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All PF sufferers....

I have tried everything out there...podiatrists, orthopedic doctor, cortisone, orthotics, gel heel pads, new shoes/ sneakers, physical therapy, rolling on ice bottles, heating pads, stretches, non- prescription gels & prescription suave, boots, splint. My calves, despite exercise, got so painful and tight, neededing manual massage ant moist heating pad.

It's now been over a year....started in one foot, then the other! All the above are temporary relief. I now have issue with right knee swelling, with 'Baker's cyst' behind my joint..needing a relief with a cortisone injection.

Strongly suggest......continual stretching feet (with towel),  as seen on internet, massage calves, roll on ice bottle, gel heel pads, laced arch support sneakers/ shoes. All are helpful, while sitting or laying in bed. ALEVE helps ( won't do prescription pain killers).

Fellow sufferers, I wish you comfort. Hoping ther's more to cure it...someday! Refuse surgery. And, despite initial standing pain, stay active...don't let it get you down....At 67, I continue to exercise and do what I can to keep active....don't let those calves tighten up sitting on a couch!

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  • david12541 rosiegirl

    The plantar is said to tighten up during the night hence the often recommended wearing of a night splint which are however not really comfortable and can interfere with a good night's sleep.

    I have recentl tried memory foam trainers. These have a quite thick firm foam insole which moulds to the shape of the foot and provides very good support. I had a brief PF flare up after being on my feet all day with hard soled work shoes and then having two further days of work appointments wearing them, but have worn the memory foam shoes since and thankfully the PF has gone away.

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