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The achilles tendons in both my feet take turns giving me much pain. Is it a good idea to do much walking when this is happening? (Have rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis.)

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@peach414144 I think or might be a good idea to ask your doctor before you do anything new. Maybe you could join us by following the Mayo Clinic schedule and do chair exercises. Does this sound reasonable?

I should add to this that I have addressed this with family and podiatrist md's. They have no answer for the achieles tendon pain and nothing as to how to handle this. I am using common sense so as to not aggravate the condition further but if I do not walk enough it would be bad for the type 2 diabetes and for the chronic venous insufficiency. Damned if I do and damned if I don't. Anyway I keep plugging away. I am not taking any pain med's as they do not help and am preserving the one and a half kidneys in stage three kidney disease GFR from 35 to 42 on the new diet. What a way to live but again, the will to live is so very strong. (I now have another purpose in life). What a case I would be for a doctor study with all the many ailments that I have as the list is very long. I really, really think that a bone marrow transplant for me would be a good way to go. Smile

Like this idea hope to achieve 10 minutes to start.

This is Jennifer, aka Pollyanne. I was posting on here a few months ago about my sore and itchy scalp and losing my hair and baldness in a large area. I need to catch up as I haven't posted for a while as I have been travelling. First of all, happily my hair has mostly come back and for anyone with similar problems I have been taking Hydroxychloroquine or also called Plaquenil, twice a day. This seems to have helped and my hair has grown back in the bald area and thickened up in most of the other areas. (one area is still skimpy) I then started itching all over and allergy pills didn't help. My dermatologist put me on Pregabalin or Lyrica which makes me tired and dizzy in the morning but seems to have helped with the itching. They cannot totally identify what is wrong with me but they are sure it is auto immune. My immune system has been suspect for many years as I also have chronic fatigue and some unexplained pain.
I am also writing in answer to Merry, as I have had a lot of problems with my feet and achilles tendons for years. Physio therapy hasn't helped much but recently I had my feet and ankles adjusted by an excellent chiropractor who has helped me a lot. I also have Plantar Fasciitus. ( not sure of the spelling) I would suggest trying this and also good walking shoes with orthotics. Some health insurances cover orthotics or if not maybe some orthotics from the drug store might work. I have always carried on walking.
That is the 3rd reason I am writing, because I am an avid walker and try to walk most mornings. I also have a stretching routine that I follow up with after walking. Right now I need to get back to my walking as I have been travelling, partly on a cruise ship that is known for it's excellent food and now I need to lose 5 pounds. I know that isn't much compared to a lot of people but it is a lot for me. Right now I am tired and jet lagged. I haven't taken my Lyrica for a few days as I couldn't cope with the extra fatigue while flying etc. I would be happy to help with a walking regimen if there is something I can do. I live in Maui and so my hours are behind most Americans, but I don't have ice and snow to stop me.
Please let me know how I can help and thank you Becky for helping me previously when I was so worried. I know you have your worries too. Auto immune diseases really suck.
Good luck with the walking.