Oh my knees hurt!!!

@Debs_place (10525)
United States
May 13, 2008 10:30pm CST
I am sure almost everyone has said that at some time in their lives. Where I live Lyme disease is in epidemic proportions and for over a month now my knees, ankles, feet and hips have hurt. And my hands and fingers just ache all of the time. Well I figured I had Lyme, but I bought some new sneaks and with in 24 hours the pain level is down to a bit of discomfort at least in my lower half. So here is my questions, how many times have you complained about foot, ankle, knee pain and not considered that your foot wear might be worn or not fitting properly? For those of you with these problems, what non-medical things have helped you. BTW - I have flat feet, very narrow with heel spurs. I started wearing Ryka sneakers and what a difference - my feet don't hurt when I get out of bed. They are sneaks made for a woman's foot -- narrower in the heel and wider by the toe, not just a smaller version of a man's sneaker
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@Rozie37 (15503)
• Turkmenistan
14 May 08
If your fingers and hands ache, you might want to get that checked out. I love some shoes that are flat, but I do too much walking to really enjoy them. So I try my best to only wear shoes with a thick soul. I need to find a nice shock absorbing tennis shoe.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
14 May 08
Well you may want to check into the Ryka's, they are relatively inexpensive on QVC -- under $50 a pair and if you don't like them you can send them back in 30 days. I just got the cross-trainers - and they are so light..I ordered 2 pairs and they came shipped in one box - I think the box weighted more then the sneakers. They are very comfortable.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
14 May 08
Oh I forgot..my hands...2 shifts a week, I work with a guy who hits his head - hard. I pretty much do one-on-one with him and have to grab his hands or block him from hitting his head. I think that is why my hands hurt. He hits so hard there are times that my hands hit his head - hard. He is strong and had been doing this all his life. My hands and fingers take a beating all of the time -- they get bent in weird ways. One girl got some fingers broken a few months ago doing the same thing.
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• United States
14 May 08
Deb, bad foot wear will make your head hurt...No joke. Take it from a person that use to make her living on her feet 12 14 hours a day. I go to the Foot Shop, I have insoles made that fit into my shoes. I know you said non medical and really this is not but a good insole especially since you are flat footed will make all the difference in the world to your entire stature. I would spend 150.00 for good nursing shoes. My feet were my life. I would do with out new underwear and clothes before I would subject myself to an ill fitting shoe. It is that important.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
14 May 08
Yes, I did orthodics for a long time and they seem to make the shoes break down real fast, but I found the Ryka's and as long as I remember to wear them for no more then about 3 months I am fine. I just did not realize how much these had broken down, 3 days a week I do double shifts and am on my feet for just about the whole day. I work with the developmentally disabled for a lot of movement is involved.
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• United States
18 May 08
It's truly amazing how much difference a good pair of shoes can make. I'm a firm believer of good shoes, especially for growing kids!
@gemini_rose (16193)
17 May 08
It is true, footwear can be the cause of a lot of aches and pains, I sometimes have this problem with shoes, I like to wear flat pumps, and boy do those make me ache. Depending on what make I have I sometimes have to put another insole in one or both of them and this makes everything a whole lot better!!
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
16 May 08
I always where comfortable shoes I have to. My knees, and every part of my body hurts because of my fibromyalgia which prevents me from working right now, and that is just awful. I cannot make ends meet.
@Polly1 (12648)
• United States
14 May 08
My knees hurt too, mine is from falling a few months ago. I hit a patch of ice and went down hard on the sidewalk. I will just have to live with mine, I don't have any health insurance and can't afford to go to the doc. It is important to wear good shoes, when your feet hurt everything hurts. I do hope you get to feeling better soon.
@GardenGerty (101721)
• United States
14 May 08
I have had foot and knee problems off and on for about five years. I keep a good brand of shoes that helps, and I bought $250 inserts for my shoes. I have heel spurs, (perhaps,) in one foot. I also was told at one time that my feet get tendonitis. I am going to see the chiropractor Friday, as a couple of treatments from him helped me five years ago, when my knee was acting up. For my hands, I use a paraffin spa, and when I was having serious hand/arm symptoms the pain relief was so great I would fall asleep almost immediately. I also take B6 in mega doses based on the recommendations of both the MD and the Chiro. I also found recently that certain stretches have relieved most of the foot pain. Hope you get some relief soon. I agree that proper shoes do make worlds of difference.