Anyone Diagnosed with Plantar Fascitis by their Doctor?

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  1. welsummerchicks

    welsummerchicks Songster

    Jul 26, 2010
    Hey all, has anyone here gotten a diagnosis of Plantar Fascitis?

    How did it feel and what did the doc have you do for it?

    I have foot pain diagnosed as a stress fracture - I'm thinking the plantar fascia is also involved.

  2. fuzziebutt

    fuzziebutt Songster

    Mar 9, 2009
    Feels like walking around with a rock in the heel of your shoe. I've had both feet operated on, one twice. I know it when I feel it! That is, if your is on your heels. But it's the rock in the shoe feeling, or like a stone bruise.
  3. goldtopper

    goldtopper Songster

    Oct 15, 2010
    Near Bert Blyleven
    My wife has it and it's horrid. She been wrapped, braced- you name it. It seems to come and go in it's severity. Right now she's fine.
    For her, it's all about orthotics and good shoes. I can't count the number of $100+ shoes she has that will be "the shoe" to stop it. Those Sketchers with the rocker soles are what she wears now. She never goes barefoot.
    Hope yours get better soon!
  4. pertybirdy

    pertybirdy In the Brooder

    Aug 20, 2011
    I've never been diagnosed by a Dr but I am pretty sure I have it, started when I started waiting tables-pounding the pavement. Heel pain, and under the heel pain. Cushy shoes, and inserts& lots of stretching are the only only things I do esp. in the morning before I even put my feet on the floor, still I limp around quite a bit. One of mine feels like there's a rock beside my heel bone- in my foot, but not in "my shoe"...
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Yeah, I have it off and on but good shoes and foot inserts helps alot. Also my weight don't help either.
  6. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    Stonington, illinois
    I am sure have it. Never been to the doctor, yet. Mine feels like a bruise deep in my heel and the sides of my ankles hurt.
    Just bought some shape ups, hope they work.
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    My ortho doc said shape ups are the worse for plantar fascitis. Heel inserts is a must to relieve the pain.
  8. I have it in both feet.. in the heel as well as the arch..

    had a brace for the worst foot .. and inserts for both. For the inserts they scanned one foot and made custom ones.. but whoever did them did them wrong so I had to go back again for a new scanning..

    It got to the point where they gave me steroid shots in both feet.. but since the shots can end up causing more harm than good in the long term. I declined additional shots (the shots didn't hurt ME when he injected them.. which the doctor was surprised at since they are supposed to be very painful.. but I have a high tolerance for pain)

    What helped me the most was losing some weight... now they rarely bother me.. I don't use the brace any more and I also go barefoot a lot.. so I don't use the inserts any more either.
    I am cautious about jumping down out of the truck when I am unloading feed.. so a bit of common sense helps to keep from aggravating things
  9. Momaha

    Momaha Chirping

    Mar 20, 2011
    Sooner Nation WWHQ
    I have it and it's horrible. I need to go back to my podiatrist because he made these wraps that do help. I also have these shoe inserts from Clarks and they help a little. Also, I try to never go barefoot even in the house because that will make it worse. I do the stretches too. I guess everything helps a little but nothing really "cures" it. It's miserable.
  10. pokey

    pokey Warrior Princess

    Jun 1, 2008
    Yep I got two shots.helped for a little doc didn't recommend the sketchers either, but they did help.I think it was all the cushion not the rocking motion.I wear a pad in my shoe, but it never truly goes away

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