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I just went to Neovita and bought the ugliest pair of shoes I ever have. Why? My feet are killing me. KILLING ME. It's like a hot coal is intermittently burning in the heel of my right foot most of the time, and sometimes in left. And the pain of those first steps in the morning... or after I've been sitting for any length of time, like when I'm on the computer, or even just on the toilet, damn it. It never goes away fully, only down to a dull roar.

Plantar fasciitis? Probably. How desperate & hopeless am I?

I just spent almost $1K on 2 pairs of shoes (tennies & the aforementioned ugliest shoes ever), two "treatment" inserts, two "retainer" inserts, and one pair to slip or velcro into other shoes. Oh, and it came with two pairs of shoe liners, two "bandage" felt heel pads, one "roller ball" to exercise the foot, and a pair of "FAB" straps, to support the arch and fascia at night. Most of the $$ was for the inserts, plus any "follow-up" I need, any replacement or adjustment of the inserts, up to and including "custom-made" ones if I don't recover on their standard ones.

How long until I can expect an improvement? Maybe 6-8 weeks, *if* I follow the "adjustment" (aka breaking in) process properly. I'm sure that gives them leeway if it doesn't work out. And until it is completely better/gone? 12-18 months.

But I'm so desperate and in so much pain... I'm willing to try anything. But I guess I should count my lucky stars. Why?

My grandmother had such twisted feet, she had to buy soft slipper shoes, and stretch them out over time with her twisted knarled shoe trees (which matched her feet) so she could even wear them. Bunions, hammer toes, extreme foot edema... you name it, she had it. My mother? No swollen feet, but multiple bunion surgeries. Both also had carpal tunnel issues (teachers). I knew from the time I was a child I would be cursed with foot issues. I watched and watched, waiting for my foot to turn, my joints to bulge... but they didn't.

I suppose I should be grateful it's just pain.
sgorny: (Default)
I just went to Neovita and bought the ugliest pair of shoes I ever have. Why? My feet are killing me. KILLING ME. It's like a hot coal is intermittently burning in the heel of my right foot most of the time, and sometimes in left. And the pain of those first steps in the morning... or after I've been sitting for any length of time, like when I'm on the computer, or even just on the toilet, damn it. It never goes away fully, only down to a dull roar.

Plantar fasciitis? Probably. How desperate & hopeless am I?

I just spent almost $1K on 2 pairs of shoes (tennies & the aforementioned ugliest shoes ever), two "treatment" inserts, two "retainer" inserts, and one pair to slip or velcro into other shoes. Oh, and it came with two pairs of shoe liners, two "bandage" felt heel pads, one "roller ball" to exercise the foot, and a pair of "FAB" straps, to support the arch and fascia at night. Most of the $$ was for the inserts, plus any "follow-up" I need, any replacement or adjustment of the inserts, up to and including "custom-made" ones if I don't recover on their standard ones.

How long until I can expect an improvement? Maybe 6-8 weeks, *if* I follow the "adjustment" (aka breaking in) process properly. I'm sure that gives them leeway if it doesn't work out. And until it is completely better/gone? 12-18 months.

But I'm so desperate and in so much pain... I'm willing to try anything. But I guess I should count my lucky stars. Why?

My grandmother had such twisted feet, she had to buy soft slipper shoes, and stretch them out over time with her twisted knarled shoe trees (which matched her feet) so she could even wear them. Bunions, hammer toes, extreme foot edema... you name it, she had it. My mother? No swollen feet, but multiple bunion surgeries. Both also had carpal tunnel issues (teachers). I knew from the time I was a child I would be cursed with foot issues. I watched and watched, waiting for my foot to turn, my joints to bulge... but they didn't.

I suppose I should be grateful it's just pain.

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