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    Default Dr Google says I have plantar fasciitis - what helps?

    I've been having massive pain in the base of my heel, especially when I first get up. It started when I was constantly rocking my DS night and day, but started to get better. Now I'm walking DD to and from school it's back with a vengance. I need to lose weight and am hoping that will help. I have also been taking care to wear good shoes (Ryka runners or DF Supersoft boots).

    Have you had this issues and had success dealing with it? Do you think it is worthwhile seeing a physio or a podiatrist? TIA

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    I'd see a podiatrist first for sure.

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    You need a podiatrist. My mum has this and she can only wear shoes that have full moulded support.. like birkenstock or naot type brands. Plus the podiatrist made an orthotic to go in her sneakers etc.

    ETA you might not have it. .. you might have a spur. They can be very painful.

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    You can also see a GP and ask for a referral for an ultrasound which can be used to properly diagnose plantar fascitis. If you do have it, you can then have a corisone injection under ultrasound guidance which can provide some relief. It sucks being in pain when you have kidlets to look after!

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    I saw the GP and he confirmed that is what I have. He said the first thing to do is get some supportive insoles, specifically with arch support. I didn't think they would make a big difference since I don't have flat feet. I ordered some from oot Logics and got them yesterday - OMG they are making a HUGE difference. They came with a couple of leaflets, one about Plantar Fasciitis including some exercises/stretches, so will start those as well. Now I just need to get this weight off too so it doesn't come back!


 

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