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TTS, taping and Medrol dosepak

Posted by Paula A on 5/04/01 at hrmin (046640)

I went to the Doctor last night and he says I have PF and TTS
on my left foot. He taped it and it feels much worse. The pain
was bad enough and now my foot feels like it could explode..
My ankle is swollen on the outside joint. The Doc wanted
the tape on for 5 days..I don't want to go against Dr's orders
but I can't stand this tape..I can't reach him by phone..Should
I take the tape off????

He started me on Medrol dosepak as of today..The ankle
was swollen before I started taking it..

THanks for any help..

Paula A Not to be confused with Paula G..

Re: TTS, taping and Medrol dosepak

wendyn on 5/05/01 at 00:46 (046662)

Paula - I was told that if the tape caused me any pain or discomfort that I was to remove it immediately. I would err on the side of caution. Having had taped feet many times - I'd say there is about a zero percent chance it would stay on anyway for 5 days...unless he cemented it to your foot. It will get all soggy and sweaty and loose. I think the longest I've kept one batch of tape on was 3 days - and that was pushing my tolerance level.

Re: TTS, taping and Medrol dosepak

Paula A on 5/05/01 at hrmin (046683)

Wendy,

Thanks for your reply. I took it off..Still hurts but at least
my foot doesn't feel like it will explode anymore..

I have a very high arch so I think the usual remedies for PF
and TTS don't work for me since they are for people with
flat feet. I will ice and elevate this ankle since it is
still swollen..

I tried Birks and they really hurt my feet. I tried breaking
them in gently but even after a gentle break in period of a half
hour the first day, an hour the second and so on for a week.. I wore
them to work and ended up in tears after a full day..I was disapointed
because they have helped so many people and I wanted them to work..
But I know down the line I'll find the right shoes to help..:sigh:

Most of the posts I read they say they have flat feet..
Anyone out there have high arches like me??? If so
what did you find to be effective??

Thanks again Wendy..

Paula

Re: TTS, taping and Medrol dosepak

eileenc on 5/06/01 at 09:05 (046762)

Me, also. I definitely do not have flat feet. Wish I could help as I am looking too.

Re: TTS, taping and Medrol dosepak

Helene M on 5/06/01 at 14:21 (046795)

Paula A,
I sympathize with what you're going through. I have high-arched feet but can't really recommend anything that works since I'm still searching for help myself. It seems like the high-arched people have a more difficult time being helped. I'll probably get yelled at by the flat-footed people for saying that, as I know they are suffering, too. I hope the Medrol dosepak works for you. It did nothing for me.

Re: TTS, taping and Medrol dosepak

wendyn on 5/06/01 at 16:43 (046814)

Helene - I don't think any of us flat footed people will yell at you! We are not an especially short tempered bunch.....

I don't know that high arched people have more trouble finding relief from TTS or not - I've never considered that. My opinion would be that it is hard to find relief from TTS- no matter what type of feet you have.

Re: TTS, taping and Medrol dosepak

Paula A on 5/06/01 at hrmin (046840)

Eileen, Helene and Wendy,

Here's to finding the right things to help all who suffer from TTS..

The Medrol Dosepak makes me sick..I spent the better part of my
birthday throwing up this morning. Feel better tonight thankfully, as
for my foot, the swelling went down but the pain goes on..

Not sure what meds are going to help, most that I have tried
either don't work at all or they make me sick. Oh well..
we'll all lick this thing together..We've got each other and
with all the imput and knowledge on this board we are bound
to find some help..

Thanks for the replies..

Paula

Re: TTS, taping and Medrol dosepak

Janette on 5/19/01 at 23:22 (048327)

I am not flat footed, although many people would debate this. I have never worn Birkenstocks but just trying them on is painful. Since last August I have had some relief wearing a pair of Ecco sandals. I was really hopeful when I thought I could go shoe shopping and ended up with exactly the same sandal.

Re: TTS, taping and Medrol dosepak

wendyn on 5/05/01 at 00:46 (046662)

Paula - I was told that if the tape caused me any pain or discomfort that I was to remove it immediately. I would err on the side of caution. Having had taped feet many times - I'd say there is about a zero percent chance it would stay on anyway for 5 days...unless he cemented it to your foot. It will get all soggy and sweaty and loose. I think the longest I've kept one batch of tape on was 3 days - and that was pushing my tolerance level.

Re: TTS, taping and Medrol dosepak

Paula A on 5/05/01 at hrmin (046683)

Wendy,

Thanks for your reply. I took it off..Still hurts but at least
my foot doesn't feel like it will explode anymore..

I have a very high arch so I think the usual remedies for PF
and TTS don't work for me since they are for people with
flat feet. I will ice and elevate this ankle since it is
still swollen..

I tried Birks and they really hurt my feet. I tried breaking
them in gently but even after a gentle break in period of a half
hour the first day, an hour the second and so on for a week.. I wore
them to work and ended up in tears after a full day..I was disapointed
because they have helped so many people and I wanted them to work..
But I know down the line I'll find the right shoes to help..:sigh:

Most of the posts I read they say they have flat feet..
Anyone out there have high arches like me??? If so
what did you find to be effective??

Thanks again Wendy..

Paula

Re: TTS, taping and Medrol dosepak

eileenc on 5/06/01 at 09:05 (046762)

Me, also. I definitely do not have flat feet. Wish I could help as I am looking too.

Re: TTS, taping and Medrol dosepak

Helene M on 5/06/01 at 14:21 (046795)

Paula A,
I sympathize with what you're going through. I have high-arched feet but can't really recommend anything that works since I'm still searching for help myself. It seems like the high-arched people have a more difficult time being helped. I'll probably get yelled at by the flat-footed people for saying that, as I know they are suffering, too. I hope the Medrol dosepak works for you. It did nothing for me.

Re: TTS, taping and Medrol dosepak

wendyn on 5/06/01 at 16:43 (046814)

Helene - I don't think any of us flat footed people will yell at you! We are not an especially short tempered bunch.....

I don't know that high arched people have more trouble finding relief from TTS or not - I've never considered that. My opinion would be that it is hard to find relief from TTS- no matter what type of feet you have.

Re: TTS, taping and Medrol dosepak

Paula A on 5/06/01 at hrmin (046840)

Eileen, Helene and Wendy,

Here's to finding the right things to help all who suffer from TTS..

The Medrol Dosepak makes me sick..I spent the better part of my
birthday throwing up this morning. Feel better tonight thankfully, as
for my foot, the swelling went down but the pain goes on..

Not sure what meds are going to help, most that I have tried
either don't work at all or they make me sick. Oh well..
we'll all lick this thing together..We've got each other and
with all the imput and knowledge on this board we are bound
to find some help..

Thanks for the replies..

Paula

Re: TTS, taping and Medrol dosepak

Janette on 5/19/01 at 23:22 (048327)

I am not flat footed, although many people would debate this. I have never worn Birkenstocks but just trying them on is painful. Since last August I have had some relief wearing a pair of Ecco sandals. I was really hopeful when I thought I could go shoe shopping and ended up with exactly the same sandal.