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6 days 23 hours ago #28977 by 2manytyears
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I also get i constant burning pain in my feet. I find I get some relief from using a tens unit with the pads on the soles of my feet,. Other options include trying ice packs (my husband hates it when I use them in the middle of winter and then get back into bed with him). Hope this is of some help.

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6 days 22 hours ago #28978 by Peter
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Hi Fedupwife@ and 2manytyears,

I have just spent the last approx 4/5 years with burning painful feet. I remember waking up one January morning with my feet on fire and pain like someone had beaten the soles of my feet with bamboo to the point where they were red raw pulp. They felt that bad and painful.

There was no reason for them to be this way and nothing happened to cause it. I just woke up with it. Along with the rest of my pain, it certainly added to my misery. The one thing I found that helped, was putting my feet in an ice slurry made up of either ice or ice bricks and water in a large container. I would put the container in the bath and sit on the edge of the bath with my feet in it for some time. Boy did it feel so good. I almost thought that I should see steam coming off my feet, because they were so hot and burning.

However, as quickly and surprisingly as this started, it mostly disappeared one day. It's not completely gone, but mostly gone. Most of the time my feet are mildly burning and sore, but sometimes it flares up. Every night, even in the cold of winter, I have my feet hanging outside the bed for a good hour, just to try and get them cold enough so I can put them under the blanket. Sometimes I have woken up hours later with my feet still out and then I bring them in. So of course during the day when I don't have to go anywhere, I am always bare foot or wearing thongs. When my kids have icy cold feet to the touch, mine are always toasty warm to the touch.

From what I understand, this burning and painful feet is an extension of neuropathic pain that comes from your spine. I think!!!
I'm not a doc, so don't take what I say for fact.

Your best bet would be to talk all of this over with your GP and pain specialist. They might have some ideas. Try to see if you can get by without taking extra meds for it, but if you need them to survive, then try to not take too much.

The one thing I did not do whilst this was bad, was stop all my work and going to the gym. Sure it hurt, but strangely enough, my feet actually didn't feel too bad once they were bound up tight inside shoes. At least for a while, but then they'd start to hurt more.

Do what you can to find a simple way to ease your suffering and keep that up, until your brain decides it's had enough of that and decides to try something else and then the pain in your feet will start to ease.

I hope this helps you both in some way.


Peter

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