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Posted by Bill on 3/24/99 at 00:00 (005744)

This looks interesting. Ever since I have had PF, I have also had back problems in my lower back. It comes and goes, but seems to always be there just like my PF. I can't remember which came first, the back or the heel pain. I even had a doctor once do a test on my back with needles showing there was a difference from one side of my spine to the other. He said there probably is some pressure there. S1 or S2 I think. I have always wondered if my back and PT were related, but know one has been able to determine that yet. Has anyone tried this sacro wedgy? Can't tell if this is a scheme or something that could work.

Bill


Re: http://phos.com/wedgy/heelpain.html look interesting

jill on 3/24/99 at 00:00 (005747)

Bill - I have a tendency to walk and stand sway backed. When I am not making myself stand up straight, I know my heels hurt worse. I know that is not very scientific, but I do believe posture and heels are related.

Re: http://phos.com/wedgy/heelpain.html look interesting

maureen on 3/24/99 at 00:00 (005750)

Hi Bill! Yes, I tried the sacro-wedgy. I found it very uncomfortable to sit on for very long, so it eventually just sat on the shelf near my chair. I'm having much better luck with PT in terms of getting exercises which are finally (after 9 years) stabilizing my sacro-iliac joint. I also do yoga, which has helped tremendously. The standing poses in yoga however are quite painful for my pf right now, so I'm limiting & modifying them currently. Good luck!

Re: http://phos.com/wedgy/heelpain.html look interesting

Alicia on 3/24/99 at 00:00 (005754)

When I was going through myofascial release (type of physical therapy), my therapist looked at my body alignment and said that my pelvis had a posterior tilt that shortened my hamstrings, calves and in turn, pulled the plantar fascia tighter. She concentrated on releasing these muscles and showed me how to do pelvic tilt exercises. When I stretch these muscles at least twice a day and do the pelvic tilts, it helps the fasciitis. So, there must be something about the spinal and body alignment that relates to the PF.

Re: http://phos.com/wedgy/heelpain.html look interesting

jill on 3/24/99 at 00:00 (005747)

Bill - I have a tendency to walk and stand sway backed. When I am not making myself stand up straight, I know my heels hurt worse. I know that is not very scientific, but I do believe posture and heels are related.

Re: http://phos.com/wedgy/heelpain.html look interesting

maureen on 3/24/99 at 00:00 (005750)

Hi Bill! Yes, I tried the sacro-wedgy. I found it very uncomfortable to sit on for very long, so it eventually just sat on the shelf near my chair. I'm having much better luck with PT in terms of getting exercises which are finally (after 9 years) stabilizing my sacro-iliac joint. I also do yoga, which has helped tremendously. The standing poses in yoga however are quite painful for my pf right now, so I'm limiting & modifying them currently. Good luck!

Re: http://phos.com/wedgy/heelpain.html look interesting

Alicia on 3/24/99 at 00:00 (005754)

When I was going through myofascial release (type of physical therapy), my therapist looked at my body alignment and said that my pelvis had a posterior tilt that shortened my hamstrings, calves and in turn, pulled the plantar fascia tighter. She concentrated on releasing these muscles and showed me how to do pelvic tilt exercises. When I stretch these muscles at least twice a day and do the pelvic tilts, it helps the fasciitis. So, there must be something about the spinal and body alignment that relates to the PF.