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Old 08-12-2017, 08:01 AM
Location: Ft. Myers
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Originally Posted by PinkString View Post
Orthotics. They really help. I don't leave home without mine.

Yep, I was getting Plantar Fasciitis ln one foot, and went to a Foot Dr. Gave me cordisone shots and it cleared up, then he suggested fitted inserts for my shoes. Those have helped immensely and I wear them every time I have shoes on.

Of all the ailments old age had brought on, the one that surprised me the most is my leg and foot pain issues. Just this week I had to go to Centra Care because I limped out of work with a badly inflamed knee. I am on steroids and other stuff right now and it is clearing up, but I never considered I would have leg and foot issues as I aged.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by NoMoreSnowForMe View Post
Bunions from hell. When will women stop buying into wearing shoes that cripple us on so many levels.
OMG, you made me remember my grandmother's hammer toes. Her feet were positively CRIPPLED after years of wearing high heels because that's what the well-dressed woman was supposed to wear.

When I got to the age to want high heels, my grandmother took me aside and showed me her feet and told me how they got to be that way and encouraged me to never wear heels. Thanks to her excellent advice I have never worn heels for more than a few hours, and never to work. In fact, I haven't worn any kind of shoes at all except to mow for over 30 years. I wear rafting sandles - VERY safe and grippy.

When I first heard of the ancient Chinese tradition of foot-binding, I thought it was absolutely barbaric. High heels are pretty much in the same class. Just one more way for men to sexualize women and make it harder for us to run away from them.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by yellowsnow View Post
Lyrica perhaps! Good luck!
My problems involve nerves in the spine, and I have found Lyrica quite effective. I would certainly ask my doctor about its possible use in this case if it were me.
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:23 AM
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i listen to the side effects from it in the advertisements and i am like noooooo way .

Common side effects of Lyrica:

Blurred VisionSevere
Fluid Retention In The Legs, Feet, Arms Or HandsSevere
Weight GainSevere
Cannot Focus ThoughtsLess Severe
DizzyLess Severe
Dry MouthLess Severe
Infrequent side effects of Lyrica:

Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
Inflammation Of The Lining Of The Stomach And IntestinesSevere
Puffy Face From Water RetentionSevere
Sensation Of Spinning Or WhirlingSevere
ConstipationLess Severe
Extreme Sense Of Well BeingLess Severe
Feeling WeakLess Severe
Head PainLess Severe
InjuryLess Severe
Sinus Irritation And CongestionLess Severe
Stomach CrampsLess Severe
TwitchingLess Severe
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Chest PainSevere
Difficulty SpeakingSevere
Double VisionSevere
Giant HivesSevere
Having Thoughts Of SuicideSevere
Hemorrhage Of Blood Under The SkinSevere
Low Blood SugarSevere
Middle Ear InfectionSevere
Muscle SpasmSevere
Pink EyeSevere
Problem BehaviorSevere
Problems With Bladder ControlSevere
Prolonged P-R Interval Observed On EKGSevere
Ringing In The EarsSevere
Small Skin BlisterSevere
Trouble BreathingSevere
Visible Water RetentionSevere
Abnormal Increase In Muscle ToneLess Severe
Abnormal Manner Of WalkingLess Severe
Altered Interest In Having Sexual IntercourseLess Severe
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FeverLess Severe
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GasLess Severe
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Leg CrampsLess Severe
Loss Of MemoryLess Severe
Loss Of One's Own Sense Of Reality Or IdentityLess Severe
Low EnergyLess Severe
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Old 08-12-2017, 08:30 AM
Location: Ouachita Mtns of Arkansas
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Originally Posted by thinkalot View Post
After the age of 50 or you have to measure your feet every time you buy shoes. No one has the same size feet at 70 as they did at 45, though some think they do. I have gone up 1 full size. The other day my sister, a couple years older, mentioned she is 1 1/2 sizes larger.

When I was 40 I wore size 11 shoes. Now at 73 I wear size 13.
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Old 08-12-2017, 09:13 AM
Location: middle tennessee
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Another fan of crocs! I wore orthopedic shoes as a child. I need a flat style with a lifted front. I wear side zip boots (ankle support and easy to get on) with inserts when it gets cold.

Time to shop for sandals

whoever said "when your feet hurt, you hurt all over" was right
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:19 AM
Location: Close to an earthquake
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We're only as strong as the bottom of our feet.
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:24 AM
Location: Southern California
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Originally Posted by SunGrins View Post
I have to stretch my Achilles' tendon and fascia almost every morning to walk pain free. Best way is to lay face down in bed and flex your toes upward and strongly stretch your fascia and Achilles for about a minute. Also cuts down on calf cramps. Arthritis is in my hip and knees but lumbar radiculopathy messes with my knees and legs as well as statin issues. Stretching made a big difference.
Also, standing and holding on to counter and do toe to heel stretches. This is a good one.

So you got on the statin wagon? I believe so much deception going on with the cholesterol myth/fear and their push for the drugs which cause so many health issues. bahhh

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Old 08-12-2017, 10:27 AM
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i get the weirdest cramps in my toes and foot . both feet , the toes go in opposite directions and cramp or sometimes i get them right in the arch of the foot .
wow does that hurt
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by mathjak107 View Post
my feet always burn from diabetic neuropathy. it sucks!.

i am down to pre diabetic levels with no meds but the nerves never healed .
I am kind of in that same situation. My diabetes is controlled with metformin, A1c is somthing like 6.1, but, my feet seem numb, burning, feeling like walking on uneven rocks all the time. This thing has slowly developed but, this past week I just can't seems to be affecting me very much.
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