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The foot doctor…..

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Ok so I am posting a lot of different blogs tonight… to explain, I snuck my computer on the trip and so I am typing each this post while camping so I can copy and paste it into my blog when I get back. Each post is a different typing session and if I had internet access would have been posted at the time I typed them. I know I could put them all together but I’m trying not to make them too long.

At this point I’m not really comprehending everything, so if someone else gets it please explain it to me.

So what I was told – 1. I have flat arches. 2. I am beginning to develop heel spurs. 3. I have Plantar fasciitis.

What he is doing for me – 1. He took a mold of my feet for custom made insoles that I’ll get in two to three weeks. 2. He gave me a script for custom shoes… I have an appointment to be fitted for those on the 17th.

The doc said the custom everything should make a world of difference…. I hope so, but I still don’t understand. Once I have everything, I’ll let everyone know if it worked.

I better work; my feet have hurt so bad that this past week I didn’t walk very much, so I didn’t lose a single pound. I guess the positive it I didn’t gain anything either, I just maintained. I think I would have cried had I gained.

Be sure to check out my other posts from these days –

"We went camping and ended up on the news" www.sparkpeople.c

“Caving…” www.sparkpeople.c

“One less bag of Marshmallows” www.sparkpeople.c
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    I had plantar and heel spurs about 4 years ago. That was the final straw that got me to start losing the weight. It's really painful! My insurance wouldn't cover the custom insoles so my doctor took some Dr. Scholl's arch supports that I bought at Walmart and built them up with some kind of foam. They worked great. I also started wearing New Balance shoes which have great support for people with these type of foot problems. And NEVER go barefoot. The podiatrist told me that if I got up to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night I had to put my shoes on. I also did heel stretches several times each day, especially first thing in the morning--before you even get out of bed. Rolling a frozen water bottle under your feet can also help. But the biggest help was losing weight. Good luck; I hope you feel better soon.
    4356 days ago
  • LJK8959
    I understand your foot doctor. When I was in middle school, I got custom made insoles. Because you have no arch, they will give you arch in your custom insoles. Heel spurs are the worst, my family gets shots for theirs. Spurs are usually just an extra deposit of calcium that cause a bump on the bone. When you walk, that extra bump rubs the plantar fascia. Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation of the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. It runs along the bottom of your foot and helps support your non existing arch. When you are on your feet too much is usually when it gets inflammed and causing pain in the bottom of your foot. I had that too in middle school because of marching band. I hope this helps. Hope the insoles and the custom shoes make your feet feel all better!
    4356 days ago
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