what can i expect from seeing a biomechanics specialist

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This is my first post on here as a PF sufferer. I have had the condition now for 3 years. I have tried recommended excercises hot and cold compress shoe insoles all to no avail. I do not recall the last time that I slept throughout the night without being woken with the pain, First thing in the morning I have to furniture walk the pain is so bad, going downstairs is a nightmare I thing my ankles are going to snap. I work as a carer and spent most of the day on my feet, work is becoming increasingly more difficult to cope with. Over the last few months the pain is getting worse as when I rest my feet I am experiencing very sharp pains in my heels which bring tears to my eyes, I am 2 stone overweight now because I can not get out walking or excercising and this is really getting me down. Im going abroad on holiday in may and Im not sure if im looking forward to it as nothing seems to bring any enjoyment anymore, Im beginning to wonder if i will ever be able to do simple, normal things ever again like walking with the grandkids. Today I see a Biomechanics Specialist and pray they will come up with some amazing cure. No one should have to suffer this ammount of pain on a daily basis. It's ruining my life. Desperate...

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    In all honesty, everyone has a different opinion - from my experience plantar faciitis is the end result of something else. I have bad posture and weak core which has tightened up all the muscles in my legs.

    I am seeing a specialist and it is working slowly, though the last two days since I have started training again have been unbearable.

    I purchased a pair of Vibram fivefingers which helped.

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      Hi Airwave. Specialist has told me there is definately more going on than PF and has asked that i do stretching exercises 3 times a day to help my foot. I feel these are only aggravating the situation and do not understand why a scan has never been done to show what we are dealing with. As far as pain management is concerned it's a no until they find the source of the pain. In the meantime i have to suffer sleepless nights because of the pain. I will see a specialist again later this month.cry
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    I have also had PF for three years. I truly know your pain! I have it in both feet and I finally was able to get surgery on my left. Before the operation my doctor tried injections, custom inserts, and anti inflammatory medicine. None of those worked. The operation didn't even help much so my doctor prescribed me 15MG Meloxicam and told me to stay off of my feet as much as possible for two weeks to give the inflammation a chance to go down so the micro tears could heal. After that two weeks, I saw great improvement. I stopped taking the pills and I still have LESS PAIN. I still have some pain that would probably bother the average person, but after the pain that my feet have brought me it's not bad at all. Figured I would share my story in case you could take anything from it. Best of luck to you ☺️
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      Thanks for that Mc Coy I have been to see specialist who says there is more going on and has given me foot excersises to do, so far it seems only to aggravate the foot pain and as far as any medication is concerned she does not want me going for pain management as this will only mask the prob. What I don't understand is why they can give you exercises to do when a scan has never been done to show what they are dealing with.frown
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