Originally Posted by LedBoots
I swear that sounds like an undiagnosed fracture. I'm no doctor, so just casting a net here. Is it both feet?
I've been to a podiatrist about 15 years ago who took xrays, and made hard plastic orthodics which killed me. His statement was that fixing one problem would make another one worse.
About 4 years ago I tore the tendon in my ankle. I traveled about an hour to see a specialist, where I waited 3 hours after my appt time to see her. I had more xrays, I think even a cat scan. They fitted me with a boot, and when I stood up I collasped in pain because when my foot is flat my ankle bows out, and vice versa. Again recommended orthodics which I declined when I saw how they fitted me. I found I could cut scrap rubber to fit under my regular shoe insoles to support the outside of my foot, and that works fine
A big problem is that my feet are different. The left is a regular width 7.5, the right a wide 7. The right is also very rigid foot, needing a cushioning shoe and falls badly to the outside, the left could use more arch support.
Anyway, I'm saying all this just in case someone can identify.
I've seen orthopedics, podiatrists--none of any help, but a lot of time and cost. My homemade insoles are fine, although now I need a new pair of shoes. I'm going to make a pair using regular silicone--caulking silicone--I found on the sit instructables.com
What did surprise me was how binding my foot so it couldn't strecht out at night helped so much! This is not a constant problem, but when it flares up it even pains me at night. The binding relieved that pain. I always do stretchs for that every day, but not always enougyh.
anyway, the biggest help was finding out how defiient I was in D. I had to ask for the test. I'd assumed it was part of the normal bloodwork. It is not. Even after taking regular D, tapering off from 10000 to 4000 a day I'm still (last tested in Oct) at 30. I'd been sure to always spend some time in sun daily, not use soap on arms or legs, and when tested at 12 was in August and had been taking Deva with 400mg of D2
Anyway, the D did help