Peg leg day


Hello Dear Reader,

I’ve done nothing all day. Totally frustrated as I’ve been unable to do anything useful. It’s nothing to worry about, it’s plantar fasciitis and it flares up occasionally and it will calm down soon enough. I’d love to tell you that I’ve cooked, bargain hunted in charity shops, crafted or looked after the house but I’ve just loafed in pain all day.

I’m alternating between, hot and cold compresses, paracetamol and ibuprofen gel and TV programmes on iplayer.

Normal service will resume as soon as I can stand up without complaining.

Until tomorrow,

Love Froogs x

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36 thoughts on “Peg leg day

  1. I sympathise and I’ve got just the same thing!! Always my right foot too – flares up occasionally and then goes away eventually. Mine’s been here since Christmas though and it’s really limiting my activities. I’m currently using a rolling pin to stretch the tendon – it hurts but feels so good!! Hope yours improves because it’s a nasty thing to get and personally I’m trying to avoid a steroid injection.

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  2. Oh poor you that is so painful. Have you tried Scholls orthotic insoles in your shoes. They are cheap on Internet. Hope it feels better soon.

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  3. I too used to suffer it, until a nurse friend of mine recomended I wear Fitflops.That was 5 years ago.I started with a pair of toe post and have built up quite a collection including boots.Although they are expensive, I have managed to pick up some in sales and ebay bargains.Well worth the money to be pain free.

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    • That’s what worked for me. Fit flops. Discovered by mistake as no one recommended them for that purpose. Never looked back. I’ve got two pairs. Both on the go for about 5ish years now.

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  4. Hi, I too have suffered for over a year and have found something that works to reduce the painand hobbling. Its called a compression footlet sock. It has targeted compression zones along the plantar. Its available on the net. I tried one from an athlete friend and then went and bought a pair. Well worth the money. Between the sock and making sure I wear shoes with good support( read that as no cheap flat shoes or well worn shoes) my life is returning to normal.

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  5. I used to suffer so badly that I had to crawl around the house on all fours at times. I visited a podiatrist who made orthotics from molds of my individual feet. That was 15 years ago and I have been totally cured as my arches are supported in their correct position.

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  6. Hi there,
    I used to suffer from this really badly. No one could help – physio, podiatrist, doctor, hospital doctor …. and then I turned to google…. I found the following two pieces of advice, and after doing these two things for a few weeks, it totally cleared up, and I have never suffered since.

    1. Never walk or stand barefoot (only exception is taking a shower) and at all other times wear arch supporting shoes – I wore birkenstocks. Even when I got out of bed in the morning, I put my feet straight into the birkenstocks, I never walked on the floor barefoot or unsupported.

    2. There’s a simple stretch where you flex your foot. I did this regulatory, but most crucially before I got out of bed.
    The lady in this you tube video is doing the foot flex at the beginning of the video

    hope this is helpful, it provided a total cure for me

    Katie

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  7. Oh so sorry about this, know from experience that being incapacitated makes you angry and the pain does nothing for your mood either or is that just me.
    Daughter wants to know whats happened to your fifth toe!!! lol

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  8. I too suffer the same but I hv to say yoga has helped me immensely. I think it’s the stretching of the foot muscle during poses. Good luck. You are not much of s loaf so enjoy your down time!

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    • Ellen I have cured PF With stretching. One knee bent, other foot at bend of knee, heel on ground. Build up to 20 second hold on both feet. 6 years of pain over

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  9. Hope it’s better soon. My occasional flare up is tendonitis, which moves around as well as going away and coming back. It can be annoying, though. Makes me miss my yoga classes when it flares up. Try to enjoy sitting around and read or dream of quilts to come. Feel better!

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  10. I have suffered from this, luckily not recently. My(adult) daughter also suffers from this and has had a recurrence recently. What she has found helpful is using a magnesium cream both on the “site” and on different angles on the foot. We didn’t believe it either when it was suggested! You can also get magnesium sprays here in Australia, perhaps that might work for some people too? Hope yours eases off soon.

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    • I bought Magnesium Flakes from Holland and Barrett, distilled water from Halfords and made a solution up with 1/2 cup of each (boil and cool distilled water) and put in a spray bottle. Have started using it today. Rave reviews about it on google for all sorts of things.

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  11. Really painful and annoying i had it way back before my daughter was born , it literally vanished overnight when i got pregnant , they do say it has a hormonal link ,a lot of people start it at the menopause or when they change their HRT

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  12. OH! I understand that pain very well! One year, the school started a renovation over the Summer, having had the thin, floor tiles all taken up (Asbestos), so teachers were left standing directly on concrete. Fast forward and within a month, everyone was clammering to get to a podiatrist! Birks, as well as Dansko clogs saved the day for me. I also required a cortizone injection (not fun) and a funny night splint brace, custom orthodics for my sneakers, and I had exercises to do every morning and evening. It eventually went away. (shh! don’t want to jinx myself)

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  13. I have had the same complaint. Podiatrist told me to stand on the stairs and allow one heel to drop down so only front of foot on stair. I did this for 3 min at a time 4 times a day and it really helped. The tendon at back of calf is same one that goes under the foot. It needs to be stretched. Also cant praise fit flop foot wear enough. It is costly but it helps and is mega comfy. Hope you dont mind all the well intended advice.Get well soon.

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  14. I’ve had the same for many years…doing door to door delivery in badly fitted shoes caused mine. For a while could barely walk . The only thing that works for me are Hotter shoes.

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  15. So sorry to hear you are in pain x I have started taking Turmeric with curcumin and black pepper – one capsule – I bought online from Amazon for pain and stiffness in my joints I have been experiencing as I am going through the menopause. They have helped immensely. It might be worth a try x I too wear fitflops, sandals and shoes. They are great and nice and wide to let your toes spread as they should when you walk. I hope you are up and about soon. Sending lots of healing and love x

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  16. Hi Froogs,
    Hope your foot pain is improving. Not like you not to post. Was worried about you and although I am not on fb iI did check and see you are still there!
    Best Wishes.

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  17. Awww wishing you a speedy recovery ! I’ve been a sufferer for about seven years since hitting menopause and I’ve found since searching online on YouTube videos using KT tape (there’s a cheaper version on amazon) and taping my feet around the heel and arch has helped tremendously. I can say hand on heart I’ve got it under control! I’ve also got a pair of cheap light slip on trainers I bought from primark which I wear as soon as I get out of bed in the morning and around the house have been a absolute god send! Xx

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