Alleycat123

I have had awful tenderness/pain in the bottom of my feet when I step off the bed in the morning and after sitting for a period of time. It can be very painful...but also goes away most of the time by walking. I looked on the web and found that it is a common symptom found with Ankylosing Spondylitis. Does anyone know a remedy or anything that may help alleviate this pain in my feet?

Asked by Alleycat123 3 years ago foot pain




Jay Pedersen
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It's likely plantar fasciitis. That's what I have too. Stretch your feet before you stand up by pulling your toes upward. The tennis balls and frozen water bottles do help.  I have a pair of Birkenstocks that are beside my bed, I never get up without putting those on first, makes a HUGE difference. I also went to the podiatrist ( those gel inserts over the counter were not working) a
And was fitted for custom orthotics; sounds awful.. But they are thin and I can wear them inside any if my normal dress shoes.. They have helped SO much! Hope you find some relief soon :-)

by Jay Pedersen 3 years ago

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I think I have tried everything that everyone else written about and there doesn't seem to be a real permanant solution to this type of pain.  At first I thought I needed inserts and wore them.  They made my feet push slightly forward so that my toes hit the tops of my tennis shoes.  Then I had a problem with two of my toes being slightly cramped and had to have cortizone shots.  If you are going to use an orthodic, go to a shoe store that specializes in fitting you for them AND the shoe.  You are wasting your money buying over-the-counter remidies.

by Jd 3 years ago

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I have the same thing - and as someone who tries to walk at least 4 miles a day and hike on the weekends, it's really a huge impediment in my lifestyle. I've learned to get certain types of shoes, or just add gel inserts, which really help a lot.

I can then usually push through the remaining discomfort - and exercise as a whole always helps alleviate the worst AS symptoms. Good luck.

by Chapps 3 years ago

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Having to "shake off the rust" after resting is a common symptom of inflammation. As a matter of fact, one of the questions during an exam should be how long it takes to resume normal function. I do stretches before getting out of bed in the morning. However, after sitting like at dinner or when using the computer, I often forget.

by Catherine Terry 3 years ago

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The only thing I have done is to walk around a little.  My pain goes away after 20 minutes or so.  I look like an old man when I first wake up.  I tell my wife if there is ever a house fire at night that I will meet her outside in 20 minutes.  It is a joke but 'fast' is not in my vocabulary for the first 20 minutes of the day.

It happens when I first wake up or if I lay down for a little during the day.  It does not take long.  At work I get up from my chair every 15-20 minutes or so.  It hurts on the bottom of my feet and the tendon in my ankle.

by Jason Ferguson 3 years ago

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I used to have lots of pain in the foot/heel area.  As you said it was worse getting out of bed and better after moving around a bit.  I went to the podiatrist and he told me to get a specific shoe ... SAS Timeout (I think that's the style ... It's a men's shoe ... He believes no one should wear women's shoes).  It took a while to get used to the large arch support but the pain relief was almost immediate.  A couple of years later I began having problems and went back and he made me an insert to go in them.  (They were expensive, but I'm still wearing them, almost exclusively, and they are about 6 years old.)

by Sherry 3 years ago

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I have excruciating pain that prevents me from walking at times.  I've tried everything that's been suggested to me, but the pain never goes away.  I never don't have pain in my feet.  The TNFIs have kept me out of a wheelchair, and I've noticed that Danskos help quite a bit if you can afford them and don't mind wearing elf shoes (lol).  One of the many podiatrists that I went to showed me how to tape my feet.  In times of dire pain, I do tape them.  You can learn how to do the taping on Youtube.  Just search for a video on taping feet for Plantar Fasciitis.  If you learn of a way to make the pain go away, I'd love to hear about it.

by Amori99 3 years ago

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I call it my peg legs! I hate it! Everytime I get up my feet hurt so bad I hobble around for a few minutes, then it usually goes away, unless I am in bad flare up. NSAIDs are my only hope for now, but usually just stretching helps

by Mysteria 3 years ago

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I have this really bad. It is caused by plantar spurs. To help a bit I went and got fitted at athletes foot with a really good gel soled running shoe and also some inserts. I will wear these for most of the day every day. Still get the pain but not as bad as before I had them. Mine was so bad some days, I couldn't even touch my foot on the floor of the car to drive, and had to drive just with the top of my foot with my heel off the ground. The shoes felt like walking on pillows and were like heaven. They did cost quite a bit but. They are Aasics gel running shoe. Just tell them you have heel spurs and they will recommend which shoe is best for you. You will not get rid of the pain altogether, but this is something that has helped me to some degree. Hope this helps

by Rosalyn 3 years ago

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I have had awful tenderness/pain in the bottom of my feet when I step off the bed in the morning and after sitting for a period of time. It can be very painful...but also goes away most of the time by walking. I looked on the web and found that it is a common symptom found with Ankylosing Spondylitis. Does anyone know a remedy or anything that may help alleviate this pain in my feet?

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