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Hello, I've just been diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis I've had pain in my feet/ankles ever since I can remember, I always thought the pain was normal as I'm normally on my feet a lot. But after realising no one else got this pain I went to the doctors he quickly diagnosed me with Plantar Fasciitis. He sent me off with a link to this site, some exercises and that I should buy new shoes and insoles aswell.

Does anyone know of any good insoles and shoes? As I have no idea what I'm really looking for, I would like some trainers for everyday use but decent insoles as I work 7-9hour shifts 5days a week and I'm normally on my feet for all of it.

Any help and advice would be appreciated many thanks! smile

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    I would take insoles with a pinch of salt, as they can affect people in different ways - I would go and see a specialist and have custom made insoles to see if they work.

    Mine didn't as the problems lied with my back.

    New Balance are a good brand for trainers though.

    Good luck

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    Beccah50, I've had plantar for 18 months and have a job where I'm on my feet all day. For the past couple of years I've always worn fitflops around the house, purely for comfort, and so I recently purchased from Fitflop closed in shoes that are designed for my catering job. Not a miracle cure but the BEST shoes I've found for comfort at work. I'm not suggesting you get these, they are expensive, £60, but I've found that these work best for me, I've tried lots of others. I hope you find something that helps.

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    My podiatrist advised me not to wear slippers as they have no support so I always wear crocs in the house. Outside I wear trainers with custom made insoles in them, I never wear heels at all. I was also advised that Birkenstocks were beneficial though I never actually wore them. My trainers are Adidas Supernova, a relatively cheap brand, but they have worked for me.

    Good luck.

    Glynis

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    Thanks for all the advice! Will look into those shoes and see what ones work best for me, and see about getting custom made insoles smile
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    I started to get heel pain a couple of years ago, so I looked it up on the net. The most common advice was to roll an empty bottle with my foot. Stand up, put a flat sided bottle on the ground and roll it with your bare foot. It stretches the muscles in your foot, and it really helped me. You have to put a bit of pressure on, but obviously you have to not break the bottle ! If you were worried about that, you could use a rolling pin. Thats the only treatment I have ever had for my heel pain, it seems to work
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    I was diagnosed with this a few years ago in both feet, i tried everything to ease the pain in the end i had steroid injections in the bottom ot the heal and it hurt like hell, but was worth it have been completly pain free now for six months. My gp was great he gave me the injections and also referred me to orthotics to have insoles made for me plus your foot wear is very inportant no slippers,flipflops,clogs or any loose fitting shoes the only footwear that i seem to benefit from are walking shoes iv got some made by merrell at the mo and they seem to be really comfy they are not this nicest of footwear but at least my feet no longer hurt. Yippie.
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