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When I wake in the morning my feet are extremely stiff radiating to my achilles. I have only had this condition for the last two months. I eat a well balanced diet and exercise regularly. I am not overweight. I do have scoliosis and a varicose vein in my right leg behind the knee, it is not bulging and it does not bother me, nor has it changed much over the years. I drink 32 oz of water per day and 1 cup of green tea each night. I recently quit smoking (3-5 cig a day habit) through the help of Chantix. I noticed this after I stopped taking the Chantix after 6 weeks and sucsecfuly quit. This has been the only medication I have taken. Could this possibly be a side effect? I am not sure as it has been 3 months since I stopped using the Chantix? Perhaps it is toxins? I rub my feet each night before bed to no avail. I have tried sleeping with my feet elevated to no avail. Could I just be out of alignment due to my scoliosis or is it a circulatory issue. Do I need arch supports? My feet only are stiff in the morning or when I have been in one position too long, but the most severe discomfort is in the AM. I hope you can help. Thank You!
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