Will the feeling of having a tight balloon under my big toe ever go away.

Will the feeling of having a tight balloon under my big toe ever go away.

I have recently been diagnosed with RA. I was an avid walker, 1.7 miles a day, but injured feet when walking during flare. I have taken plaquenil for a month, 200 mg a day. finally got a rheumatologist, she just this week upped plaquenil to 400 mgs day. Also take generic for voltaren 100 mg extended release. I have been to podiatrist who gave me spenco orthotics and told me to stay off feet for 3 wks, just allowed me to start some daily… read more

A myRAteam Member said:

I have the same problem with my feet. Hammer toes, crocked, burning pain on the bottom and bunions. I have tried every ortho shoe and inserts but nothing relieves the pain. My podiatrist has tried everything but nothing is long term. He will give me a steroid shot in my feet about every 5 months. Nothing else. Sorry

posted almost 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I'd agree, swimming or poolalking works. The water takes the weight off your joints and is a good aerobic activity.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Unfortunately that is quite common. My toes are also in bad shape. My big toe is so far away from the rest it looks like I am sending the peace sign. And I also have hammer toes. I keep them covered at all times.
Sorry I have no answer, but you are not alone.
Many blessings to you and yours

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

swimming to good for everything!

posted almost 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have bought drew fusion shoes with a spenco orthotic and have found much relief. But, have to learn to walk in them.

posted almost 4 years ago
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