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Anyone had or heard Plantar Fasciitis? Any tips, home cures?

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10m, 4w agoPosted 10 months, 4 weeks ago
Anyone had or heard Plantar Fasciitis? Any tips, home cures?
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10m, 4w agoPosted 10 months, 4 weeks ago
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davzzp
I work in podiatry, it's a very common condition that will eventually run its course, it's caused by inflammation of the tendon that runs underneath your foot, can be very painful. We recommend popping a small bottle of water in the freezer and when you have a flair up take it out and gently roll your foot over the bottle a couple of time a day, the ice helps with the inflammation and also helps by stretching out the tendon, other have already mentioned the stretches and insoles. If your problem continues get a referral to your local podiatry service who will help.
Thank you.. it seems to be easing off today and I've only wore the insoles for an hour or two today.. I'll put one in now.. Again thanks.. I've been creeping round the house like a cat burglar.. :)

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#1
Common condition takes months to heal and hurts!

They can give you steroid treatment I think but you may want to try acupuncture which worked for a friend of mine.
#2
Hi. I have it....and it can be linked to various arthritis too...It can be very painful ...
#3
I had it years ago. A steroid injection worked, but also hurt more than anything else ive ever experienced.
#4
Physio gave me some exercises. Stand on first stair. Lower heel below stair. Repeat this ten times a few times a day.
Also stand alternately on outside and inside of foot. Repeat throughout day.
#5
As well as exercises mentioned above I found a complete review of my footwear helped.
I had a few pairs of fitflop trainers and boots which I loved, but was advised to ditch (when I've tried to wear again since they've causes problems again).
At the time I bought good insoles, from sole which are great moldable, although since have managed with the good/expensive £30-40 ones from boots.
I still get issues if I buy cheap shoes and don't wear insoles, but clarks (or similar) + insoles keep at bay
#6
I had it, and its recently re-appeared and driving me mad. I was referred by gp to bio mechanics who made me custom made in- shoe lifts. Amazingly they did the trick, completely got rid of it, within a week or 2. I've been turning the house upside down to find the lifts, recently found them, am struggling with the weather to wear closed in shoes right now, but when I can, the feeling of the lifts is absolute bliss.
#7
Don't wear very flat shoes (like flip flops) and don't walk around bare foot either.
#8
lilpops21
Don't wear very flat shoes (like flip flops) and don't walk around bare foot either.


Very true. Mine started from nowhere a few years ago, walking in wellies in snow, when I'd walked heel first. I've had to factor it in ever since- slippers with heels, etc. The bio mechanic said they see a lot of women with the condition due to the completely flat sandals that are sold nowadays.
#9
john get insoles made fixed mine bloody hurts lol bit dear but work
#10
juggler1
I had it, and its recently re-appeared and driving me mad. I was referred by gp to bio mechanics who made me custom made in- shoe lifts. Amazingly they did the trick, completely got rid of it, within a week or 2. I've been turning the house upside down to find the lifts, recently found them, am struggling with the weather to wear closed in shoes right now, but when I can, the feeling of the lifts is absolute bliss.
same experience same result
#11
smp
juggler1
I had it, and its recently re-appeared and driving me mad. I was referred by gp to bio mechanics who made me custom made in- shoe lifts. Amazingly they did the trick, completely got rid of it, within a week or 2. I've been turning the house upside down to find the lifts, recently found them, am struggling with the weather to wear closed in shoes right now, but when I can, the feeling of the lifts is absolute bliss.
same experience same result


Ye, I'd say the made to measure insoles would be far better than off the shelf. It's agony, but has it's comical moments. I stroll to my car, drive somewhere, get out of car, stumbling and hobbling :)
Then theres the sat watching tv, get up, fall over. And no one has ever heard of it, so a refreshing change to read posts from others :)
#12
can anyone recommend a pair of good insoles as i think my hub has this..though he gets the pain in the back of his ankle and it really hurts him.
#13
I had this for a while. November till March/April this year. Finally went the doctors over it and got put on a month course of 500mg Naproxen and it went away. Always do some stretching before getting out of bed and standing up that's when it can be really painful first thing in the morning. Look at some stretching videos on YouTube and get a good pair of inner soles.
#14
Dont buy expensive shoes from specialists, Sketchers Go Walk are perfect for this. I suffer from this and have hardly felt it for a long time due to changing my footwear and changing to these shoes. My mum also has it and paid over £100 to be fitted with a special shoe and didnt notice the difference, I bought her a pair of Ladies Go Walk for £25 and she never has them off, also got her the slipper kind for at home. Trust me go try them out.
#15
Sid Harper
Common condition takes months to heal and hurts!
They can give you steroid treatment I think but you may want to try acupuncture which worked for a friend of mine.
Thank You..
#16
hiswife
Hi. I have it....and it can be linked to various arthritis too...It can be very painful ...
Thanks.. :)
#17
craigstephens
I had it years ago. A steroid injection worked, but also hurt more than anything else ive ever experienced.
Cheers .. I've just tried a pair of insoles from a mate ..Sort of half ones.. bought some of amazon along with some socks with no toes which didn't work out ..these ones seem to be doing the trick but I wont really know as I've taken painkillers this morning.. Again thanks ..
#18
katg
As well as exercises mentioned above I found a complete review of my footwear helped.
I had a few pairs of fitflop trainers and boots which I loved, but was advised to ditch (when I've tried to wear again since they've causes problems again).
At the time I bought good insoles, from sole which are great moldable, although since have managed with the good/expensive £30-40 ones from boots.
I still get issues if I buy cheap shoes and don't wear insoles, but clarks (or similar) + insoles keep at bay
Thank you ..
#19
hiswife
Hi. I have it....and it can be linked to various arthritis too...It can be very painful ...
thank you..
#20
juggler1
I had it, and its recently re-appeared and driving me mad. I was referred by gp to bio mechanics who made me custom made in- shoe lifts. Amazingly they did the trick, completely got rid of it, within a week or 2. I've been turning the house upside down to find the lifts, recently found them, am struggling with the weather to wear closed in shoes right now, but when I can, the feeling of the lifts is absolute bliss.
Cheers..I've just tried them .. I'm hoping they work..
#21
lilpops21
Don't wear very flat shoes (like flip flops) and don't walk around bare foot either.
Thank you..I think that is what kicked it off.. my other foot was hurting and I changed shoes to loafers and it seems to have started from there..
#22
smp
john get insoles made fixed mine bloody hurts lol bit dear but work
Thank you.. :)
#24
austin316del
Dont buy expensive shoes from specialists, Sketchers Go Walk are perfect for this. I suffer from this and have hardly felt it for a long time due to changing my footwear and changing to these shoes. My mum also has it and paid over £100 to be fitted with a special shoe and didnt notice the difference, I bought her a pair of Ladies Go Walk for £25 and she never has them off, also got her the slipper kind for at home. Trust me go try them out.
Thank you..
#25
Poppyj1
I had this for a while. November till March/April this year. Finally went the doctors over it and got put on a month course of 500mg Naproxen and it went away. Always do some stretching before getting out of bed and standing up that's when it can be really painful first thing in the morning. Look at some stretching videos on YouTube and get a good pair of inner soles.
I'm trying some out.. thank you..
#26
Cheers I'm looking at it now .. thanks.. :)
#27
Poppyj1
I had this for a while. November till March/April this year. Finally went the doctors over it and got put on a month course of 500mg Naproxen and it went away. Always do some stretching before getting out of bed and standing up that's when it can be really painful first thing in the morning. Look at some stretching videos on YouTube and get a good pair of inner soles.
Thank you.. :)
#28
Thank you ..I very much appreciate every one of the replies .. I've tried to thank everybody but I don't know if I have, If I haven't I'd just like to say thanks its been a great help.. :)
#29
austin316del
Dont buy expensive shoes from specialists, Sketchers Go Walk are perfect for this. I suffer from this and have hardly felt it for a long time due to changing my footwear and changing to these shoes. My mum also has it and paid over £100 to be fitted with a special shoe and didnt notice the difference, I bought her a pair of Ladies Go Walk for £25 and she never has them off, also got her the slipper kind for at home. Trust me go try them out.
Thank you I will.. :)
#30
Suffer with this too...and i sympathise.. all the above is good advice but I also find rolling a deodorant tin or even a tennis ball up and down eases it,you can buy wooden roller but this will work til you get one
good luck!
#31
bucket
Suffer with this too...and i sympathise.. all the above is good advice but I also find rolling a deodorant tin or even a tennis ball up and down eases it,you can buy wooden roller but this will work til you get one
good luck!
Yes I've heard this too.. They sell a thing like a golf ball with spikes on Amazon ..Haven't tried it yet but I think I'll give anything a whirl at this point.. Thanks.. :)
#32
My wife suffered with this, and I'm with most of the others here - it can be crippling! You can have the steroid injections, but they're agony too! Change your footwear - my wife swore by Birkenstocks - and do the exercises, particularly the one on the stairs. Good luck.:)
#33
I like to wear my trainers as much as possible...and Crocs! suffering a flareup again right now, but it goes through better times...exercise gently and know your limits...and beware of wet weather...even in Summer!!
#34
Quietus
My wife suffered with this, and I'm with most of the others here - it can be crippling! You can have the steroid injections, but they're agony too! Change your footwear - my wife swore by Birkenstocks - and do the exercises, particularly the one on the stairs. Good luck.:)
Thank You..
#35
hiswife
I like to wear my trainers as much as possible...and Crocs! suffering a flareup again right now, but it goes through better times...exercise gently and know your limits...and beware of wet weather...even in Summer!!
Thanks.. :)
#36
hiswife
I like to wear my trainers as much as possible...and Crocs! suffering a flareup again right now, but it goes through better times...exercise gently and know your limits...and beware of wet weather...even in Summer!!


Crocs were in the news very recently for being terrible for your feet.
That, and they look horrific too.
#37
john2020md
bucket
Suffer with this too...and i sympathise.. all the above is good advice but I also find rolling a deodorant tin or even a tennis ball up and down eases it,you can buy wooden roller but this will work til you get one
good luck!
Yes I've heard this too.. They sell a thing like a golf ball with spikes on Amazon ..Haven't tried it yet but I think I'll give anything a whirl at this point.. Thanks.. :)
I bought this from boots chemist
helped no end, painful though
http://www.shoeinsoles.co.uk/pediroller-foot-massager.html?gclid=CPbTwa_C2M4CFcHNGwodSVgJng

Edited By: snoopy18 on Aug 23, 2016 22:51
#38
Just take Ibuprofen till it goes away, which will be about a week.
#39
john2020md

Anyone had or heard Plantar Fasciitis? Any tips, home cures?
My husband had this and went to see a consultant. The consultant discussed steroid injections etc but said he did not recommend them. He advised my husband to take high doses of ibuprofen (16-20 tablets per day for six weeks). We questioned this as it was obviously above the recommended dose on the boxes but the consultant said it was OK - it worked a treat and has not returned.
#40
Had this. GP referred me to Podiatrist who took plaster cast of both feet and made insoles for me. Instant relief. Completely ignored advice about not wearing flip flops though. Five years later have had most of my toe joints removed and my toes are now held together with screws. Avoid flat shoes like the plague.

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