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Q: foot nodules

I have several nodules on my feet, on the sides and the bottom.  Has anyone had these, had treatment, successful or not and what type of doctor did you see?  Podiatrist or orthopedic?

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name, Community Member
3/ 9/10 3:42pm

yes... nodules on both feet, saw an orthopedic, removed 4 of them.  within months one grew back, now almost two years another grew back.  Left foot still clear.  Surgery was a piece of cake.  I was off of work 3 days with the right because of driving and two with the left.  I do have a desk job, if you are active obviously longer will be needed.  I did the surgeries 6 weeks apart.  Compared to the pain of the nodules the pain of the surgery was nothing. 1-2 days with narcotics. good luck!

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Linda Owens, Community Member
9/ 1/08 3:36pm

I also have several nodules on the bottom and sides of my feet from RA. They are getting bigger and it is extremely painful to walk on hardwood floors, especially in the morning. My Reumatologist sent me to a Podriatrist. He said they could be removed but it would be painful and take a very long time to heal. He also said they would return.

His advice was to get arch support thru Jackrabbit Shoes in Benicia, CA.  I am waiting for them to be delivered. You keep these in your shoes at all times to keep the weight away from the toes. My nodules are on my big toes, and right under my toes. They are also on the sides on my feet. Hope this info helps.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LENORA, Community Member
9/21/11 2:36pm

HI MY NAME IS LENORA AND I HAVE RA ALSO AND THE PAIN IS SEVERE HOW

ARE THE JACK RABBIT SHOES?

 

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LENORA, Community Member
9/21/11 2:39pm

HI MY NAME IS LENORA AND I HAVE RA ALSO AND THE PAIN IS SEVERE HOW

ARE THE JACK RABBIT SHOES?

 

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Melinda, Community Member
9/17/08 4:06pm

I also have several nodules on my feet, and my hips look funny, and my arms feel sorta knotty too. My feet are very painful, and i have no insurance, but my local health dept. are helping me as much as they are allowed too. I can't find any shoes that have helped much either. I can't afford to buy all these expensive shoes. I really don't know what we can do. But cold water does help my pain some. I surely cannot go barefooted without extreme pain. Maybe some day soon they will help get us some relief. I have 3 grandchildren to help keep up with. that is pretty rough though. Good Luck and May God Bless Us All

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hope, Community Member
6/ 9/09 9:12am

i have found great relief and lowered my RA blood test scores with changes in diet.  i quit drinking alcohol gave up red meat, pork, sweets and tried to eat fresh fruits and vegetables with fish and chicken.  lots of water, no sodas.  i get reflexology treatments on my feet regularly.  right now i am in remission.  in 3 months my RA blood test results dropped from 443 to 31 just from thesechanges.  i am so grateful as i chose not to have drug therapies and most days i am not in pain.  heat helps as does cold when i hurt.  i try to stay active. i tried to eliminate coffee as well but i still drink a cup or two in the morning.  hot green tea is good also.  tumeric, garlic, ginger added to vegetables help to reduce inflamation.  read  books on food as medicine to help flare ups.  keep track of what you eat and how it affects you.   this has helped me tremendously.  i use biofreeze when the pain really acts up.  good luck

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confused, Community Member
4/25/09 12:28pm

I have boney things on the side of my right foot, I am guessing they are nodules and that they are from rheumatiod.  Not real painful at this point but my feet are stiff in the morning.  Good Luck

 

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bumpy, Community Member
6/ 5/09 8:42pm

I have so many nodules on my feet...they located on the back of my heels and on the lower inside of my foot.  I have been to a Podiatrist and he told me there was not much they could do for them.  My left one hurts all the time...right one doesn't.  The left one feels like a heel spur on the bottom of my heel.  I would give anything to get rid of the nodules....they look awful.  I am so afraid they will just keep coming.  I got them last August all at once.  Does anyone have any advice?

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LENORA, Community Member
9/21/11 2:44pm

I HAD SURGERY ON MINE AND THEY CAME BACK!

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TONIA RICHARDSON, Community Member
6/25/09 1:38am

YES I HAVE IN MY BOTH FEET .I HAVE THAT FOR MANY MANY YEARS SINCE I WAS 19 YEARS. IT 'S VERY PAINFUL TO WALK ON THE HARD FLOOR OR OUTSIDE(SIDEWALK) I GOT TWO SHOT ONE FOR MY LEFT AND RIGHT FOOT IN HEEL AREA TO SHOOT IN IT TO MAKE MASS NODLUES BECOME SMALLER BUT NOT MUCH HELP ALSO THEY SAID CAN HAVE A SURGERY TO REMOVE IT BUT UNFORTUNELY, WALK IN YOUR OWN BONE IN BOTH FEET MAKE WORST!! ALSO IT WILL GROW BACK AGAIN.

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DDM, Community Member
11/24/09 3:40pm

I have been dealing with nodules on both feet, though  more so on the left foot since September.  I ended up in the hospital for days over that plus some kind of infection in my body.  i am still dealing with them.  Podiatrist said they are bacterial and has me washing my feet several times daily with bleach water and applying "Naften" cream once a day.  Honestly they do not seem to be getting any better and i have no idea what to do or how i can return to work like this.

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sandra thompson, Community Member
10/ 7/11 6:44am

i  have many nodules on both my feet on the heels mainly i jut see the rhumatoligist at present but i am glad im not alonie as i di wonder what they were caused by

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Mr_Duck, Community Member
1/15/12 6:16am

I have some joint problems but have not yet been diagnosed as having RA.  Blood tests ongoing with RF negative so far, although my ESR is raised.

 

However, a few weeks ago a lump developeed on the right side of my right foot (like a tailor's bunion) and seems to be getting worse, even with rest.  I can no longer walk in shoes as the skin has broken open and very painful.

 

Could this be a rheumatoid nodule at such am early stage?  I thought they were a much later progression of the disease, or am I wrong?

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