TNN: Foot Pain

Almost by accident, my recent web surfing led me to an article that is perfect for my “That’s Not Normal!” thread. I recently attended the Austin February Twitter Happy Hour. I was perusing the list of attendees, looking in particular at other writers and their websites, and I came across this article, “Hitting A Nerve”. The author had experienced a lifetime of foot pain which became particularly severe when her career led to jobs that required standing all day. Only when she was thirty did she discover she had a congenital defect in her feet, one normally detected at birth. Had the author known about it, she might have made many different life choices.

Foot pains like those described by the author of that article are not normal, not part of most human being’s experience. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb here and say any recurring severe or excruciating pain without an obvious cause is not normal and merits investigation until the cause is found.