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    Dealing with Foot Pain

    I have severe burning in my feet and legs and also have allodynia and edema. Fortunately I am able to walk but it is like walking with broken glass in my shoes. I have tried numerous drugs which don't really help at all. Currently I am on 2100mg of Gabapentin daily. Has anyone heard of any stockings or footware that helps at all with this type of situation?
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    If there were, I'd have it! Sometimes, it feels like my toes are in a vise grip.

    Have you tried foot massage? I get a massage every two weeks, and have her really work on my feet. When she stretches the plantar I could go flying through the roof, but it does help.

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    Same here without the edema

    TENS, 30 min.* 3/day on my feet seem to help a bit. On 100mg. * 3/day lyrica.

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    How, or where, do you place the TENS on your foot? I have the unit, but never thought about using it on my feet.

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    does it always hurt while you are weight bearing and walking?
    are there slippers at home that make the pain not as intense
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    The pain is always there. Rough surfaces make it worse, so it helps if the shoes have a soft inner sole. I have a tens machine and would also be interested in the best way to apply the pads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike
    I have severe burning in my feet and legs and also have allodynia and edema. Fortunately I am able to walk but it is like walking with broken glass in my shoes. I have tried numerous drugs which don't really help at all. Currently I am on 2100mg of Gabapentin daily. Has anyone heard of any stockings or footware that helps at all with this type of situation?

    I have the same damm thing Mike! Thats the way I have descibed the pain as like walking on broken glass. I have been on a Duragesic patch since leaving rehab going on 5 yrs now. It byy no means takes the pain away, but also the only shoes i can wear are good tennis shoes, mainly New Balance 926. I can't walk barefooted even on thick carpet, got to have tennis shoes on.
    Not sure what to tell you on the pain, I just go till I can't then,"which isn't very long" sit down and rest them and go again. that's about the only thing I can, thats why I get so frustrated with them. I also walk only on my heels. Not going to be long before I get a chair so I won't have the bad pain.

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    some docs think lyrica is better for this , there is also topomax to try.
    sucks, i doubt a lidoderm patch would work but it is worth a try
    cauda equina

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    TENS pads placement

    No expert on this, only used the unit for 4 weeks, but I set the pads on heels and balls of feet, sometimes parallel, sometimes cross over, depends on where the pain is mostly. Mine seems mostly in the instep area. I also find that moderate walking, even though though it hurts, seems to lessen the pain a little later.

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