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cruzin4us

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Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Spurs)
« on: 14/09/2005 14:05:30 »
Hi,
I think I have Plantar Fasciitis, sometimes called heel spurs.  I went jogging in February, and my feet started to hurt.  I attributed it to being out of shape & overweight.  I kept running and now I'm STILL regreting it.xx(  I wake up every morning barely able to walk.  It feels like I stepped on a rock while barefoot (on my heel).  I've tried arch supports, but thus far no luck.  Does anyone have any better suggestions?

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Re: Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Spurs)
« Reply #1 on: 20/09/2005 21:12:52 »
Hi,
I had plantar Fascitis before, and it felt like I was constantly stepping on a rock.  I had to wear a special sock on my foot at night that had a strap at the toe that attached to the top of my sock by my knee so it caused my toes to point up.  My husband said it reminded him of an elfs foot.  But it worked!  In 2 days my pain was gone.  You can by these socks at most pharmacies.

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Re: Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Spurs)
« Reply #2 on: 20/09/2005 22:44:10 »
Is this the pain in the arch of the foot? I get that occasionally it seems to be triggered by wearing shoes with the arch support in the wrong place ( I have wide feet so I have to buy shoes that are too long so the arch support is too far forward on my feet), or that are very old and the soles are collapsing.

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Re: Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Spurs)
« Reply #3 on: 21/09/2005 17:45:30 »
Hi again,

H2O Lab Lady, Gosh I appreciate the tip, I'm willing to try anything short of surgery.  I don't care if I look like Santa's elf, as long as it works I'm going to give it a try.  

Daveshorts:  No, the pain is primarily on the ball of my heel.  It feels like when you constantly step on a rock as H20 Lab Lady described.  It feels like a bruised heel that just doesn't heal.

I've tried the arch supports, ice packs, rest, stretching, and time......none have seemed to work and I'm at my wits end.

I'll let you know how the "elf supports" work out.  

Thanks again!
Laurie

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Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Spurs)
« Reply #4 on: 10/04/2010 04:20:51 »
Hi
First of all get a professional diagnosis before you spend more time, money and effort.
I am running and dealing with plantar fasciitis for more than a year now and I understood that treatment efficiency is very individual. If something works for one it may not work for the other. There are many treatment techniques that you can try. Did you try Taping? I have found it very useful. Taping will keep your foot from getting injured again and will help you get through your daily routine. There are a few Taping techniques you can use.
I also found a very informative website in: http://www.plantar-fasciitis-elrofeet.com
Take care & Good luck

 

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