just diagnosised with arthritis in my feet
By February 7, 2011 at 7:15 pm 5,019 19 5
Hello, everyone here at AC, I am new to this site and have just found out that I am suffering from arthritis in my feet. Back in July my left foot began hurting really bad and thought that I might have a stress fracture but nothing ever showed up on x-rays. Finally I went to a bone and joint Dr. and after being in a walking cast for a month and still in pain he told me to go back to my Dr. who had operated on both of my Achilles tendons. When I saw my surgeon on Jan 24, he ordered a bone scan and on Feb 1 I got the diagnosis of the arthritis. My doc called me just yesterday and we got a chance to talk one on one and to discuss some things associated with my arthritis. He told me that mine is brought on by overuse and from all the surgeries and injuries that I have had. He told me that I will have to be very careful and not to drop anything on foot especially the left foot which is the one that I first thought had the stress fracture. Needless to say that in Dec. I dropped a 2lb weight on my foot and that didn't help me any at all. I am now getting my pain and the swellin under some control with the use of my Tens unit and the electric blanket. I told my Dr. that I am doing this and he was very pleased. He told me to work on strength and flexibility and to just be careful to avoid injury. There was no mention of medication which for me is a good thing as I don't need any more trouble than I already have with my stomach. Oh my look at me going on and on and being new here. I hope all will forgive for such a long message.