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Now i have issues in my feet.....
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10/11/2011 08:15
ellensmum 
10/11/2011 08:15
ellensmum 
Now i have issues in my feet.....

Hi - alot of you will know me as a mum to an 8 year old with pF in her left foot following trauma to it when she was 1.5 years old - she is doing well and has found relief from the use of innersoles especially made for her.

However as the title now suggests i have problems with my right foot. I have been in & out of the dr's over the last month becasue of pain in the heel of my right foot - he has diagnosed Plantar fascitis (policemans heel), and although i have rested/ and been on anti inflamatories it hasn't resolved and he has now suggested an injection into the fascia in my foot of steroids.

i think you can see where this is going - knowing that we have Dups & ledderhose in both sides of the family i was wondering if there is anyone out there that had had PF following injections into the fascia, or after having plantar fascitis. I know i may not be carrying the rogue genes that cause this but i can't help but being concerned. I also realise that the heel area isn't the usual area for a PF to appear but as the dr i saw didn't even know what PF was i felt this was a good place to start with any help i could get.

Thanks in advance
Zoe

10/11/2011 08:47
spanishbuddha 

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10/11/2011 08:47
spanishbuddha 

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Re: Now i have issues in my feet.....

Hi Zoe, sorry to hear you now have problems with your feet. Are you sure it's (only) plantar fasciitus (PF)? I hope so. You can get radiotherapy treatment for PF in the UK. Also as you say a lot of doctors will suggest steroid injections.

I've had PF in one foot for 18 months now, but have resisted having steroid injections as by all accounts they are not always successful and in some cases make things worse. I have been wearing a night shoe splint in bed and that helps a lot, and also after buying several pairs of shoes in one year (I am a man and this is not normal :-) ) I eventually found a pair of sandals that really make a difference. Now that winter is coming I don't know what I'm going to do, can't really wear sandals in rain, and cold. Also I massage the sole of my foot by rolling one of those spiky massage balls, and ice it at the end of every day.

The good thing is, it's slowly, slowly, slowly, getting better. I only wear the night shoe now maybe once a week when it's been bad in the day.

You know Lance Armstrong the champion Tour de France cyclist? - he has it and says it's the most frustrating injury he's ever had!

All I can suggest then is be patient, try the night shoe (lightweight comfortable shell type), find some comfortable shoes or insoles, some massage and ice, and hope. Or seek out radiotherapy. Not sure about the injections, you will have to decide.

10/11/2011 12:16
Cyclist 
10/11/2011 12:16
Cyclist 

Re: Now i have issues in my feet.....

Hi Ellensmum
I agree with spanishbuddha to make sure you get this diagnosed as a first step. Don't worry too much because RT works really well if it turns out to be LD.
Also, I know two really sporty women who had fascitis and they worked with it by toning down the exercise and being good to their feet for a while and eventually it got better. They are both actively running again.
Take care
Di

ellensmum:
Hi - alot of you will know me as a mum to an 8 year old with pF in her left foot following trauma to it when she was 1.5 years old - she is doing well and has found relief from the use of innersoles especially made for her.

However as the title now suggests i have problems with my right foot. I have been in & out of the dr's over the last month becasue of pain in the heel of my right foot - he has diagnosed Plantar fascitis (policemans heel), and although i have rested/ and been on anti inflamatories it hasn't resolved and he has now suggested an injection into the fascia in my foot of steroids.

i think you can see where this is going - knowing that we have Dups & ledderhose in both sides of the family i was wondering if there is anyone out there that had had PF following injections into the fascia, or after having plantar fascitis. I know i may not be carrying the rogue genes that cause this but i can't help but being concerned. I also realise that the heel area isn't the usual area for a PF to appear but as the dr i saw didn't even know what PF was i felt this was a good place to start with any help i could get.

Thanks in advance
Zoe

11/14/2011 16:30
ellensmum 
11/14/2011 16:30
ellensmum 
Re: Now i have issues in my feet.....

Hi sorry for such a long delay in getting back to you both and thank you for both of your comments. I have decided to hold off having steroid injections done and my GP seemed most upset when i told him - said they wouldn't bring on ledderhose but then went on to ask me exactly what it was........

My foot is better and i am massaging every few days so i am hoping that within time it will sort itself out.

Ellens foot has grown another 1/2 size so she is uncomfortable again - but is still doing her karate which her teachers have been making sure she stretches well before she starts

Will keep you informed

zoe

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