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Posted by Becky on 1/22/99 at 00:00 (003741)

Honey, I wish I had good news for you, but I don't. Hundreds of us suffer with this awful thing. I have had Pf for four years. First started as a heel spur then I guess I developed into Plantar Fasciitis. I now live a totally sedentary life. Even my job is an 'only sit down' job. I used to be an avid walker, traveled all over the place and enjoyed shopping for hours on end. No more. I have had surgery (EPF) and the 'up and coming OSSATRON'. Some try Accupunture, some do stretches, others have Orthotics or Birks. Everyone is different. For the most part I think the 'regular's' have tried about 10 different types of treatments and been to approx 5-10 doctors. Feel free to e-mail me anytime and I will try to give you some hope. Before you do anything, read the message board. It is much more informative than all the doctor's we have been to combined. On the average rest and ice seems to decrease the horrid pain we get. Boring but very helpful
! The less you do and the more you ice the better your feetsies will feel. That is a promise

Unfortunalty, this causes weight gain and depression. Blessings!

Re: We are here for you.

Melody on 1/22/99 at 00:00 (003742)

Becky, I also developed a heel spur a few months ago-and now my right
foot is getting one. It is depressing to think our lives do change
from this problem. I really enjoyed walking & miss it very much now.
I understand swimming & bicycling is the best. I hope to continue
reading from people like you-Blessing to you! Melody