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A Question about Morning Pain

Posted by Bonnie on 11/21/98 at 00:00 (002325)

My dr. says I have 'heel spur syndrome,' however I do not have bad pain in the morning when I first step on my feet. Mine gets worse during the day the more I stand, or walk. It's almost impossible to shop. Relief
only comes when I sit with my feet up or lie down.

Does anyone else identify with this? Or, am I an oddball?


Re: A Question about Morning Pain

Bobbie on 11/21/98 at 00:00 (002327)

Mine started out like what you have described and gradually got worse. I have now suffered for approximately three years and at this point it hurts the minute my feet hit the floor until I sit down with my feet up. My doctor gave me a temporary disability driving permit so I can park closer to the building where I work and to the stores. Walking through the grocery store or mall is next to impossible. I am thinking of trying the driving carts at the grocery store so I can do my own shopping. My 80 year old Mother gets around better than I do. I just hate to give into to this pain and being so disabled with it. Stick with this web site, it is comforting to know that there are others out there who understand.

Re: A Question about Morning Pain

Bonnie on 11/22/98 at 00:00 (002343)

Thanks Bobbie for the encouragement. This is getting me pretty down.
I'm only 54 and hate to give in to things. Just went to the stores
to try to find the Tera-P magnectic inserts that someone on this
board talked about. They got them in Wallgrens. We don't have that store but I went to Big-K, WalMart, Eckards and CVS Drug stores. They
didn't carry them. Now, I can't find that post again. :-(

If you know where I can get these please let me know.

Last night in I woke up with really bad pain around the big joint behind my big toe. It was sharp hard pain, then felt numb for a bit.
Then, it went away. I had a hard time getting back to sleep. This
was something new. Oh joy!

I'm glad I found this board and will keep reading it and look for