I have had pain in the soles and sides of my feet for abot 5 years now. Basically (as long as I haven't used my feet too much the day before) my feet feel fine in the morning, but the more I use them (walking, standing, even just resting feet gently against the ground) the more painful my soles get. Because of this foot sole pain, when sitting, I rest my feet so only the outer edges (not the soles) rests on the ground. The outside of my foot is painful as well, but its not as bad.
Right now I'm resting my feet on a pillow as I type this, but even the pressure from that pillow is quite painful.
My feet usually arent overly painful until after lunch. By that time I don't even want to walk around for my job. Its too painful... all I want to do is lie down so I don't have to feel the pain...
If I keep using my feet too much the next level of pain I would describe as my soles being dead. No numbness, but it just feels like there is no padding on the bottom of my feet anymore. I'm not sure how to describe it.
Now I've had 2 CAT scans of my feet done to test for plantar fasciitis. One came up positive. The other came up negative. My doctor at this point diagnosed me with plantar fasciitis.
I really don't believe that is plantar fasciitis as
1) My feet feel best in the morning and hurt the more I use them (opposite of PF)
2) My pain is the entire sole of my feet as well as the sides (as opposed to just the heel)
I have had (and still continue to a much lesser extent) problems with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. I also suffer from permanent RSI in my wrists. Other than though, my medical condition is pretty normal (eg. no diabetes, etc).
Any ideas what I might have?