1.22.2009

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.





I.don't.THINK.so.


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.


17 comments:

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.
~K

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!