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    i have plantar faciaitis in both feet had it for a year and had an injection but it is getting progressivley worse i feel totally unable to walk some days im only 39





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    Try wearing Birkenstocks ... it fixed my plantar pain which is totally gone now!

    I suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome. I was diagnosed over 2 years ago and have been unable to work since been signed off from work with only recently doing up to 8 hours a week. I am unable to do any activity or exercise hobby wise. I've been to several clinics and been apart of talking space which all have been no help to me. I'm fed up of always been tired and unable to lead a normal life!





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    I had a bad accident whereby I dislocated my knee, tore my ligaments and severed the patella. Recovery is slow as I got a dvt too. I was admittedly into hospital for ten days and thankfully I'm home now. Pain levels vary and my mobility is badly compromised. I walk with crutches and use a wheelchair outside the house. I would like to resume some sort of sex life with my husband but at the moment I seem unable to find a position that doesn't make my knee hurt. Any suggestions? At the moment I tend to satisfy my husband orally but find I am unable to receive due to the pain again. I'm concerned that when I finally do get back in the saddle I won't be able to perform as its been so long (10 weeks so far, and counting!) since we had intercourse.





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    My husbands legs ( from knees to ankle) are swollen. He is in so much pain that sometimes it's unbearable pain. He's been seen by the doctors who keep giving him special socks to wear to reduce the swelling, which it does for a couple of hours but then the swelling returns when he walks. He can't walk for long, can't stand for long. He has been advised by the doctor that he needs to keep his legs elevated. This can be tough as he works in an office. He's struggling to sleep as he's in constant pain. The doctors have now told him to lose weight to see if that maybe the cause, but he's unable to exercise as the swelling returns. His legs have now been swollen for 3 weeks he's been to see the doctor again who have now said they will refer him to have X-rays. He is struggling a lot. We have a 2year old daughter and she's missing out on having fun with her daddy. His right calf has discoloured, it's like a dark purple colour again the doctors can't do anything for him. He's gaining weight as he can't walk for long, he can't sleep at night, to get through the night he eats to try to ignore the pain. It is now affecting our marriage. Can you please help us. PLease help my husband, he is only 33, when this problem started 4 years ago he was told the doctors can't do anything, he was advised to maybe have his legs amputated. That is not an option. Please can you help him and diagnose him. The doctors have said they will register him disabled So that we can get financials help as he's unable to work for long hours.





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    Hi, I am a manual lymphatic therapist . I am sorry to hear your story . Please go on the MLD.org web site , put in your post code and they will show you your closest therapist . Lymphoedema is treated with CDT -complete de congestive therapy . It involves manual drainage massage , bandaging , skin care and compression hosiery There is a lot that can be done. Best of luck !

    I have really heavy periods which give me extremely painful cramps which make me vomit and faint a lot of the time. It means I sometimes can't go to work or school because I am unable to walk because of the pain or because I'm scared I'll faint on the way there. I also often have pain during sex. Is there anything I can do??





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    Go to a gynocologist specializing in dysmenorrhea right away. I also struggle with this, it took me 9 years to get proper diagnosis and treatment in the form of Ponstel. I would be sick and vomit like you, it is truly debilitating. I had been to 5 other gynos telling me to drink tea, stop complaining as "every" woman has this, one even told me to get pregnant. Finally, my recent one is a huge help and has given me answers.

    Yes, get to the doctors - tell them your symptoms and insist it's debilitating and it can't continue. I had to take 3 trips to the doctors, before I really got irritable with him and explained I'd had far too much time off work and that my symptoms weren't normal for me!! I did have to go through a rigmarole of STI testing and scans to rule out cysts and infections before I was referred for a laparoscopy, but once I'd got that and my treatment was in the hands of the hospital I started to get results. Sometimes you need to push a bit, those were some of the symptoms of my endometriosis so it definitely needs ruling out!

    I have an infected verruca on the ball of my foot. I have been on anitbiotics for 8 days and it is getting no better. I am unable to walk on my foot as it is so painful. The infection and swelling goes up to my toe next to the little toe. I attended my GP who sent me to A & E, They told me i needed to go back to my GP and get a refferal to podiatry. I am now told this could take over a week or more for my appointment. Please is there anything else i could do.





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    I am 39 year old female and since having my third child 4 years ago I seem to leak urine around the time of ovulation. When I am ovulating it is very painful sometimes resulting in my being unable to walk. Can anyone throw any light as to why I only leak around this time of the month. I am not overweight (height 5ft9in and 9 1/2 stone) Cheers.





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    I am unable to go for a poo as inside my anus there Is a lump .. I went to my doctor and he done a check and couldn't find anything ! Yet I am still unable to go to the toilet as this pink lump is in the way what shall I do ?





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    Hi I had this in 2009 and was told it was an anal polyp by the hospital I attended, I could'nt poo either and it is very worrying when you don;t know. I had it surgically removed, they also fixed an anal fissure and 3 heamorroids I had and did'nt know as they were internal, go back to the doctor or try another one at your surgery as this needs to be fixed

    hi , im 24 years old, my problem is everytime i walk i walk with my ankels and my hell going inwards, it is effecting me o much lately as if i buy a new pair of shoes i only have them a week and the heel park of the shoe is that worn down that i have tto buy another pair, i have bought so many different types of innersoles to help control the way i walk but noghting is working, i noticed in old photos of when i was younger that my feet went in, but its just effecting me alot now as i have to keep buying new shoes and also every time i walk im thinking about it.can anyone help?





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    I have multiple bowel movements throughout the day. The stools are thin, sometimes they have one side which is angular rather than round. I never feel that my rectum is completely empty and my vagina hurts after I have defecated, as though it were somehow attached to the rectum. I am kept awake at night by the pain from both vagina and rectum. Alternatively, if I have diarrhoea instead, my vagina then feels as though it is being stung by stinging nettles and I am unable to walk for the rest of the day.





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    Hey. I'm 23 with no kids or anything and I have exactly the same symptoms as you and I have been through all the tests (colonoscopy, defecating proctogram, anal manometry etc.) They concluded that I have rectal prolapse and rectocele, which basically means the rectum is prolapsing into the vagina. It can be fixed. In my case it looks like I'm having ventral rectopexy. Don't panic and look online forever until it gets worse, which is exactly what I did. Just go to the doctor go through the motions and they'll sort it out. Definitely too uncomfortable to carry on living with my love!

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    I am 50 years old. I'm 5ft 1 & weigh 18.13 stone. I have arthritis in my knees & am unable to walk far or stand for long periods of time. I can do a god diet, but it always fails as the weight stops falling off after a short time as I am unable to exercise & I give up. All my doctor does is supply stronger & stronger pain killers, which I don't take because I'm unable to function on a day to day basis. I have done this to myself, no one but myself is to blame. I hate myself for all the things my family have missed out on over the years because of my selfishness. Fat, 50 & so low!!!!





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    I am also 50 with arthritis and I also suffer with psoriasis and depression I have also been my doctors to ask him for a gastric band I an 23 stone 5th and they just won't help me I wish embarrassing bodies would help me but I am ashamed to go on live tv

    i have extremley bad exczema on my leg but i think it might be syriosis my doctor is not very good i have had this for 10 years now since my teens and it seems to be getting worse not better it is very itchy and red and sometimes swells up also it is on my foot and spreading to the toes i am unable to wear skirts etc and my confidence has really been knocked by it all the antibiotics and creams dont seem to work. it gets that bad i am unable to walk at times.





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    Have returned recently from my 1st. cruise. Unfortunately I'm still cruising. I feel like I'm walking on a water bed unable walk in a straight line. Lightheadedness dizziness are making life very difficult plus I am having blackouts. It seems that the medical profession are unable to come up with any answers, my own GP. was at a loss when I presented him with my symptoms and although I have an app. for a CAT. scan today my app. with a consultant is 4 months away. Hope I live so long!





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    You are describing 'mal de debarquement'. It is wrong that the 'medical profession are unable to come up with any answers' you just have not seen the right person. The problem is well recognised. I would get your GP to refer you to an audiovestibular physician or an ENT surgeon with expertise in balance disorders. See if your GP can access a quicker service which maybe a little further away. I am not sure that a CT scan will be useful. You need to be seen by an expert and get the right rehabilitative exercises for a start. Good Luck!

    For Joan and Kat who responded. I agree, almost entirely. MdDS very often follows travel.Do look at www.mddsfoundation.org if not already familiar to you, click on for proffessionals and then click on list of Health Care Providers. That will give you a list of 5 countries from which you may well find a name for your GP. to refer you to. My query is the 'right rehab: exercises. Mine, given by top London expert, and done diligently twice daily,without fail for almost a year, made no impression on my condition. See my previous comment 11 Oct 2011 11:56.

    I have extremely painful plantar warts for many years. I tried everything, but the discomfort with walking increased after every treatment. Finally the doctors recommended surgery and my warts were scraped out. It was a horrible procedure, most painful and bleedy. After a painful healing period of almost two months they all reoccured, but now larger, much deeper and more painful than before. As the warts are at almost all pressing points of the soles (both balls and one heel) I am almost unable to walk. Wearing shoes without soft inserts is impossible, and even with them I am limping after few minutes walking. The warts hurt even with rest, and I often wake up from pulsating pain. My job demands long standing, and after the surgery the warts hurt so badly that I am almost unable to work. Finally at home the pain has increased to an extent that I can't suppress crying any longer. I am 46 and my life is ruled by the warts after the surgery. Since then I am almost unable to walk as the warts hurt like hell. I don't want any further treatment as it will turn the condition even worse, but how can I obtain some quality in life with the warts? I am really desperate.





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    I suffered from verrucas a lot as a child & they have started to come back again in my twenties. The only thing that actually seems to work for me is tea tree oil. Add a couple of drops onto the verrucas in the morning & at night & allow it to dry. I have seen a difference after a week or so. Hopefully it may work for you.

    I've tried tea tree oil for a long time, but to no avail. My warts are very deepseated, perhaps therefore it didn't work. I am hardly able to walk as my warts hurt like hell, but another surgery- no, never again!

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    My mother is 80 and due to a back operation is bed bound unable to walk she wears incontinence pads when she goes to the toilet something pushes out of her rectum this has been happening but seems to be getting worse she is very distressed she cant simply stand up and walk so is continually applying pressure to the area her doctor has said it is piles a diagnosis made over the phone and provided cream but my mother has been depressed before and this condition is causing her great distress we are so worried about her please can you help thankyou





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    My mother is 80 and due to a back operation is bed bound unable to walk she wears incontinence pads when she goes to the toilet something pushes out of her rectum this has been happening but seems to be getting worse she is very distressed she cant simply stand up and walk so is continually applying pressure to the area her doctor has said it is piles a diagnosis made over the phone and provided cream but my mother has been depressed before and this condition is causing her great distress we are so worried about her please can you help thankyou





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    Hey. I suffer with piles and I'm currently using germaloids. It definitely helps ease the pain and I have noticed it starting to shrink and not be as painful. I have heard by drinking lots of water and eating a high fibre diet will help to ease the pain. If it persists she may need hydrocortisone cream which you can get on prescription from gp. Alternative is a small op. I do feel for your mum and hope this info helps.good luck xxxxx

    i had an operation for de compression of the spine,but was left with a damaged facet joint and am unable to walk more than 10 yards. can you help.





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    Hi I'm 16, and I have large labia which is causing me alot of pain and it's become really uncomfortable when I walk and sit down im unable to touch then due to it being so painfull, is there anything that could be done about this?....thanks





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    I am a 24 year old woman, self diagnosed with this illness. I have been suffering from disabiling boils under my arm for over 3 years now, only to be told repetedly from doctors that I just need to 'lose weight'. In the meantime I am unable to sleep, am developing depression and they are effecting my family life. Sometimes I will have around 3 boils under 1 arm at a time, all of which take around 4 months on average to heal. I have horrendous scarring under both of my armpits, under my breasts and in my goin area. The groin boils can sometimes be so horrific that I am unable to even walk. I wish someone would take this illness seriously and treat them, or give me some sort of pain relief.





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    exactly how i feel its ridiculous im still a virgin because of this! i feel hiddeous! and i am 18 years old ! i feel like no one will ever love me.. im sick of this! sick of it... i get them on my inner thighs i can hardly walk

    I am 22, with mild cerebral palsy. Doctors told my mom I would never walk, and live the life of that of a normal child. Thank God and to my amazing mother, who never gave up. I walk and live an amazing life. Yes I may be limited to certain things but I may look out for myself. I will forever be grateful to my mom. If it wouldn't of been for her I would be in a wheelchair unable to speak or say now I had a GREAT childhood.I walked at age 3. Even though we are all different, do your very best to help your little girl. It will be a struggle my mom says, but you have no idea how grateful and happy your baby will be,

    Hi, I just wanted some advice really. I had an operation 6 years ago for prolapsed bladder and bowel ... it was performed the perineal procedure.... but this many years on I have had a prolapsed rectum for about 2 years and now I feel it all the time ..even when I walk. My husband and I like to walk but I am unable to walk far because I feel I want to go to the toilet. I have a pain as though I want to pass a motion ..but when I get to the toilet .I can't go. If I do want to go I can sit on the toilet for easily half and hour and finally I go but it isn't hard it is soft and also I cannot feel my faeces coming out of my anus ..therefore I go to wipe thinking that I have finished and it is a mess....also when I sit down on the sofa I get pain it almost feels like it is my coccix ..... can you give me some advice..when I look at my anus it looks like a red rosebud....please help





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    im 45 had this since birth,i also have myoclonic dystonia,my shakes startedd at 2yrs old(my mum noticed it)my consultants are at kings college and doctors are guys,i struggle with constant pain over my body and now my speecch is affected,im unable to use the oven or kettle(too dangerous)i use a walking stick as walking bad constant body jerks,unable to walk far so use electric scooter when shopping with family,i have no co-ordination in my hands and my right leg is weak(flicks outwoods on stairs)i know when a spasm starts as my head thrashes up and down,left and right,my meds are senimet and c0-codamol..





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    ive also tried propanolol,gabapentin,and botox every three months in my neck,these have all failed,my uncle has ms,im waiting for blood culture results to come back,and i also have short term memory loss,i was recently medically retired as a mental health nurse,more please on dbs.x

    Think very carefully about having anything done to your varicose veins - I was in pain with mine, went forward with the operation and the hospital have left me with severe nerve damage and I am now unable to walk without a stick





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    I have had pain in my vagina now for 9 years and it starts just after my period it is a sharp pain with itching and causes me to be unable to walk.





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    im having my verrucas frozen at the doctors, ive had 5 goes at this and they still dont seem to want to go, im in alot of pain when i have them done and im unable to walk for 2 days, is there anything else i can try i just dont seem to be getting anywhere.





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    like it says on the video you can have the electrocautry burning it off with electrical currants and laser treatment.

    i went to a chiropadist and with my diabetes she recommended that i use banna peel on them just peel a banana and cut a small piece to cover the verucca use a plaster to hold it in place or in my case a few it helped clear mine up in i think it was 2-3 weeks

    Hi folks I'm the person who posted the first comment here and want to emphasise what I've said - there is no cure for HS but the specific 2 drugs Rifampicin and Clindamycin followed by Zindaclin 1% gel has kept the condition to an absolute minimum and I now have something resembling a normal life. Other anitbiotics haven't helped much, surgery not at all etc so the above combination is a fairly new treatment plan that seems to be working for many people - me included - This time last year I had been unable to walk any distance for over 3 months as the abscesses in my groin were so extreme.I'm now able to anything and walk for miles! Please please go to the HS website and gather the information needed to then go to a dermatologist and ask them to prescribe the above conmbination of drugs.





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    THATS AN AMAZING RESULT,I MYSEL SUFFER WITH FND ,MUSCLE SPASMS ,TWITCHES ,TICS,UNABLE TO WALK WITHOUT ASSISTANCE.I HAD CBT FOR A YEAR AND A HALF,HELPED MENTAL HEALTH BUT IT DIDNT HELP WITH MY PHYSICAL PROBLEMS.WHERE DID YOU GO FOR THIS TREATMENT?

    I have very sore and cracked psoriasis on the side and under neath my foot i have had creams of all sorts and tablets. some days i am unable to walk they are so cracked i am now waiting to have ultra violet treatmemt.i,m getting very low as nothing seems to work





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    hi shug i had the same as you and also had the light treatment i found the only thing to ever work on me was a ointment called diprosalic iontment it is a steroid based oitment but it realy is the best you will me better in no time i have had everything you could possiably think of but it was the only thing ever to work it also is good for elbows and other hard wearing places

    hi my partner has serious bunnions on both of this feet, jusy like the woman on the video. both of his big toes are behind his other toes. he would like straight toes. he has heard that the surgery could make him unable to walk again is this true?





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    I am 16 and have had verrucas since I was 7. I got treatment for my first verruca and it never went away and was instructed that over time the verruca should go. Over 12 years I have got more and more verrucas and my doctor keps saying use verruca freezing medication, which never works. I now have around 15-18 verrucas all around the ball of my foot and sometimes I find it very hard to walk round without shoes or even in shoes if they start to hurt. I have since been referred to a specialist who said my immune system must be very low since I have accumulated more rather than combated them. Due to my age I find it very embarrasing to have so many on my feet but the specialist said there is nothing she can do unless I go through treatment which we leave me unable to walk for a month at a time and for so many there is only a 30% chance it will work. WHAT ON EARTH CAN I DO! Please someone help!





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