(Columbus, OH, USA)
Both of my feet hurt. My heels are really sensitive. if I take a long walk or use my feet too much, my feet will hurt all over that evening or the next day. sometimes they get really hot. I am constantly popping the joints between the toes by stretching them. I am often dreaming of foot massages. I am 24 years old and want to know that I wont be suffering like this forever. I saw a podiatrist a year ago and he said I had tendonitis but was curious as to why I had it in both feet. I babied them for a while, but they continue to hurt.
they ache and frequently feel like someone is beating them with a hammer. This sounds dramatic, but it is how it feels.
I hope you can offer me some hope.
Generally when people have the same type of pain in each foot you have to look for a common denominator. Most commonly this is a certain pair of shoes that are just no good for your foot type
, or perhaps the type of exercise you do or the surfaces you exercise on are not right for your feet.
Many times an orthotic
may be of help since they cushion the way you walk, support your feet in their proper alignment so that the tendons do not have to "overwork". Additionally, if your foot is not a good "shock absorber" as you walk or if you do not have much fat on the bottom of your feet, this too can add the feeling of being "beaten with a hammer" and an orthotic should help that as well.
I think there is hope for you. Just pursue it.
Marc Mitnick DPM