Sunday, April 10, 2011

Heel Pain

Jacob has been having heel pain for the last month or so.(maybe longer I lost track of time!) We went in to see the rheumatologist a couple of weeks ago for it. When we went in to see her, his heel pain was on a good day. I had went out and bought him some new sneakers hoping that they would help the pain. He told the doctor that it felt much better. She didn't see any problems. We left with a prescription for Naprosyn to take as needed. For the past 2 weeks he doesn't seem to be getting any better. He actually woke yesterday hardly able to walk. I hadn't filled the NSAID yet, so I went and got it for him. He woke again today, came down the stairs very stiff and hurting. It is a beautiful day out today so I took the boys out for a walk at a State Park. I knew Jacob would probably have trouble but we went anyway. I was right. He was limping and in pain. The other boys wanted to go for a longer walk but Jacob just wanted to leave. He pushed through for a little while, then we turned around and left. I don't know what is going on. I am going to try the NSAID regularly and hope that it takes care of the pain/inflammation. The rheumatologist told me if this continues, you have the option of doing the Humira weekly, instead of every 2 weeks. We might be headed that way. It doesn't make any sense that he can't even walk any distance at all without being in pain.