Walking through a ring of fire - A story of foot pain
Friday, April 6, 2012 11:30:31 AM
Asking for sleep with a small child is a tall order. Also help with my feet pain, I went to a podiatrist finally (I have pain and don't get help till it's so bad I can't stand it, just like my dad ) as my feet have been hurting when I first get up (extreme pain and burning) for the first few steps and now for about 15 minutes of walking at first in the morning. When it was to all day pain, finally I made an appointment. I figured it was due to weight gain during pregnancy, then lost a bunch and now still have about 25 lbs to go.
The nurse said before they did the xray of my feet it was probably plantar fasciitis (my internet research beforehand said the same) but the dr said maybe but it's also an arch problem as I seem to have lost it (where did it run off too? get my bad pun?)
Anyhow, so my left foot and right (but not as bad as left) the bones are rubbing together when I walk. No wonder it hurt so much, am I Rambo of pain? . He said it shouldn't be anything permanent but we need to make an arch so taped up my left foot for week to see how it is. I'm not supposed to get it wet in the shower and I wrapped my foot all wrong , ugh and got it not only wet but soaked.
So I will call them today and ask what to do, I took the tape off because not going to let my foot soak in basically water for a night. Besides, I guess if they can fit me in today I can get the right one taped (he almost forgot, it didn't hurt nearly as much anyhow I said) but I think it's also mental because now that I know what's happening it hurts much worse it seems now
Weight gain/loss can cause it, I also was thinking what the heck happened I never had this issue before? So my theory is, my feet went up half a size after having Simon and then almost back down to normal and when I lost weight I could fit into 6.5 shoes again instead of size 7. Also my feet were always swollen with Simon. If it's not that it's probably that I've been wearing sandals or been barefoot for nearly 2 years straight now.
When I had to work I wore shoes that had proper support so I bet now that I'll have to work again it'll get figured out. Anyhow after this week of being taped up I have to get customized Orthodics, which is I rip the soles out of all my shoes and use these instead, so it's an insert I put into each shoe.
The best part? Few insurance companies cover it, mine doesn't either of course and it's $425 for the pair. The nurse said the bright side is they last almost forever and since it's custom it fixes the problem.
My dad told me of guy he knew where he had to get special shoes and those were $700 per pair so when that pair wore out he had to spend it again, so I guess I am somewhat lucky it's not something like that at least!