Plantar fasciitis

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Hi folks. What if cortisone injections, excercise, and a boot I wear at night don't work? It worked at first but now it doesn't. Does anybody know what the next step will be?

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    Hi Mandy

    Cortisone injections work just for a period of time, I think it lasts for 3 months, right? My mum has PF and feels good with resting the feet on bags of frozen gel. Frozen peas would work for us here (mum lives in Brazil, she bought these gel packs and put them in the freezer). Mum does it 3 times every day. My friend, who lives here, cycles a lot so he doesn't put his weight on his feet. Physio is good too. I think this foot problem takes years to get sorted. Another friend suffered for 3 years. I thought I had it at the beginning but I have something more serious and painful - tarsal tunnel syndrome. Ouch!

    I wish you get better soon. Take care of yourself.


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    Having recently suffered from it, I was told to stretch the calf and arch. You stand on a step facing upwards and holding on to something. Put your toes on the step (flat) and hang your heel/s over the step and you will feel the stretch. Do this and hold for 30 seconds and repeat a couple of times. Do this a couple of times a day. My PF started with loose fitting flimsy sandals and GP told me to wear lace ups for support (and it is summer her in Australia). I also, whilst watching TV, get a tennis or golf ball and run my foot up and down the ball. It really hurts but stretches the ligament that causes plantar facititis. Cortisone shots never helped me but the above has made a big difference and I am so relieved as next Monday I am having more foot surgery on my other (bad) foot and having PF in my good foot would have been a nightmare.
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    Kinesectic taping has worked for my brother, he has had Pf a few times but the last time physio taped him up and its not returned since.
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    I have dealt with pf for years. Cortisone injection worked first time and lasted 6 months. Second time did nothing. Tried doing cold packs, minimal relief. Stretching the calves helps some. I also had a chiropractor do some manipulating and that helped the most and it went away. Now I have pain across the top of that foot. I have given up and just live with the pain.
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