I’ve been in pain with my foot for a couple of months, I put it down to my MS because…well it’s automatic when there’s no other obvious reason now a days. It hurts to move it and oh my to walk on it is not good at all! It feels almost like I’ve bashed it and it’s all swollen, but I’ve not damaged it at all as far as I know.
I went to see the Neuro yesterday to see what the hell was going on, because with my limping a whole load of other problems have come along with it, weakness and pain all over at different joints to the point where they give way on me as I’m walking or bending or…well anything at all as they see fit.
He did the usual, bending my legs to feel the muscles response, tickling my feet with that bloody stick, relex responses and then prodded the foot….ow! He’s gentle as he can be but ohhh it hurt.
The prognosis? Not a relapse (strange but I was disappointed!) He said it was Policemans heel, other wise known as plantar fasciitis
‘Plantar fasciitis (PF) is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the sole (bottom surface) of the foot. It is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot. It is a very common condition and can be difficult to treat if not looked after properly. Another common term for the affliction is “policeman’s heel”.‘ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantar_fasciitis)
In other words, I’ve been walking too much, mixed in with my gait issues from the MS, my foot has decided this is the only way to get me to listen. So it’s onto the ibuprofen, time to ring the GP and go and be poked and prodded by one of them too and see if they can give me some better Anti-inflammatory drugs to ease it off…there’s no chance of me staying off my feet between having a dog that needs walking, a job that involves being in your feet a lot and me not being good at sitting still for any amount of time.
I think I’ll have to find the number for my neurophysio too and see if she can give me any hints and tips as to what else I can do, I’m stretching it out as much as I can stand but I’m sure she’d have some ideas.