Plantar Fasciitis!

@caramello (4381)
Australia
November 5, 2006 7:42pm CST
Has anyone suffered from this, and have you been able to find what works for you to relieve it? Would greatly appreciate any advice!
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@mgmagana (3621)
• United States
8 Nov 06
oh my gosh, i just got over it, massage ur foot, don't walk on it unless necessary, wear slippers, they help!! take pain killers!
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
8 Nov 06
It is in both feet, and have had it for over 10 months now, have bought Orthotics and proper shoes to wear them in. glad to know you have got over it. Wish me luck! And thank-you for responding.
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@The_Eagle_1 (1122)
• Australia
12 Nov 06
Very painfull!! Ouch...
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@caramello (4381)
• Australia
12 Nov 06
Yes it is. Thank-you for your response.
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@ossie16d (11826)
• Australia
4 Dec 06
Oh dear you do have my sympathy caramello. This condition is thought to be linked to being overweight, walking on hard surfaces, wearing shoes with little or no arch support, and inactivity. It can result in a heel spur on the calcaneus, although it is not the spur itself which produces the pain. The Doctor recommended that I avoided open-back shoes, sandals, and thongs/flip-flops. Of course he also said I should lose weight but you know how these things go - not well. LOL In the end, I had a local injection of some sort of cortisone/steroid which gave me permanent relief but apparently does not work for everyone. It was very painful once the local anesthetic wore off, but despite that I am pleased that I did have it done and have now been pain free for 2 years. Now fingers are crossed.
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
5 Dec 06
Well ossie, have spent endless amounts of money on Physio, proper shoes, Orthotics and wear ankle supports from the time I get up! And of course my biggest hurdle at the moment is losing weight, not so easy for someone who has never had a weight problem until the dreaded middle-age weight gain. And with Christmas being just around the corner, what hope do I have! lol Thank-you for your response.
@ossie16d (11826)
• Australia
5 Dec 06
I can relate to the weight issue as well, but somehow we do cope. I tried losing weight too but didn't happen or at least enough to lessen the pain which is why I eventually opted for the treatment that I did get. :)
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
5 Dec 06
Well I seem to be copping it all at once, just got my Cholesterol results back and it has gone up. Not happy! And now a few other things have popped up as well. Looks like I need to do some serious thinking!
• United States
18 Dec 06
I have not, I'm sorry. But perhaps the pharmist can suggest something for you to use to help. Otherwise, you will have to see a doctor and get treated. Since this is a month old since you posted it, how are you feeling now?
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
18 Dec 06
I can say that after 11 months of this I feel they are starting to improve. I don't want to get my hopes up as it can reoccur, but I have put quite a bit of hard work and spent far too much money for it to fail! Thank-you for your reply.
• United States
3 Dec 06
This is quite a painful thing to experience. I have had it in the past and didn't do anything about it. I was afraid that my doctor would say it was due to my weight. Later on while employed for a medical company I found that what helps is splinting the foot so it is in a neutral position. Also wearing rigid arch supports in your shoes is helpful. You can buy the splints online. They are called Night Splints. Some insurances will pay for them with a prescription from a physician. Check it out. good luck!
@caramello (4381)
• Australia
3 Dec 06
I have to agree with you about being painful, and having it in both feet makes it even worse. The weight factor has come into it, as I thought it would, and I am "trying" to lose some, but with Christmas coming up may not be that easy! As for the splints, tried to buy them on-line, but they do not ship to Australia, so have been given the name of an Orthotic place where I will be going to have a look at, they may have some there. Thank-you for your response.
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