Ha, yeah he's about 5"10 and around 135 lbs I think?
i went to NYC this month from the 16th-19th. i was out and about walking a LOT. i did not wear sneakers like a dumbass, but did wear flats and boots that are made by brands that put a lot of padding and stuff on the inside.
i was fine until sunday. while walking around the met, my left foot started screaming at me with every step. the heel and left side (both bottom and top) of my foot felt like electricity. i had to limp. we took the bus home, but i still had to walk to the subway to get to the airport and walk to my layover.
i took the next day off and kept my foot up as much as i could with ice. i have been taking ibuprofen. i was limping pretty hardcore through saturday.
i still have a slight limp, but i can walk pretty normal now. it still hurts though. not quite as electric, but still painful. if i try to walk normally i get a sharp pain now and again. i have also broken my left pinky-toe three times and that feels dull too. i drive a stick and that is painful too.
i keep putting my foot up in the evening with ice and still taking ibuprofen. it seems like i just need to wait for this to pass, but is there any reason i should get this looked at? i am broke and don't really respond to most pain medications so it seems useless.
Does it feel better after you are up and around awhile, but when you sit for an extended time and stand back up the pain feels worse?
If so it's probably plantar fasciitis, the nerve along the heel gets inflamed. The doctor will have you do ibuprofen and ice as well, although if it's severe you can get a cortisone shot in the bottom of your foot... That pain is almost worse than the pain from the problem, but it does clear it up for awhile.
Last night I was hanging out with a friend I haven't seen in several months. Asked him how life was and he gave me a laundry list of maladies he's been suffering from the last 6 months. He's a dumb actor and didn't sign up for Obamacare earlier this year. So, you guys can be his diagnostic team. To me, it sounds like he's falling apart and has 4-6 mos tops. He's 30, eats healthy most of the time he says, gets exercise, is height/weight proportional. Over the past 6 months he's been awoken 2-3 times a night with painful leg cramps that only go away when he stands up. He's developed an over active bladder and apparently pisses at least three times an hour - he was constantly going to the bathroom at the restaurant. He developed a yeast infection/oral thrush in his mouth that would come and go several times over the last few months. And, he gets really tired in the middle of the day and often has to take a nap - apparently never had to do this before.
also audra, that may be the case, but i haven't been paying attention. sitting at my desk definitely hurts because i feel like i can't elevate it properly here.
and rage, no clue, but potassium supplements have almost completely cured me of leg cramps.
Have you tried using a tennis ball to massage the bottom of your foot, Ivy? My wife had a ton of foot problems and said that was really helpful in relieving the pain. Just place it under foot and put pressure, rolling it around, helps to stretch everything out. Also, be careful taking ibuprofen for more than a couple weeks.
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Any chance it could be gout? One time I had it and couldn't even let a sheet touch it. This was after surgery when I was doped up on dilaudid. Even with that on board the pain was still intense.
If anyone out there works in the medical field and could answer some questions for me I have about a family member who is seemingly drinking himself into an early grave, I would really appreciate a PM. Something is happening with a sibling of mine and I'm pretty sure he's killing himself but I only know a couple of his diagnoses and some of his treatment and I'm trying to figure out why they're giving him certain treatments. Please PM me. Thanks.
apparent one of my cousins lost a lot of weight. she went to the doctor and they found a mass on her liver. the family is trying to get her to phoenix for treatment. anyone know of a good liver specialist or something here? damn i miss tomaz.
You guys ever have a painful time swallowing food? I don't have a sore throat otherwise, but since I was in Vegas a couple weeks ago most times when I eat it feels like there's a soreness lower down in my throat. Almost like food gets stuck there or something. Have to really wash things down to make soreness go away.
Only happens when eating though. Otherwise normal swallowing, etc fine
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My food gets stuck too. I've been wondering what that is.
It's this weird thing where food feels like it's lodged where my throat meets my chest, but it's back of throat kind of thing. If I drink a lot of water/beer whatever it washes down, but it's more than I should have to
That sounds exactly like what I deal with, but I associated it with acid reflux and hiatal hernia. I have never really talked to my doctor about it though. So if you go to a doctor and told something different, please come back and tell us.
I actually want you to be right and hope it's something that simple. If it persists much longer I'll get it checked out. Right now it's an annoyance, but it's not something I want to linger. Thanks
I actually went through something pretty much exactly like that a month ago. Felt like I had a food bolus stuck in my throat. I even managed to set up a suction canister in an empty patient room and cracked open an endo cart, hurricane spray, and proceeded to try to suction out the offending agent. I got nothing. Turns out I had had an abrasion just past my glottis and some swelling to boot. I went on a liquid diet for three days, then soft for a week and it finally felt better after three weeks. You could try that (The diet part, don't scope your own throat, seriously, don't do that, I'm an idiot some times).if it clears up, you'll have something to work with at least. If it reoccurs. You're gonna need an appointment with a gastroenterologist and what santasutt suggested.
Wow, 12 step meetings at Coachella, who knew? SOBERCHELLA.COM
I'm a reasonable male, get off my case....
Acid reflux is straight from the devil.
Currently on 2 medications for GERD. It got so bad last week, my lower intestines became swollen and I've been on a restricted diet (and meds) ever since.
Try changing your diet for a few days & see if that helps any. No acidic foods/drinks, dairy, alcohol, or spicy foods. Then you'll know it could be related to acid reflux. If it doesn't change, maybe you have an abrasion or something else to be checked out.
I've been trying to get over a cold, feel fine now, but I've been coughing for almost a week straight. Now when I cough my ballsack hurts on my right side and a bit in my gut. Did I give myself a hernia?
So, for the past four days, I've had an odd pain on my right hand side. The pain is located several inches below the outer edge of my right armpit, directly below the level of my nipples. It does not feel like "surface" pain - like if you had some issue at the flesh level - but feels like the source of the pain is pretty deep. Feels more muscular/organ/tendon than "bone" pain. I'd describe it as a dull, but persistent pain or tenderness. I dropped a weight on my foot a week ago so I haven't been working out or doing much physical activity beyond brief walks with my dog - I know it's not a strain injury. I've been eating healthy, no changes in diet, sleep etc, drink plenty of water. No other symptoms. See the pic below, where I've indicated the site of the pain. Can't get an appointment with my primary care physician for another week. Note: I look exactly like the model in the pic, just more 9/11'ish. So, is it cancer? Am I dying?
Huh, what? Was there a question?
Uh. Yeah... what could be the possible sources of a dull, persistent pain in that area of one's body?
I'm sorry. I got distracted.
I hate to say it, but it could be gas.
Did you say that in a whisper?