my foot hurts and my life sucks

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   Posted 8/19/2009 12:07 AM (GMT -6)   

just to introduce myself... I first started checking out Healing Well when I was having a lot of chest pain (anxiety) during a difficult period in my life about 3 years ago. I have had depression probably going back to my childhood, with it being sometimes worse than other times.

Right now i have had plantar fasciitis for like a year. I went to a podiatrist several times, I went to a chiropractor 11 times and it won't go away. In a couple weeks, I try a new podiatrists, hoping he will have the magic cure.

Because it is the tendons in my foot, sometimes it is hard to walk and stand and I limp. I would say it is chronic pain, though I know that for sure it is very minor compared to what many of you are going through.

And I guess I have to say that sometimes I always run into that. I mean... yes, I was sexually abused as a kid, but there was no penetration, so in some people's book, it wasn't the worst thing. Yes, I've had anxiety, but it wasn't a full-blown panic attack. Yes, I've had depression, but never made a suicide attempt or been hospitalized.

It's always like, yes, I have some problem, but I can always function, and life goes on. But my problems never seem to go away for good. I'm always still really troubled by stuff from the past, and this physical pain thing (which is new to me), sometimes just drives me nuts and I imagine cutting off my foot with an ax or something.

I guess I shouldn't compare myself to other people, but it seems like sometimes it is hard for people to help me when I am only "in between" in their minds. Like once I went to a self-help group for people who had been sexually abused, and I felt so out of place because my experience just wasn't as bad as theirs! But my experience was still awful.

anyway, just venting, I guess.


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   Posted 8/19/2009 6:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Dear Daisysmom,
Welcome to the Healing Well Chronic Pain Forum.  It sounds like you have your plate full of a variety of things.
I know having plantar fasciitis is no fun at all.  My husband also suffers from that.  I don't know if your's is like his, but there are some mornings he can hardy walk when he gets out of bed.  Until the tendon stretches out he hobbles around in horrific pain.  What does your doctor have you doing for yours?  Stretching exercises have been of some help to him - but not much.  We also have a great forum here for anxiety, you might want to check it out.  Please feel free to vent all you want.  I know sometimes that is all that keeps us sane.
If you doctor is not helping at all with you foot pain, a second opinion might be in order. 
Please keep us posted as to what is happening.  We are very supportive of one another - take care.

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   Posted 8/19/2009 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   

Dont ever feel like your abuse wasn't that bad, it was not matter what happened, it should not of, your abuse was just as bad as theirs because you are still in pain from it. You hate the pain your feeling because it brings up all the old feelings and you feel out of control and when you are abused you always need to be in control as an adult. You might need a whole lot of doctors to evaluate you and put you on the right medications and put you in the right therapy, maybe you need a more one on one kind of situation try that and remember you are always welcomed here, if people dont answer its because they dont think they can help so if you dont get alot of reply's dont worry about it. I hope you find help for your pain both outside and inside good luck to you, I wish you the best.


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   Posted 8/19/2009 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
wanted to say "Hello", sure wish we were meeting under better circumstances, but the
people here are very nice! Foot pain or any pain can take it's toll on ya! I've had friends going through what
you have and so, it can hurt pretty bad..
Do you see a good foot doctor? is surgery needed? what kinds of things are you trying? physical therapy might help..
Sure hope you can get a low pain day!
keep us posted and lots and lots of soft hugz...
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   Posted 8/20/2009 11:51 PM (GMT -6)   
hello everyone,

thanks for the replies.

since i vented like that i have actually been feeling a little better!

I do have an appt with this new foot doctor in a couple of weeks. The thing that helped the most that the other doc and the chiropractor did was to tape my foot. I was taking mobic, then switched to naproxen. They kind of help, off and on. I don't understand why i would have to take them for months and months though, seems like that's not right.

stretching exercises I was told to do did not help at all. tried a few different shoes and only one brand has been really good -- Keen.

maybe the new doctor will do better diagnostics. i swear there is a broken bone!

anyway, thanks!


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   Posted 8/24/2009 8:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Daisysmom... I also want to welcome you to healingwell forums.

First of all never think your in the middle. Everyones problems emotionally or physically worth merit. No one has bigger or larger problems then the next.

Ok with that said. I have only heard of this on healingwell. Wow what a Dx! You have to walk on you feet I could never imagine what you must go through! But all of us will be here to support you in any way we can.

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   Posted 8/26/2009 12:12 AM (GMT -6)   
yeah, sometimes I think my foot is getting better, but that's probably only because I have been resting it so much. I got into a situation Monday where I had to do a lot of walking and ouch, ouch, ouch, it hurt! I hate that! You think you're fine and then one day realize you totally are not.


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   Posted 9/2/2009 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   

i went to a new podiatrist Tuesday. He is thinking that maybe I have tarsal tunnel syndrome rather than plantar fasciitis, or maybe that i have both.

He took 3 x-rays, gave me a shot of different drug and put me back on the mobic. That is considered conservative treatment. Says my insurance company won't let him do an MRI just yet... but that is next if I don't heal up in a month. If the MRI shows the tarsal tunnel, I could be looking at surgery.

well, who knows. I was very impressed with this doc though. I looked at a picture online of the tarsal tunnel and that looks like exactly the spot where I am having the shooting pain! web sites say plantar fasciitis is often the wrong diagnosis for people with tt syndrome.

anyway, if there is anything to be learned from this, it is to just try a new doctor if you feel that might help. Beats going back again and again to one who isn't helping.


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   Posted 9/2/2009 2:19 AM (GMT -6)   
When I was younger (in my 20's)I had plantars worts on my heels and toes over a period of about 5 years.My Dr. applied liquid nitrogen to the affected area every time and problem solved.Only once did he have to apply it twice on my big toe where the roots had grown right around the bone.They can be very painfull and I hope the problem can be solved for you soon.

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   Posted 9/2/2009 1:56 PM (GMT -6)   
You have probably tried this, but thought I would mention it anyways.

My husband has plantar fasciitis and he has a frozen water bottle.
Every morning b4 getting out of bed, I get it from the freezer for him so he can roll his foot on it for about 10min before placing weight on it. It really has been helping him.
He also uses it after a long day at work or whenever it starts hurting.

Just a thought! Ya never know.
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   Posted 9/3/2009 2:22 AM (GMT -6)   
i have tried the frozen water bottle... it is a good idea. also supposed to do exercises.

misty 12
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   Posted 9/25/2012 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I have Planter fasicitis to. I tried everything to incerts cortozone shots night splint streching and nothing works. I have heel spurs to. I am getting surgery Done on one foot in Janurary. Maybe you should try surgery. Misty 12.

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   Posted 9/25/2012 4:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Misty!…I posted a reply to you on your post about this. This is a real old thread and the members are not active any longer here on our forum, so I will lock the thread and let your other post stand as is. Members can always read the thread, but will need to start a new thread if they want to talk about this subject.

Good luck on your search!

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