- 0Feb 9, '05 by DDRN4mehope i spelled that right! Help!think i have that..extreme pain when i try to walk in the morning and after sitting..sometimes abates during the day but not always...have tried some inserts into shoes but not all that helpful...have MD appt but not for 2 weeks.. doing yoga and pilates for hamstring stretchng .any suggestions???
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- 1Feb 9, '05 by TLC RNI went to a podiatrist who made me some orthotics. They cost an arm and a leg & it took about 6-12 months to be pain free. I used them almost all the time for a year and now I only wear them to run. No problems since.
I used to do stretches each day. I also rolled my foot over a tennis ball or pop can filled with frozen water.
- 0Feb 9, '05 by llg GuideI've been treated successfully for it twice. The first time, I got perscription orthotics -- had to wear the at all times (even in my bedroom slippers) -- but they worked quickly. I wore them until they wore out in about 3 years.
About 7 years later, the problem returned and I went to a different podiatrist. He gave me cortisone injections in my heals and that also worked. The first injection got rid of about 75% of the pain. A month later, the 2nd injection didn't do much. A third injection got rid of it all. That was about 5 years ago.
In both cases, my 1 regret was that I didn't seek professional help sooner. It was fairly easy, successful, and fully covered by my insurance. Why did I let myself suffer so long! :-)
Both podiatrists suggested that I not wear the same shoes everyday. By changing shoes, I vary the stress and am less likely to aggravate the problem. That sounds like good common sense advice to me.
llg (ddd is my home computer and I am taking another sick day today.)
- 0Feb 11, '05 by stevieraeI got it when Doc Martens were popular (don't laugh--I live close enough to Seattle that, when grunge was king, Docs were part of the uniform--those and flannel shirts.) I even wore them in the OR (not the boots; just the shoes.)
I went to one of the podiatrists I worked with, and he gave me a prescription for custom orthotics. I never got around to filling it, but I DID stop wearing Docs (probably right arond the time Kurt died.)
No more plantar fasciitis since.
- 0Feb 11, '05 by Lucy4OUCH! I had heel spurs a few years ago - extreme pain when getting out of bed in the morning and after sitting awhile. Went to Doctor who recommended heel cups and antiinflammatorys. I took Voltaran and that helped alot. A friend of mine has had her heel injected with some success and recently got orthotics. Good Luck!