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  • Bare feet hurts. whats up?

    Heya

    I dont understand whats going on, mayhaps someone can exshplain it to me.

    The soles of my feet are so sensitive and uncomfortable that going barefoot, even in the house is not fun. I am not ticklish but walking barefoot hurts, no matter on what surface. Soft grass or hardwood floors makes me cringe, sand is ok but packed dirt hurts like a bitch and forget anything rougher, it is agony.

    I feel clumsy and stiff if I try to walk on the lawn as it hurts but I keep trying, I do my exercises barefoot and pad about the house sock less as well. Nothing is helping.

    Help.
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  • #2
    How long have you been going at it? It takes a while for you to get used to going without shoes. The first time I went for a 15-minute barefooted walk, my feet were sore for three days. It took me about another week of walking outside barefoot to get accustomed to it enough to go more than 30 minutes. Even then, my feet would get a little sore. It just takes time, and it will take varying amounts of time for different people.

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    • #3
      Hmm all my life? Since I found MDA have I been really been trying but this is an all my life thing. I love the idea of barefoot and have suffered all my life. I cant make 15 min walking barefoot. I can't make it 5 min, 20 feet is agony. walking from the changing room to the indoors pool is uncomfortable.
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      • #4
        Remember your feet are a seething cauldron - an absolute hotbed of nerves. Everything ends there, after all. (Of course, it loops around, but you know what I mean.) Feet are extremely sensitive. It takes time - lots of time.
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        • #5
          Aww warmbear ...feet have a lot of nerve endings and can be very sensitive. I have walked barefoot all my life around the house and outside in the garden so I guess I am used to it but it does hurt like a SOB if I walk on gravelly surfaces or stones.

          Can you explain 'hurts' a bit more? is it a stabbing pain? burning pain? tingling? does it hurt when you have socks on? and have you ever had this pain when in shoes?

          Just might help pinpoint it a little more
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          • #6
            My feet tingle uncomfortably much of the time barefoot but not in socks. No idea why. Pain when I step on something is sharp and clear and it hurts no mater what I stand on. dry ground with grass is lumpy and each lump causes the pain but to a lower intensity. Smooth cement is very hard and causes lots of points of pain, any lumps hurts a lot more intensely.

            This morning I stepped on a power cord from a lamp and it hurt clear and sharp.
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            • #7
              I lot of it could be down to your size, I'm about 235lbs and I've lost 35lbs so far and that has made a lot of difference to how much I feel stuff, and relate to a lot of what you say about lumps in grass and stones on concrete. I would say it could be combination of more sensitive than normal feet and being heavy
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              • #8
                If you wear just socks indoors as much as possible, that should help the soles of your feet toughen up over time.

                The shape of your feet could be another factor, especially if you are quite flat-footed.

                I've always felt comfortable going barefoot, but I have high arches and short wide duck-shaped feet, pretty much as per the 'primal' shape. The downside is that it's difficult finding comfy shoes that I like.
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                • #9
                  My feet tend to 'tingle' when the muscles are tenser than usual(which they become from time to time when I forget to stretch). For me, a short and tense muscle WILL tingle - and they'll cause pain. What if you don't put any weight on the foot? Can you be barefoot without putting it down? i'd place a foot in my lap and massage it a little - get a feel for what hurts and what doesn't. Can you flex it up and down? Get your fingers between your toes? Can you stretch them with shoes on? Are your archs too high or too low? Are there any tendons that feel high-strung when you feel through them?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Warmbear View Post
                    Hmm all my life? Since I found MDA have I been really been trying but this is an all my life thing. I love the idea of barefoot and have suffered all my life. I cant make 15 min walking barefoot. I can't make it 5 min, 20 feet is agony. walking from the changing room to the indoors pool is uncomfortable.
                    You've been trying to walk barefooted your entire life but have had problems? This might not be what you want to hear, but you might want to see a doctor that specializes in feet (not sure what you call those doctors). If your feet haven't gotten used to it over many years, there might be some issues you need to have checked out.

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                    • #11
                      The doc said I need 400 Dollar insoles to correct my flat feet, fancy shoes to support feet and going barefoot is bad for human feet. That was 150 bucks down the drain. Not going there again.

                      I wear NB walking shoes to work cause they are sturdy and reliable. I wear NB sports sandals everywhere else cause they are wide enough and fairly minimal. I do weigh a lot which might be an issue and I have nerve damage in my feet from a herniated disk in my back.
                      Primal since April 2012 Male 6' 3" SW 345lbs CW 240lbs GW 220lbs and when I get there I am getting a utlikilt. This one http://www.utilikilts.com/company/pr...ilts/workmans/ actually.

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                      • #12
                        When I was younger, we were told to use metholated spirit or rubbing alcohol to prepare our feet for an event. I have no idea if this would help your situation.
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