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Posted by karen g on 9/05/04 at 09:28 (159360)

hi my name is karen from liverpool, ive just found this site and thinks its great to no am not alone with this debilitating pain! ive had pain and burning in 2feet since nov 03, after lots of rest,ice, anti-inflammatories and arch supports the pain stopped a little.. My arch supports fell apart and it took the hospital 5weeks to make new ones and then they were made wrong, my pain and burning is really bad now i think this is due to not wearing arch supports, so am back to lots of rest and ice i wish i could cut my feet off!I feel like ive been robbed of my life and all the things i loved to do i dont do any more! this leaves me feeling deppressed, am still hopefully that someone will give me a magic wand and my feet can go back to the way they were!!! Has anyone read any books on coping with chronic pain and can anyone recommend a orthotic. Also any tips on how to stopp the burning and pain i would be so greatful...karenxxx

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Michael on 9/05/04 at 20:02 (159376)

Hello Karen I am in the same boat you are in burinig feet now going on 19 months it has been pure hell. My pain is never ending not even for a second. My feet are always in burning pain in the arch. No doctors have been able to help me. They don't have a diagnosis. I just suffer and suffer in pain. Like you I have no live it is gone. I have tried everything nothing has worked. Sorry to hear about the pain you are in. Do you ever get relief if so how?? Michael

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john h on 9/05/04 at 21:41 (159380)

Michael: Can you not get at least some temporary relief with ice packs? There are some that are like an Ace Bandage you just toss in the frig. When cold just wrap around the feet anyway you want. They use velcro to fasten and perhaps you can at least get to sleep without pain.

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Julie on 9/06/04 at 02:20 (159394)

Michael, I don't remember all you have said, but have you tried to find a pain management clinic? There is medication to control severe, chronic pain, which needs to be prescribed by a pain management specialist. Ordinary painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs don't touch the degree of pain you've described. If you haven't been able to find treatment of the cause of your pain, it would help you now to find a doctor who will focusx on treating the pain.

Please forgive me if you have done this and have told us about it already. In that case, you probably need different or stronger drugs.

Brian G. who posted here for a long time but is now gone, used to give excellent information about pain management. Perhaps you could use the search facility (type in his name) to read some of his posts.

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Janice N on 9/06/04 at 06:27 (159401)

I saw my pain dr last wk. He said he would be glad to change my pain med to a longer acting one but it would be very costly. So I left there with the same medication. What is amazing is the affect the weather has on your pain. I knew what sore feet were. And tired achy feet. But PF is something else.

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Kathy G on 9/06/04 at 08:49 (159409)


Have you read Scott's Heel Pain book? It may have some suggestions that would help you. Once you find the right combination of treatments, hopefully you'll see some improvement. Getting your orthotics back should help, too.

I'm so sorry to hear of all of you having such pain. PF can change your life, that's for sure. I wish I could offer some useful advice but PF seems to be a very individual ailment and one has to use the trial and error method to find just what works for him or her.

Good luck to you all and may the pain, and burning, ease.

Re: oooch painful burning feet..for michael in pain

Linda V. on 9/06/04 at 16:03 (159424)

you seem to be in intractable pain..my brother also has chronic knee pain..and nothing they have ever done at his pain clinic seems to relieve it..they have suggested a device that is implanted to give a mild stimulation to his spinal cord..sort of a buzz they say...they tell him that the brain and nervous system can only respond to one stimuli at a time..it sounds drastic...but makes sense..has anyone suggested that for you?

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karen g on 9/07/04 at 07:25 (159475)

hi micheal i also have heel pain and pain in arch, do u have pain or just burning! i use lots of ice,it does work a little. I also massage my feet with camoile oil which is soothing and good for inflammation. Ive just started homeopathy for the burning and my low mood due to not being able to live my life the way i want.. Wouldnt be great if we could get new feet.... Hope you find something that helps. karen

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Janice C on 10/12/04 at 22:20 (161377)

Also suffer with this problem, haven't had a definative diagnosis on it yet, tarsal tunnel was suggested. Had endoscopic plantar fasciotomy on the right foot in July, and that particular pain has improved 90%. Plan to do the other foot after Christmas, but in the meantime, I get up, feet gradually start the burning, I take Bextra 20mg daily, the feet both get red & puffy, tender to touch, can't stand for more than a minute without moving my feet. I can walk although lifting aggravates the burning, as does walking on concrete for more than 30 minutes at a time. I have been able to tolerate Mephisto sandals (with the cork footbed). I am not having as much luck with my custom orthotics and my Reebocks, which is all I used to be able to stand to wear. All of this started about 15 yrs ago, I was able to deal with it by getting supportive shoes, but over the years it is gradually worsening. I understand anyone who considers amputation. It is sad. Weight does factor in, I have lost 20#, helped, but am still dealing with pain & plan to lose more weight.