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As there has been no activity on this topic I thought I would start a discussion rather than just answer others.
I have had this condition in my left foot for a year now and as others have said it is bloody painful making walking impossible. I also have arthritis in my right Knee and have gout which is also very painful. The gout is under control with Allopurinol and I have steriod injections in the knee which sometimes work and other times not so I have to take painkillers for that.
Having started taking a new painkiller because I had side effects from Naproxen I noticed that the plantar fasciitis had gone and I was able to walk as far as my knee would allow me. I notice a slight pain when I first get up but that goes away after a few minutes so I am just left with the knee pain which is bearable with the painkillers and only gets unbearable after walking a couple of miles. I have reduced the pain killers from 3 a day to 1 a day and my foot is still OK. I am still doing the exercises and walking a couple of miles a day and it is only my Knee that is still a problem, I am hoping the next steroid injection may work better or prehaps its the cold wet weather that is causing it to be so painful. I will then stop the painkillers and see if the Plantar fasciitis pain returns.
I have an appointment this week with the Podistry service to see if they can suggest a solution long term but at the moment I am enjoying being able to walk the dog again and go skiing next month by which time I hope to of had another injection in the knee to solve that problem untill they can offer a longer term solution for that one, the problems of getting old!!!
Oh! the painkiller I take is called INDOMETACIN 25mg and are for ligament/tendon pain, Gout, arthritis, back pain and period pain all of which I have other than the period pain be a bit worried if I had that one being male.
Hope this helps some of you as I know different drugs help some and not others and its a case of finding one that suits you but I like to keep the painkillers for short times when nothing else works.
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