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Sore and stiff feet
Both the tops and bottoms of my feet are very sore and stiff, especially after I have been sitting for a period of time or in the mornings. Even the ankle takes a moment to flex again and then after walking for a bit, the pain subsides. It feels like the pain is going all the way through from the bottom to the tops of the feet. Sometimes massaging the feet helps to make them more mobile. I am 52 years old and wonder if this is the start of arthritis.
Welcome to the world of middle age. Your symptoms sound like they were taken right out of a textbook on arthritis
, particularly osteoarthritis which is the "wear and tear" arthritis most of develop as we get older.
The severity of the pain determines how you deal with it. If your stiffness disappears in a short period of time then nothing really need be done; however, if the pain lasts for a few hours until it disappears then you might want to start with some of the alternative methods I have on my arthritis
page. Assuming you can tolerate it, an occasional Motrin or Advil is fine for a "bad" day, but I would not recommend a regular diet of that type of medication.
Hope this helps.
Marc Mitnick DPM