Feet are one of the most sensitive parts of the body. The soles have more nerves per square centimeter than any other part of the body. This makes your feet the perfect set up to feel pain and add a Chronic Pain condition on top of this and you are in for some deeply felt agony. Somewhere around 80% of those who suffer from fibromyalgia are women. The reality of fibromyalgia is difficult and frustrating! There have not to date been any research results to a definitive cause, but my personal opinion is that it’s an auto-immune disorder that inflames nerve endings and causes constant pain. Foot pain from fibromyalgia can make all your pain more intense. Trying to favor or ease up on your feet can throw out your knees, hips, and back. We as sufferers of Fibromyalgia are often told to be active, but that can be an impossibly when your feet hurt, this creates a vicious cycle of avoiding exercise that would improving your condition, but your feet don’t improve, which keeps you from doing any physical activity, and so on.
So what can you do to help with the pain in your feet if you suffer from fibromyalgia?