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My foot hurts (mild whinge)

For a while now my left foot has been painful on and off, mostly in the evenings. I mentioned it at the rheumatology appointment, and the consulatant said I had a node (?) in the space between the bones of my foot. He has referred me for a injection under ultrasound which he says has a 50% chance of sorting it out, and I have the appointment for that this Friday.

I am so glad it isn't any longer than that, because the pain has been getting worse over the last few days, and tonight I am finding it difficult to concentrate as I keep getting twinges as if someone were stabbing a knife in my foot.

I realise that this is a very minor problem in comaprison with what some of you are going through, but I'd appreciate any spare vibes for Friday morning - I really don't want to be in the 50% it doesn't work for, as he muttered something about operations...



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Apr. 5th, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)

I don't suppose a footsoak would help at all, would it?

I hope Friday goes well.
Apr. 5th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
I have a bubbly heated footspa, but while it's quite relaxing in general, it doesn't seem to help with this.
Apr. 5th, 2006 03:59 pm (UTC)
I have a bone spur on my left foot, and they injected something-or-other. Not collegen. That other stuff. They had to do it twice, though. But it never hurts anymore!

Good luck with your injection!
Apr. 5th, 2006 04:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Ugh!
I think he said it was a steroid injection - I might be wrong.
Apr. 5th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Ugh!
I remember now - it was cortisol or cortisone. He said I could only EVER have three injections of it, and tried to talk me out of the second injection, but it worked like a dream.

I am a fluff-head and don't know WHY it worked, or for that matter, what a steroid would do... Here's hoping your doctors are a lot brainier!
Apr. 5th, 2006 04:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Ugh!
Cortisone is a steroid - and it acts as an anti-inflammatory. And there is no rule that you can't have more than three injections, but apparently there can be weakening of tendons and stuff if you have too many, so doctors prefer to limit them.
(Can you tell I've just been Googling?)
Apr. 5th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
((((better foot, successful Friday))))
Apr. 5th, 2006 04:37 pm (UTC)
Ouch!! {{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}} I'll be vibing for a successful injection for you.
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Apr. 8th, 2006 01:43 am (UTC)
Re: a heavy eptsom salt soak DOES help
I got referred to Rheumatology a few months back because some blood tests showed up markers for a connective tissue disorder - they're still trying to figure it out.
Apr. 5th, 2006 07:05 pm (UTC)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>foot healing>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Cortisone is good for such things and should be painless if you are not allergic to lignocaine or whatever they use as the local. You can tell I am, right. Still, I have had the injections and it did work well for me. I will think of you on Friday.
Apr. 5th, 2006 09:12 pm (UTC)
*Hgus, Kairon*

Hgus and hgus again.
Apr. 5th, 2006 09:56 pm (UTC)
Lost of hugs and vibes going your way :)
Apr. 5th, 2006 09:57 pm (UTC)
Lots, not lost... I don't want the hugs to be lost somewhere... :D
Apr. 6th, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
Lots, not lost...

I don't want the hugs to be lost somewhere... :D

I should hope not! :D
Apr. 5th, 2006 11:31 pm (UTC)

Apr. 6th, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
{{{{{{{{{{vibes for successful surgery}}}}}}}}}}

{{{{{{{{{{{{healing vibes}}}}}}}}}}}}}

{{{{{{{{and some hugs too}}}}}}}}
Apr. 6th, 2006 03:16 am (UTC)
Oh I'll be thinking of you, that sounds like nasty stuff matey. Hope all goes well on Friday and you are kicking up your node free heels again in no time!
Apr. 6th, 2006 05:28 am (UTC)
A minor problem?
No way, you have to take care of yourself Auntie, and will take care of the vibes here =)

((((((((((((((((((((((((healing vibes)))))))))))))))))))))))))
Apr. 7th, 2006 01:51 am (UTC)
Good luck hon :o)

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