| Lost password
254 users onlineYou are not loggend in.  Login
Plantar fasciitis
 1
 1
05/05/06 02:35
Belinda

not registered

05/05/06 02:35
Belinda

not registered

Plantar fasciitis

I have had symptoms of plantar fasciitis for about two years. I have been going to doctors for over a year. I'm so tired and fustrated with not making any improvement that last. I am about to have a MRI of my foot and more than likely surgery. Any imput? Is surgery going to make it better or worse? I just know the doctors all frown on surgery but are giving in to it. HELP

05/06/06 02:00
Sean 
05/06/06 02:00
Sean 
Surgery

My opinion. Don't do the surgery unless you have no other choice and can't stand the pain. My feet have gotten better in the last five years. I have been careful about type of shoes and not stressing the arches. I now do not ever think about the problem.

05/06/06 02:44
Belinda

not registered

05/06/06 02:44
Belinda

not registered

Plantar fascitis - self treatment

Sean, Tell me about your experience. Did you go to doctors or did you deal with it yourself? I've given it a year with pain daily but I am nervous about the surgery because some say it has a long recovery time. Some say it didn't work. I need some advise from others with the same problem.

05/06/06 02:45
jim h

not registered

05/06/06 02:45
jim h

not registered

Plantar fascitis - self treatment

Are we talking about plantar fascitis or plantar fibromatosis (Lederhose disease)? They're 2 different things.

05/07/06 02:47
Belinda

not registered

05/07/06 02:47
Belinda

not registered

Plantar fascitis - self treatment

Plantar fasciitis is what I have been diagnosed as having.

05/07/06 02:16
Sean 
05/07/06 02:16
Sean 
Plantar fascitis - self treatment

Belinda,
The problem I had/have is in the arches and ledderhose. It is different than "plantar fascitis".

05/15/06 02:25
Patricia 
05/15/06 02:25
Patricia 
Orthodics help with PF

It's miserable in the mornings. Getting out of bed just made me cry with plantar's fasciitis. Fortunately I got some good locker room advice. Orthodic insoles and a couple exercises. You can get custom mail order insoles through stepforward.com. They send you a packet to make an imprint of your foot. I don't know what constitutes advertising but I have no affiliation with them and it worked for me. Then exercises: Curl your foot between your two hands as if you want to roll your pinky toe into the inside of your heel crosswise while pressing firmly on the arch of your foot where the pain is (twisting it, so all the energy and bloodflow is at the point that needs healing). To me, I could feel a pulse of blood flow healing and reinvigoration of the area. Don't be harsh, it should feel good and hold it for a minute or two, while watching TV or reading, maybe a couple time per day. I also heard that you should put a handtowel in the floor with 4-6 inches out in front of your toes and scrunch it up using your toes, which builds the muscles in the arch. In my case I think I got PF from trying to lose weight by running when I had too much weight on me : ) It is also good to do the "bend and touch your toes" exercise. But always be sure to counter that with the opposing muscle structure, in this case the hamstring (pulling your leg behind your rear). Physical therapists know know their stuff. I would trust their knowledge before going to surgery. At any rate do your homework. Never trust your life to a smooth talker.

05/16/06 02:25
Belinda

not registered

05/16/06 02:25
Belinda

not registered

PF location of pain

Does anyone else have pain around the ankle and in the bend on the back of the heel?

05/26/06 02:55
KA

not registered

05/26/06 02:55
KA

not registered

Plantar Faciatias. and thyroid

I've recently been treated for hypothyroid (low thyroid)
and subsequently my plantar faciatas and tarsal tunnel
(ankle) went away completely in 3-5 weeks with thyroid and T3 meds.

8 yrs ago I was also told I had carpal tunnel from computer keyboarding (work)--about a week after the feet/ankle stopped hurting, my carpal tunnel symptoms also lessened. I no longer awake in the middle of the night with numb fingers, tingly hands and pain in my wrist ( no involuntary curling of the hands/wrist) -- it is about 60-70 percent improved though the carpal has not yet completely abated.

Fyi there are new guidelines for low thyroid levels per the Endocrinology Assoc. You can find the article on the internet .. (Thyroid levels were rated 1 to 5.. now its 1 to 3 Previously I was told I didn't have low thyroid.. the new testing showed me outside the 1 to 3 scale.)

For me, I believe surgery is the LAST resort. I managed to get through 8 yrs with carpal tunnel without it. I took the same approach with Tarsal Tunnel and Plantar Faciatas. Now that I've found my culprit for these conditions... I am glad I didn't have surgical intervention.

PS -- I have an acquaintance who had the Plantar surgery.. it was painful and recovery very drawn out over several months






12/12/06 01:52
My pain is gone

not registered

12/12/06 01:52
My pain is gone

not registered

I have finally got relief from my planter fasciitis

I have been suffering from planter fasciitis for some time now. Like many of you I have tried almost everything on the market to STOP THE PAIN… Planter fasciitis has got to be one of my most frustrating injuries to date. The pain in the morning was off the wall. And although it got better for a short time, any time on my feet made the pain come back with a vengeance.

I tried night splints, they did very little to help, the pain 1st thing in the morning was less, but it did not stop the pain my any means and the pain would continue to get worse throughout the day.

One day a few months ago, a friend pointed me to a website where they sell something called a PSC. The PSC was this foam foot / ankle wrap which was “suppose” to stop the pain. After everything I had tried I really could not see how this little foam strap was going to stop MY pain, but my friend insisted I try the strap.

I ordered it after watching the video on the website and reading the reviews on their website (all 5 star). http://pattstrap.com/product_info.php?products_id=34

The strap has changed my life. Best $32 I ever spent. It took about a week of wearing it non-stop during the day before the pain was totally gone, but there was significant relief almost immediately.

I am writing to tell you about this strap because, to date, this is the only thing that has worked for me. I just ordered a 2nd strap so I can switch on a off between them. I do not need to wear it all day any longer, but until I am sure the PF is 100% gone, I will continue to put on my PSC.

 1
 1
“suppose”   acquaintance   subsequently   stepforward   advertising   surgery   fibromatosis   Plantar   fasciitis   treatment   fascitis   reinvigoration   completely   immediately   thyroid   constitutes   intervention   keyboarding   improvement   Endocrinology