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    Kittycatmom3 Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 1, 2011, 02:15 PM
    Sharp pain - right foot / outside of right foot just before arch of foot
    Started in December when I had done a day's worth of Christmas shopping. Pain got so bad that it just hurt to walk / any pressure. Went to doctor and got some pain med - no x-rays / he didn't really do anything other than listen to what I had to say about it. Now it's roughly 3 months later and the pain is back and it doesn't seem to matter what shoes I wear (changing daily from flats to sandals to tennis shoes etc.) and the pain can be so intense when it happens that I just grimace and now and again it radiates up into my calf and occasionally my upper leg (back side and on the right side). My job is a secretary so sitting is something I do a lot of but I do take the stairs etc. to get a little exercise. Sciatic nerve is what I'm thinking but according to the diagram of foot, the pain is not in the right area.
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    Apr 1, 2011, 03:50 PM

    No, not sciatic nerve. It could be gout, which is what I have and manage with anti-inflammatories and drinking lots of water to flush out uric acid in the system (not a bad thing, just sounds like that).

    As you don't walk a lot for your job, not going to say see a chiropodist. Just consider over the counter meds such as Advil or Motrin and I am sure you will see an improvement. Take a good look at your footwear and make sure you give lots of room for your toes and upper foot. As we age, so do our feet, they spread out and the tendency is to just wear what we always wear which is not good for our feet, which impacts on our upper legs, hips, etc. Get my point ?

    Not supposed to diagnose here but I sympathize cause have gout and walked a lot yesterday so woke up with gout pain, got rid of with Advil, took all day but now its gone.

    Good luck

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    Dec 18, 2011, 08:01 AM
    Sounds like Plantar fasciitis. Google it and see does it sound like what you have.

    I've suffered from that one and off for years, and it's horrible. It makes you dread getting out of bed in the morning (that first limp to the bathroom can ruin the rest of your day) and stand up after sitting for any length of time.

    If it's really bad, the treatment is a steroid injection into the foot itself. This is something that most doctors won't do, but they'll refer you to a specialist who will. It hurts like hell, and then it's excruciating for a couple of days, then the pain goes away and you can walk normally.

    First aid for PF involves lots and lots of stretching. Stand with your toes on a step and let your heels hang, and stretch out the foot as much as you can bear. Stand with your foot back, flat on the floor, and lean forward to stretch the foot and calf muscle. Sit on the floor, with a towel around your toes and pull back to stretch the foot and calf.

    Fill a plastic bottle with water and freeze. Then roll the arch of your foot over it, to ice it and stretch it. Use as much pressure as you can bear and repeat several times a day.

    Make sure your shoes have good support. Check out camping shops for molded insoles (the kind that go in hiking boots) to provide extra arch support. No sandals or ballet flats.

    Typically people who get PF are postmen who walk a lot, and soldiers after a forced march.
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    Aug 1, 2012, 07:03 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by Eileen G View Post
    Sounds like Plantar fasciitis. Google it and see does it sound like what you have.

    I've suffered from that one and off for years, and it's horrible. It makes you dread getting out of bed in the morning (that first limp to the bathroom can ruin the rest of your day) and stand up after sitting for any length of time.

    If it's really bad, the treatment is a steroid injection into the foot itself. This is something that most doctors won't do, but they'll refer you to a specialist who will. It hurts like hell, and then it's excruciating for a couple of days, then the pain goes away and you can walk normally.

    First aid for PF involves lots and lots of stretching. Stand with your toes on a step and let your heels hang, and stretch out the foot as much as you can bear. Stand with your foot back, flat on the floor, and lean forward to stretch the foot and calf muscle. Sit on the floor, with a towel around your toes and pull back to stretch the foot and calf.

    Fill a plastic bottle with water and freeze. Then roll the arch of your foot over it, to ice it and stretch it. Use as much pressure as you can bear and repeat several times a day.

    Make sure your shoes have good support. Check out camping shops for molded insoles (the kind that go in hiking boots) to provide extra arch support. No sandals or ballet flats.

    Typically people who get PF are postmen who walk a lot, and soldiers after a forced march.
    I have just been told I have Plantar and it is agony especially in the morning. Hot and cold treatments work well even if its just hot and cold water it's a relief. I sympathise and know how it feels. Im a cleaner and its hard work. Hope you get some relief.

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