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    Default Plantar fasciitis?

    Anyone else suffer from it?

    I've had it for about 6 months now, have veen doing all the exercises but it's getting more severe by the day.

    I think today was a turning point for my GP in how much pain I'm am really in. I sat there and begged for something to relieve the pain. He's been very hesitant to recomend cortisone because I also have torn ligaments and he is worried it will make the tears worse. I'm booked in to see an orthopedic surgeon but I couldn't get in until late Feb and that's with PHI he supposed to be a miracle worker with patients with PF.

    So he decided to try me with cortisone injections I'm all booked in for tomorrow he did warn me how much it's going to hurt and now I'm getting scared haha.


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    I have it & was the same; icing it twice daily, rubbing in anti-inflammatory & wearing good shoes. Eventually after being in excruciating pain every day for a year, my GP sent me for an ultrasound which showed a tear. The specialist I saw put me in an air boot for 3 months (I could only take it off to shower & drive) which worked wonders. She also told me never (ever) to go bare foot, so even at home I make sure I'm wearing slippers or crocs at least. That was about 5 years & so far it has worked. I can never wear pretty girly shoes though; it's sensible shoes all the way for me. Good luck, I feel your pain. Would love to hear what your specialist says.

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    In the mean time till you see your specialist. A good tip is to freeze a bottle of water & then sit down & roll the frozen bottle back & forth across the fascia. Also try to see a Physio who can strap it; I found the strapping could relieve the pain almost immediately. Also wouldn't wish this on anyone.

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    Yep I have it in both feet since 2005. It got worst again when I started working on my feet in childcare. Having very high arches is what affects it most. I also have a cyst on the main ligament under my right ankle bone, the outer side. When it gets sore it flares up my plantar fasciitis to. They can't drain the cyst because it will do more damage than help. And there is no guarantee cortisone shots would work for my feet and I really freak out with needles. So basically it's something I will have for the rest of my life.
    I have to wear orthopedic inner soles, supportive shoes and I can't walk around bare footed much. I have arch support slippers and thongs. When my ankle is sore I wear a supportive ankle strapping.


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    At the time I was in the boot I was single; try getting a date with an air boot on.... Not a good look lol

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    I've been doing the frozen drink bottle and the towel stretches but they only gave minimal relief for 20 mins max.

    I got some decent supportive shoes which have helped when I'm walking around.

    I'm literally s&@ting myself for this arvo with my cortisol injection.


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    I had it while I was pregnant and the dr told me to wear supportive shoes like runners but I actually got more relief from really soft, rubber things. But mine wasn't nearly as severe as some of the cases here!!

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    I don't know if this helps. ..I don't have it but my mum suffers badly with it. She now can only wear birkenstocks or naot shoes. .. the ones that are moulded to your foot. She has an orthotic to wear in her sneakers.... It's the only way she can walk. No bare feet.
    Even the cheapie fake birkenstocks you get at cheap shops are good.
    Can you try those?

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    Have you been to a good physio? I have treated literally 100's of people with this and in all my years- none have needed surgery and only 1 needed a cortisone injection. All the others responded great to physio intervention. There are lots of things they can do.. you can try a heal cup (Scholl have Gel ones), specific calf and big toe stretches, taping, ice massage, ultrasound, soft tissue massage etc etc there is also a plantarfascitis night splint that many people rave about.
    Good luck!

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    You need to go to a physio, Sports Dr, not a GP. A cortisone injection will relieve the pain temporarily, but it won't treat the problem. Whatever is causing your PF will remain. You need to treat the cause not the symptoms. Do you run a lot?


 

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