I have investigated this pain. And come to the conclusion that it is a classic case of plantar fasciitis – again. This nasty condition had appeared in a different spot on the same foot a few years previously. The orthopod I was going to worked her magic and it resolved. I was advised to wear shoes with good quality arch support. Which I have done ever since. And do foot exercises. Which have been a bit less diligent.
So why has it now recurred, but in the heel? I put it down to my knee on the same side. It suddenly flared up and has had me limping ever since. Admittedly it is much better but I need to be very careful. Aged knees and arthritis do not go well together. I know my gait has changed because of it. So, the ligament in my foot that goes from the heel to the arch has become inflamed. A classic case of the domino effect.
My mission now is to get it back under control. I have assorted lotions and potions to deal with the inflammation and pain. If all else fails, I have heavy duty prescription stuff. We have bought a new lounge suite with recliners so I can elevate the legs. So comfy.
And just this week a friend lent me this shiatsu air compression foot massager. So twice a day I sit for 15 minutes having the soles of my feet rolled and the foot compressed. It’s not for the faint hearted, but I do believe it is starting to make a difference.
Foster an attitude of gratitude