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My foot, my foot, my foot.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My foot hurts. I have plantar fasciitis in both of my feet and my right foot is usually the bad one. My right foot is fine now but my left one is hurting. I have done my stretches for it and iced it but it won't settle down. I can't do my walking and I never thought I would say this - I miss it and it's only been one day. So this morning I rode the stationary bike - man that was a workout. I need to ride the bike more often. I went 1.86 miles and rode for 15 minutes. I will have to see if I can ride longer this afternoon. Hopefully my foot will settle down soon.

Hope you all are enjoying the Christmas season I sure am. I had egg nog this weekend and it was so good. Had sugar cookies too - yummy. Decided to go ahead and have treats so I won't binge because I feel deprived.

Merry Christmas everyone!

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DRUIDPRINCESS 12/20/2012 4:53PM

    What determination you have! I am sure all your SP friends are with me when I say "AWESOME!! Get well soon! Stay positive!".

Love and hugs to you!
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2BDYNAMIC 12/14/2012 10:22PM

    emoticon to U as I TOO have this painful condition! My right foot has been the worst and I also have ICED like there is no tomorrow ............. then I also either do massages on my feet myself or hubby does. I got custom made orthotics & I cant' say any miracle occurred ................. Strange as it may seem (live in cold country) I recently bought some thick wool type socks, (some hiking socks) not giving a single thought to the PF ............. But oddly I noticed the EXTRA cushion brought comfort to my poor hurting feeet! Who would have ever thought? ........... and it could be all the stretching, icing, massages, and good shoes (it is different for everyone I know) .................. THEN another funny thing happened .......... I was in Sports Authority & at the checkout I saw these little cushions for ball of foot inserts (only $5) and I thought why not? ................... I saw a difference there as well .............
But I also am doing stationary bike and non-wt. bearing and giving it time as I like the walks too ...................... lemme know .................. I do feel your pain ......... Jan

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WENDYWITKOSKI 12/12/2012 10:12PM

    Ouch! I have PF too. It's no fun. I hope you heal quickly!

I refused to stop hiking and running. After a few minutes of walking my pain heel pain goes away but by 3 miles my feet are numb and tingly and I have to rest a few minutes.
I do the icing and stretching too but should do more.
I wear Ossur night splints. I got one from the foot doctor for over $ 200. grrrr. I found the same thing on Ebay for less than $50. I think they help.
I'm too cheap to go back for the $350 inserts the doc wants to try next. And I'm too chicken to get steroid injections. He also really pushed losing weight which, like you, I am working on.

Please let me know if you find things that work well.
Good luck!!!

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SEATTLE58ANEW 12/12/2012 4:14PM

    I'm so sorry that both your feet hurt so much! Ouchie!! A good soak in a warm footbath might help with some epsom salts, like already has been said. Good luck Sweetie!!


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SANDAM1 12/12/2012 4:11PM

    Good for you for finding an alternative exercise!

I was having a ton of trouble with my feet recently and wound up buying some "Back on Track" socks (you can google their website). I was familiar with the product from the "dog world" and knew they had people products. They are pricey, but nothing else was working and it *hurt* so I broke down and bought a pair of socks. I used them in combination with everything else I was doing and it got significantly better. I don't know how much the socks had to do with it, but it is sooooo nice to not have to "step, ouch, step, ouch" out of bed each morning.

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PRINCESSAMY 12/12/2012 3:16PM

    I hope your foot heals quickly.

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MPETERSON2311 12/12/2012 2:34PM

    feel better- would epsom salt rubs help? That's what I had to do when my toenail was infected. It was a blessing some days

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/12/2012 2:27PM

    Oh no, I hope your feet sort themselves out soon! But yay for allowing treats : )

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