Lately my feet have been hurting so bad. I am not sure whats going on with them. I have a few ideas but not sure if they are the reason why I am having so much pain. They hurt so bad that I can barely stand to walk on them.
Those who have known me, know that I don't wear shoes. With the nerve damage I have in my feet (from the MS), it makes it hard to wear anything on my feet. During the winter I wear lots of slippers. And in the summer I go barefoot ( I even have sole less sandals). I have several pair of slippers, so not wear out my favorite ones too quickly. For years I never really had a problem cause I spent more time with my feet on the foot rest of the wheel chair than I did on the floor.
Now that I have been up and walking they are getting pretty hammered. (my slippers that is).
There were several reasons why I couldn't wear shoes 1~the weight of the shoe was too much for me to lift in order to walk, 2~had to be completely flat (NO heals) to be able to keep my balance while walking, 3~with not having control of keeping the shoe to stay on my foot, they need to NOT be slip ons. (boot type works the best.) and lastly try to find a pair that meets ALL those rules was just not out there. So I wear slippers everywhere. (in the deep snow, heavy rain and even with dresses to church) Not the best solution for footwear but that's what has worked for me for years. Which brings me to this.
Its getting to warm to wear slippers now so I am experimenting other options. I got my sandals out and I have been wearing them the last few days. So is it not wearing my slippers that's causing my foot pain? Or the fact I have been going barefoot and with limited feeling in my feet I have bruised the bottom of them without knowing? Or is the deep dry cracks on my heals that are hurting? (I have been putting Vasoline on them every night). Maybe its the new sandals I bought. I think they are really cute (so I hope that's not that). More than likely I am afraid it's the fact that I am on them way more, now that I am hardly ever using the wheel chair. Or is it heel spurs. And if so how do I fix that? Is it the lack of arch support? I give up!
With the pain in my feet it is making it very hard to get my mind back to exercising. I would rather just lay back in my recliner and put my aching feet up in the air. I am so scared that the longer I skip my routine; the easier it will be to stop doing it all together. So I have this constant battle going on in my head: Exercise vs Pain. Right now the PAIN is winning. And I HATE THAT!!!!