Burning heel pain?

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   Posted 8/21/2009 6:36 AM (GMT -7)   
It gets really bad sometimes. Like it kills even lying in bed at night. I can't believe I have been in treatment for 8 months and certain things can still hurt this bad. It is so depressing. I tested neg for bart. On plaq/biaxin now. Are bart tests reliable???

Can just Lyme cause this symptom? I think I read Dr.B saying it can, but everything else I read says the heel thing is bart. What do you think?

james from missouri
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   Posted 8/21/2009 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
i'm sorry to hear about this pain.. i mean, its bad enough with lyme, but when you can't walk because of this.. it sucks!!

i had a knot under my right foot for 2 days that hurt and it went away.... i have bart for sure... i didn't have any burning though.. just a sore knot under the sole.. i soaked my feet in epsom salt and wore a bandage wrap around it for a couple of days so i could walk..

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   Posted 8/21/2009 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
I have no idea if it's bart or lyme, but visit a physical therapist who can give you the exercises to alleviate stiffness and pain.

Here are few things to try. When you awaken in the morning, prior to getting out of bed, use your fingers to stretch your big toe back. This will stretch that plantar fascitiis muscle. Next take a towel and hold both ends of towel placing foot on bottom -- stretch plantar fasci by pulling gently but firmly on towel...foot at 90 degrees. Before getting out of bed still, place one foot on tennis ball roll back and forth on the arch to get the plantar fasci moving. Do on other foot too! Now you are ready to stand --- place both feet squarely on the floor and then get up. Before stepping, wiggle around on feet to ensure they are awake. Go ahead and take a few steps to the wall. Stretch the calves by pressing one foot forward, both hands against the wall, and then one foot back. All these can be found by googling plantar fasciitis exercises.

Don't know why Lyme strikes this way but it seems to get a lot of us.

One more thing, repeat all exercises three times daily. Wear good walking shoes. Keep a tennsi ball under your desk. Kick off shoes and do the tennis ball exercise all day.
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   Posted 8/21/2009 6:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you SO much for the tips. I am going to try it tomorrow. I am desperate. When your feet hurt everything hurts. Thank you for responding!

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   Posted 8/21/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Bart tests are unreliable. Many strains are known but there are only tests for a few strains. By symptoms, I was dx'd with Bart despite Fry Labs tests coming back negative.

I've had the nasty foot pain. Then I got fitted properly in good walking shoes with heel and arch supporting shoe inserts and the pain has gone away. Whether Lyme or Bart caused this I will probably never know, but at least it no longer keeps me from being on my feet.
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   Posted 8/23/2009 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Foot pain, particularly the type you describe here is suspicious of Bartonella. Mine was much worse when taking abx for Bart. specifically Avelox and Levaquin.

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   Posted 8/24/2009 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   
No, bart testing is not reliable. Lyme testing in general is not and it's painfully annoying!

I had heal burning (I'm in lyme remission) but mine heal burning would come a few days before my cycle. I finally figure mine was related to hormones.
Are you detoxing well?

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   Posted 8/24/2009 10:11 AM (GMT -7)   
must not be detoxing well. My herxes are bad. Foot pain is the worst. When your feet hurt everything hurts.thanks 4 all the advice

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   Posted 8/28/2009 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Its bart...start Dr Zhangs protocol...HH capsules, Allicin, Circ P, and AI#3

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   Posted 8/29/2009 5:32 AM (GMT -7)   
How much do u take of those herbs. I will write it down so when I take an abx holiday maybe I can start that.
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