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Why do BOTH my feet start aching (with increasing pain) after only minutes of standing and get better once I start walking? Not Plantar Fasciitis

Why do BOTH my feet start aching (with increasing pain) after only minutes of standing and get better once I start walking? Not Plantar Fasciitis

Biomechanics: The biomechanics of standing and walking are so different. With standing there is constant pressure on the joints and tendons and if you have flat feet or high arched feet the joints/ligaments/ tendons begin to feel the strain. With walking they are constantly getting a rest with the non-weight bearing phase of gait. ...Read more

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Why do the bottom of my feet ache every morning when i get out of bed?

Why do the bottom of my feet ache every morning when i get out of bed?

Plantar fasciitis?: You may have plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the ligaments in the soles of your feet. A podiatrist should be able to help you with this. Be well. ...Read more

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Why do my legs and feet ache more in the winter?

Why do my legs and feet ache more in the winter?

Possible Raynauds: Exposure to a cold environment such as in winter (also too much air conditioning) in some otherwise normal people can cause spasm of the small and medium size arteries: raynauds disease. This causes a pale or blue color and some pain. Warm clothes, gloves, heavy socks and shoes and a hat help or move somewhere warm. It is usually a benign. If this sounds not like you check with your M.D. ...Read more

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The bottom of my feet constantly ache when sat down help ?

The bottom of my feet constantly ache when sat down help

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Be seen: There are multiple potential causes, so I would not hesitate to be seen and examined. One if the more common causes of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, which causes pain and tenderness along the heel of the foot. Neuropathy is a fairly common cause of a burning sensation in the soles of the feet, more common in patients with diabetes or thyroid disease. ...Read more

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My feet ache really bad after i work 12 hour shifts even when i'm at home what can I do ?

My feet ache really bad after i work 12 hour shifts even when i'm at home what can I do ?

Ensure that: Your shoes have good arch support. If not get a new pair or a good sole insert. May not completely alleviate but will help. ...Read more

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My feet seldomely aches but its very painful and when it happens im not able to walk for days. What shall i do?

My feet  seldomely aches but its very painful and when it happens im not able to walk for days. What shall i do?

Cramps: This sounds as if you are having muscle cramps to the feet that are brought on by fatigue, overexercise or non supportive shoes. Other causes may be your diet. Remember to stay hydrated. See your doctor or podiatrist for relief of this situation. You may want to start with pickle juice and proper shoe support. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! my feet are aching and swollen from hiking. How to heal them?

Could use your help docs! my feet are aching and swollen from hiking. How to heal them?

Elevate them : And ice them, alternatively you can soak in warm water and epsom salt and elevate them..... ...Read more

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Hi at night time my feet gets really warm sometimes it has a dull ache I'm only 20 years old ?

Hi at night time my feet gets really warm sometimes it has a dull ache I'm only 20 years old 

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See doctor: Warmth and pain are two of the cardinal signs of inflammation. See primary care doctor or rheumatologist to make sure that you do not have an underlying autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis . They may intern have you evaluated by a foot specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Im a type 1 diabetic and I've noticed lately that after i get a bath my feet are aching really bad. What does this mean?

Im a type 1 diabetic and I've noticed lately that after i get a bath my feet are aching really bad. What does this mean?

Veins?: Aching feet in diabetic arouses concern for peripheral neuropathy. Also to be considered are varicose veins, engorged by blood after the warm water has dilated leg blood vessels and then the person stands upright and walks around. The hydrostatic pressures in leg can make soft tissues of feet and leg swell impinging nerves. Podiatrists and vascular surgeons can differentiate these problems. ...Read more

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