plantar fasciitis help

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Posted 10th Jun 2020
can anyone who has this recomend insoles or socks to help with this pain please,i know i can google question but id prefer peoples opinions who actually suffer from it rather than company claims on their products.thanks.
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I know my mother suffers from it and will only wear Fitflop brand footwear and most Skechers.

Google it with the brand name and many comments the same come up.One total random example below.

webtogs.com/blog/plantar-fasciitis-and-fitflop-technology
Edited by: "cecilmcroberts" 10th Jun
Plantar fascitis is nearly always a symptom of another issue, you need to find the cause.

It could be hips, calves, arches, gait, hamstrings etc.

I've had it before and get occasional flair ups and mine are always related to tight calves and hamstrings.
cecilmcroberts10/06/2020 14:41

I know my mother suffers from it and will only wear Fitflop brand footwear …I know my mother suffers from it and will only wear Fitflop brand footwear and most Skechers.Google it with the brand name and many comments the same come up.One total random example below. webtogs.com/blog/plantar-fasciitis-and-fitflop-technology


thanks for advicei will look into them for my own time,but i have to wear steel toe capped boots most of the day so also looking for insoles or socks.
jamstaruk197210/06/2020 14:52

thanks for advicei will look into them for my own time,but i have to wear …thanks for advicei will look into them for my own time,but i have to wear steel toe capped boots most of the day so also looking for insoles or socks.


Skechers also do safety shoes, expensive but worth the money. Though depends on your job, for example they wouldnt last if you building and kicking roll cage clips into place all the time.
Mine was really bad that they would give shots into my heel. The also gave me a walking boot and some medieval contraption to put on my foot whilst i slept.

It eventually got better after i did regular stretching of hamstrings and calf muscle.
I suffered really badly with this and had xrays and everything done. Bought the boot to wear on down time. So uncomfortable.

Resorted to the Pro II Ortho insoles specifically made for plantar issues. Was sceptical as they were cheap but I wish I had tried them earlier. They were brilliant. Very uncomfortable to start but over time they sorted me right out. I put them in my steel caps, trainers, shoes and everything. Stuck with them and they have done the trick. Pain free after 8-12 months and don’t wear any insoles now. Excellent. I feel your pain - invest you won’t be disappointed
Try freezing a small plastic bottle filled with water, then roll the arch of your foot over it ... my husband swore by this as a cheap quick relief! He also used the insoles in his shoes, not sure of the brand but they’re blue?
samosa10/06/2020 14:58

Mine was really bad that they would give shots into my heel. The also gave …Mine was really bad that they would give shots into my heel. The also gave me a walking boot and some medieval contraption to put on my foot whilst i slept.It eventually got better after i did regular stretching of hamstrings and calf muscle.



Same! I pulled a hamstring and plantar fasciitis was problem that came from it, "exercised it out".

Its madness, but no doubt profitable for people to buy all sorts things for their feet rather then acutally address their hamstrings!
I got reffered a few times and the specialist gave me insoles, also had tried a few different insoles (from medical roadshow) but not much help, use ice pack with socks to ease pain or stretches.
I had it bad for several years. I found the special insoles were far too painful so never used them. After seeing several specialists & some painful injections into the foot I eventually got a result with a chiropractor, who realised it wasn't the feet that were the problem, it was tight leg muscles that were messing things up. The only cure for me was LOTS of stretching of leg muscles - it hurt a lot to begin with, but gradually the suppleness started to come back. Rolling a tennis ball under the foot helps to loosen things up, as does a foam roller under the various leg muscles.
I felt the insoles where a waste of money. They didn’t really work for me.
Get referred by your doctor, podatrist will make custom made insoles for you which is much better than anything you will find on the internet. You have to exercise it everyday, twice or three times. I bought a foam roller which did help.
I use shoe inserts that arch my feet they work 100%, bought them from Boots.
Edited by: "furbars" 10th Jun
I use these heel insoles available from Scholl. Still on my 1st pair and I have used them everyday for the past 18 months. Just drop them inside whatever shoes you wear. Worked for me.
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thanks everyone for the brilliant response from you all,i'll try some insoles along with the stretches(stretches made it much better today) until the situation with doctors surgeries eases,then try and get a referal to a podiatrist.
Strange as you think no one else suffers from this, but obviously they do. I've had it a few times over the years & it was bloody painful, typical male though, I just plodded on with it & it sorted itself out.
Definitely recommend freezing bottle of water and rolling foot over it for a few minutes. Do it with a towel over it though. Never found insoles designed for PF that comfortable but use highly padded ones and/or trainers with good support and cushioning. Hope that helps, feel the pain!
Leave the insoles, get a theragun. You’ll never walk with pain again
You need to go see doctor and get referred.
At night use Voltarol.

I got these from hospital but you need to get assessed for correct type..I can hardly walk some days. Others not so bad. Had it for 2+years

Also buy walking trainers. Avoid soft comfortable type. No support you see. Will make it worse

amazon.co.uk/dp/B00B5ZQQJI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_rss4EbC32ZC78
Edited by: "wayners" 10th Jun
wayners10/06/2020 19:24

You need to go see doctor and get referred.At night use Voltarol.I got …You need to go see doctor and get referred.At night use Voltarol.I got these from hospital but you need to get assessed for correct type..I can hardly walk some days. Others not so bad. Had it for 2+yearsAlso buy walking trainers. Avoid soft comfortable type. No support you see. Will make it worseamazon.co.uk/dp/B00B5ZQQJI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_rss4EbC32ZC78



what do they do when they asses you ? are you saying you even now after seeing doctor and refered to hospital your still in pain?
Are you sure it is plantar fasciitis? I was diagnosed with it at the hospital, then my doctor examined me (not the locum who referred me to hospital, but my 'proper' one) and he diagnosed heel spurs. Very similar pain and location. I bought some gel innersoles, for the heel (they have a hollow to relieve the pressure on the heel). They worked fine but kept moving as I walked.
I bought a pair of Clarks, unstructured shoes with the cushionsoft sole. I don't suffer at all now, no pain at all. The unstructured design puts no pressure on the foot, so soft and light.
Get your doctor to check for heel spurs or have a good read on Google. Don't be misled in treating for the wrong ailment.
Edited by: "Ringfinger" 11th Jun
jamstaruk197210/06/2020 20:35

what do they do when they asses you ? are you saying you even now after …what do they do when they asses you ? are you saying you even now after seeing doctor and refered to hospital your still in pain?


Find out what's wrong when you go to doctor and get referred. My case it's heal spurs.
Yes still in pain. I have high arches in my feet but is better than it used to be with supports and better shoes.

You walk about and get foot looked at when assesed. Nothing frightening.
Edited by: "wayners" 11th Jun
1. Most due to tight calves -google eccentric calf /gastroc stretches for exercise-do several times a day
2.direct massage helps -also rolling pin to heel and arch ; ice water bottle ; alternative with hot water bottle
3. Well fitted insoles can help some ppl ; if they are v uncomfortable then abandon them as can make it worse
4. Google strassbourg socks (special socks worn at night -help keep calf muscle /and arch stretched when you sleep

5. Time ; no single measure works alone it’s a combination of the above and time. It will get better ; if it is particularly bad can take up to 2years to go away ; but for most settles in a few months

If not settling get a referral there are treatments such as injections /schockwave thearpy that can help ; but really should only be last resort after trying all the above; as someone has also said there can be other causes of plantar fasciitis or indeed there could be another cause for your pain.

Hope that helps
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