Plantar fasciitis people ....any help?

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Hi!! I have had this issue about 7 months now. Have had 4 injections....and have don't everything! I mean A Lot!!!!

Does anyone have trouble standing in one spot too long? I can't stand in one place longer than a min or 2 before the whole foot ( I have in both feet) starts hurting really Really BAD!!!!! If you know what i mean...why does it do this?? Is it because its pulling on the fascia and the longer you stand, the more weight gets bared?? I can't walk far distances. My heels are so tender underneath as well. I have to bend my knees to take a shower. I see my podiatrist again on the 9th ....considering the release surgery. I can't do this much longer sad

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    Well I only had the release surgery after having PF for 10 years! I would say you've not had it anywhere near long enough to consider surgery. A year after having surgery I would say it is 60% success but I now have post op nerve damage. Just be sure you have really tried everything. Good luck. 

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      Thank you. Did you experience these types of symptoms? I read somewhere that it's best to have it done between 6 months and 1 year... I'm 34 bound to a knee scooter and have to raise my family, so it's a risk that I'm willing to take... I'm sure finding an amazing doctor is also key! What kind of nerve damage, are you experiencing?

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      Yes I experienced the same symptoms. I am a nurse which doesn't help. Pain in the morning crawling around or hobbling, pain after walking, shooting pain up my legs from my heels. I had steroid injections three times and about 20 different insoles! I also tried many night splints too. The operation has helped a lot. However a few months after I had terrible nerve pain in the outside side of my left foot and shooting through my foot and up my leg to my buttock. I now take Amitriptaline for this which has helped and I hope in time I will be able to stop taking this. I do calf stretches three times a day for 12 minutes each and I have a stretch band which I use in bed before I get out which I find gives great relief. 

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    Yvonne, 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.

    Yvonne, 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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    Poor you! In both feet...you need to rest them as much as possible so they can heel...also I got some insoles to help with the pain..with a raised arch....eventually they should heel but it takes time..hope this helps....x
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    HI I can't walk very far either, unable to exercise. Just plodding along, doing what exercises I'm told to do. Had this for a year now....someone suggested acupuncture, has anyone tried it. I have spent hundreds on shoes, boots, trainers, inserts etc.

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    Hi Yvonne39, Sorry to hear you are in pain too!! I was diagnosed last week and have had it for awhile.  Don't really have any advice, just wanted to say I am sorry and I understand how much it hurts.  Hope you will feel better soon!! 

     

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