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Anybody else have Plantar Fascitis?

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by chickensioux, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No matter what I do or how many visits to the Podiatrist, I can't make it go away.....
     
  2. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Mine started a couple of months ago. Some days are worse than others. I haven't been to the doctor for it, though - I'm trying to manage it myself.
     
  3. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Virginia
    I've had it since March; some days are worse than others. The stretches help the most and wearing shoes 100% of the time.
     
  4. Bec

    Bec THE Delaware Blue Hen

    I have it too. [​IMG]
    My DH's cousin is a sports rehabber (is that a word?) anyway, she suggests while you are sitting on the computer or watching tv, roll your foot on a tennis ball to help stretch it and if they are hurting bad, an ice cold water bottle. She also suggested giving each foot a good rub and stretching it before getting out of bed in the morning. GOOD shoes are a must! I don't know is weight is an issue for you, but losing weight is supposed to help too. I have lost 11 pounds and I don't know if it is that or all the foot exercises she suggested, but my feet are starting to feel better. It has been about 1 1/2 years since mine started. Some mornings I would have to hold on to the bed as I walked around it because it felt like I was walking on ice picks! It was so painful that I was willing try just about anything!


    Give those things a try and see if it helps! At first it will hurt when you roll your foot on the ball and then it feels so good!
     
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  5. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I"m right there with you... one side of my family, all the cousins seem to have it so maybe I know why my gramma walked so funny too now!

    It hurts!!!! Sometimes brings tears to my eyes in the morning. ohhhhh OUCH!
     
  6. Laurieks

    Laurieks Where did the time go???

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    A Chiropractor I know said to stand on one foot, barefoot, for several minutes a day, to tone all the small muscles in the foot.
    I think it was about 5 minutes a foot, total.
    That and losing weight (have to do that again!) helped me a lot, as do good shoes and stretching.
    Good luck!
     
  7. Brick243

    Brick243 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone tried Ideal Feet inserts?
     
  8. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I have custom made orthotics for my shoes, after getting those, the heel pain went away in about a month, , but i cannot go barefoot ever. I wear crocs, ugly as they are, in the house all day, and if I go outside, I need to wear my laceups with my inserts in. I also see a massage therapist once a month, and I do believe that helps. but the inserts were the cure for me.
     
  9. Frogdogtimestwo

    Frogdogtimestwo Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. vpeterson

    vpeterson Chillin' With My Peeps

    Orthotics are the way to go. I was measured for some from a chiropractor and he cut out the section that would be where the heel spur was. I have had no problems since then and it has been over a year. No pain!
     

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