I have been living with severe foot pain and can barely walk. The pain does go into the calves, but the pain is worse in my feet. I am HIV poz and of course many doctors say that it is Peritheral Neuropahty, but all my EMGs say that it isn't that. I've seen over 60 doctors over the past 5 years and the only Diagnosis was Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. The only thing I do know is that my PH is not right. I'm very acidic. Doctors don't look at things like that. Now the pain is going into my hands and wrists. It feel like my tendos are brittle and don't have any elasticity. I can't do hamstring stretches at all. If I do.. the pain gets worse. I think it is HIV medication related. When I went off my HIV meds last August.... I started walking without my cane within 6 weeks. I was also able to reduce my pain medication at that time. I did go back on meds and 6 months later, I am the worse I've ever been? Can being acidic cause tendon problems? I've heard that medications in general can cause one to be acidic. Can anyone give me some ideas? It would be greatly appreciated.