I also get a lot of tightness in the tendons around the heel and ankle. What you said about foot posture was interesting. I have always carried a lot of subconscious tension in my feet/ankles and hands/wrists even in my sleep. I tend to bend my wrists and ankles in my sleep, which causes numbness and tension in the muscle/tendon.
When I was younger (and even older), my mom used to chide me for standing “pigeon-toed.” When standing, I would turn my feet inward with my toes curled under and one foot overlapping the other. To me, it was comfortable and natural.
I used to curl my toes under inside my shoes, too. My big toes would often leave a dent in the insole.
You said: “I too assumed it must be bartonella or something, yet now that I learned what it really was and fixed it, the soreness is gone.”
So, what did you decide it really was, and how did you fix it?
Basically I’ve been on this ketogenic diet for about
2m. It worked quickly, and I had the buzzing and burning under control within 3 weeks. For the first time in 2 years, I could feel my feet without them buzzing or burning.
And what I felt wasn’t good...I realized how numb and painful they were. Large patches of numbess, some stinging, dull pains, soreness. I wanted to cry, because here I was finally getting my immune system in line, only to discover I had a whole new enemy to battle...permanent nerve damage! Why didn’t I do this diet 2y ago instead of listening to my drs who told me IVIG would cure everything! I really beat myself up.
But here’s what I did. I realized I had to start stimulating my feet. So I started to massage them w a lacross ball and bought the reflexology mat.
But the biggest change was throwing away my slippers that I had come to rely on, and walking barefoot as much as possible. I knew I needed to relearn how to walk on the ground with no support. I literally had forgotten how to do this. The inside of my foot, the fat pad where my big toe connects to my foot...I no longer knew how to walk on that. I was pulling it up off the floor subconsciously, as that part was very damaged and numb. Starting to walk barefoot and fix this created a spasm in my lower back and my calves. But after 2m of just walking on my feet again with no support and using the reflexology mat, ive learned how to walk properly again and my feet are no longer sore.
I also noticed that my left foot was starting bow out. That is getting better too. And the numbness and neuropathy pain is going away too. I’m ecstatic that’s happening so quickly.
I dunno how much of this is relevant to you, maybe you dont use orthotics or slippers or walk like you’re protecting a certain part of your feet, but my guess is you are. Find those immune triggers and right them, and then start walking barefoot around your home and stimulating your feet as we discussed.
If that doesn’t work I’ve come across a novel way to regrow the nerves, cutting edge stuff, too much to explain in this post and you need to get the immune system right before even trying it, but we can revisit later
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