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#1 Patty

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 05:06 AM

The last few days I have noticed when I walk it feels like the tendons in my heals are pulling. Is this notmal and what do I do to make it feel better or go away? Its not painful. just feels like I could hurt myself very soon if its not fixed.

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 08:55 AM

Hi Patty,

I go through periods of that, which might last for months on end, and the only thing that helps is to soak my feet in warm water. Years ago my doctor told me that moist heat is the only thing to help with tendon pain, so a regular heating pad won't do. Have you talked to your doctor about this? So far, I don't have any clear answers on what's going on, but do have a lot of calcification in the hips, and it seems to be spreading rapidly lately. Here's to a tall glass of lemonade, and hope your feet feel better at some point!

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 10:41 AM

Hi Patty,

I'm sure sorry to hear about the pain you are enduring right now. I was trying to find something that could help you in the way of a resource of the ISN site. I came across this hoping you could find something worthwhile for you symptoms.

http://www.sclero.or...n/fibrosis.html

Hang in there!

Warm and gentle hugs,

Pamela
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International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

#4 Patty

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Posted 06 December 2006 - 11:20 AM

Elehos, Thanks for the reply. I think tonight while I am watching TV I will try that and see if it helps. I know something has to!! I am sorry that you suffer for months at a time with it.

Sweet, thanks for the link. I also checked the ISN and thats all I could find. maybe someone else will have had this and have more ideas but for now I am going to soak my feetas Elehos has said works for her, and pamper myself for a change! I know I deserve it!

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 02:17 AM

Hi Patty,

I wanted to check back with you to see if you found some time to relax and soak your feet, and if so, how you're feeling. Please keep us posted! The foot pain is so frustrating since it limits everything you do, so I do hope it will get better for you.

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 10:59 AM

Hello,

From a physical therapist point of view: the tendons could be tight due to tightness in your calf muscles. There are simple streching exercises you can do to assist with this restriction. I have to perform my flexibility and range of motion activities on a daily basis to assist with the pain cuased from the morphea. If may benefit you to seek out a therapist for instruction in a home based flexibility exercise. You would be amazed at what a few simple stretching exercises can do!
hope this helps, Tammy

#7 Patty

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 02:10 PM

Hey there! I did get to soak them for a few moments. It felt great! Right now I do not have a foot bath( it broke) so I was doing my Holiday shopping and saw one on sale, I placed it in my cart. I was then told I could not buy it yet. HMMMMM I stated that I really really needed it and was told " well maybe someone got it for you already. LOL So guess what I am getting in a couple weeks hehe. I will be really soaking them then and it helps with the sore feet but its nt helping the tendons.
Thanks for thinking of me and asking :-)

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 06:09 PM

Hello Patty,
The only advice I can offer is a warm soak in a Sitz bath, (epsom salt), to relieve the swelling. Other than that, the good news is that symptoms tend to run in cycles and will come as quickly as they came.

Hope you find relief soon,
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 03:31 AM

Hi Patty,

Sounds like you have great advice here but hope you feel better. I would think warmth and strectching would help the most. Susie54