Hi all - diagnosed PsA four years ago, rheumy put me on 200 mg Ciclosporin and 500 mg Naproxen daily which kept arthritis in knees well controlled. Two months ago started having horrendous foot pain in left sole. Rheumy injected with steroid (ouch!) and pain went away. A month ago did longish walk - two hours without sitting down. Next morning had terrible pain on the top and side of foot and little toe was bright red and squashed looking.
Over last four weeks have tried loads of different things - bought new squashy trainers, kinseology (is that the right spelling?) tape, compression socks, gel insoles, open toed sandals. Nothing has worked and compression socks particularly make the pain on upper foot far worse. Have also noticed it gets even more severe if I eat red meat, seafood or anything sugary.
Am terrified that I’m becoming disabled as I can only walk short distances and the pain is still an 8 out of 10. I have painful bone spurs on the other ankle and get severe leg and foot cramps in the night. Any tips/advice/miracle cures welcome from fellow sufferers. The only thing that seems to give respite is hot baths and soaking feet in water with Epsom salts, vinegar and tea tree oil. Rheumy thought maybe it was a stress fracture but neither X Ray nor ultrasound showed inflammation. Meanwhile counting the days until I see rheumy again on the 11th. Yours hobbling - Sorefeet.