Many patients with fibromyalgia don’t think of their feet as an area, that needs special care. But there are common foot problems in fibromyalgia patients. Many of us have:
- Poor mechanical alignment
- Insufficient shock absorption
- Poor weight distribution over the bottom of the foot
But wearing good shoes is one way we can ease the pain. Cushioning is essential for patients with chronic pain. Therefore, don’t get rigid-soled shoes with hard rubber or leather soles. Look for a shoe with adequate cushioning that you can compress with both thumbs. If you can compress the sole with your thumb, the shoe will compress adequately when your heel strikes the ground.