When Walking Hurts--10 Common Problems

By Caroltoo Latest Reply 2012-03-17 15:23:08 -0500
Started 2012-03-10 17:39:09 -0600

We talk a lot about exercise — about walking — and here is some information about the things that can affect our feet and our ability to walk.


12 replies

Young1s 2012-03-17 14:24:09 -0500 Report

Thanks for the article Carol. Been looking around for some new sneakers because my feet hurt all the time while walking in these old ones. Thought it was just the shoes but sounds like it may be Plantar Fasciitis as well (which probably came on because of the lack of support in my old sneakers). My pain now has a name.

Caroltoo 2012-03-17 15:21:05 -0500 Report

Odd as it sounds, that naming process is important to us. Never had it, but friends who have say it is quite painful. Hope you get some good care and pain relief quickly.

Lizardfan 2012-03-11 12:31:37 -0500 Report

Very good article! My biggest problem is chronic hip bursitis, a very painful flare and I am grounded until it gets better. I walk around 20-25 miles weekly and love it! I walk to Leslie Sansone's DVDs and my treadmill. I can't walk outside here because it is still cold. Cold weather outdoor walking acerbates my sore hip issues so I just have to make do with indoor. As a matter of fact it is 52* outside and I am putting on my shoes and heading out after this post. Have fun walking your way to better health. :-)

Caroltoo 2012-03-17 15:23:08 -0500 Report

Hi, Lizardfan,
As I was reviewing this it occurred to me that I've seen another article somewhere (think it was an old Prevention magazine, but I'll check later today) that related hip pain/flare up to some of the stresses on hips created by different types of shoes. I'll see if I can find it for you.

Caroltoo 2012-03-11 12:46:20 -0500 Report

Hum… yes, 52 is definitely cooler than my 73 at 8A. Would make me walk inside also. I find I have hip discomfort when I walk on the beach because so many of our beaches that have fewer sunbathers are rather steeply sloped.

GabbyPA 2012-03-11 12:03:10 -0500 Report

What a great read. So many things, you just don't know. I can relate to the ingrown toenails and that is what prompted me to start wearing box toe shoes. No more points!! I like how they explain it and give you suggestions to fix the problem or walk safer to prevent them.

Caroltoo 2012-03-11 12:15:03 -0500 Report

I, too, was surprised at how much could go wrong with our trusty old friends, the feet. I had an ingrown nail surgically removed at age 9-10. It was a lifelong learning experience for me. I decided: never again. Ironically, that's also how my diabetes was diagnosed. Had an infected toe so bad it was dripping blood and pus. Doc said the nail had to go. I said, ingrown toe nails don't migrate and the big toe on the other foot had been doing this the previous week. She realized it was a BG issue and tested me for diabetes instead. Bingo…got the prize.

GabbyPA 2012-03-11 12:23:30 -0500 Report

What a way to find out. I have had two ingrown nails over the last 11 years and they are a pain! Pun intended. I never had one do that, but I will say that after my last surgery, is when I started to get suspicious. On one of my follow up visits, I explained that the feeling in my toe was not normal. He said it was just the surgery, and I eagerly believed. However it was a few months later that I self tested and Bingo! There was my prize. We need to fire the bingo prize team!! LOL