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Re: Widespread pain... IsoM

Posted by ben on May 6, 2002, at 14:34:32

In reply to Re: Widespread pain... ben, posted by IsoM on May 6, 2002, at 14:01:58

> Ben, I'm going to hit on an entirely different area. When I first read your post I didn't have the energy to respond so hope you'll consider this idea.
> You said in another thread that you're a pharmacist, am I correct? That probably means you work long hours with few breaks, standing on your feet all day on concrete floors (with just lino over it).

Thats right !

> I have mild fibromyalgia but have older shoulder, neck, & upper back injuries though not at all serious. But as I've grown older, they bother me more. When I started a different job where I'm now on my feet all day on a concrete floor, the pain has increased incredibly! I've bought the best work shoes I could (at over $100) & added gel foot inserts, but still, all day on that floor gets to me.

I tried this also, bought very good shoes but nothing happend. Went to an orthopaedist and nothing got better with the inlets for my shoes (I am no longer using them).

> While the pain I had before would come & go but was bearable, now I feel pain in so many new places too. My feet ache, particularly in one joint area on one foot. My legs get a deep ache that feels like it's in my bones. My hands regularly go numb & tingly. The hand joints ache so that even light pressure on these spots is sharp. I have to wake & switch positions often due to my whole arm, hand, & shoulder going numb.
> I wouldn't have necessarily made the connection to the concrete floor but that's when the worst of the pain started - within the first week. When I had a spell where I was off work & only worked one day a week, the pain almost disappeared except for a day or two following the work day.

I had vacancies twice for one week without any change so this isnt the answer.

> Do your shoes wear somewhat unevenly on the soles? Mine do. I tend to have one hip tipped slightly higher & guess I compensate by standing slightly differently (or maybe my hip's up because I stand & walk slightly off). It's not anything noticable at all - just enough to cause problems from being on my feet all day on concrete. Chiropractors, unfortunately, never made any difference in how I felt.

Chiros helped me only for neck pain ! The hip thing is interesting but docs should see that.
I had often tired limbs (legs) in the past but not such strange pain !

> Not that any of the other ideas may not be valid too, but your widespread pain may be a combination of different things & just wanted to point out another possible connection.

Thanks alot for your input either !




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