Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Pain...

I am not pleased to say the foot pain has slowly been creeping back. I had just a twinge of achiness in the right foot last week... nothing horrible, just an ache along the outside edge of my foot. I probably should have taken a cue from this and NOT decided to go roller skating *and* increase my walking distance every day. But I did not have pain while doing those things. Earlier this week after a long day on my feet, though, both feet started to hurt. It's not the same kind of hurt I was getting in June and July after a long day; it's that familiar, sharp pain in the heel area and up the back of my leg (Achilles tendon). I took a meloxicam and tried to take it easy the next day. This morning I got up and had that old familiar hobble. Ouch. 

I felt a little wave of panic. That year of pain is not something I ever want to go through again. Well, it has been just about 2 months since I got the injections and they did say they might only last that long. Today I am going to take meloxicam and ice and rest my feet between activities. I have a lot going on, and I can't really get sidelined by this, so will have to medicate to get through a few days. We are leaving Friday morning for a 4 day trip with a lot of walking. When I get back, if I still have pain, I am going to call the doctor and see about a second round of shots.

More to say, but later.

13 comments:

Deb Willbefree said...

Hmmm. I may be mistaken, and don't have time to look back over yur posts, but didn't the pain start to come back after your last off-plan venture into carbohydrates and gluten?

I remember that right about that time, and I commented to you about it, I heard the testimony of a woman who had many months of chronic Achilles tendonitis--that went away after cutting out gluten.

Could be a coincidence, of course, and only the wearing off of the shot. I just thought I'd mention it, tho.

Lousy timing for you with the vacation coming up. I hope it's just a blip in the road and you're fine by Thursday!

Deb

Lyn said...

Deb~

I have wondered a lot about what part diet plays in the pain. I know for a fact that eating sugar makes my joints hurt, and my doctor confirmed that. I did go completely gluten free last summer for... hmm, I think it was about 2 months... and my foot pain did not subside at all. Doesn't mean it can't aggravate things though... it may be a factor. I am inclined to think the roller skating (without any orthotic inserts) is to blame. I didn't think about it until I had the (rented) skates on my feet and noticed the lack of support.

Lori said...

Lyn,
I am so sorry. My heart sank when I saw the title and fell even further as I read. Please take extra good care of your feet. I don't want you to go through this again either.
Lori

JM said...

To get clear of gluten entirely can take at least 2-3 months, i d give it a little more time, to see if it works, AND maybe get the test? ONce I saw the blood work and how my body reacts to dairy, it is easier to stay away from, good luck!

timothy said...

take care of it now before it gets worse darlin. definitely try cutting all sugar and limiting gluten and see if that helps. arnica is also good for bruises and ouchie muscles so mayhaps you should try some of the arnica cream to massage your feet with.

Vicki Maheu said...

Sorry to hear you're in pain. I hope your feet will feel better, I've had a lot of problems with foot pain, and its one of the worst!

Karen said...

I had to give up ice skating due to the PF, even at normal weight.

For me

Gluten = emotional/binge eating + inflammation= obesity x health risks.

It takes 1-2 weeks for the symptoms to go away. Even a little bit of gluten effects me. Getting off and staying off gluten and sugar put my binge eating into long term remission.

It's a lot of work. Good luck with your feet. Stay away from any gluten containing product. Decreasing my weight helped my PF immensely and a lot of other health problems , too. It's hard, but worth it.

Anonymous said...

this is EXACTLY why you're my role model, no matter how much pain your in you never give up, thats why i admire you and try to live my life like you do, i just wanted to let you know i appreciate you, and your blog, and all you do

Mella B. said...

I am sorry to hear you are having PF pain again. :( It may take more time, taking it easy, and more shots, but that does NOT mean you will always be needing the shots. I had to have 2 shots 6 wks apart before my PF healed - I have been pain-free since November 2012 :)

Fingers crossed that you will be feeling better soon.

Sheryl C. said...

I'm fairly new to your blog, so you have probably been through all this, but I thought I'd say it just in case. I sometimes have PF flare-ups when I do not wear supportive shoes at all times on my concrete floors at my loft. I put on my orthotic flip-flops or slippers even to get up and go to the bathroom at night. If I don't, it will start flaring up. If I am careful about that, it will clear up in a few days. For me a little heel in my shoes is better than flats. Flats often don't support your feet enough. I hope you feel better!

Anonymous said...

Noooo!!!!' :( That's terrible news. Well just do how you do... Keep on keeping on. ☺

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Jamie said...

Gluten stays in your system for 2 weeks. So to notice any different it is recommended to go 1 month. I personally have been gluten free for 6 months. I noticed that my fibro is a lot better, no joint pain, and a lot more energy. If you do try gluten free again I suggest try a month and remember gluten can be found in juices, drinks, sf syrups, soy sauce, anything that says modified food starch can be gluten. I really hope your feet feel better.

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