Plantar fasciitis & playing sports

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Hi everyone.  I'm hoping that someone here can offer me some words of wisdom.  I've had plantar fasciitis in both feet for 6 months now.  I have recently got orthotics, which definitely help.  I also use an ice roller, use heelease machine, wear compression socks, and also sleep in a splint.  Despite doing all this my plantar popped whilst playing badminton - after 3 days on crutches and a few weeks of rehab I was playing again and all was fine, then bingo, it happened to the other foot too.  Drs are telling me that I need to think about giving up playing, but I really don't want to.  I've been reading about people having injections and other treatments and just wondered how effective they are, and what sports people recommend.  Sorry for the long post.  

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    Hi Alex,

    In both feet, I have plantar fasciitis in both feet too.

    But, not from playing sports. From the type of job that I have done/retail.. too much standing!!!

    It sounds like you are doing the right things to get some relief.  It just takes

    time. Maybe you need to give up on sports for awhile and just rest and

    do your best to stay off your feet.  And compression socks are great, I have

    used those and they have helped me a lot.  Just got to stay positive, which

    can be difficult at times.. it will get better and hopefully will completely

    go away, as I hope that mine will do the same.

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    I have had PF in both feet as well.  My right foot lasted 9months and slowly disappeared.  I am now suffering crippling pain in my left foot (5 months).  I was a runner, long distance walker and avid gym bunny .... now I do a lot of hot yoga (not bikram) that does actually give my foot some relief by stretching out the muscles in the back of my legs.  PF is the most frustrating and painful condition.  I need to walk short distances and can only do it when I distract myself from the pain by listening to music or podcasts.  A friend started plasma treatment (having your own plasma injected into the heel) and seems to believe it is helping.  For me physios, ibuprofen, orthotics and massage didn't help at all.  I would like to know if anyone has had success with a cortisone injection in their foot?

    And good luck!  Hope your PF disappears permanently soon.

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      Not sure about having a cortisone shot.. I don't think that I would want anyone giving me a shot in my foot/feet.   I guess you could try it, but might want to do a little more research first.

      And thanks, I hope that your PF goes away permanently soon too.

      Take good care of your feet,  Aimee

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    Hi Alex,

    I guess I am doing this correctly, as far as responding back to you.. right?  Anyways, yes.. I hope and wish my plantar fasciitis goes away permanently one of these days soon.  Today, has not been all that great.. a little more pain than normal, but just got to hang in there with it.  Hope you are hanging in with yours too.

    Take care,  Aimee


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