Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sore and Stiff Feet

The bottom of my left foot continues to be sore and stiff ... to the point where walking isn’t fun. I pulled out the yellow pages and looked up orthotics clinics and gave a few of them a call. One said I need a referral from a doctor. I also called a chiropractor. He also said I should check with my oncologist to make sure there isn’t any cancer in my foot that may be causing this issue. He would be willing to work with me after I talk with my Onc.

The reason I included a chiropractor is because I had great success in the past. I don’t go for the ‘bone cracking’ per say but I go because some do the active release technique which is like a deep massage stretching action. Years ago, they resolved tendinitis in my right arm after my mastectomy and planter fasciitis which I developed from walking marathons.

I just searched YouTube and found a video on foot stretching exercises that are similar to what we did when we trained for walking marathons. With any luck, I’ll have stretched out some of this stiffness/soreness before I see my Onc in a couple of weeks.

4 comments:

whidbeywoman@hotmail.com said...

I am sorry you are having so much trouble with your feet. I hope you find relief soon. Chiropractor might help but have you thought about acupuncture? Your Onc. might have some recommendations.
Good luck!

Sara Williams said...

This is so terrible for you. I can't think what to suggest. How about soaking your feet in warm water and do the stretching exercises while they are in the water. This should make the stretchin a little easier.

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

I've been told from my onc that bone mets rarely go below the knees or elbows. Don't worry about your feet in that respect. But hot compresses might make them feel better.

Sue in Italia/In the Land Of Cancer said...

I've been told from my onc that bone mets rarely go below the knees or elbows. Don't worry about your feet in that respect. But hot compresses might make them feel better.