Over My Dead Plantars

I've been having some problems with my left foot. It won't flex upward, I had tendon pain, and it was making walking kind of awkward.

So today I visited the employee clinic at the hospital in which I work.

To my surprise, I had not suffered a stroke, and I don't have a fatal illness. Woohoo, go me!

But, the doctor said that I do have Plantar Fasciitis.

Okay, fine. Sounds interesting.

She said I need to stop wearing crocs.

Okay, fine. Not the end of the world, I can deal.

She said I need more arch support.

Okie dokie.

Then, she said I need to stop wearing flip-flops.


Has she lost her ever-loving mind?
Is there anything else even available to wear in Florida in the summer?
I've been wearing flip-flops since....probably before I could walk!

I am a flip-flop girl!

She will get my flip-flops when she pries them off of my cold, dead feet.


April said...

My hubby had plantar fasciitis and as soon as he started wearing arch supports, the pain and discomfort went away. You might want to give them a try. Not too sure if I could give up flip flops, either!

mommaof4wife2r said...

i would cry so hard if i couldn't wear flip flops...i have too much love!

Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

I live in FLIP FLOPS and I would not budge in giving those puppies up! Wear your arch support now before summer comes so your planter thing will hopefully be gone.

Sorry, I am not a fan of Crocs LOL

Tara R. said...

I've had plantar fasciitis too and all my doctor did was give me several exercises to do in the morning. I haven't had any more problems for months. But the flops thing? Not in Florida!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Flip flops with arch support -that's what we need. Dr. Scholls should get on that.

Mama Wheaton said...

I had this and I use to put a tennis ball under my foot and roll it around while applying some pressure. I did this whenever I would watch T.V. It got considerable bettr in less than a month.

Momisodes said...

No Flip-Flops?!?!! That's like telling a Floridian not to wear short sleeve shirts. No way!

So sorry to hear. I've heard plantar fascitis is quite painful. Many of my previous nurse co-workers had it.

Hope all the other alternatives help!

adlibby said...

ouch! I had plantar fasc. for awhile. Not fun! Especially when it gets so bad that you are hobbled when you first get up in the morning. But I'll give you a clue -- the arch supports are great! And just wear flip flops with a heel to them. Having your heel elevated will ease some of that pain! And get a pedi -- I'm sure it's medically necessary! =)

Aubrey said...

NOT the flops. I think she has lost her mind!

Swirl Girl said...

Have her shoot a shot of corizone into your foot. Sounds awful ..but well worth it.

Momo Fali said...

I have been living with PF for a couple of years now. I use arch supports, I ice my foot by rolling a frozen bottle of water under my arch (this works best, if you're consistent...like twice a day, every day for 10 minutes a pop), but I will never give up my Crocs or flip-flops. Never!

Kel said...

now that is funny, no flip flops in florida?! She must have fallen and hit her head...but on a serious note, there are a pair of flip flops (I'll have to look up the brand and email you) that have really good support. As a runner, there are quite a few of us who are addicted to them. You bake them (yes, in the oven) and then you stand on them/wear them and they mold to your feet. Oh and they are SO soft, like floating on a cloud. You should look into them, perhaps they will help.

Lori said...

I know that crap hurts! But being a northerner, I'm not into the flip flop thing. I have issues with shoes and sneakers, as you know. LOL Flip Flops would be the end of my walking!

anymommy said...

I hear you on the flip flops, but I'll never have your problem, our winters are toooo long. May your feet recover without giving up flip flops.

Butterfly Kisses said...

LOL! I don't think I could go without my flip flops either. I love them. I hope your feet get better. Since I've gotten older it just gets more and more important for me to wear something comfortable on my feet. But I love my flip flops. Especially during the summer.

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Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

I could never give up the flops, either!!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

yeah I don't think I could give up flips either - hope you are on the mend!