Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Foot Report

Tuesday I stayed home from work and went to the doctor.  After sitting in deep pain and not sleeping with pain for significant portions of this past weekend, I decided that I needed to do something.  I called Monday and could be seen by the nurse practioner at my doctor's office on Tuesday at 9:30.  I took it.

The NP was a lovely woman.  She wears Birkenstocks and showed me her arch support, so what's not to like?  She ordered xrays.  The xrays showed no stress fracture.  She tested the plantar fascia--and pronounced it very healthy.  The achilles tendon is suspect and I have heel spurs.  She suggests going to a foot doctor and getting a shot.

The shot in the foot makes me feel a little sqwishy in the stomach.  I have foot issues.  But to end the pain, I would do it.  The problem is, I have to get an appointment with the foot doctor.  A friend at prayer group last night recommended a foot doctor.  The problem is, I know it will take a while to get in.  My foot hurts now. Typically when I make an appointment far in advance for something like that it is gone by the time the appointment gets here.  Why can't I just skip the appointment and just be well in a couple of weeks and not need an appointment?

I have several friends who have had the same problem I have with their feet and all of them just wore a boot for a while. Doctor checked them out and fitted them for a boot on the spot.  But, me, I can never do it the simple way.  And the boot wouldn't have gone with my Easter outfit I suppose.  If it still hurts next week I will try to call the foot doctor and get an appointment.  But I have neither a stress fracture nor plantar fasciitis (spelling is questionable and I am too lazy to look it up).  Then why does my foot hurt? And what shall I do until it gets better?


Dawn Farias said...

This is where Google can be your best friend. Have have you found anything via Google in the way of natural remedies?

Mary said...

I have done the exercises regularly for the plantar fascia. Without knowing if it is something, it is hard to treat. When I Google the symptoms I pretty much get stress fracture or achilles tendonitis and rest or exercise, that is the question.