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I have back and foot pain but I'm not sure what to do to help it

Dec 20, 2016 11:22 PM

When I was a teenager I started having lower back pain, then a few years ago I got into a car wreck that made my back worse, then after giving birth it seems that the pain has gotten even worse, even to the point of not being able to bend at all. Back in April I fractured/broke my foot, I was pregnant so they didn't do an x-ray and just put a bandage on it. I went to see a doctor last month and it turns out I now have tendonitis as well as arthritis and they're going to have to do an MRI soon. as it gets colder I've noticed I'm in pain a lot more often and pretty bad. The podiatrist prescribed me tramadol and I take that but I don't want to use it all and be out before I can get more. What are some other ways to help my back and foot pain? Over the counter medicine doesn't help really help much. Thank you

Dec 20, 2016 11:33 PM


Dec 20, 2016 11:34 PM

Straight up you want natural that or marijuana

Dec 20, 2016 11:59 PM

Can't smoke pot except every other weekend, I have a 7 month old and I have him all the time except every other weekend assuming his dad actually gets him

Dec 21, 2016 12:02 AM

Bummer..kratom is excellent for pain id compare it strength wise to oxycodone easy.actually the main alkoloid 7hydroxymytrgynine is 10-15x stronger than morphine.with kratom u cant od n die its natural not man made is cheaper than meds if u dont have insurance its great for energy sleep anxiety it works besides opiates thats the only other medicine that has actually relieved my pain

Dec 21, 2016 12:05 AM

Look into its a gd option u dont have to sweat watchimg your kids when your on it.keep in mimd green n white vein strains are more for energy red are for pain and are more sedatimg most vendors give samples so you no which strain works best for u

Dec 21, 2016 1:14 AM

Strengthen your back through dedicated back pain excersises. People can't expect to go into this half arsed and expect results.
It requires a daily half hour at least to get results.

I would also get advice from a doctor if excersise is right for you.


Dec 21, 2016 1:25 AM

Mikey - while that may work for you (and granted, many others) with some diagnosis it could actually make things worse - especially if you are pushing through the pain. Should anyone here in this group decide to try strengthening exercises there are two things they should do. Firstly - talk to their medical team. Find out what exercises you can safely do and what exercises could cause more trouble.

Secondly - find someone who is familiar with what they can (or cant) do. Preferably someone who has a knowledge of your diagnosis and has treated several with similar issues.

You have sure been through a lot hun. Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Dec 21, 2016 1:34 AM

Mimikay yes I'll accept that a diagnosis is fist and foremost important.

But i do not agree that excersises can make things worse. One should find out which program best suits their condition, there should never be any significant pain attached.

Dec 21, 2016 2:34 AM

Mikey114 depending on pain and dx some exercises can cause more damage so before doing ANY exercises at all you should consult with your doctor first to find out what exercises are recommended for your particular condition and if you're looking at going to do a class like yoga you need to speak to the instructor to make sure they know you have a particular condition and if their there's any positions/stretches/exercises that are not suitable as there ARE certain exercises that are NOT suitable for certain conditions and injuries

Dec 21, 2016 3:09 AM

I've heard of Kratom I'll have to try it, not sure where to buy it. I'm looking for a doctor right now for my back that'll take my insurance, I'm only 21 but I feel like I have the body of an old person

Dec 21, 2016 3:11 AM

Does Kratom give you any mental side effects? Like Vicodin and other medicines make me loopy and light headed

Dec 21, 2016 3:42 AM

SOZKI - Where do you buy your Kratom? Ive been looking online but there is a statement at the bottom of the description saying it is meant for soap making, not human consumption. I'm interested in trying it but want to be smart about it.

Dec 21, 2016 11:31 AM

Mikey.. I will have to agree to disagree. For me I have Fibromyalgia. Anything that involves repetitive motion can (and does) make things worse. I also have neck, shoulder and back issues so lifting over 5 pounds can also make things worse. Add in my asthma and any cardio workout sets off my asthma. I do stretching and when it's warm enough walking. But a vigorous strengthening routine would have me bed bound. Since I am my parents care giver that's not an option.

We are all different. Finding what works for us is a journey in and of itself. There is no right or wrong. Or judging here. We are here to support and help lift each other up.

Dec 21, 2016 12:18 PM

Possibly look into physical therapy, that may be the safest. Warm but not hot epsom salt baths help too.

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