Hello JPet sorry to hear you are suffering the same pain. It is always worth checking it out with your gp or bc nurse. You don't say if you currently take any meds. I was on tamoxifen and I know they can cause joint pain. Since my post I have been diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis and now take meds for that and since then it hasn't been too bad. This could just be a coincidence. The exercises did help and I also stopped walking bare foot on our wooden and tiled floors. If I forget and walk on a cold tiled floor the pain comes back almost immediately, so not sure if it is to do with nerve damage. I did buy some more solid soled slippers which also helps. Let me know how you get on. Take care..xx
Hope you're feeling better.
Hi Ladied Thank you for your replies. I dont think its a fracture as it doesn't hurt all the time. I did spot, after looking on google the Plantar Fasciitis and thought that sounded what I was experiencing. Thanks Jaybro for the exercises I will give them a go.
I know what you mean. I am 6 years since bc diagnosis. All of a sudden by bones are playing up. I have been in constant pain for the last 6 months in my fingers, wrists knees and feet which is becoming debilitating. I am waiting to see a rheumatologist. I think it might be arthritis of some sort. I think the heel pain which started a couple of weeks was the last straw and I have been feeing sorry for myself the last week. Thinking flipping eck give me a break!!! I work full time and lucky to still be wfh. I am starting to panic thinking about when I have to start commuting again. I am going to call the doctor again tomorrow, my problem is I don't want stronger painkillers as they mess with my head and I already suffer with tamoxifog! Sorry, pouring it all out now, but i am just so fed up. Thanks for your help. Xx
Heel pain, along with pain in most bones in my feet (and hands and knees...) is a constant with me right now. Rheumatology gave me a simple heel/leg exercise which has helped a bit by stretching the tendons that hurt so much.*
It’s worth discussing it with your oncologist in case your bones are vulnerable, but otherwise I would recommend exercises for plantar fasciitis which I had before my bc diagnosis. The oncology physio recommended them. The simplest is to roll your foot back and forth from the ball to the end of your heel along a tennis ball, pressing more firmly as the pain eases (as it does). Some physios recommend spiked balls but if you have PN, don’t think about them! My physio says a filled water bottle works just as well. YouTube has some good videos illustrating the most effective exercises but choose carefully.
It looks like this is a longer-term solution with daily exercise but I guess it’s better than the alternative! I just didn't envisage that, 2 years on, my body would feel way worse than it did before breast cancer reared its ugly head.
All the best. Hope something here helps xx
* Hospital exercise: You place a rolled up bath towel under your knee, raise your other knee into a supporting position while you are lying on the bed and then stretch out your leg at the heel, press your knee into the towel and raise your leg straight from the heel (probably only a few inches - you feel it in your thigh). Hold it for 10 seconds and relax for 5. Repeat 10 times. You can feel the tendons of the heel stretching, which is what they probably need.
Hi it could be a stress fracture - espesh if you are on Letrozole. Am also taking Vit D and ibandronic acid but still managed hairline fracture without realising. Have it checked mine only hurts first thing - ice rest and paracetamol
Hello, I may have been dreaming, but I'm sure I saw a post on the site regarding heel pain. Recently I have been suffering with pain in my heel, which is worse at night but hurts when walking or resting. Just wondered if anyone had experience of the same thing. Thank you. Xx