Living Daily with Chronic Invisible Illness

Fibromyalgia and Plantar Fasciitis/Bursitis

Fibromyalgia can cause all sorts of issues, and Plantar Fasciitis and Bursitis are some of them!

I ought to know…I have recently seen a Podiatrist for my chronic heel pain. I was thinking Fasciitis of some sort. The pain in both feet began a long time ago…yes, like years…but it was very intermittent and I figured it was due to what I had done that day, my shoes (or lack of…hey, I always loved going bare foot!!), or, most recently, to my never-ending list of Fibro symptoms! 

However, over the past few months my feet began to hurt all day! Literally, as soon as I put my feet on the ground first thing in the morning, the pain was bad. Today, the pain is excruciating to the point that it hurts to walk even a few steps, especially after sitting a while. 

So, off to meet the Podiatrist!

A routine exam showed Plantar Fasciitis. An ultrasound of both heels showed a thickening of the fascia (I was told normal was 3mm…mine was 1cm…dealing with such small measurements I never realized that a 7mm difference was that big of a deal, but in this case, I guess it is!) Plus, I had several “pockets” where the bursa had fibrosis. I was told to come back for a Cortisone injection. (Actually, “Multiple injections in each heel,” he said as the ultrasound wand moved across the sole of each heel…I told him that “s” on the end of injections was pretty crucial to my mind wrapping around this new thought of coming back…)

The Podiatrist also told me to purchase some shoes called “Vionics.” This brand is supposed to help with Plantar Fasciitis and give better arch support. I have ordered, and received, my first pair. Click here for the type I purchased. 

So far, I have worn them to town grocery shopping and my feet are doing much better than before the purchase! 

All in all, I am happy I went to the doctor…well, I think I am…those injections are in 10 days…

Happy Feet!

Vionics shoes to help with Plantar Fasciitis.
My new Vionics shoes!

 

~The Fibro Momma of Ten

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