Plantar Fascitis

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I had a knee op and have done the exercises probably too many and have now developed plantar fascitis.  anyone else had this issue. I am treating my feet with Epsom salts and ibroprofen gel, both helping.

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    Hi, the knee replacement is enough isn't it, but it does bring other problems in the equation, I have had dreadful problems, cramps etc with my calf muscle. I think slowly slowly, listening to your body and doing very gentle exercises, stretching etc to try and alleviate. It's slowed down my progress with rom particularly, but I'm trying not to listen to the mantra you only have a window of time to get rom and hoping it will eventually come. Perhaps your doctor could give you some good advice or someone on the forum who has suffered this. I think possibly time is the essence.

    Good luck and patience 😀😀

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    Plantar fasciitis is an extremely painful condition , I had this , and it can take many months to get rid of . First see your GP who may send you to see a specialist . I was given a set of exercises to do and a pair of special inner soles for my shoes . Don't walk barefooted even indoors . With treatment it should get better , but it can take some time . Sorry if this seems a bit doom and gloom , but that's how it was for me . I had my knee ops many years ago so I can't blame it on that .

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    Hi yes I had the same. Ice, ibuprofen, Epsom salts and rest but excercise too. It's a real nuisance but it does go eventually mine went after about 5 days. Sympathies 😭

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    Hi I had this quite badly befor my knee op I was given exercises that stretched my toes  on a step. Then heel drops on the step that stretch the calf muscles. The other thing I was given that helped a plastic roller that could be described like a meat tenderiser and put it under my calf muscles to loosen it up. All these exercises and advice were given to me by a serious runner in a athletics shop ! It is all but cured it.  I do find it rears its ugly head if I exercise and my tkr is not hitting the straight mark so concentrate on getting your leg straight at the right time so as not putting pressure on your plantar leg. Ice baths or ice cold soaks are a must! 
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    Hello

    Just been diagnosed with same in left foot had right knee replaced 21 months ago. It seems left leg and foot has over done it.

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