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Awful Awful Heel Pain - Any Ideas?

Awful Awful Heel Pain - Any Ideas?

I’m taking Sulfasalazine, Prednisone and NSAIDs, I’ve seen podiatrist who has strapped it and added orthotics to my shoes. I’m having a hard time not being able to walk distances and can’t run at all anymore. It’s been a month now and just getting worse. Has anyone had anything like this? I had xrays In June that didn’t show anything too unusual for RA. Limping is just causing my hips and knees to get sore too :(

A myRAteam Member said:

I have heel spurs (plantar faciitis) and have had 2 cortisone injections when it’s flared up- a few years apart. It helps SO much. I got to where I could barely walk. Tried icing it first thing in the mornings, but the injection is the only thing that helped.
Hope you get relief soon!

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Is it just the one heel or both? Did your podiatrist not suggest it could be plantar fasciitis? I have suffered for the last four months with heel pain and pain on the lateral (outer) side of my foot. Eventually I had x rays and an ultra sound which showed plantar fasciitis (together with all the osteo etc) and the orthopedic specialist gave me a cortisone injection into my heel which has helped a lot. He said he may have to repeat it a couple of times. The pain in my heel crippled me and because I was walking so badly also affected my back. Do hope you get help soon.

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I am not big on doctors - mainly bc they don’t have any answers, only bandaids, for RA patients.

Pain in the feet and hands is the worst - unbearable!

There are a few things I use that I have had success with...

1. I am a devout Christian and believe Jesus healed me on the cross!

2. I discovered I do have some digestive problems
And take a Digestive Enzyme made by an essential oil company that does work for me!

3. I use iodine! On a cotton swab over my belly or in the fat of my arms. If the iodine is still visible the next morning, your body didn’t use it (not likely)!

I am happy to answer any questions you may have on any of the 3 things I am having great success with. Blessings ❤️

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

My Sister has had ra since she was 25 year old (now 57). Her feet were a horrible mess! After the surgery (yes, everything that can be done she has done) she said when she first would get up, it was like 1000s of needles going thru her feet - so no, the surgery didn't/doesn't work :(

She tried the iodine (actually betadine bc neither of us have iodine - we both have farm animals). Relief finally!! She just told me last weekend that the iodine has stopped the pain in her feet and thumbs praise the Lord!!!

Here is what I told her to do...apply the iodine (betadine) on a cotton swab and paint her belly or in the fat on the back of her arms. If the iodine is still visible the next morning, your body didn’t use it (not likely)! If there is no iodine stain the next morning, your body is suffering from adrenal fatigue.

My Sister said the iodine was working and she painted her entire body the next night....lol She has taken this to the 'inth' degree now because yes, it is working! She looks fantastic- her skin on her neck was red and scaley - gross! I just saw a picture of her and her skin looked fantastic on her neck. I ask her about it and she said it has been over 10 years since her neck looked that good!

Yes, we do give Jesus all the praise and glory! We are so grateful! It was Jesus that told me to use 'iodine' - I'm just sharing my journey with you because I hate pain - it is evil! I command this beast of ra to leave our bodies now in Jesus' name.

posted about 1 year ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Sadly cortisone injection (2 weeks ago) hasn’t provided any relief. Am doing exercises for plantar fasciitis (rolling bottle of ice under foot) hoping that will eventually help. No medication seems to relieve the pain which is annoying.

posted about 1 year ago
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