my POOR feet! - page 2

I am pretty sure I have plantar faciitis-and it sucks. I used to wear regular tennis shoes to work until this past year. I had to have white shoes for school and at some point, I don't know when,... Read More

  1. by   AfloydRN
    Try Birkenstock shoes. I know they are expensive, but can you really put a price on being pain- free. I too have plantarfascitis and have been pain free since the day I slipped them on. No meds, special hosiery, just change shoes. They are a little weird feeling @ first, but in a few days you will wonder what took you so long.
  2. by   canuckeh!
    It might be worth your time to do a search on previous threads re plantar fasciitis.

    Rather than focussing on shoes as the solution to your problem, it would be wise to look into the cause of the pain and correct it.

    Often, we have tight calf muscles which shorten up, pull up on the achilles tendon, which in turn pulls up on the plantar fascia.

    Physiotherapy may be helpful both to teach you the proper stretching exercises, and also for other therapies, e.g ultrasound etc.

    I found that doing the stretching regularly(including at work during my shift)totally resolved my pain. I have had no flareups for more than 10 years and I could barely hobble before because of the pain.
  3. by   SaraO'Hara
    I've found that NurseMates with an OTC arch support works pretty darn well.

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