I just wanted to tell you about a few things that i have found helpful for my hms. I wear Flyflot shoes which are far more comfortable than the orthotics i was given. They are like wearing a memory foam matress on ur foot. It is a specially formulated shock absorbing material that moulds to your foot shape. You can get them from www.shoe-shop.com
or the tv channel called paversshoes.tv (channel 659 on sky) and ebay. Do not buy used ones as they have already moulded to someone else's feet and will be uncomfortable. They range in price from £20- £40 depending on what style and where you buy them from.
My next little gadget is based around tens technology but the beauty of this is:-
1 It has no wires to plug in
2 It fits in your handbag/bumbag
3 You can use it over clothing (infact i wouldn't use it on bare hms skin at all)
4 You can use it on the site of pain as opposed to either side of the pain
5 No fiddily changing of gel pads and the expence that comes with it
6 You can not over dose on the treatment
7 Completely drug free
It is called Paingone and looks just like a large pen. It has a crystal inside with a hammer type devise. When you press the button at the top the hammer hits the crystal and it sends a shock out of the end. It is suitable for people over the age of 8 yrs and is fully portable. Cost £24.95 from the website www.paingone.com
or from a local pharmacy more expensive. I got mine from a pharmacy that offered a service of buying it, trying it out for a month. If the device works you get your own model, if it doesn't work you get your money back. I'm not saying it will take your pain away completely but it will help.