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Well, I don't have a bone spur.

I don't have a bone spur. That cost me a $40 co-pay. *sigh* I have stretching exercises to do 3-4 times a day, which are supposed to improve things in about 6 weeks.

Wednesday afternoon is my appointment to find out if I need a CAT scan or something because of that optical migraine.

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al_zorra
Jun. 18th, 2012 04:22 pm (UTC)
Was / is there pain in your heels and ankles?

If this is the case, stretches become essential to avoid the pain and the cramping. Also, putting Dr. Scholl's heel or entire inner sole pads in your walking gear will help more than you can believe! I wish I'd figured that out much sooner than I did.

Good luck.

Love, C.
oracne
Jun. 18th, 2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
Yes - the worst pain is only in one heel, hence my GP wanting a specialist to look at it. Though the severity has gone down, recently.
al_zorra
Jun. 18th, 2012 04:58 pm (UTC)
OK. I think in my own case this is a side effect development of my generally pinched nerves due to the damaged vertabrae crunching the discs.

But when I did those two things, the padding and the stretching out of the achilles, hamstrings, etc. every day this pretty much stopped. Yay! Have enuff pain as it is.

So just an endorser of the symptomatic therapy here!

Love, C.
mamculuna
Jun. 18th, 2012 06:03 pm (UTC)
After a similar experience, it occurred to me that I'd rather pay $40 to find out I didn't have something than to find out that I did. But maybe you still don't know.
oracne
Jun. 18th, 2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
It will definitely be cheaper in the long run! Also, no painful cortisone shots!
gwynnega
Jun. 18th, 2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
But on the bright side, no bone spur, which is awesome.
camille_is_here
Jun. 18th, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
Stretching is good! Cortisone shots, not so much. I am glad it worked out the way it did. I kind of hate co-pays, but they sure beat paying the whole bill.
pointoforigin
Jun. 19th, 2012 02:08 am (UTC)
I'm glad you have no bone spur. I think CAT scans are kind of fun, but I'm just weird that way. It's the fan in me, going "Oo, shiny device!" And I can be FAIRLY confident that I will not be probed by aliens while going through the machine. If they do scan your brain, it would be fun to make them give you one of the snapshots. One of the Sparrowhawk's first jobs was as a technician in the very first CAT scan room at the U of M hospital. He was very amused that some of the cross-sections made happy faces. A happy face brain is a good thing. ; )
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