I’ve been having so much trouble with plantar fasciitis. My general practitioner wants me to see a podiatrist and I have that appointment week after next. GP says podiatrist can order custom fit shoe inserts that will help a lot so . . we’ll see. On my left foot, it’s the outside edge of my heel where it hurts and I think I was walking more on the inside of my foot to try to avoid the pain and that was causing more and different foot pain, as well as ankle pain. When I would first get up after sitting, I would have to stand, flex my foot a little, hold onto something when I took the first couple of steps and then it would get a little better. I told Vince I needed a cane and he didn’t believe me.
Now that the podiatrist appointment is made . . the foot has stopped hurting but I know standing and canning and spending hours in the kitchen was aggravating it and with Addie here from Thursday to Monday, I didn’t cook a lot. I had already cooked some meals ahead and we went to Cane’s for fried chicken one day. Yesterday we had leftovers. Today I’m grilling steak and making baked potatoes and salad so that’s not much time on my feet.
But, all is not well with my poor feet. Yesterday morning, I went into the garage barefooted. There are two concrete steps from the house to the garage floor. Walking back, not paying attention, I ran into the steps but thankfully all I did was kinda rough up the toenail and the big toe is just a bit sore.
That middle toe! It hurts! It hurts to walk. It hurts when the sheet touches it. It really hurts going up and down the stairs.
Yesterday I was putting Oscar back into his little area and was trying to hurry with the fence before he got out and hit my foot really hard with a piece of that fence. It actually didn’t hurt as bad as you would think considering how bad it hurts now.
The weird thing is that I ran into the stair post last week and did almost the same damage to the toe next to the little toe on my left foot. It’s still bruised but it wasn’t nearly as sore as the one on the right foot.
I have to go to the dentist tomorrow and I’m not even sure I can wear shoes. I guess I can wear wool socks and flip flop type shoes or, maybe the toe will be better tomorrow.
Is this what happens to old folks or do I need to slow down and pay more attention to where my feet are going?