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Spike's Bitches 49: As usual, I'm here to help you, and I... are you naked under there?

Spike-centric discussion. Lusty, lewd (only occasionally crude), risqué (and frisqué), bawdy (Oh, lawdy!), flirty ('cuz we're purty), raunchy talk inside. Caveat lector.


askye - Feb 19, 2021 6:55:16 pm PST #7548 of 7604
Thrive to spite them

I have plantar fasciitis and when I was furloughed and not having to walk all over the store helped. But I also switched to alternating the shoes I wear every day and wearing supportive shoes. As well as doing the exercises and I don't do ice as much as I should. and I got a insert from the drugstore to help.

Heat seems to help.

I also try to remember to curl my toes or do other stretches during the day. I had a really bad flare up but then it seems to have calmed down again.

Oh and I have compression socks and some compression foot sleeves. I have a whole rotation system for the shoes and the compression socks of when I wear them and which shoes.


DavidS - Feb 19, 2021 7:20:28 pm PST #7549 of 7604
"Look, son, if it's good enough for Shirley Bassey, it's good enough for you."

Guess who has plantar fasciitis? My feet hurt, this sucks.

Fucking sucks!

I was able to deal with mine with shoe inserts. I hope yours is as quickly fixed.


Vortex - Feb 19, 2021 8:09:01 pm PST #7550 of 7604
"Cry havoc and let slip the boobs of war!" -- Miracleman

I did the stretches faithfully, and it eventually worked. Sucked at the time, but it did clear up.


Dana - Feb 20, 2021 7:19:36 am PST #7551 of 7604
If dreams were thunder // And lightning was desire // This old house would've burned down // A long time ago -- John Prine

Mine too. The big factor in mine is always wearing some kind of supportive shoe in the house. No barefoot.


lisah - Feb 21, 2021 2:37:09 pm PST #7552 of 7604
Punishingly Intricate

No barefoot ever!! (According to my podiatrist.)


JenP - Feb 21, 2021 8:44:13 pm PST #7553 of 7604

Yeah, I was directed to wear Berks or similar around the house and that all my shoes needed inserts at the very least. Cleared up my knee issues pretty quickly (my caps were sliding slightly outward, and it caused a lot of pain).


Laura - Feb 22, 2021 4:38:39 am PST #7554 of 7604
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Yeah, I don't have problems with my feet, but if I walk barefoot in the house my knees punish me. Also, in the future I will never have tile floors again. They are brutal compared to wood.


Toddson - Feb 23, 2021 5:55:25 am PST #7555 of 7604
gallows humor has passed from an occasional indulgence to a full-time necessity in this, the stupidest and meanest timeline

I've found that, in addition to exercises, etc., massaging my feet helps - I use my thumbs to press on the bottom of my foot under the arch, rubbing along that muscle. It seems to help it loosen up a bit.


Laura - Feb 23, 2021 5:57:00 am PST #7556 of 7604
I didn't know how to respond to the bat-shit crazy. And then I realized I didn't have to. -Victor Infante

Brendon is more brutal with his, actually pounding the heel, which he claims helps.


amyparker - Feb 23, 2021 9:57:01 am PST #7557 of 7604
In the end it's only ever been one step, and then the next.

I'm still sore, but turns out I am one of the people who can sleep through the night with the splint on, and I'm back to being able to put weight on it when I get out of bed in the morning.