Patients Rheumatoid arthritis
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Posted on 9/16/18 3:20 AM
I have chronic pain in my feet and swollen. Anyone else?
Does anyone have any treatment recommendations?
Beginning of the discussion - 9/18/18Chronic foot pain from r.a. https://www.carenity.us/forum/rheumatoid-arthritis/symptoms-and-complications-of-rheumatoid-arthritis/chronic-foot-pain-from-ra-460
Posted on 9/18/18 4:34 AM
Is the pain you are talking about the RA pain: stiffness and pain, especially when moving/waking up? or is something different than the RA pain?
When do you experience the pain?
One thing that has helped me in general with pain is kratom, but kratom does NOT do anything, from my knowledge, on halting the progession of RA or the inflammation aspect. I have hear others have had success with CBD oil.
Posted on 9/18/18 4:38 AM
have you ever tried a parrafin bath? I use the Revlon one (link here to Amazon) and it just makes my feet and hands feel good when I use it. Just if your feet are bigger than say size 7 shoe, you may need a larger parrafin bath.
But, I agree with @karm!nR. Knowing a little bit more about your pain may help.
Posted on 9/18/18 4:47 AM
I can not move my toes, swelling very bad. It feels like my skin is stretching over the toes. Stabbing pain also.
I have never tried paraffin bath. Thanks for your respones.
Posted on 9/19/18 3:16 AM
@Janemary I have a parrafin bath also and it helps. It is very soothing and it helps the aches a lot. If you have chronic swelling it seems to increase the blood flow. It also just feels good and makes it easier to move your joints.
Here are some other recommendations for heat, as paraffin wax does take time to get the wax melting. If it is real bad pain and while you are waiting for the wax to heat up you can use these water bottles: https://www.amazon.com/All-one-tech-Transparent-Classic/dp/B01LXVZZP3/ref=sr_1_1?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1503427631&sr=1-1-spons&keywords=hot%2Bwater%2Bbottle&th=1&tag=article-therapytipstamejointpain-hotwaterbottles-20 or evern like a warm electric heated towel.
However, if you have stabbing nerve pain, have you ever tried like a cryo gel, like biofreeze. It is not amazing but it does help.
Posted on 9/19/18 3:16 AM
@Janemary the paraffin wax will defnitely help with motion; so if you say you can't move your toes, definitely try the paraffin wax bath.
Posted on 9/19/18 3:58 AM
I would also recommend Pentrex. It is a rub. It does offer a soothing feel and seems to help the pain.
Posted on 9/20/19 3:08 AM
My feet have become increasingly swollen and painful over the years, especialy as days go on.