My left foot is still plaguing me.
When I was in to the foot doctor on Friday I was told I had a plantar plate injury near my second toe. I really didn’t know what that was…the doctor was great at explaining it but when I got home I did some investigation via the computer on my own. It says, “The plantar plate is a thick ligament type structure with attachments which inserts into the base of our phalanges (toe bones) in the area of the ball of the foot. The plantar plate is designed to protect the head of the metatarsal from pressure and prevent over extension of our toes.”
Well after a week of taping I was back to the doctor. (Sorry…I know my feet aren’t cute!)
The taping was a little annoying but well worth it. My foot completely quit hurting. I was so HAPPY…SO HAPPY.
I thought I was on my way to a happy foot but I was wrong.I got into the office on Friday and told the doctor how happy I was…He was glad to see the progress too.
He removed the tape and checked my foot. All was good. He said the next step was to try to come up with something that would simulate the taping but not be tape. His suggestion was to cut out and put a padding almost like cork board on these Ped Pillow arch supports in the toe area.
I was game and excited. My foot had never felt so good.
I left the doctor’s office happy and by the time I got home…SAD.
The old injury that I had back in August was now back. My foot was now VERY painful in my arch and up into my ankle where it hurt for my last injury. The insoles were no good. They hurt my food badly.
I have very flat feet. That insole in my foot was just not the right thing at all. The packaging says there is no arch…but according to my foot…there is an arch and it doesn’t feel good. Kayla was home and I tried to explain it to her. For her the arches felt great as she has super high arches like her dad. I explained it to Kelli making her try on the arches and she could really understand it. She has flat feet like me. The arches felt yucky to her too.
I was confused at what to do. Take the arches out…make my newer toe injury hurt or leave the arches in and make my arch and ankle hurt. There was really no win.
The girls and Hubby encouraged me to call in to the doctor and I did…but it was Friday. They were out of the office and gone for the weekend. UGH.
The doctor did go over what type of shoes I need to wear. None of the three pairs of running shoes I bought last year fit his recommendations. UGH. I didn’t think I should wear any of them. The pair I do have that he though would be good for my feet hurt my newer injury. There was just no winning.
Finally on Sunday morning I decided to take my favorite shoes that make my feet feel the best and tweak them. I took fun foam and a piece of batting. I used basting spray and stuck them together. I cut the same shape the doctor cut. Then I took the insole that’s normally in my shoe and attached the fun foam/batting piece to the insole. My foot felt better…perfect no but better than Saturday.
The kids were really good and did most of the work this weekend when we were all together. That helped a lot.
I did leave a message with the nurse on Friday. Hopefully I’ll get a call back today and we can figure out a better solution. I hope we can get it fixed. It’s so frustrating when on Friday morning my foot felt perfect….absolutely perfect. Right now I have a bit of pain on both injuries…The good news…there is a fix-I’m sure. The bad news…it is not a quick fix.