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Pod told me "my pain is localized now...so it must be improving

Posted by Mahatmelissama on 2/25/02 at 16:49 (075029)

I saw my pod a few days ago. I told her that now my pain is mainly in my heels (it used to be in my whole arch area and heel). She says 'since my pain is localized now it must be improving'.

She had an assistant make me a cast and gave me two wrap around cloths to keep it on (to help morning pain in my left foot). If it helps, then I will get one for my right foot.

She was not happy I had a foot store make ortho pads. She said my money would be better spent on orthos she would had made, and my insurance might cover part of it. She did say some people like the computer scan made flexible pads better though.

She also said it 'takes a really long time for arch support to help PF'.

I just wonder if this all sounds right (the part about localized pain being an improvment).

My legs always feel tight and stretching them doesn't seem to help. I get so tired of this PF.

My pod said they can give me a shot but I AM TOO CHICKEN to have that shot.

Re: Pod told me "my pain is localized now...so it must be improving

Carole C in NOLA on 2/25/02 at 17:27 (075032)

I am not a foot doctor, but......

I think she may have a point about the localization of the pain meaning that it's improving. It sounds right; when I am really in bad shape, it feels like everything below my knee or even higher is hurting. Then as I improve, the pain does seem more localized, for me.

Best wishes and I hope that the cast will help.

Carole C

Re: Pod told me "my pain is localized now...so it must be improving

Carmen H on 2/25/02 at 18:31 (075041)

I get tired of it too....you'e not alone. My legs alwasy feel tight and I am the queen of stretching....I have no advice just empathy.
Sorry :-(

Re: About that shot...

rich on 2/26/02 at 21:43 (075143)

I urge you to be conservative about the shot. I had one in each heel (for PF) and it was not pleasant. This last time, the pain relief lasted exactly three days and I only did it because the pain was really intense. If you do decide, ask the doc to use the freeze spray first, it helps numb the area first....SOME!

Re: Pod told me "my pain is localized now...so it must be improving

D.Thomas on 2/27/02 at 09:13 (075179)

Mahatmelissama,

I found a new strecth that is great for legs and your feet. Basically you lie on your back and wrap your hands around one leg just below your knee. Pull your arms back while trying to hold your leg straight, and also pull your toes down toward your face. Hold it for like 20 seconds and do the other leg. I do them 3 times each. You can also do this sitting down by keeping your back straight and pulling up your leg while pulling your toes forward. I do this strecth every time before I stand up from sitting for a while. Hope it helps.

Dave

Re: Pod told me "my pain is localized now...so it must be improving

Mahatmelissamsa on 3/02/02 at 16:38 (075478)

I am visualizing this as putting the hands under the leg (is that right?)

Re: About that shot...

Mahatmelissamsa on 3/02/02 at 16:42 (075479)

I have been told by my mom (a doctor, but a specialist in brain and nerves...a neurologist) that 'cortizone shots are bad! Bad! DO NOT GET THEM!'

She is under the impression they weaken tissues or something like that. I am a scaredy cat and told my POD NO! and gave her such a scared look she understood it ain't gonna happen. She said that I won't need them, I am improving.

It is frustrating since I would LOVE to feel some great relief, even for a day...and it takes 'a long time' (says my pod) for arch support to help.

I am very very chicken and probably would SCREAMMMMMMMM!!! I hate shots and I hate pain!

Re: Pod told me "my pain is localized now...so it must be improving

Carole C in NOLA on 2/25/02 at 17:27 (075032)

I am not a foot doctor, but......

I think she may have a point about the localization of the pain meaning that it's improving. It sounds right; when I am really in bad shape, it feels like everything below my knee or even higher is hurting. Then as I improve, the pain does seem more localized, for me.

Best wishes and I hope that the cast will help.

Carole C

Re: Pod told me "my pain is localized now...so it must be improving

Carmen H on 2/25/02 at 18:31 (075041)

I get tired of it too....you'e not alone. My legs alwasy feel tight and I am the queen of stretching....I have no advice just empathy.
Sorry :-(

Re: About that shot...

rich on 2/26/02 at 21:43 (075143)

I urge you to be conservative about the shot. I had one in each heel (for PF) and it was not pleasant. This last time, the pain relief lasted exactly three days and I only did it because the pain was really intense. If you do decide, ask the doc to use the freeze spray first, it helps numb the area first....SOME!

Re: Pod told me "my pain is localized now...so it must be improving

D.Thomas on 2/27/02 at 09:13 (075179)

Mahatmelissama,

I found a new strecth that is great for legs and your feet. Basically you lie on your back and wrap your hands around one leg just below your knee. Pull your arms back while trying to hold your leg straight, and also pull your toes down toward your face. Hold it for like 20 seconds and do the other leg. I do them 3 times each. You can also do this sitting down by keeping your back straight and pulling up your leg while pulling your toes forward. I do this strecth every time before I stand up from sitting for a while. Hope it helps.

Dave

Re: Pod told me "my pain is localized now...so it must be improving

Mahatmelissamsa on 3/02/02 at 16:38 (075478)

I am visualizing this as putting the hands under the leg (is that right?)

Re: About that shot...

Mahatmelissamsa on 3/02/02 at 16:42 (075479)

I have been told by my mom (a doctor, but a specialist in brain and nerves...a neurologist) that 'cortizone shots are bad! Bad! DO NOT GET THEM!'

She is under the impression they weaken tissues or something like that. I am a scaredy cat and told my POD NO! and gave her such a scared look she understood it ain't gonna happen. She said that I won't need them, I am improving.

It is frustrating since I would LOVE to feel some great relief, even for a day...and it takes 'a long time' (says my pod) for arch support to help.

I am very very chicken and probably would SCREAMMMMMMMM!!! I hate shots and I hate pain!