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how long does it take before it gets better

Posted by Judy Maton on 8/11/98 at 18:39 (001283)

how long does it take before it gets better
the dr.. said months...I'm on my feet all day. and can't afford taking
time off... HELP

Re: how long does it take before it gets better

Ginny on 8/11/98 at 20:30 (001286)

It can take a very long time before any noticeable results are detected. Have had the condition for about a year and a half.. started in the left foot, eventually developed in the right foot as well.. have had cortisone shots, taping, icing, birks. plantar fasciiotomy- I guess it would be considered the traditional kind.. just one incision close to the arch of the foot.. none of that helped.. recently went to a new podiatrist, he insisted on orthotics, which ain't cheap and aren't covered by most insurance.. plus he really emphasized the stretching. just got the orthotics today and they feel great. for me: stretching, birks and orthotics have really helped. oh and i bought a pair of new balance shoes someone else had mentioned on this message board.. and yesterday i actually walked an entire outlet mall without much pain

Re: how long does it take before it gets better

abby on 8/12/98 at 06:38 (001287)

new balance shoes nhave helped also reebox dmx$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Re: how long does it take before it gets better

Rhonda on 8/12/98 at 20:47 (001291)

In most cases PF goes away within 6 months to 12 months. I've had a severe bout of it for 2 1/2 years. Only recently have I had some relief... not sure if it is the low humidity this summer or the fact that I got rid of my orthodics! I know people who have had it for 4 years. There have been rare cases of 25 years, not to scare you but it can be severe. If you are still on your feet and working you most likely don't have it as badly as some others, but I'd strongly suggest you stay off your feet as much as possible. Rest is the best cure, especially at the beginning. I wish you much luck. Rhonda