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Postby hv98p3tl on Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:34 pm

I have this painful condition in my foot, and the pain especially when it is cold is terrible, I have been in the garden on the lounger and the heat of the sun really helps soothe the pain, I have to wear shoes that have a good padded sole, I do have a ointment which I occasionally use when the pain is bad but in the winter when it is freezing I have to have the heating set on high, my foot sometimes feels tight and stiff the pain is non stop. the doctor can do nothing for me and the metatarsals of my toes are now misaligned.
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Re: osteoarthiritis

Postby talkhealth on Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:33 pm

Hi there!

So sorry to hear how you're struggling with your poor feet! Hopefully now the warmer weather is approaching you'll get some relief. I have asked our community to get involved and offer any advice they've found worked for them so hopefully someone will have some wise words!

Have you tried hot water bottles at all? If heat seems to help?

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Re: osteoarthiritis

Postby kaiser12 on Thu Aug 18, 2016 11:19 am

Hi,This happens to me alot & it can be really painful,I also find that the lower part of my leg goes in to a cramp & my foot seems to twist in the opposite direction,I try to keep my feet warm by wearing socks around the house,plus I also find that using my foot spa helps the circulation in my feet as well,maybe you could give that a try & See if it helps you any
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Re: osteoarthiritis

Postby Arthritis Action on Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:35 pm

Osteoarthritis is a complex persistent pain condition. Persistent pain conditions are characterised by a gradual build-up of symptoms that often happens for no apparent reason. Structural changes may not show up on scans and hence diagnosis may be difficult. Pain may be present without the presence of inflammation, rendering anti-inflammatory medications ineffective. This can be extremely frustrating for those living with these symptoms.

Arthritis may also be associated with neuropathic pain, a confusion of the nervous system in which nerves become more sensitive than usual.

If pain control medication is not working for you, asking your GP for a referral to a specialist pain team may help as they may be able to review your medication and prescribe something that does work, including specialist neuropathic pain medications.

For more information on how to manage your pain yourself, visit: https://www.arthritisaction.org.uk/What ... mentevents

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Re: osteoarthiritis

Postby gothchick on Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:32 pm

I find it hard to sleep properly due to my arthritis in my left hip and spine and I also have carpool tunnel in bot my hands which is also very painful. I can never find a comfort way to sleep and I can never ever find a decent pillow to sleep on. I can't afford the mattress I need due to being to expensive and on perminate sick. I'm at my wit's end as I only get 3/4 hours disturbed sleep
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