My Foot Hurts!

I could really use a foot massage right now lol.

Not having a good day so far. My plantar fasciitis is acting up bad. For those unfamiliar with the condition, it is an extremely painful condition that affects the arch and inside heel of the foot. I’ve been staying off my feet, but it still throbs so painfully I ended up taking an opiate last night. I’ve been icing it and trying to do all the stuff you are supposed to do during a flare up, but this is definitely the worst it has been in a while.

Unfortunately, staying off my feet also means that I am either sitting or lying around all day, which is not good for my neck/back issues. When I do have to get up, I limp around carefully. I have also been taking NSAIDS and muscle relaxers, but don’t think they do much of anything.

Do any of you suffer from plantar fasciitis? If so, I feel for you. This condition sucks!

30 responses to “My Foot Hurts!”

  1. Have you tried Aspercreme with Lidocaine? I use it for neuropathic pain on my heel, my toes and the ball of my feet. Lidocaine is a numbing agent in the novacaine family of drugs. It doesn’t end the pain, but it makes it more manageable. Good luck.

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  2. I’m very sorry about your fascitis. Hurts like Hell. My personal recommendation? Go to a specialized orthopedic clinic. And learn the right foot and leg stretching exercises. I do them twice a day and it keeps it under control. Like I said Orthopedist. See a specialist first. Physical therapy helps.

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    • If it continues or the flare ups become regular again I probably will try another course of physical therapy or something. Maybe even acupuncture or accupressure, which are part of some physical therapy regimens around here.

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      • Yeah, they always had the stretching exercises and I too did them religiously for quite a while but it never helped, so I got discouraged. The only thing that really seems to help is staying off it when it flares up. When I first had the issue pop up out of nowhere, there was significant bruising, which may indicate that I actually ruptured my plantar fascia back then. Of course, this happened when I was 19 and I thought it was just a temporary injury from overuse or something, so I didn’t seek help right away, but when several months went by and it didn’t get better, I started seeking medical advice, but I always wondered if maybe it didn’t heal quite right after the initial rupture.

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      • Since I’ve had the condition for nearing 20 years now and none of the treatments worked, the docs are kind of stumped. They think my fibromyalgia may be playing a part in it as well. Once pain becomes chronic it is so hard to change those neural pathways, as I’m sure you know.

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      • I know, though my stuff is minor. But I have had a bad back for years now. It’s more or less under control, except when I ride in a car for more than an hour…
        We just have to learn to live with it…
        Take care.

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      • I also was diagnosed with Ehlers Danlos by a geneticist not too long ago, which is a connective tissue disorder and makes me more at risk for conditions like plantar fasciitis and chronic pain, which may also play a part.

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  3. I had severe heal pain a few years ago that I was told was Planter Fasciitis. They did not offer me any solution, so since it is caused by an inflammation, I started taking a whole aspirin every morning with my breakfast. The food keeps it from giving me bad side effects and the Planter Fasciitis has gone away. That was nine years ago! Don’t know if it would work for you, but it might be worth a try.

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