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Discussion: Arthritic Feet

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June 12, 2018
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Arthritic Feet
Anyone have Arthritis in their feet? X-Rays show that I do (some toes are "bone on bone") and I need help in finding a way to relieve the severe pain! My Podiatrist apparently developed an operation to "cut" the nerves leading to the pain, but I am very reluctant to do that!

I am trying creams, ointments, roll on pain killers and special socks with minimum results!

I am also taking acetaminophen's (can't take Ibuprofen in any form) and Hydrocodone (by prescription) but I'm concerned about hurting my kidneys and/or liver.

Is anyone using "pain management methods" that are helping!?

Thanks for any input!
June 12, 2018
535 posts
I've been taking Rx meloxicam 15mg for a year now and it has helped a lot.. I use to take at least 4 aleve a day good luck
June 12, 2018
19 posts
ALLPRO I feel your pain. I've had the same condition for about three years and have lost more than my fair share of steps, and since I play outfield the condition really is exposed.
I'm going to try a larger sized turf shoe with orthopedic inserts next. I'll let you know how that works out.
June 12, 2018
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
1183 posts
ALLPRO, Coachie dealt with a couple of kinds of arthritis. His life was much better after I found a good rheumatologist for him. Your podiatrist might be a really good doctor, but I believe that for anything involving arthritis that the equation changes completely, and that only a rheumatologist can help you effectively deal with those issues. I agree that the surgery does not sound like a good idea.

Now for just pain relief, Coachie's regular doctor said that naproxen was the best over the counter remedy. It seemed to help him. I know that Hydrocodone and its "cousins" are very bad drugs and would never want anyone to deal with them because of the addiction issues.

I wish you the best of luck with this.
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