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About 6 months ago I used to do in home walking on a very hard surface after which there would be times when my shins would ache, the bottom of my feet would hurt and my toes were numb. I decided it was not working and quit. At the time I lived in a tropical climate and although the weather was nice for walking outdoors my neighborhood was not the safest; I quit all together. I'm 5'3 and 212 lbs female (yes, I know im severly over weight) Because I lived in the tropics for two years I took up wearing flip flops almost everywhere I went even to work sometimes.In July I went to the gym severa times without incident. Well about 3 weeks ago I noticed the bottom of my right foot would ache a little then eventually it intensified. One morning I woke up and stepping out of bed hurt my heels so I decided to step on my tippy toes. I went to see two Drs. who said it was Plantar Fasciitis. My problem now is that a few times I get sharp, shooting pain in my big toes to the point where I curl them up. The pain last for a few seconds but its intense. I had my Dr. check for gout and my uric acid level was fine. I'm really scared and have been full of anxiety because I'm not sure what could cause this. I have a bunion in both big toes but never had problems before.
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Michael D. Ebeling
Tampa, Florida 33624
Thanks for a most interesting website, which has helped a lot.
I usually do my research on the Mayo clinic website. I think your website is the most informative site I have found when researching foot pain.
I thank you for putting together this incredible website.
....I have been told that it is not hard enough to be cut off. Please help, I am not sure what to do now! THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL AND VERY HELPFUL SITE!
You have an unusually clear, informative and well-written website for laypersons. Thank you for that.
Mansfield Ctr, CT
First, I'd like to thank you for all the information that you provide on your website and the opportunity to write to you.
First, I want to let you know that you have the best web site I've found related to foot issues. (The only thing I had difficulty finding was the "ask a question" page.)
I received the orthotics Monday afternoon and began wearing them Tuesday. After two days I would say that I have noticed a huge improvement in the discomfort I have been experiencing. My foot feels better than it has in months.
I greatly admire someone like you who would donate and dedicate so much time and effort to helping strangers with no compensation. Truly, it is uncommonly kind. And your site is so intelligently arranged.
Pacific Grove, CA
I used to work for a podiatrist (front desk) back during summers in
college years ago, so I know the benefits of good care. Again, I want
to thank you for an EXCELLENT website. It was so great to get to your
site (top of google search) and actually find all the answers I needed
EASILY and QUICKLY! Clearly you put a ton of work into it and I really
All the best,
By the way, millions of websites could use yours as a guideline on how to organize information and make the site user-friendly. Kudos to you!
Thank you for your very interesting and informative site!
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