Plantar fasciitis back in a different spot?

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Hi everyone,

I had PF back at the begining of the year and it was around for about 7 months of so.. due to a change in job poor footware and ignoring the problem at first. I tried multiple podiatrists, custom made orthotics, heel pads, accupuncture, physios everything but the injection and surgery. It did in the end clear up after limited exercising ( just the bike and swimming),careful footware ( including orthotics in trainers) and NSAID.

Now following an injury in my big toe and my gait changing to me walking on the outside of my foot PF is back but in another area of the foot.. I guess I was just wondering has anyone had PF in the lateral part of the foot or had PF come back after a good 2 months clear? I am so worried that I am back to square one! sad

Any advice would be great! 

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    Well that sucks

    I've never gotten rid of mine totally

    I have a bad ankle is why

    It has gotten better

    I've never felt any pain in the front of the bottom of my foot

    Since you hurt your toe and the pain is in front logic tells me it's a toe problem not PF

    I guess off to the doc for you to anilize it

    • Posted

      Hey Ben thanks for your comment - oh no that sucks that yours has never gone away sad Yes I did go back to the doctor he said it is most likely PF the toe was a seperate issue which has healed but obviously when it was injured I was over compensating on the side of my foot - if only we could get a new foot wink
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      I'm a vet so they fit with some custom insoles at the vet hospital

      They said my gait was all messed up

      Will see if that helps

      Yeah your toe probably brought PF again

      Good luck with it

      What a hassle , getting old sucks

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    I had a similar experience....had a major op back in July, and to start with, walking generally was painful, and my gait changed to compensate....PF started to return, pain getting worse by the day! Took anti-inflammatories to ease the apin that was changing my gait, and within a couple of weeks PF had faded away again. Diclofenac is great for PF and hopefully help with the toe!
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      Glad Im not the only one! I just find it strange how it can go to a completely different area! Yes I am on diclofenac it helps a little but I still have that awful pain in the morning even with warming up my foot before hand.. out of curiosity how many diclofenac did you take a day? Thanks for your response smile

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