I have/had Plantar Fasciitis. I was in agony for about 2 years, now I seem to be on the mend. Pain free for most days, occasionally I get some pain at night.
I wear Birkenstocks if I am going to be doing a lot of walking. Otherwise I wear a orthosleeve with my pretty shoes.
Orthotics made mine worse so I went down this path http://orthosleeve.com.au/foot-sleeve-fs6.html
best thing ever! I got the skin colour ones and I now only need to wear it at night if I have pain.
I went to physio and have stretches and exercises to strengthen the muscles around my ankle, also massaging your calf can help.
We recently went to Cambodia and I managed to do a stack of walking with barely any pain at all.
As for pretty shoes Frankie4 have some pretty shoes and are available in some shops as well as online, but they are not cheap.
Good luck hope you are on the mend soon
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28-11-2015 10:55 #11
28-11-2015 14:10 #12
I second planet shoes for a bit dressier.
My PF started after I had DS - too much pacing at 3am in thongs or bare feet + extra kilos.
Good shoes and it was 99% gone after about 12 months, until I started teaching full time this year. Now its about 80% good and I can wear 'normal' shoes about once a fortnight. I get the morning pain only after a couple of really big days in a row, otherwise its just extra ache pain in left heel (always worse). I'm losing weight at the moment and hoping that will help too.
28-11-2015 14:31 #13
I am very interested in those orthosleeves.
28-11-2015 16:57 #14Senior Member
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My DH's is chronic. I asked him for his suggestion and he said to get a Strassburg sock. Ice not heat. Try a tennis ball under the foot after a day on your feet.
Stretch before getting up from sitting or after you wake before walking on it. The stretch is to prevent further tearing.
Eta. Hope I don't sound high and mighty or harsh. I had no idea about any of this until DH explained it all. And I've seen him in pain with it for years
28-11-2015 17:56 #15
So I will give it a few more weeks worth better footwear (not $8 ballet flats from kmart), itching and stretching.
I have resigned myself to a life of few pairs of high quality comfort shoes rather than dozens of pairs of fun shoes.
28-11-2015 18:10 #16Senior Member
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Eta. I got told all this only when DH was doing an experimental therapy (dry needling - in his case there was too much scar tissue so it did not work). Its fascinating that such a small muscle does such a big job.
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28-11-2015 18:29 #17
Have you been to a physio? I found them to be excellent! Where as the podiatrist just wanted to stick something in my shoe and make me wear ugly shoes (I wasn't happy with this) but the physio gave me things to do to strengthen the muscles that support the foot and loosen my calf muscles.
I wear pretty shoes again now but not as often.
29-11-2015 03:50 #18
I had this a few years ago and I found Ziera shows were very comfy and gave me the support I needed.
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