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In the U.S. Naproxen is available over-the-counter. 

I have used the drug in the past for pain but it doesn't seem to help with my PF. 

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  • jean52798 jean52798 idave

    Hi Dave

    my daughter is suffering with PF, she too has been prescribed Naproxen with Zapain the next treatment if this fails is `TRAMADOL Which if used short term may help, but you can become addicted to Tramadol so be careful. Try ice wrapped in a towel . Hope you can get some relief soon. 

    Ps. My daughter has been given a boot to wear

  • christophe77444 christophe77444 idave

    It never helped with any of my pain ether possiblydue to it being unable to get to the legiment affected due to lack of blood flow in that tissue and in joint pain. Indometacin was a little better but a cold foot bath was the only imediate relief.

    Gel heel pads solved the problem but took several months for the pain to go and it went as quicklyas it had come, Although the gell heel pads took time they did allow me to get about and walk the dog wearing trainers or walking boots.


    • jean52798 jean52798 christophe77444

      Hi christopher

      my daughter has since found out from an MRI scan she has a tear on or in the planta fasciitis also a "spur" she like you is in pain. She was told not to do stretching exercises but a cold compress she has now been given another boot to wear which causes the other leg to hurt. She has gel heel pads no good, I bought her socks no good. I'm hoping it will go as quickly as it came.

    • christophe77444 christophe77444 jean52798

      At least you know the problem now so know rest and cold compress's are the imediate cure for pain relief but the gel heel pads will help in the long term as she has heel spurs as well. Pain killers may help and anti inflamatory gels may ease the pain a little as they soak into the skin and get to the inflamed tissue better than blood born pain killers.

      Heel spurs can be removed but only as a last resort the gel heel pads should help, I get the really thick ones that come in blue or red and are only a couple of quid, just Google gel heel pads and they will come up. It was the only thing my doctor suggested other than the pain killers.

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