I was only diagnosed with PF a couple of weeks ago but b...

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I was only diagnosed with PF a couple of weeks ago but believe I have been suffering from it for more than a few months now. It seems a long time since I DIDN'T hobble to the bathroom in the mornings. Most information suggests that women get it "IN THEIR 40'S". I am only just 40. Is this life of pain just the beginning? I too have problems with my hip on the same side as the painful foot. The pain in my hip was first. Could this have caused the PF? Do others get the pain so bad the have to hop or crawl around their homes?

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    I have it in both feet. I am 38 years old. I have had it now for 10months. Yes I do crawl to the bathroom in the mornings. I am following all the advice given and I am seeing some improvement, stick with it but don't ignore it.

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    I have had PF for 2 weeks now and I am only 18 !!!

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    I have just had this condition diagnosed today, I am just 40 too, will try exercises and arnic rub.

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    I am 42 and have had this condition for 2 months now. I do also get a pain in the leg joint but the worse thing is the foot pain, especially after rest/first thing in the morning. I had a cortisone injection which made things worse for 5 days i.e the heel pain was much worse and spread up the back of my calf. I think the pain is slightly improved now although I cannot walk far, which is very difficult as walking was my main exercise and I have weight to lose. I will be returning to the doctor for more advice although it odesn't seem there is much they can do.

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    im was diagnosed with PF when i was 13 !!

    and im 16 now and im still getting physio

    and nothing seems to be working

    does anyone have any tips or do you think it

    will come to a time where i will have to have

    an operation

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    I've had PF for maybe 6-8 months now. On first visit to doctors she just said it's called heel pain and will go in time. Good help from the NHS there!! As I'm a keen runner I kept running and only made things worse so back to the docs I went. This time she referred me to a sports injury clinic where I received my first steroid injection into the heel of my foot (not as painful as everyone makes out). The first week after the injection the pain increased but by the second week it had reduced considerably although it's still there just not as bad. I'm due for a 2nd injection on the 27th January.

    Since having PF I've tried everything to help. Stretches, night splints, shoe cushions, new shoes, cutting cardboard to the shape of the arch support in my shoes to place underneath sole to reduce pressure on the heel, ice, rolling frozen bottles over my feet, golf balls and taking 2 weeks off work to relax. After all this I'm still doing the stretches and rolling frozen bottles over my feet. I gave up on the night splint after 3 months as it didn't seem to make any difference as is very uncomfortable to sleep in.

    The only thing I've not tried is taping the foot.

    Anyway after all these things it's still there so I guess it's a waiting game as no one seems to have a case whereby one thing has worked to cure it. As for me my life dream of running the Marathon is on hold now after I managed to gain entry for the 2009 and have had to roll it over to 2010.

    If anyone has had any other luck with different methods then please list as I'm guessing like anyone with PF will give them a try!!

    Good luck all.

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