Thanks for your welcome and message about your heel ordeal. That is an amazing story. I remember a time my foot was uncomfortable and I was visiting my chiropractor and he told me I had a bone out of place in my foot. He adjusted it and "voila", all back to normal.
Your experience may prove to be very useful to me and I appreciate you sharing it.
So happy you are able to keep up with your granddaughter. Best of luck with everything!
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WELCOME KEOSKIE TO THE TEAM. I had heels spurs years ago to the point I had to use a cane to get around. My doctor gave me cortisone shots. They only worked for about 5 months and had to go back again and they are painful. I was in seeing my chiropracter one day and wasn't walking too good. He asked me what I did and I told him. He took my heels fiddled around with them a bit and haven't had pain since and that was 10 years ago. Walked out of his office pain free and a bounce to my step. It doesn't work for everyone, but I'm glad he did it. He couldn't help my knees anymore and ended up with 2 total knee replacements, Glad I did that also. Still can't do too much but can keep up with my 10 year old granddaughter that I am raising. I'm glad my daughter talked me into seeing a chiropracter as he saved me from a wheel chair. GOOD LUCK ON YOUR THERAPY. WISH YOU WELL,
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So nice of you to reply to me. Thanks so much! I had the same PT treatment as you when my tendons were "torn". Never knew about the heel spurs. Yes, I too wish to avoid foot surgery as I've never known anybody who had it and was satisfied afterward.
You may want to go back to a Podiatrist and ask if your heel pain could be a heel spur.
I was having pain also on the back of my right heel. My Dr. sent me for an x-ray and determined I have a heel spur underneath the Achilles tendon. I just finished 12 physical therapy sessions that have really helped with the pain. In the PT sessions they wrapped the heel in hot towels , then did some ultrasound massage on the heel, ankle and bottom of my foot. then I did about 6 different stretches, and did stretches at home. The pain is now often not there or very bearable. I go back to the Dr. next week, but don't expect I'll have to keep going. So glad I don't have to have surgery at this point to remove or scrape down the heel spur as the Achilles tendon would have to be cut away and then reattached.
Also taking NSAIDs like Aleve helped some with the pain.
Hope this helps.
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Hi! I'm new. Having increasing aches and pains challenges in past few months. Especially hurting more and more just to bend over.
Had 2 torn achilles tendons simultaneously a few years back. Podiatrist didn't seem to know why. I had no sustained injuries. Now, a couple years later, I have a big lump around the heel of my right foot. Very painful to the touch and can't wear shoes with backs any longer (great luck that I live in Florida!).
Have been paying my own medical insurance for 6 yrs. and was pretty good for nothing in what it covered. My medicare begins May 1st so I'll be seeing a rheumatologist that month for sure. Definitely have some kind of arthritis in my hands as my right ring finger went from a sigze 6 to a size 11.5 a few years back and have the arthritis nodules bad on left index and right pinkie is "bent out of shape". Oh, by the way, have developed psoriasis after this arthritis stuff showed up. Walk every day several times with my 15 yr. old doggie. As important to keep her moving as myself. And, oh yes, I'm back to work since the big "crash".
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