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ive been suffering since the end of 2012. I started training for the London Moonwalk (26.2 miles), the pain in my heel was excruciating. I saw my doc in January 2013 and she arranged physio. Initially it started to help, as did the new trainers, but being a female, wearing trainers 24 hours a day was not scripted into my life. I was also fitted up with orthopedic insoles at the hospital, again was told my footwear had to change, so I did so. Wearing lace up sturdy shoes with my insoles in was a welcome relief at first. But just recently it's started up worse than ever again. I'm wearing the PF boot, stretching, icing, massage, but with no relief. I've even signed up,for the moonwalk again for 2015, even though when I first saw the doc she to,d me not to walk! Everyday activities are a struggle, standing to cook, iron etc. I consider myself still young at 42 but I walk like I'm 80!

Any advice would be gratefully received 

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    Hi I am sorry you are suffering but I certainly understand everything you say,,,,,,Sadly I have suffered too and find mfor almst 3 years I now have a ruptured Plantar Fascia... I fnd myself getting down lately due to the lack of moblity, pain, and not being able to do what I usually do.....I have date for Coblation Surgery 20th Feb 2015 but that seems an eternity away :-(  and even with surgery there is no quick fix, surgery doesnt always go well....but I feel I have to try it as I cannot carry on as things are with no glimmer of a reduction in pain in the near future.... I am sorry I like many other sufferers acknowledge that this condition can and often becomes chronic depending upon the reasons for the condition in the first place, abnormal foot mechanics, RA, Injury etc etc..... Best wishes Kim x
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      Hi kim, from reading through some of the comments, it seems like so many have this awful pain, and not many are getting the help they so desperately need.

      good luck with your surgery, February can't come quick enough for you x

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    I have tried exercises, foot in cast, steroid injections, but I believe it ruptured after the second steroid shot sad which can happen....I have researched the condition and I see a mixed bag of outcomes....I think its like anything else in life you just dont know how it will turn out for any given case... I never realised how common it is and how painful and stubborn to treat.  My surgeon has explained all the options and tells me as it is.... I have to hope it works.....good luck to you too, have you had steroid injections xx
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      No, I haven't had an injection. Like yourself, I've done research on PF. At times I think it takes over my life as I'm always reading about it.

      ive read mixed reports on having the injection and as you say it can cause it to rupture.

      i think it will be another trip back to the doctor, she'll tell me to take ibrophen, she'll arrange physio and that will be it again! X

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    Well, I'm still sufferering, but this week I purchased a pair of Revs clogs. Tney didn't come cheap, £60 and they are not the most attractive of footwear, but for wearing around the house like slippers, these have really helped. The insole is made up of lots of rubber nodules that are different heights. I've got a pair of Kenhoh flip flops and during the summer wear those around the house. When I first got them they were uncomfortable to wear for any longer than 10 mins, the idea is that you build up to wearing them. So when my clogs arrived I was able to wear straight away.  I'm getting up in the morning and not having as much pain. They are working for me, so might be worth trying, like I said not cheap though.
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