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Pain in feet!

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  • Posted By: Charmaine
  • December 14, 2006
  • 01:57 PM

My dad has been complaining about his feet hurting and burning. Some mornings it's so painful he have trouble getting up. My mom took him to homeopath and she gave him some medicine and told him not to eat tomatoes because of all the acid. It's been about two months now and his feet still hurts. I know he is on medication for cholestrol and blood pressure. Anyone experiencing the same and what can be done?:o

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  • Blood pressure meds.As in Propranolol? (or another beta blocker?) I was given propranolol (aka Inderal) a few years ago.It caused me to gain 30 pounds worth of water weight, and caused my feet and legs to swell to the point of pain.I was weak, in pain, and unable to walk without a cane for several months. When I weened myself off of it, the water weight went away, feet stopped swelling, and I had a LOT more energy. Have him press on his ankles, poke arond for a bit, using a moderate amount of pressure.If a dent forms, and stays there, that's his problem, I'd almost guarantee it. Same friggen thing happened to me, and none of my doctors caught the fact that swelling is one of the more rare side affects of propranolol. Look into that.Especially if he's ever had symptoms of congestive heart failure. Also, give me some more info, if he's older than about 40-45, there's a whole new list of stuff it might be. Good luck, and I hope he feels better!!Sheena
    ShawneeGirl 37 Replies
    • December 15, 2006
    • 02:41 AM
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  • My dad has a similar problem... but it's only in his toe.Look up Gout. It's really painful and he has a hard time sleeping and walking around. The last time he got it, he just laid in bed for a week straight.He stays away from red fish, shellfish, and many other foods now. Some food seem to make the gout worse.Good luck,Heather
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 8, 2007
    • 00:23 AM
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  • Sounds like it could be plantar facitis (not sure about spelling) commonly known as heel spurs. I think for a foot problem the common sense thing is to see a podiatrist (foot doctor) Good luck.
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  • I have pains in both feet just behind the toes on the front part of the sole every morning when i get out of bed it goes after a minute, i always asume it is bad circulation, i am 42 ex smoker trying to get healthy, i take 20mg of statin once a day, does anyone know what causes this pain???
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  • Could be gout. Have him order "Goutrol" online and it will be gone in a couple of days. He should see a doctor because it could be other conditions like a blood clot or diabetes.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • September 1, 2007
    • 04:18 AM
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  • Charmaine: Some research links statin drugs to PN. Check this out:http://www.med.nyu.edu/patientcare/library/article.html?ChunkIID=21351
    JIMFORD 2 Replies
    • October 26, 2007
    • 04:47 PM
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  • There are lots of conditions that can cause foot pain etc, but I think one of the first things to check out are drug side effects as they can cause so many problems. I found that for a while I had lots of foot pain when getting up in the morning. I lost about 20 lbs and it improved. I have re-gained the weight, but the foot pain never recurred. I have however also had B12 shots, more sodium as mine was low, and increased my potassium levels too, so it may be worthwhile for blood tests to be done.
    mumzie 32 Replies
    • December 15, 2007
    • 07:34 AM
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