Living Daily with Chronic Invisible Illness, Plantar Fasciitis and Bursitis

Plantar Fasciitis and Bursitis

A while back I made a post about Plantar Fasciitis and Bursitis.

While I suffer from Fibromyalgia, which causes a host of debilitating pains, Plantar Fasciitis and Burstis is now among the list. In fact, the heel pain I experience has now become my constant companion. 

Almost two months ago I had cortisone injections in both heels to help relieve my pain (and actually be able to walk normal!). And I did…for about six weeks. In fact, I had forgotten just how bad the pain had been.

Enter the past two weeks of my life…

I was walking across my driveway when suddenly I felt a “pop” in my left arch. For the next few days it felt like my arch had “dropped.” It did not hurt much (we Fibros have incredibly high pain tolerances!!) But it left a weird “dangling” sensation whenever I was not wearing my  doctor recommended orthodic shoes…like after a shower. 

Then, several days ago, both my feet began to really throb, even with the shoes on. Three days ago my left heel suddenly felt like it had been split wide open. The pain I experienced was nothing short of “bite my hand, oh, my, will the pain ever stop!” kind of pain. 

Needless to say, I have been chair bound, on crutches just to get to the bathroom, icing my heel and taking Ibuprofen for the swelling. 

My doctor prescribed me a Cam Boot Brace, but the lovely healthcare system says the usual wait time for processing through insurance is a week…or more…So, I ordered one from Amazon.com, but  even that one will not be here for two more days! 

I have a sonogram appointment this coming week to check for any tears and a possible MRI in my future. 

So, is there a connection between Fibromyalgia with Plantar Fasciitis and Bursitis? I mean, would I have had this problem if not for the Fibro?

Well, according to the charts, I am slightly overweight, which I have been working on and have lost 12 pounds since I read the chart…haha (another post about that coming soon!)

I have had ten children which I have/am homeschooling (just started year 22!), so maybe the Plantar Fasciitis/Bursitis was inevitable for me.

Regardless, I have it now, and I have it good. 

If you are suffering from the same pain, stay tuned! Perhaps my experience can shed light to help you! 

Until I know more about my feet…

God Bless!

~The Fibro Momma of Ten

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