That’s me as well. I can hardly walk a proper 10 minutes before they start hurting incredibly.
In addition to fm pains, I also have plantar fasciitis and a mid tarsal sprain (added to flat feet), which also cause my feet (esp the heels) to burn alot with pins and needles even when they’re rested.
I’ve found other sufferers who have these problems too, so I’m not sure if this is also related to fm in some way.
Anyway, while I’m waiting to get special orthotics made, my physiotherapist suggested buying arch supports from the pharmacy as an interim measure.
Admittedly, I was very sceptical as to whether this would work, as I’ve spent lots of money on expensive, so called ‘comfort shoes in the past.’ Eventually though, I decided to give it a go, as this seemed a hundred times better than the alternatives – steroid injections in the feet, surgery and possibly, a walking stick.
I’ve got a new way to walk!
End of story – I tried the insoles and I LOVE THEM! They’re superb I tell you!
Along with my painkillers and physio exercises, they’ve made walking much much more bearable.
I got a pair for about £25 from Boots (expensive I know but there are cheaper ones). Once I got them into my shoes correctly, I was shocked at the major difference they made.
Walking has never felt so comfortable, and I assure you I’ve spent loads of money on padded ‘comfort’ shoes before, but they pale into insignificance next to these insoles.
If you have the same kinds of feet woes when you walk, try insoles. I hate to do any free advertising but these are so great I have to tell you. They’re Scholl Orthaheel Heel and Ankle Stabiliser.
Let me know how you find them or how you cope with pains and/or discomfort when you walk.
Gentle hugs 🙂