Re: Sore feet and elbows!

Posted by Melanie on 1/30/99
HI! Welcome to the club (unfortunatley). I myself just came across this messageboard about 3 days ago. I have been suffering with pains in my feet for about 1 year. I was diagnosed with PF about 2 mos ago. I have been to see a podiatrist who told me the only thing he can do is give me exercises to do and also cortisone shots. Well, no way in hell was I going to get shots in my heels so, I did the stretching. Stretching helped a little but not enough. I still wake up in the morning and can barely walk. I lay in bed doing stretches (usually writing the alphabet with my feet) before I can even think of standing up. I have been wearing Birkenstocks for about a year and I LOVE THEM! I can't wear any other shoes right now, although I am in the process of getting orthotics. The only time I am not wearing shoes is when I sleep. I have hardwood floors throughout my home and I can never go barefoot (inside or outside). It is a terrible thing but luckily I found this messageboard. It keeps me going some days. I would highly recommend that you go back to previous messages. When I first found this page, I smothered people with messages, however, had I looked back a lot of them were already answered for me.. Oops :) I did find however, that people really didn't mind giving me the info again. They are great!! If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me. I haven't been suffering for as long as a lot of the people on this messageboard but, it is good to get input from different people. I hope you are doing well (as good as can be expected). Come back soon and write if you'd like.

Melanie :) 12:56:48

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