your feet, I might sometimes go swimming or do those swim aerobic classes in the water,  I also do Bikram yoga which helps with everything basically, also one of these days I might buy myself that Pilates machine so I can do pilates at home, but that's what I do when I'm suffering in pain. Hope this help...:)
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Plantar Fasciitis PAIN with MSM > Methylsulfonylmethane, also all my joints feel better no more pain.
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I have had it, too. OUCH .. check out my pain tracker .. yep.
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About 3 weeks post TT I had plantar fac. I,  at first thought my arch fell on right foot, I run on an elliptical since "04" , keeps you in sprint position. I couldn't do it the pain was impossible.  I need to run, I switched to an alternating intensity cybex machine and bought new arch support sneekers.  Much better.  At first thought it was surg related, now not sure,  I have read jurried articles on plantar fac, since this and surg is never a good option. Not a good fix at all. The best option is orthotics.  FYI, Dawn
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Hope this might help someone.  i have hashimoto's -(hypo) but also the normal hayfever allergy problems.  I use to get the stiff ankel problem and trouble walking expecially in the mornings - feel 100 + cant get out of bed and cannot walk without bending my knees and always blamed it on the "hypo" problem.

Anycase long story short was reading a book The Failsafe Cookbook - Sue Dengate regarding food chemicals, preservative's ect (have a son with Autism spectrum disorder)  they suggest for people with the normal hayfever problems to only drink gin, vodka and wiskey as alkoholic drinks.  Now im not a big drinker but  like a glass of red or white the odd occasion and found that  - my ankels are normally worce if i had a glass of red or white wine the night before - so now im staying away from it.


A bit of unrelated information but maybe it helps someone - give it a try got nothing to lose.



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only see know this is a old post from 2007 WHAT????
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