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plantar fasciitis-heal pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 11, 2007
  • 06:06 AM

I don't know if I am spelling this word right but here goes. I have had the worst problem with pain on the heel of my foot. In fact, I have been dealing with a foot surgeon since November. I have purchased inserts for my shoes, at $250. I have gotten two cortisone shots on the side of my foot. (It hasn't worked yet) Now the doctor tells me that I have plantar fasciitis. Its going to take a long time to heal. I need to do exercises to loosen up the tendon that is too tight. Does anyone have any good tips to help me?

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  • Hi I have had plantar fasciitis for two years now and I still have trouble spelling it :) I am always looking around to learn more information b/c it's been a slow process of healing. However, I wear splints at night. I stretch my calfs and do dorsal flection stretches with my feet. Hot baths help relax the calfs. And I try to stay off my feet as much as possibe, which is hard a times. I hope this information helpls.
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  • I suffered with plantar fasciitis for almost a year. I tried massage, accupuncture and nothing would work. It was awful. I was trying to avoid the dreaded cortisone shot in my heel. I heard that was very painful and got mixed reviews from people I asked. I went to a sports med guy and they gave me a boot. Yep a boot that kept my foot in the position when you are walking. I gave it a try and could not believe in a week how much better my foot felt. It was amazing. It was also not too dificult to get used to at nite. I have not had a reccurance of the pain but have the boot in my closet just in case I do.
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  • I have had this problem in my feet now for about 4 years. I am now 25 years old. I started with the inserts, then did the shot in the feet, the physical therapy, and three surgeries later am in the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. I have problems keeping any job, due to not being able to stand on my feet. I can't even stand to do dishes without horrible pain. I have to suffer the rest of my life with this because there is nothing else they can do...... yea.....I will tell you DO NOT GET THE SURGERY DONE!!!! So here I sit waiting for some kind of pain relief I will never get..
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 5, 2007
    • 01:34 AM
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  • There's an ankle support out there by Futura that goes over your sock and has very good arch support and isn't expensive. I've also found some over the counter arch supports that offer good pronation on the ball of your feet but are firm under the arch and seem to work well.These supports, combined with regular massages, regular stretching, and the old tennis ball trick (rolling one under your sock when you're sitting at a desk or watching TV) have all helped my plantar fasciitis. But whenever I stop, it comes back.
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  • The key is to get the correct pair of plantar fasciitis shoes that can prevent the fascia from being further damaged. New Balance makes a supportive shoe that has worked wonders for my condition, and I highly suggest that you take a look at their catalog to see what they have to offer.
    christiem 1 Replies
    • November 6, 2010
    • 00:48 AM
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  • Hi, I am a PT....I'm guessing that you have already had physical therapy and I hope they did a good amount of soft tissue massage. I would also hope that the PT evaluated your hip. Some times lateral hip weakness and hip flexor tightness can greatly impact gait. I also would highly suggest seeking other opinions prior to considering surgery. To learn more about plantar fasciitis treatment you can visit:http://www.joint-pain-solutions.com/plantar-fasciitis.html Hope this helps. ~JTrempe PT, ATC
    JTrempe 101 Replies
    • November 12, 2010
    • 05:40 AM
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  • I don't know if I am spelling this word right but here goes. I have had the worst problem with pain on the heel of my foot. In fact, I have been dealing with a foot surgeon since November. I have purchased inserts for my shoes, at $250. I have gotten two cortisone shots on the side of my foot. (It hasn't worked yet) Now the doctor tells me that I have plantar fasciitis. Its going to take a long time to heal. I need to do exercises to loosen up the tendon that is too tight. Does anyone have any good tips to help me?Phisical Therapy at a minimum of 3 days a week did seem to help. I am going on 3 years with this anoying problem as well. It is weird that they shot cortisone in the side of your foot. Plantar Fasciitis I believe is on the bottom of the foot. I had cortisone shots directly on the bottom of my heal where the plantar is swollen.
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    • January 16, 2011
    • 02:32 PM
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  • I have had Plantar Fasciitis for almost four years. i had to go through a lot to cure mine. i found stretches on YouTube, and i tried to cure it by just doing the stretches i saw but it did not work for me. A friend suggest that i get the cortisone shot from a local podiatrist, and it gave me some relief for about three months then it came back. I love to run and plantar fasciitis deprived me from it. I recently cured mine from the tips and e-book from this site. It cost me about $40 but that's nothing compared to all the money I've spent over the years. http://www.howtocureplantarfasciitis.org
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • January 16, 2016
    • 03:17 PM
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