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Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by chickensioux, Sep 28, 2009.
No matter what I do or how many visits to the Podiatrist, I can't make it go away.....
Mine started a couple of months ago. Some days are worse than others. I haven't been to the doctor for it, though - I'm trying to manage it myself.
I've had it since March; some days are worse than others. The stretches help the most and wearing shoes 100% of the time.
I have it too.
My DH's cousin is a sports rehabber (is that a word?) anyway, she suggests while you are sitting on the computer or watching tv, roll your foot on a tennis ball to help stretch it and if they are hurting bad, an ice cold water bottle. She also suggested giving each foot a good rub and stretching it before getting out of bed in the morning. GOOD shoes are a must! I don't know is weight is an issue for you, but losing weight is supposed to help too. I have lost 11 pounds and I don't know if it is that or all the foot exercises she suggested, but my feet are starting to feel better. It has been about 1 1/2 years since mine started. Some mornings I would have to hold on to the bed as I walked around it because it felt like I was walking on ice picks! It was so painful that I was willing try just about anything!
Give those things a try and see if it helps! At first it will hurt when you roll your foot on the ball and then it feels so good!
I"m right there with you... one side of my family, all the cousins seem to have it so maybe I know why my gramma walked so funny too now!
It hurts!!!! Sometimes brings tears to my eyes in the morning. ohhhhh OUCH!
A Chiropractor I know said to stand on one foot, barefoot, for several minutes a day, to tone all the small muscles in the foot.
I think it was about 5 minutes a foot, total.
That and losing weight (have to do that again!) helped me a lot, as do good shoes and stretching.
Has anyone tried Ideal Feet inserts?
I have custom made orthotics for my shoes, after getting those, the heel pain went away in about a month, , but i cannot go barefoot ever. I wear crocs, ugly as they are, in the house all day, and if I go outside, I need to wear my laceups with my inserts in. I also see a massage therapist once a month, and I do believe that helps. but the inserts were the cure for me.
I tried buying special tennis shoes, tried store inserts, the ball exercise but the only thing that made my feet feel better was the ugly name brand medical crocs, and at night I would roll my feet across a cold soda back and forth. It took a good 6-8 months for my feet to feel totally better.
Orthotics are the way to go. I was measured for some from a chiropractor and he cut out the section that would be where the heel spur was. I have had no problems since then and it has been over a year. No pain!