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Re: Plantar fasciitis
RickF #373823 04/20/12 01:36 PM
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There are some stretching exercises that really help with the pain. If all else fails, surgery on the tendon.

Pain killers are a very dangerous road to go down, be very, very careful with those things. They are nasty rascals.


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Re: Plantar fasciitis
RickF #373837 04/20/12 08:18 PM
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My mother has fought this the past 2 years. In order of doctor preferences (and this is not medical advice, just repeated info from her podiatrist):

Determine cause. Causes may be short term strain and the condition may not come back, similar to tennis elbow "tendonitis" and hence, rest.

If short term, anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS like ibuprofen or aspirin) or stronger stuff like Naproxen (what is used in some over the counter back pain meds).

If longer term, physiotherapy and check for other ailments (e.g bone spurs).

If no improvement, cortisone shot.

Then....

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Re: Plantar fasciitis
RickF #373849 04/20/12 09:30 PM
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Rick, can't contribute anything except I hope you get better ol' bean.


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Re: Plantar fasciitis
Adrian #373870 04/21/12 05:01 AM
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I stepped out of my van backwards about ten years ago with a tool box in my hand, hyperextended my ankle and it still bothers me to this day.

Re: Plantar fasciitis
RickF #373881 04/21/12 02:07 PM
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Rick, sorry to hear about this, I hope you can get back to 100% asap.


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RickF #373882 04/21/12 02:23 PM
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When I mentioned my wife taking pain killers, I meant Tylenol or ibuprofen, and only the regular dose and even then, maybe once a week tops (she suffers through it most of the time).


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Re: Plantar fasciitis
RickF #373883 04/21/12 02:41 PM
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I had this on / off for close to ten years. I was always "too busy" to go see a podiatrist, tried dozens of different inserts, went through several pairs of boots / jogging shoes, etc, etc, etc.... Finally, I pulled my head out of my ass and made an appointment with a podiatrist about a year ago. She took a mold of my foot, and a week later I had a set of inserts. Within a month of wearing them religiously, the foot pain was gone. Now it's just a distant memory. It is a wonderful thing.

Re: Plantar fasciitis
michael_d #373891 04/21/12 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted By: michael_d
Finally, I pulled my head out of my ass and made an appointment...


The best advice on anything to anyone, Michael.

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Re: Plantar fasciitis
RickF #373984 04/22/12 08:11 PM
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Hi
I have plantar fasciitis myself for a few months now. My podiatrist prescribed me with Custom made orthotics which did not work at all. I understood that treatment efficiency is very individual. If something works for one maybe it will not work for the other. I have found Taping very useful.
In the beginning the pain was very strong but after a few weeks of the right treatment you start to feel better. Today as I am feeling much better with the pain I am doing a combination of stretching and strengthening exercises. I have found a good website summary explaining the subject of these exercises in:
http://www.plantar-fasciitis-elrofeet.com/plantar_fasciitis_exercises.html
Take care & Good luck

Re: Plantar fasciitis
RickF #374041 04/23/12 05:19 PM
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I had it for about a year. I stopped walking around barefooted on our wood floor and put on Crocs. I also started buying better shoes (Ecco for the office, Brooks Ghost for running and walking) and I stopped wearing boots. Don't wear your shoes once they are worn out. I have been mostly pain free for two years now. I feel for you as it is very painful.

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