• 9 months ago

    Feet pain ( cant stand at work)

    I am sort of at a loss for what to try next, I am a 5'9 26 year old Male, who weighs about 165. I am in decent shape and go in and out of spurts of eating great and doing lots of exercise.

    A few years ago when I hit an all time high @185 with like no muscle at all, I started having problems standing at work. I used to work some 12 hour shifts 1-3x a week. Then I started having tons of foot pain after a few hours.

    I've tried many different shoes and insole types, ive gone to a specialty place that would be similar to a good feet store, tried plantar fasciitis braces recently. nothing seems to help. The only thing that gives me relief seems to be if I am in really good shape, like running 5-6x a week and hitting the gym, then i dont have as many issues.

    Currently within an hour of being at work my feet are aching so bad, I can feel it in every part of my foot. this seems to stretch up and into my calves and knees too.

    If I go home and go running my feet hurt with every strike, but if i start and stop enough, by the end of my run they will feel SO much better. If i dont go running they will ache all night, and after I sit down for awhile, then get up, It will be like walking on rocks with barefeet.

    . I have to mention that the running man stretch where you put 1 leg back and stretch your calf feels crazy and seems to temporarily relief the foot pain, and feels like my calves are extremely tight.



    Thank you for your help and time.

Responses

  • 8 months ago

    RE: Feet pain ( cant stand at work)

    I suffered from the same symptoms for a very long time and I also have plantar faciatis. I went to therapy for a while and that seemed to help somewhat with the pain I was experiencing. The other thing I do is when I get home I put my feet in Epsom salt for about twenty minutes in real warm water. I drink lots of water and I make sure I take a multivitamin everyday. It helps to stretch your feet right before you step into the shower and make sure you have comfortable shoes to walk around the home. I hope this helps you. Take care.
      • 8 months ago
        Thank you for your reply,
        Does doing any of this help with going to work the next day? I can live with the symptoms at home, but its the constant pain at work for 6-8 hours that kills me.
  • 8 months ago

    RE: Feet pain ( cant stand at work)

    If you haven't, get tested for diabetes.
      • 8 months ago
        I just did, i had a blood sugar level of 82 so it appears this is not the issue. Thanks for your reply though.
  • RE: Feet pain ( cant stand at work)

    what other tests for nerve damage have been done? diabetes is not the illness that causes nerve damage. an area to investigate is a autonomic dysfunction however it is a diagnose by elimination
      • 8 months ago
        Hello, thanks for your reply,
        I have not had any other tests done, I finally made an appointment with a podiatrist next week Monday. I suppose I'll start there?
      • 8 months ago
        if that does not pan out see a neurologist to get a nerve damage evaluation. The only thing that helps me at all are Lidocaine patches
      • 8 months ago
        OKay thank you, i tried a lidocaine cream on 1 foot yesterday and it delayed the soreness for about an hour or so longer, I will look into the neurologist if the podiatrist doesnt work. If you dont mind me asking how expensive was it for you to see a neurologist? sounds pricey.
  • RE: Feet pain ( cant stand at work)

    Unfortunately, I cannot tell you what it would cost. As long I as I stay in-network my insurance covers it. I never even see a bill. I just get a statement stating that they were paid.
      • also using a patch makes a difference the medication is dispersed for 12 hours not the hour or two a cream would give you
      • 8 months ago
        okay thank you for your help, I will look into these patches and do research about my in network neurologists