Foot issues . Suggestions?

Re: Foot issues . Suggestions?

PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:51 pm

I vote that board photo of the year. The three feet is an added curiosity. I was a huge Imelda Marcos fan.
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Re: Foot issues . Suggestions?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:10 pm

freetown fred wrote:Ya need to stop fckin around ya young wood-pecker & find a real podiatrist that will run ya thru some tests before one morning ya won't be able to put any weight on them!! :mad:


Fred I'm a bit leery of doctors these days considering the amount of money I have paid to them with no results not to mention the cost of them for those worthless results . So before I go back to another I am going to be doing some of my own foot research . I have found certain ways to twist my foot to relieve all pain but I can't walk with my foot all twisted up . I need to understand the mechanics a little better before I walk into another office so I can have some ammo to know whether or not the guy who could circle the right multiple questions to get his or her degree actually knows what they are doing or if they just were able to memorize the answers to the test . 2+2 = 4 here's their degree ... Lisa has given me the info to a good foot doctor in Alexandria which is 2 hours north of me but she had really good things to say about him. And I know other folks who go to doctors in NOVA . So far I've had custom orthotics recommended by a podiatrist that didn't work so well, over the counter expensive orthotics ($1000) that worked great and still work better than having nothing and they actually took a foot print to see where the pressure of my feet are .

So you see my reluctants to just jump back into trusting the medical world don't you? In almost everything in life , people I pay to do work usually don't do a good job. Just got my wife's car back from the body shop after a deer ran into the side of the car . They didn't put any of the rivets back to hold the inner fender liner to the bumper , they didn't tighten the bumper brackets holding it on and they completely missed putting on the lower bumper skin . And this is a very reputable body shop ... I did however take it back and they fixed the problem right away, but still... I'm just using that as an example . I recently bought her the car car and was hearing this throaty sound from the engine and everyone kept saying it was just how it sounded . Well a upper torque mount was broken and sense I didn't know much about his newer vehicle I didn't notice , but when I took it in to get a state inspection because I bought it from Jersey , I also asked them to check it out . Upper torque mount was broken and the dealer sold me the car like that. A reputable Volvo dealer that's #2 in the nation and they told me they did their 5000 point , white glove , bull crap inspection on the car and even slapped a NJ two year inspection on it . Another recent example of people who don't do their job well. I have so many examples it's crazy! So when I do find people who give a crap about the work they do I treat them like gold ! Like the people who fixed my well or the Volvo mechanics that live by me . I had a awesome general practitioner , he was an old guy who knew what was going on and was old school when it came to being a doctor . He recently retired and now I got to find someone else to fill his shoes . Maybe we have Coke to the point where we are a throw away society regarding human life as well?
Food for thought


I will say this though. The insouls that I have have relieved the back pain that I used to have . I no longer have any , out of the ordinary , back pain . So that's a positive note .
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Re: Foot issues . Suggestions?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:12 pm

coalnewbie wrote:I vote that board photo of the year. The three feet is an added curiosity. I was a huge Imelda Marcos fan.



My wife had her leg on my right leg . One of the rare moments we were able to sit down together . My folks were over and playing with the kids .
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Re: Foot issues . Suggestions?

PostBy: rberq On: Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:54 pm

Smokeyja wrote:Lisa has given me the info to a good foot doctor in Alexandria which is 2 hours north of me ... In almost everything in life, people I pay to do work usually don't do a good job.

It’s well worth driving the two hours for a referral that you trust. Doctors are like so many other “professionals”, too many are only marginally competent. In my experience they absolutely can not be trusted -- usually their intentions are good, but you still have to second-guess and cross-check virtually everything they recommend. The really scary thing is, when you see how they screw up the simple stuff, God help you when something serious is wrong and you have no way to monitor and control your treatment.

Smokeyja wrote:The insoles that I have have relieved the back pain that I used to have. I no longer have any, out of the ordinary, back pain. So that's a positive note.

Funny how foot problems can show up as pain somewhere else. As soon as you start walking different to ease your foot pain, you start putting strains on all kinds of other body parts to compensate.
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Re: Foot issues . Suggestions?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:01 pm

Alright,I've got to pull the Emergency Brake on this one ! Smokey,when it hit the fan for Kodak,You and The Family were there for the 'Ol Boy. Well,now it's Your turn ! :bang: Trust is rough stuff-no doubt. But I've gotta tell 'Ya,at 35,Your Dogs' are tired ! You make Your Living for You and Yours' on Your feet. Please give an Old Guy a Christmas Wish and bite the bullet. Get those Dogs of Yours checked out by a Trust-Verified Podiatrist ! Not being able to stand kinda makes this Non-Negotiable. You need a coupla' good footers under 'Ya Son,just like any good,free standing building. Seeing that Pic of Your Arch taped up so hard gave me the quivers for what Your doing to the circulation for all 5 toes. You don't need self induced Diabetes-like circulation drop to the toes just to prop up that Arch........ Ponder the Wonderment that Guys You've never met really do care about 'Ya !! :up: :yes:
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Re: Foot issues . Suggestions?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:05 pm

Ditto on that Josh! Don't talk to me about bein reluctant on doctors!!!!!!! :mad2: :clap: toothy
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Re: Foot issues . Suggestions?

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:34 pm

Yeah ! If 'Ol Gut-Shot Fred can do it,so can You ! Somebody's got to earn the Dinero's to fully restore that Richmond Cook Stove that Madame Fog's hooked You up with !! :woot:
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Re: Foot issues . Suggestions?

PostBy: Logs On: Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:49 pm

Hey smokey , not to be blunt , your gonna give yourself a faking blot clot or worse . Keep looking there are good doctors put there . Your gonna injure yourself worse with that tape. Are you sure it's not your back , back problems can cause pain In other places . Have you tried a chiropractor, sometimes they can really help. I've used them and think they are as good or not better for skeletal problems. :x
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Re: Foot issues . Suggestions?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:20 am

Logs wrote:Hey smokey , not to be blunt , your gonna give yourself a faking blot clot or worse . Keep looking there are good doctors put there . Your gonna injure yourself worse with that tape. Are you sure it's not your back , back problems can cause pain In other places . Have you tried a chiropractor, sometimes they can really help. I've used them and think they are as good or not better for skeletal problems. :x



yup I went to a chiropractor for 2 years. He broke 2 of my ribs ( but I was glad he broke my ribs because it helped me with a work situation at the time , long story but as bad as it sounds, and it was, it hurt, there was a reason why it happened and it worked out for the better) ...he wasn't a cheap one either and he had a good rep too. Ive got a lot more stories of bad experiences. after 2 years my back would only feel well when I went to the chiropractor and at the end of every week I would need another adjustment . It wasn't until I started wearing orthotics that my back repaired itself . The prescription orthotics helped my back a lot and then I stopped wearing them and then again. I realized I needed something and they were worn out because my back started hurting again. I got the multiple ones at good feet and my back pain went away again and so did my foot pain for a good while like I had posted but it seems the left foot pain is back again but my back still feels good.

rberq wrote:
Smokeyja wrote:Lisa has given me the info to a good foot doctor in Alexandria which is 2 hours north of me ... In almost everything in life, people I pay to do work usually don't do a good job.

It’s well worth driving the two hours for a referral that you trust. Doctors are like so many other “professionals”, too many are only marginally competent. In my experience they absolutely can not be trusted, even if their intentions are good, and you have to second-guess and cross-check virtually everything they recommend. The really scary thing is, when you see how they screw up the simple stuff, God help you when something serious is wrong and you have no way to monitor and control your treatment.

Smokeyja wrote:The insoles that I have have relieved the back pain that I used to have. I no longer have any, out of the ordinary, back pain. So that's a positive note.

Funny how foot problems can show up as pain somewhere else. As soon as you start walking different to ease your foot pain, you start putting strains on all kinds of other body parts to compensate.



I am going to contact the doctor in Alexandria after the holidays. I don't mind the drive at all. It's the over pronation that is effecting all this and I do understand how that functions , however at this time I do not believe that just insouls or special shoes will solve the problem . I am guessing there might be some sort of ankle brace or something.

Hambden Bob wrote:Alright,I've got to pull the Emergency Brake on this one ! Smokey,when it hit the fan for Kodak,You and The Family were there for the 'Ol Boy. Well,now it's Your turn ! :bang: Trust is rough stuff-no doubt. But I've gotta tell 'Ya,at 35,Your Dogs' are tired ! You make Your Living for You and Yours' on Your feet. Please give an Old Guy a Christmas Wish and bite the bullet. Get those Dogs of Yours checked out by a Trust-Verified Podiatrist ! Not being able to stand kinda makes this Non-Negotiable. You need a coupla' good footers under 'Ya Son,just like any good,free standing building. Seeing that Pic of Your Arch taped up so hard gave me the quivers for what Your doing to the circulation for all 5 toes. You don't need self induced Diabetes-like circulation drop to the toes just to prop up that Arch........ Ponder the Wonderment that Guys You've never met really do care about 'Ya !! :up: :yes:


Well I can still get around normal now , I just can't stand still for long. if I'm walking the foot is ok . It is when I stop and stand on it that it really bothers me. I guess I have to give a few more doctors some chances to check it out and see what they can come up with. But rest assured I am starting the conversation with ... don't try to sell me anything ...
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Re: Foot issues . Suggestions?

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:20 am

Smoke, just food for thought the wife & I have a really good chiropractor that recommended a sleep # bed for my wife. Turns out if I recall correctly that was the last time we had to make the trip (about 150 miles) to go see him, he jokingly said he's going to quit recommending the bed. As some had said both back, foot & other problems can give pain elsewhere, the problem is especially with men we tend to ignore pain figuring it will go away & often forget where the problem first started. Like any profession there are good, average & not so good but it's a difficult problem to figure where it originates & they often use the process of elimination. It doesn't help the pocketbook but it's a step. :|
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Re: Foot issues . Suggestions?

PostBy: johnjoseph On: Mon Dec 21, 2015 9:26 am

Pray!
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Re: Foot issues . Suggestions?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:44 am

samhill wrote:Smoke, just food for thought the wife & I have a really good chiropractor that recommended a sleep # bed for my wife. Turns out if I recall correctly that was the last time we had to make the trip (about 150 miles) to go see him, he jokingly said he's going to quit recommending the bed. As some had said both back, foot & other problems can give pain elsewhere, the problem is especially with men we tend to ignore pain figuring it will go away & often forget where the problem first started. Like any profession there are good, average & not so good but it's a difficult problem to figure where it originates & they often use the process of elimination. It doesn't help the pocketbook but it's a step. :|


My wife and I have been looking at new beds and this thought has crossed our mind. The hard on the pocket book thing just isn't going to work for me. It would be like a customer coming to me and I just tack weld a repair back together and tell them to try it but charge them full price for the repair... the repair would break and then I would stitch weld it on... it may break or it may not but lets say it breaks again and then I would weld it up properly but after it doing damage to other parts that relied on that part I needed to weld so now I will charge the customer even more money to repair the other parts as well while charging them for each repair even though I could have just fixed it in the first place right . That's how the medical world works :(

Below I have posted a video of the problem I have . This is why my knees and back were hurting so bad. Once I got insouls the back and knee pain stopped because the insouls are counteracting the overpronation . But now I guess that since I have corrected that problem my foot is having a hard time healing because it is constantly swelling . This will be good stuff to let the doctor know when I get to another one first of the year.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T37Z9Gn ... e=youtu.be

the next one is sort of a sales thing for one podiatrist but it is a good example

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HL16tIPLe3c

and Im going to try this exercise

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfAJa0yNliM
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Re: Foot issues . Suggestions?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:53 am

taping is something that's a bad thing btw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m_WU2DN8HE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wA6ik0mzv7k


I am going to see a doctor again but in the meantime I will keep researching the issue so I can have a lot of questions to ask and discuss with the doctor so don't mind me if I keep posting stuff about this.
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Re: Foot issues . Suggestions?

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:14 am

Smoke I wasn't trying to defend docs by any means & I know it gets aggravating when you spend good hard earned money & don't get good results. As I said way back I didn't even realize how bad my feet were until I had the knees replaced. They were afraid that my feet would throw the knees out of alignment but now I tend to wonder if it was the feet messing up my knees or visa versa, like most machines (which our bodies are) one part tends to compensate for another. Good luck on your hunt for a solution.
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Re: Foot issues . Suggestions?

PostBy: Smokeyja On: Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:17 pm

samhill wrote:Smoke I wasn't trying to defend docs by any means & I know it gets aggravating when you spend good hard earned money & don't get good results. As I said way back I didn't even realize how bad my feet were until I had the knees replaced. They were afraid that my feet would throw the knees out of alignment but now I tend to wonder if it was the feet messing up my knees or visa versa, like most machines (which our bodies are) one part tends to compensate for another. Good luck on your hunt for a solution.


Oh I know! I didn't take it that way. I was just ranting that's all. I know there are good ones left in this world still I just need to come across them . It was most likely your feet from what I am reading and from the videos. I had bad knee pain growing up and the doctor told me I would most likely have to have knee surgery in my mid 20's but I avoided that recommendation because I did not want surgery that early on in my life . My folks said that the doctors all knew I had a fallen arch early on in life and they just called it flat footed but didn't pay much mind to it . The doctors also said I had scoliosis growing up which I now know wasn't true from when I went through the back rehabilitation for a straight 6 months, every day, at the chiropractors . So it seems that my entire life the issue has been my feet and when I was younger my body could take the abuse but now that I am growing older my body is telling me it can't heal as fast as it used to so all these problems are becoming more noticeable .

I have faith it will be fixed . It's just a part of life.
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