Plantar fasciitis for 1year

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HI anyone got any tips on p.f.

Got it in both feet ..pain in arches

Have arch supports.

Doing stretching exercises daily, icing and rolling on bottle

Getting so fed up as can't exercise or do things I used to.

HELP PLEASE.

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    Hi 

    I had 3 laser sessions  on my feet from physio and got some sketchers trainers and am pleased to say back walking normally and pain free 

    best of luck 

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    Find my post.  To put it simply, I found INSTANT amazing disappearance of very painful.PF by doing the backstroke for 15 minutes.  Get in the pool now.  Ice and rest it a bit and presto.  Gone.
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    Orthiticdor, I am a retired physician and plantar fasciitis patient.  I got plantar fasciitis around February 2016.  After about four months, it completely resolved. 

    Here's what I think.  Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel bone, and/or some minimal tearing of the plantar fascia - just a few fibers - that results, naturally, in inflammation . . .   like a "pulled muscle."   Inflammation hurts until it heals and resolves.  So what's so difficult about curing P.F.?  Well we walk on it!!!  Let's say we take 5000 steps a day.  Imagine inflammation of your elbow, (i.e. tennis elbow).  Imagine taking your sore "tennis elbow" and wacking it against the wall, 5000 times a day.  Think it would heal quickly?  I don't either.

    So my cure for plantar fasciitis is cushion, cushion and cushion!!!  That's right - cushion the heel.  Here's what I did.  First, I wore the plantar fasciitis "relief bridge" gel-heel innersole in my shoes - that I got at Walgreen's for about $11.  Make sure your innersoles are soft and preferably made of gel.  (I plan to use mine indefinitely in my shoes.)  Then I wore a pair (usually) of nice thickish sox.  On my heel I wore fasciitis therapy wrap padded supports that I got on the internet for about $13.  (I don't wear them any more.)  So when I had my PF, under my heels I had 3 cushion layers.  I wore this about 24 hours a day - except when in the shower or swimming.  And after about 4 months, the PF was totally gone.  And I would suggest to you, have patience, not surgery.

    Orthiticdor, that's what I think.  I hope this helps you and the many other sufferers of plantar fasciitis.  Good Luck to you, doknabox/JerryR

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      Thankyou Jerry R. Strangely, I don't have heel pain.pain is in arches of both feet.got arch supports but still struggling.

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    I agree with Jerry that cushioning is the answer in many cases but there are several causes of pf and it may not cure the problem if its heel spurs, a growth or an injury. I would say that cushioning is unlikely to make matters worse and may well help to carry on with life while the cause is investigated.

    What sort of cushioning may also vary, I use gel heel pads in trainers and a pf gel insole in ski boots and walking boots as these cushion the whole sole and transfer some weight to the sole so taking load off the heel. I still do calf stretches as every morning they are tight but not bad enough to wear a brace to keep then stretched through the night.

    Hope this helps and remember the problem can disappear as quick as it came, you just have to target the cause.

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    My PF is going on 4 months and seems to be getting worse not better.

    ?My orthotics seem to help, as does rest and rolling a tennis ball, however a couple of drinks or glasses of wine seems to bring me back to square one.....steady, throbbing, aching pain right at the front of the heel.

    ?Anybody else see alcohol making this thing worse? 

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