Help! Need Info on Healing process and how much time I have to be off my feet

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I have been taking it easy for a few weeks and I have been able to walk normal with orthotics. But today while I was carrying some not to heavy boxes my foot went out and I had horrible pain walking regular again. Do you think I re wreaked it all over or will I be able to walk on it soon? I am worried because I start a new job in 2 days and I need to be able to walk again.

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    There are many forms of pf and just as many causes but it all boils down to tissue damage which needs time to heal and rest is the only answer all though you may be able to work and walk by cushioning the heel as much as possible so you are taking the load off it and so resting it and this applies to all forms of pf. the more you can transfer load onto the insole and ball of the foot the better so insoles built up under the sole with lots of gel cushioning under the heel are the most effective way of carrying on with this very painful condition. Pain killers may help and antiinflamatory gels rubbed in after a warm foot bath should help, cold and ice will numb the area but do nothing in the recovery process. Stretching exercises to stretch the calf should help but is best left untill the pain subsided as it may damage alread torn tissue. If you damaged the pf while running of twisting the ankle then it may be more torn damage where |I think mine was thightening calfs due to retiring so not climbing ladders all day which tended to stretch the calfs as I stood on the rungs.
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      I defined didnt get it from running. Only thing I can think of is that I started to wear sandals for the first time In My life after moving to a warmer climate. It just showed up mysteriously one day as I was walking Around target.

      I just hope I can get mobile again soon because my job requires me to walk around the building I work at to troubleshoot computers.

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    I've had that twice in my life and it does gradually go away, but I agree, the pain IS awful.

     Putting gel insoles in the shoes (not the stiff ones) help.  Stretch the calf as much as possible (stand near wall putting bad foot back straight stretching it for a minute) was helpful for me.

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      Is it weird that the raised heel insoles hurt it more? I found the only thing that helps is a specific orthodox Santa made by vionic allows me to walk again. They aren't very first though.

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      I had custom made insoles (expensive) that were hard and wore them once and never again.  I've seen those gel insoles for the heel, but I bought gel insoles for the entire foot for better balance.

      Anyway, hope the Vionic ones give you some relief.  Loathe painful feetmad

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      I am a retired physician and plantar fasciitis patient.  I got plantar fasciitis around February 2016.  After about four months, it completely resolved. 

      Here's what I think.  Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel bone, AND/OR some minimal tearing of the plantar fascia - just a few fibers - that results, naturally, in inflammation . . .   like a "pulled muscle."   Inflammation hurts until it heals and resolves.  So what's so difficult about curing P.F.?  Well we walk on it!!!  Let's say we take 5000 steps a day.  Imagine inflammation of your elbow, (i.e. tennis elbow).  Imagine taking your sore "tennis elbow" and wacking it against the wall, 5000 times a day.  Think it would heal quickly?  I don't either.

      So my cure for plantar fasciitis is cushion, cushion and cushion!!!  That's right - cushion the heel.  Here's what I did.  First, I wore the plantar fasciitis "relief bridge" gel-heel innersole in my shoes - that I got at Walgreen's for about $11.  (I plan to use them indefinitely in my shoes.)  Then I wear a pair (usually) of nice thickish sox.  On my heel I wore fasciitis therapy wrap padded supports that I got on the internet for about $13.  (I don't wear them any more.)  So when I had my PF, under my heels I had 3 cushion layers.  I wore this about 24 hours a day - except when in the shower or swimming.  And after about 4 months, the PF was totally gone. 

      That's what I think.  I hope this helps you and the many other sufferers of plantar fasciitis. 

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