Friday, January 23, 2009

My foot hurts

Sushi asked if I had posted about this, I guess I should. I went to the doctors today because my foot has been hurting for about two weeks and the pain just keeps getting worse. I have Plantar fasciitis which according to Wikipedia is:
Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory condition of the foot caused by excessive wear to the plantar fascia that supports the arches of the foot or by biomechanical faults that cause abnormal pronation.[1] The pain usually is felt on the underside of the heel, and is often most intense with the first steps of the day. It is commonly associated with long periods of weight bearing or sudden changes in weight bearing or activity. Obesity, weight gain, jobs that require a lot of walking on hard surfaces, shoes with little or no arch support, and inactivity are also associated with the condition.

Plantar fasciitis was formerly called "a dog's heel" in the United Kingdom. It is sometimes known as "flip-flop disease" among US podiatrists. The condition often results in a heel spur on the calcaneus, in which case it is the underlying condition, and not the spur itself, which produces the pain.[1]

Wikipedia seems to be right about this, this pretty much matches all that the doctor told me, so I'm off to a podiatrist here soon and I "get" to wear sensible shoes from now on. Yippee. I pretty much wear whatever shoes I can find to fit on my fat feet when I'm pregnant and that means ballet flats and flip flops. I also have recently been 30 lbs heavier. Hopefully I caught this early enough that I won't need surgery. I have three kids, I can't have surgery on my foot! You can wiki it if you want, there is more description but I didn't want to bore you all with long drawn out medical info.


Cheer34 said...

ouch!...... said...

I have it also and was told to just do towel stretching hold a towel around your foot and then do the point, stretch thing while holding the towel tight. It works for me

Meritt said...

I couldn't help but picture you in white, orthopedic nurses style shoes... at the beach... in July.


Superwoman said...

cheer- pretty much!

libragirl- my doctor also recommended lots of stretching exercises. It'll be fun. . . or not!

meritt- lol, that was a pretty funny comment and picture in my head too! I was thinking the other day I can't be the only person with this who will miss fun shoes, I'm sure if I look online or something I can find fun, good shoes. I hope. . .