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Foot Pain Treatment

Magus`Magus` The fun has been DOUBLED!Registered User regular
My wife currently has really bad pain in her right foot, about an inch or so from her pinky toe. She had an X-ray that showed no bone damage but did have "wear and tear" according to the doctor. Unfortunately, the only place that does MRIs that fit her schedule are two weeks out.

My question is, what are some things that can be done to treat the pain? Ibuprofen is the only thing that sort of helps but doesn't last long. We're looking into gel inserts but have no idea if they're going to do anything. The only thing that works is using a boot and that's not possible at her job due to stairs.

Thanks in advance!

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    edited July 10
    Ice packs (the cloth ones that have gel in them) for 20 minutes on then 20 minutes off. Heat will not help.

    I use a boot on stairs frequently, you just have to take it one stair at a time. If it's really bad, I'll use a crutch.

    "wear and tear" in that location is probably leading to a stress fracture if it's on the outside of her foot. Sadly, in the interim there's nothing but ice, boots, inserts, ibuprofen, and keeping off it. If she can get her doctor to prescribe meloxicam, that works a treat for me.

    after her MRI, I'd suggest orthopedic inserts or gel ones at the very least.

    once the swelling and pain are down, make sure she has decent shoes. I use Brooks beasts and while they are insanely expensive and ugly, I'll be damned if they aren't worth every cent.

    edit: also, once the swelling is down, make sure the shoes she has are snug but comfortable. If she's on her feet a lot, the constant shifting around in the shoe will put strain on those outer bones.

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    Magus`Magus` The fun has been DOUBLED! Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Ice packs (the cloth ones that have gel in them) for 20 minutes on then 20 minutes off. Heat will not help.

    I use a boot on stairs frequently, you just have to take it one stair at a time. If it's really bad, I'll use a crutch.

    "wear and tear" in that location is probably leading to a stress fracture if it's on the outside of her foot. Sadly, in the interim there's nothing but ice, boots, inserts, ibuprofen, and keeping off it. If she can get her doctor to prescribe meloxicam, that works a treat for me.

    after her MRI, I'd suggest orthopedic inserts or gel ones at the very least.

    once the swelling and pain are down, make sure she has decent shoes. I use Brooks beasts and while they are insanely expensive and ugly, I'll be damned if they aren't worth every cent.

    edit: also, once the swelling is down, make sure the shoes she has are snug but comfortable. If she's on her feet a lot, the constant shifting around in the shoe will put strain on those outer bones.

    Trying to figure out what the female equivalent of the Beast shoes is.

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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited July 10
    I know you said only ibuprofen helps, has she tried sodium naproxen as well? Brand name is aleve, I think, but the generic should be available as well.

    Edit: I said "as well" but you shpuld not combine the two

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    XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    Magus` wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Ice packs (the cloth ones that have gel in them) for 20 minutes on then 20 minutes off. Heat will not help.

    I use a boot on stairs frequently, you just have to take it one stair at a time. If it's really bad, I'll use a crutch.

    "wear and tear" in that location is probably leading to a stress fracture if it's on the outside of her foot. Sadly, in the interim there's nothing but ice, boots, inserts, ibuprofen, and keeping off it. If she can get her doctor to prescribe meloxicam, that works a treat for me.

    after her MRI, I'd suggest orthopedic inserts or gel ones at the very least.

    once the swelling and pain are down, make sure she has decent shoes. I use Brooks beasts and while they are insanely expensive and ugly, I'll be damned if they aren't worth every cent.

    edit: also, once the swelling is down, make sure the shoes she has are snug but comfortable. If she's on her feet a lot, the constant shifting around in the shoe will put strain on those outer bones.

    Trying to figure out what the female equivalent of the Beast shoes is.

    my aunt wears hokas and swears by them

    they are .... what's a nice word for garish?

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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Magus` wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Ice packs (the cloth ones that have gel in them) for 20 minutes on then 20 minutes off. Heat will not help.

    I use a boot on stairs frequently, you just have to take it one stair at a time. If it's really bad, I'll use a crutch.

    "wear and tear" in that location is probably leading to a stress fracture if it's on the outside of her foot. Sadly, in the interim there's nothing but ice, boots, inserts, ibuprofen, and keeping off it. If she can get her doctor to prescribe meloxicam, that works a treat for me.

    after her MRI, I'd suggest orthopedic inserts or gel ones at the very least.

    once the swelling and pain are down, make sure she has decent shoes. I use Brooks beasts and while they are insanely expensive and ugly, I'll be damned if they aren't worth every cent.

    edit: also, once the swelling is down, make sure the shoes she has are snug but comfortable. If she's on her feet a lot, the constant shifting around in the shoe will put strain on those outer bones.

    Trying to figure out what the female equivalent of the Beast shoes is.

    my aunt wears hokas and swears by them

    they are .... what's a nice word for garish?

    "Trainers"

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    PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    Voltaren gel might help. It's an nsaid that you don't eat so it doesn't mess up your stomach

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