Foot pain

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Janny
Janny Member Posts: 6
edited 10. Jan 2011, 10:23 in Living with Arthritis archive
Hi I just wondered if anyone had any recommendations for footwear or easily available insoles to use in the gym. I feel a bit of a fake really because since starting treatment the only symptom I appear to have is pain the balls of my feet but I want to go to the gym and stuff. Hopefully someone may have used something that they can recommend. Janny :smile:

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  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    It's nice to hear that someone is geting some benefit from their treatment and feels they can still do things like go to the gym! I cannot help as the gym and I are absolute strangers now (truth be told, we always were!) but for insoles I use ones designed for trainers as they have a good arch support. My feet are now totally flat and the support does help, I think, tho walking isn't that easy now. It might be worth your going to a Scholl shop, for example, and trying the different supports they stock to see if you can find one that is comfy for you. I wish you well. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • Janny
    Janny Member Posts: 6
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Sorry, I know that I am really lucky with minimal syptoms and am very grateful but you know what some people are like, never happy. Thanks very much for the tip though. Janny
  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,520
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Even minimal symptoms are too many. I think with insoles you really do have to try them, I have wasted money in the past ordering such things via the mail, never again. I hope you find something. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • frogmorton
    frogmorton Member Posts: 29,486
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi janny

    DD is right about wasting money - my sister has spent 100s that way :sad:

    If you are looking for a cheap option you can buy memory foam ones to try form any chemist and the idea of a sc*oll assessment sounds good too

    LOve

    toni xx

    PS dont feel guilty about feeling well :smile: enjoy it :smile:
  • barbara12
    barbara12 Member Posts: 21,281
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
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    Hi Janny
    I agree with Toni, try some memory foam insoles they will take some of the inpact out of your feet.
    And dont apologies for not being in to much pain, I truly hope it continues for you.
    Love
    Barbara x
    Love
    Barbara