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Plantar fasciitis?

Old 03-06-18, 03:43 AM
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
Been fighting it for almost a year now. My wife dealt with it for a year and finally stretched her way out of it. The doc told her the only cure is continuously stretching. I started stretching last summer and lately I have started using some Yoga poses twice a day to stretch things out and it is really working well. Saturday I worked all day on my feet and had minimal pain afterwards. Try it, you'll like it!
Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
It's worth going to a physical the****** who knows athletes for this kind of thing; I did and she diagnosed me with a pretty different set of muscular condition than my own googling or family doc had come up with (same effect, tight muscles and plantar fasciitis, just different cause). Because she was correct about what was up with me, I had a different set of stretches to do for recovery than what I had otherwise thought I needed.

Also, for me, I guess I was lucky, this whole thing came from trying to mix running with cycling; I never had to stop riding, just give up the running, and that is not a loss for me...
Originally Posted by jskash View Post
The best stretch for me when I had plantar fasciitis was to stand on the edge of a a raised porch, a curb, or something raised and lower my heels down.
+1 on the above comments.

I find a Naprosyn, Aleve, to be more effective than Ibuprofen, when a little senioritis sets in.
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Old 03-06-18, 10:01 PM
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I'm trying to do this hardcore. The less chemicals in my body, the better for me.
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Old 03-06-18, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Siu Blue Wind View Post
I'm trying to do this hardcore. The less chemicals in my body, the better for me.
...when I experienced plantar fasciitis back when I used to run and skip rope a lot, the only thing that helped was orthotics. This was 30 years ago, so I had to go to a podiatrist and get them custom cast. Now I use the heat moldable ones in all my shoes and along with some yoga and stretching, it's good without drugs.

I had just the beginnings of heel spurs visible on the x-rays, never had any surgery, and they eventually seem to have gone away...or at least don't bother me any more. Like someone said, it took six months or a year and I had to stop running for a while. Running is stupid anyway.
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Old 03-07-18, 12:55 AM
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I had a bad case of PF several years ago, I wear orthotics in all of my shoes now. This may sound odd, but it was brought on by standing on a step ladder while cleaning porch ceiling fans at my home. Went to an ortho Doc who actually gave me shots of cortisone in both of my heels..ouch! PF is very painful and took months to get over. I hope you get to feeling better, it helps to stretch.
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Old 03-16-18, 06:51 PM
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I think what you're already doing to treat it will work eventually. I had PF last year following hip surgery. I was instructed to do what you're doing now and it only lasted two or three weeks.

Leaning against a wall is good but if you can make some sort of wedge to increase the angle of your foot it helps a lot.

I know everyone recommends support in your shoes, but for me the solution has been moderate support plus ample cushioning. I tried the (green) Superfeet and they were very painful, way too hard. I tried custom orthotics for my ski boots about 10 years ago and found those way too hard as well. I get relief from Dr Scholl's insoles sold at Walmart. Sore Soles for my regular shoes: https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Scholls-Re...27s+sore+soles

And these for my hiking boots because they're extra thick: https://www.amazon.com/Scholls-Odor-.../dp/B00IN43NTA
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Old 03-18-18, 04:59 AM
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Finally after 3 months I am starting to notice it less, so hopefully it is going away. I have the orange superfeet in my work shoes and green in the hiking shoes. I stretch the calf muscle numerous times throughout the day. I, too, had hip replacement about a year before the onset of this. When it came on I wondered if the change in my gait helped Cause it. I am planning a week long bike trip in June, and still am a bit concerned of it coming on and spoiling that trip.

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Old 03-19-18, 05:40 AM
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Originally Posted by dannwilliams View Post
I, too, had hip replacement about a year before the onset of this. When it came on I wondered if the change in my gait helped Cause it. .
My doctor said yes, the PF was caused by my hip replacement. My PT had a great explanation for how it happened, but I forget what it was. In my case the operated hip came out 1/4" longer, which changed the stresses and my gait and caused hip bursitis.

It sounds like your job is greatly contributing to this. Can you take a steel water bottle to work and roll your foot on it several times a day? Can you stand on a rubber pad as someone suggested?

Have you had ultrasound therapy on your heel? That helped me.
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Old 03-19-18, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by GetUpnGo View Post
My doctor said yes, the PF was caused by my hip replacement. My PT had a great explanation for how it happened, but I forget what it was. In my case the operated hip came out 1/4" longer, which changed the stresses and my gait and caused hip bursitis.

It sounds like your job is greatly contributing to this. Can you take a steel water bottle to work and roll your foot on it several times a day? Can you stand on a rubber pad as someone suggested?

Have you had ultrasound therapy on your heel? That helped me.
I am really looking forward to the day I no longer will be working long days on my feet on concrete! My knees, hips, and back will rejoice the day my retirement begins. Unfortunately that day is still a ways down the road. I am finding I now need to take better care of those joints with plenty of stretching, which I am a little bit of a slacker when it comes to doing. I am getting better, tho!
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Kind of an old thread, but now that I have this ailment, I've found it very helpful. But I do have a question I haven't seen answered.

Does walking help or hurt this problem? I wake up feeling pretty good, but when I start walking the pain kicks in and sticks around then most of the day, so I'm not sure if I should try and stay off it or push myself. I am doing most of the things you guys have mentioned like the boot, stretching and insoles, but I just want to know if I should walk to help cure it or rest it as much as possible.

Thanks.
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Old 02-28-19, 07:38 PM
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I use arch supports, have for decades to keep my back from getting sore. Never helped with plantar. Stretch, stretch, stretch. Calf muscle especially. This past year I had to deal with it and the only thing that helped was stretching every single day. Took a full 12 months to subside. My wife had the same experience the year before.
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My podiatrist got me a boot but it is clunky with hard points and straps so I just ordered a soft boot. I have custom orthotic insolses and they help. I also got a small impact massager, that helps a lot. This has been a long term issue for me, standing for more than a few minutes is the worst, walking is fine.
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
I use arch supports, have for decades to keep my back from getting sore. Never helped with plantar. Stretch, stretch, stretch. Calf muscle especially. This past year I had to deal with it and the only thing that helped was stretching every single day. Took a full 12 months to subside. My wife had the same experience the year before.
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My podiatrist got me a boot but it is clunky with hard points and straps so I just ordered a soft boot. I have custom orthotic insolses and they help. I also got a small impact massager, that helps a lot. This has been a long term issue for me, standing for more than a few minutes is the worst, walking is fine.
I can deal with the pain well enough I guess, its the length of time this seems to need for healing that is sort of worrying.

I wonder what makes this take so long to heal?! Old age?
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Originally Posted by Giacomo 1 View Post
I can deal with the pain well enough I guess, its the length of time this seems to need for healing that is sort of worrying.

I wonder what makes this take so long to heal?! Old age?
I had that some years ago now; I probably mentioned it here. Thought it'd never get better. Stopped me running but not cycling or standing up on the pedals.
I'm running again now. Still a little weakness, but, well it's nearly there. Same with my right shoulder, thumbs, elbows . . . they do get better if you work them,
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