Tuesday, August 25, 2009 Kays Rhue-MA, Community Member, asks

Q: night time foot and ankle pain even my toes hurt.

in the evenings my feet start to ache, my ankles hurt so bad i have to prop my blanket under my ankles to relieve the pain from touching the bed,even my toes hurt is this typical?

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JEANNIE, Community Member
9/ 4/09 2:05am
HI, WITH RESPONSE TO YOUR QUESTION, MAY I SAY THAT YOU SHOULD SEE A RHEUMATOLOGIST SOON. I SHOULD HOPE YOU HAVE HAD TESTING AND ARE UNDER THE CARE OF A DOCTOR CURRENTLY. YOU COULD BE BEGINNING TO HAVE SOME NEUROPATHY , ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE DIABETIC. THERE ARE OTHER CAUSES , OF COURSE. AS A LUPUS PATIENT FOR MANY YEARS NOW, I, HAVE NEUROPATHY , CANNOT WALK NOW, AND THE PAIN IS ALMOST UNBEARABLE. PLEASE DO TALK WITH A DOCTOR ABOUT THIS PROBLEM. YOU MAY BE ABLE TO GET IT EARLY ENOUGH TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. I WAS NOT ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE. I HAVE FINALLY HAD TO RESORT TO A PAIN CLINIC WHICH HAS OFFERED ME MORE OPTIONS FOR THIS PROBLEM. WISHING YOU WELLNESS. Reply
Fanniemay, Community Member
9/12/09 9:29am

I am not sure what is going on.  My feet and my ankles feel like there is a constant headache going on.  It just started about 3 months ago.  I saw a podiatrist.  Says there is nothing going on.  Did the x-ray thing.  Nothing. Bought the custom orthodics.  They almost crippled me.  Too much pressure...in all the wrong places.  My feet are the worst.  Can barely walk when I wake up in the am.  I am not a diabetic.  I am carrying a little extra weight, considered overweight for my height, but not obese.  The sudden onset has me a little concerned.  My wrist....hands..elbows...shoulders are hurting too.  I don't know where to turn. I am taking arthritis strength ibuprofen 2X per day, with little to no relief.  No one seems to know who I should call.  I don't want pain pills to mask the pain and make me feel like a groggy mess....I just want the pain to go away.  Someone please tell me where to turn.  I hurt and it stinks!! 

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celiacs, Community Member
2/ 6/10 10:33pm

I know this might sound really far out there but you may want to consider looking into celiac disease. I recently found out that i have it and I have talked to a good handful of people that have complained of various things hurting them to the point of terrible pain. Ndone seemed to have an answer, with celiac disease you can have early onset of osteoperosis and other issues. Their stories seemed similar. I know it may seem really far out there but worth a shot at possibly figuring it out. Good luck. God Bless.

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By Kays Rhue-MA, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/24/10, First Published: 08/25/09