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Bursitis & Other Weird Stuff (long!)

Posted by LynnB on 4/17/00 at 00:00 (018817)

I just received a diagnosis of bursitis, in addition to PF. The physical therapist said that ice was really the only treatment for the bursitis part of the condition. I'm sure others have the same problem, and am wondering if anything else has worked in addition to ice. I also have noticed a strange numbness in the big toe of my left foot, where the PF and bursitis are both worse. Does anyone else have this? The PT said that 'something was definitely changing in my feet' and my arch seemed to be falling. I have custom orthotics (that only fit into one pair of shoes) and he gave me some simple exercises to strenghten my arches. However, he thought the toe thing may be related, but wasn't sure -- any ideas?

One other thing I'm wondering about is connective tissue problems in general. I've noticed on this board that this seems to be related to PF and other foot conditions for some people. I had a postive ANA test some time ago, which is a indicator for rheumatoid arthritis. I saw a rheumatalogist (spelling?), who said there was nothing to treat since I wasn't having any symptoms. However, now that I have a shoulder problem, PF and heel bursistis, I'm wondering if I should look into this more. Any suggestions?

Sorry this is so long!


Re: Bursitis & Other Weird Stuff (long!)

wendyn on 4/18/00 at 00:00 (018911)

I would look into a connection - call your specialist. The first thing they tested me for when I started having trouble with my feet was for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. There is no point in just treating your feet if there is an underlying problem that needs treatment as well.....

Take care.


Re: Bursitis & Other Weird Stuff (long!)

wendyn on 4/18/00 at 00:00 (018911)

I would look into a connection - call your specialist. The first thing they tested me for when I started having trouble with my feet was for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus. There is no point in just treating your feet if there is an underlying problem that needs treatment as well.....

Take care.