Is this plantar fasciitis?

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Hello all, I have been suffering with pain in my feet on and off for the last  two years. My doctor diagnosed pf but I'm not so sure. Everything I've read about pf is pain in the heel, mine is more around the whole foot top and bottom and I get sharp stabbing pains in random places even at rest, my pain is in both feet at the same time and one is not worse than the other.the pain lasts all day and is particularly bad if I've been sitting for a while and stairs are very difficult.ive taken anti inflammatory tablets which took the swelling down but pain is still there, can anyone help and do you get it in both feet equally?

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    Tina,  Doesn't sound like PF.  I had PF for 4 to 5 months.  It was only in my left heel.  Never effected the right heel.  Was sharp and stabbing but only in the heel.  And I didn't notice much swelling.  Check my other posts.  doknabox

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    This would be most atypical for Plantar Fasciitis. It sounds more like peripheral neuropathy. How is your circulation? Are you diabetic? Mention peripheral neuropathy and claudication to your doctor and if he insists that it is PF, go somewhere else and get another opinion. Are your feet cold? Can you feel your pulse in your feet? Pretty sure it is not PF.
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    Yep I do sounds almost word for word same, in all honesty stretches, night splints & rolling feet on frozen bottle are only things that help.

    I can tell you accupuncture definately has not worked for me, infact it has made it a lot worse.

    If your sto mach can take strong anti inflamatories the ultimate best is Diclofenac the next one down that i have is Naproxen both stronger than Ibuprofen!! 

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      Thankyou, seems like most people get it in heel usually one foot. I'm on Narproxen at the moment also trying frozen bottle but not helping much yet. I'm worried that I won't be able to continue my job as it's 8 hours on my feet and a lot of stairs.

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      Thankyou so much, just want to know what it is so that I know how to treat it it! I never knew the feet were so complicated! Thankyou for your input and hope it works out well for you
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      As we age our arches fall & the fatty pads in our feet disappear and then PF set in. See a physio for exercises to help with the pain and stiffness. Hot wax foot spa is wonderful

       great 👍 arches and good padding in shoes . The arch support is most important.

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    It's a nasty pain issue when our feet hurt.

    i hated all the steroid injections and stupid custom arches that didn't help at all by podiatrists. 

    I found a better soluton with Flexable inserts that have different sizes on metartsal and heel inserts that fits I the arch. I was amazed at the difference after searching for years . Shoes are also important the spring shoes takes hundreds of pounds per square inch of pressure off or feet too!

    thats made a significant change in my feet and plantar is not a issue.

    of course I fit all my shoes with the arch supports and wore spring shoes until the tear in the facia heeled. 

    Doing adc adc exercises heled and of course the ice water bottle.

    it you want the type in shoes and inserts I can Pm you. 

    That was 8 years ago and some minor issues if I walk barefoot or without the proper arches.

     

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    Tina, I have read a lot of these comments and everyone is trying to help but I really do not think you have plantar fasciitis. This is almost certainly a peripheral neuropathy. 

    You can try all the treatments suggested by others for PF but I don't think they will help since you likely have a different problem.

    If you can't get to a doctor right awayyou can try over the counter treatments for neuropathy like fish oil, N-acetyl cysteine, ubiquinol, and vitamins B,D,C,E. Google peripheral neuropathy and you may discover something that works for you. Unfortunately there is not a single absolute cure for all PN and you may have to try these anyway but they are fairly inexpensive and worth a try and will not harm you.

    I am an MD and have had some peripheral nerve disorders so I know at least a little about this.

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      Thankyou so much for your help, I have since had more symptoms which include burning pain at night (enough to keep me awake) and also cold to touch , I am seeing a different doctor tomorrow so hopefully some answers.
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