Home > Experts > Question Question Posted by: Volstruis Voete | 2017/04/07 I have volstruisvoete Hi there I was born with bad feet apparently. I once walked on one of those electronic mapping things and the technician said to my mom he doesn't know how I walk. Saw a foot surgeon, prescribed orthotics, gave me exercises. He didn't want to operate as I have severe asthma & am on cortisone. They said I have incredibly high arches, metatarsal loading & plantar faschiitis. I was slim then. Fast Forward, years later. Menopause. I am overweight (20kg). I am also tall 1.76m female. My feet have always hurt. My mom actually apologised to me because I used to tell her every shoe hurts me. She once lost it when we were in the shoe shop before the mapping. So I don't wear the orthotics anymore as they said I don't have to. It is the pads of my feet that have gone haywire. My toes feel as if they are attached to the pads (but I think the pads are higher, puffy, seem overgrown, thick and touching the backs of my toes). Bad when I wake up. They also tingle. I take Antistax for my restless feet, it works. The toe on my right foot has separated from the other 3 on it's left and lies right next to the small toe. So there's a significant gap there. I saw a physician for asthma last week and he gave me Trepiline for neuralgia which he says is from my neck down into the backs of my heels. Right now I cannot afford expensive doctors or foot surgeons or podiatrists as I have medical aid but the MSA is up and I lost my job last year. What do you think of all this? I do battle with shoes, always have, so I wear slops from the men's dept that have thick soles (buffer) and are sturdy not delicate & loose. I know it is bad but otherwise I have severe pain. I also have such thick and cracked heels. I file them daily and cream them with a rich cream prescribed by my GP. If I miss a day they crack. Does this tragic story tell you anything? Thank you for your time. Not what you were looking for? Try searching again, or ask your own question Have your say Your name (optional) Your comment Security × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Search health advice Find an answer × Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly. Reply to Your name (optional) Your comment Security Close Submit comment Recently: Asked Questions Answered Questions Commented Questions grommets and Leaking Ear Tested negative after using Trivens for 30 days, what are the chances that the results might change? can ultrasound detect abortion if you are on abortion bleeding I am 64 years and experiencing cronic fatigue and also joint pain and stiffness Change of insulin dose with meals grommets and Leaking Ear can a 1 month old baby drink nespray I am 64 years and experiencing cronic fatigue and also joint pain and stiffness Can i take ibugesic plus with these medicines ? Penis is leaking Hi im on depo for one month now and have gained 7kg despite of the fact that im using herbex slimming products.What can I di to stop the weight gain? Hormone Working for 4 years on Contract Not sure if my boyfriend is in our relationship My son is on a hunger strike because he got braces advertisement From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks?