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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Policeman’s Heel or Plantar Fasciitis

By Stroppy

Policeman’s Heel or (Plantar Fasciitis)

I wish I could switch off my brain

To free me of this bloomin' pain

but then what other things would I lose

I really can’t just pick and choose

The parts I want my brain to block

Please tell me how to make it stop.

It fills my day, it fills my life

I’ve truly forgotten what ‘pain free’s’ like.

Then suddenly it disappears

Dissipating all my fears

that we all know, of old age creep,

it steals life’s joys and makes us weep.

But lighten up the sky is blue

the rain is gone, is it really true?

I hear a bell ring in my ear,

it’s just the alarm saying morning’s here

I leap out of bed raring to go

Oh! God it hits me like a blow

the pain is back it never went,

‘pain free’ was something I only dreamt.

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Posted by Ronni Bennett at 05:30 AM | Permalink | Email this post


What a great poem (except for the pain, of course).
A friend of mine called just last week telling me about the pain she’s now experiencing due to Plantar Fasciitis. I will be sending this to her.

Thank you.

Whatever it is, sounds terrible, so hopefully one more thing I can avoid as I age. Enjoyed the poem however.

Nothing hurts like a foot. At least you can write about it. I hope your dreams become a reality.

Loved your poem, Stroppy; and sorry about your pain.

"Old Dan Tucker's a fine old man Washed his face in a fryin' pan Combed his hair with a wagon wheel And died with a toothache in his heel."
Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the tissue on the bottom of the foot connecting the heel bone to the toes. Have a massage therapist or friend stretch the muscles and inner tissues of the foot and leg and hopefully your will get relief as I did; the inner connective tissues are too tight.

Yeah, I see lots of people with plantar fascitits, since I've been working with reflexology for over thirty years now. I know that many of my clients experience temporary relief from my work, which helps them get more relief with long term thera.py. Good luck with this

I recommend a visit with a podiatric M.D. Years ago, I was plagued with plantar fasciitis. It was not only a painful nuisance, it interfered with my work as a hospital R.N. it takes a multi-phased approach. As mentioned, stretching exercises are vital. These are the ones that stretch your calves and tendons as done before running. I was also measured for shoe inserts. This is done by making a mold of your feet. This made a huge difference, especially in my job. But for the pain I had when I first went to the doctor, I received an injection of a steroid and lidocaine. It was awful receiving it, but it quickly gave me the blessed relief I needed to function. You could see whether you're a candidate for that, or whatever else is being offered now. I know how you're hurting, so I wish you good luck! Btw, great poem!

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