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Physical therapy is working, pain is diminishing

Friday, May 15, 2009

Woo Hoo. You know in the morning when you wake up with foot pain how you are so crouched over in pain? If you have plantar F. then you know what I am talking about. I dreaded the therapy so much. I wish I had gone a long time ago.
I have had the patch put on my foot two times this week. I am going to butcher the name of the med, but it is dexamethasone. I know that it is not spelled correctly, She puts a medicated patch with a battery on it. it pushes the meds into my heal for 24 hours. I guess I will receive 8 or so treatments of the patch. It is working. So much better than the cortizone shot. Thank GOD.
The patch combined with exercises, ultrasound, deep tissue massage and shock treatments are really working. I am so pleased. This morning when I got up, My foot was slightly achey, but I was not crouched over walking. IMPROVEMENT>BIG IMPROVEMENT
I am going to be patient in this process. Still work out, but not run until my foot has broken the inserts in. Soon Soon! I am so excited!!
I can do this. I can do this triathlon and push my body to new limits and succeed.
I know that this is going to be the biggest challenge so far, but I know that I can do it.
:) Jeanne emoticon
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    I didn't know you had plantar fascitis! I had it really bad for a few years - I TOTALLY know what you are going through. I didn't even know you could get PT or meds for it, my doctor told me the only way to get rid of it was to lose weight. Eventually it did improve, even without losing weight. But I will never forget that awful morning feeling of trying to stretch my feet against the wall next to my bed before putting them on the floor! Hang in there..
    4348 days ago
    You are awesome Jeanne! Once again, you set your mind to do a thing (make your PT work) and then you go out and do it! The waiting would be the hardest part for me - I would want to be "all better" right now. How long will it take to break in your orthotics? Can you feel a difference when you wear them? Will you wear them forever? Are they only for working out or for the whole day? (I am so ignorant of so many things....I love learning new stuff from you guys!)

    Hope your day goes well. Keep on doing what the therapist says and soon you will be breezing by me on my runs!
    4348 days ago
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