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Old 08-11-2017, 07:33 PM
 
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My feet are killing me!!!!!!!!! 70 years old and I just dread walking. I think it is a combination of diabetic neuropathy and osteoarthritis. I am getting with my doctor asap to see what she can do. Anyone else with similar condition?
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:35 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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Bunions from hell. When will women stop buying into wearing shoes that cripple us on so many levels.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:36 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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I used to when I was on a certain Statin drug for my cholesterol. I've switched medicine and don't have near the problem. I also lost about 20lbs which seemed to help a lot.
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Old 08-11-2017, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Ouachita Mtns of Arkansas
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My feet are killing me!!!!!!!!! 70 years old and I just dread walking. I think it is a combination of diabetic neuropathy and osteoarthritis. I am getting with my doctor asap to see what she can do. Anyone else with similar condition?
I am a 74 year old male and I have non-diabetic severe peripheral neuropathy and my doctor gave me a prescription for a vitamin called Metanx. It's designed for diabetics. Here is a link to some reviews....


Metanx oral Reviews and User Ratings: Effectiveness, Ease of Use, and Satisfaction (WebMD)


It's not cheap and most insurance companies will not pay for it. I haven't started it yet. Good luck.

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Old 08-11-2017, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Lyrica perhaps! Good luck!
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Old 08-11-2017, 08:27 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Ask your doctor about nortriptylene
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I'm 79 and my feet have been the last place for OA to hit. I don't have the diabetic issues. But since right hip replacement in 2010, my whole right side has advanced OA. I wear an ankle support and use Vicks Vapo Rub daily and often add some Lemon Oil to the Vicks jar. My foot often burns when I start to go to sleep but walking is a major challenge too. I take ibuprofen every 6 hrs and use other supplements. Best I can say as this is what I do.

I live with a problem OA knee (right knee) and doing all to avoid knee surgery....which I fear would cause more OA to the body.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:53 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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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.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:56 PM
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Location: Somewhere.
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Orthotics. They really help. I don't leave home without mine.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:23 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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My podiatrist said my foot pain is caused by arthritis, plantar facitis, bursitis, and tendonitis. Woohoo, a quadfecta of itises.

He suggested wearing rubber clogs with good (not drugstore) arch supports. Surprisingly effective, I rarely hobble around in pain any more.

Shoes with a 1" or higher heel and very soft, cushy soles are also helpful.
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