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Plantar Fasciitis

Posted In: Foot conditions 7 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 20, 2007
  • 04:55 AM

Does anyone have this? I think I do because of heel pain when getting out of bed (that gets better as the morning progresses and worsens when being on my feet). I can walk for miles, but standing still is extremely painful on my heels. I don't know what to do.

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  • it might be tarssel tunnel, ask your podiatrist about it more. tarssel is just like carpel, only its on the foot and the pain is usually strongest during the morning and when you rest at night. hope it helps.
    white lightning 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Consider trying acupuncture for this problem - it can be very helpful.Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies Flag this Response
  • what is a tarsal tunnel?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 23, 2007
    • 05:13 AM
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  • I had plantar fascitis and went to a foot doctor who made me orthotics. The orthotics I have now are from The Good Feet store but orthotics of some sort has solved the problem for me. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 4, 2008
    • 01:32 AM
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  • Forgot to say that I'd like to have acupuncture done to hopefully help with other foot and knee problems. Does one just go to an acupuncturist or do you need a referral from a primary care physician?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 4, 2008
    • 01:36 AM
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  • Forgot to say that I'd like to have acupuncture done to hopefully help with other foot and knee problems. Does one just go to an acupuncturist or do you need a referral from a primary care physician? That depends - what state do you live in? Do you have insurance that will cover acupuncture? Do you have worker's comp? If so, then a physician's referral may be necessary. Check with your insurance company to see if they will cover it. if not, then just look for a practitioner who is NCCAOM (nationally) certified. Visit www.acufinder.com or www.nccaom.org to find a practitioner near you.Let us know how you get on. Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 4, 2008
    • 02:32 AM
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  • I had a heel spur on one foot, and it was almost impossible to walk when I first got up in the morning. I would have to hold onto the walls when first getting out of the bed but it did get some better after stretching out the muscles in my foot. The doctor gave me some foot exercises to do that did help some but the pain was severe. Walking hurt and I wouldn't have been able to walk even a half mile with mine because every single step hurt although it did get some better after I would get up and walk a little. Not completely though. I found a wonderful foot specialist who gave me nearly painless (this doctor was good) cortisone shots which would help for a few weeks at a time. After about 12 of the cortisone shots, I opted for the surgery in which the doctor scraped off the heel spur and cut the muscle on the bottom of my foot. I wouldn't recommend having that muscle cut if there is a way around it but I'm not sure how that works. It took me about a month to be able to start walking again after the surgery but it totally took care of the heel spur and I haven't had it again. I will say that I have developed a new pain in the same foot that I haven't yet found out what it is and have wondered if getting that muscle cut could be causing this. The doctor told me he thinks this is a nerve but I don't know yet. I would say that if you can walk miles, yours may not be a heel spur.
    mabeebabee99 5 Replies Flag this Response
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