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Plantar fasciitis

Posted by Brenda on 5/10/99 at 00:00 (006689)

Has anyone tried a chiropractor for therapy? I'm seeing one this afternoon. I have seen a podiatrist for several months and have gone the route of the wraps, stretching, anti-inflammatory (very hard on the tummy), cordisone shots, inserts. The pain is so intense that I can't bear to have even the sheets touch my heel! The pain has also eliminated my walking for fitness and weight control! HELP!

Re: Plantar fascia continuing problem SOLVED

Jim M. on 4/03/98 at 08:03 (000483)

I have a new HealthHouse catalog and the Orthofit inserts are no longer listed. Does anyone know of an alternate supplier? Also, are the inserts still relieving the foot pain?

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Ginny on 8/16/98 at 17:06 (001336)

I have the same course of pain as you describe.. nothing in the am, but progressively worse the longer I'm on my feet...also noticeable pain upon rising after I've been sitting for sometime. After reading everyone's entries on this message board, I'm beginning to think there are probably a variety of causes for pf, and correspondingly a variety of treatments that are successful to somewhat successful. Sometimes even the successes seem to diminish and you are left in 'search of' again. I think a positive attitude and busy schedule help as much as anything else.

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Kathy on 8/19/98 at 19:10 (001375)

My condition sounds very similar to yours. I've suffered with PF for about 14 months. Originally, I felt the pain when first touching the floor in the a.m. but no longer do. I can not stand on my feet for very long without terrific pain. I do better with walking but if on concrete, I end up limping and eventually the pain gets the best of me. I've tried feet strapping, anti-inflammatories, ultrasound, deep muscle massage, calf stretches. I received some relief with the US, massage and stretches but only temporary. I wear an orthotic but can't say it helps much. Perhaps soon, a new therapy will be available. Hang in there.

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Bonnie on 8/24/98 at 09:01 (001444)

I have had PF for about 20 years..this web site was amaizing...i am now seeing a specialist and doing all the things mentioned here..no relief yet...I have no real pain in the morning..never have, its only after standing or walking for some time that it starts to really get me...forget the mall, 30 minutes and I'm in tears...I stand doing my job. but I at times just pull up a chair or stool and sit..I just don't have a choice. I find that I am alway tired..the pain just wipes out my energy level..I just have lost interest in anything physical...I have just accepted that I am not yet normal agaon..it is depressing..at times I just give up...but I ned to work, live, so I go on...

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Monte on 4/28/99 at 00:00 (006348)

Hello Mr Spear.Do you think these shoes would help somone whose profession requires that they stand on their feet for 12 hours a day. Please let me know what you think.Thanks.

Re: Plantar fasciitis

JEANIE on 4/28/99 at 00:00 (006349)

HOW CAN WE GET THE SHOES IN LOUISIANA

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R. Hoffman on 4/28/99 at 00:00 (006351)

I don't know about the shoes. Maybe it was just time. I have had a heel spur in both feet. I stopped running after the one developed in my right foot. I tried everything up to and including cortisone shots. Nothing seemed to help, especially the shots. After several months of no running though, it just improved. I started running again, stretching my foot more and soaking it in hot water for a couple of minutes before running and applying ice after running. It has not bothered me since. BUT, about six weeks ago I started to feel the same thing in my left foot and am going through the same process...waiting. I will try the Clarks...in fact anything, but I have a feeling it is time more than anything else that works

Re: Plantar fasciitis

troy on 4/29/99 at 00:00 (006352)

hello, do they still make the shoe and how much are they, id be very interested in them. ive been in pain for 3 yrs and had the surgery, it helped a little. please get back too me.thanks,troy

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Yvonne on 5/10/99 at 00:00 (006691)

I have seen my chiro, he suggested self massaging and stretching. Also supplied (for a price!) footmax orthodics. No other advice or tretment. Maybe yours is more specialized in feet?! and will give you better advice.
If he does, let me know! Then I can pester my chiro to help me more!!

good luck


Re: Plantar fasciitis

John C. on 5/10/99 at 00:00 (006700)

Brenda,
Take a look at my response just down the page under 'Fancy Foot Massage'. A chiro did me a lot of good.

Best wishes. John


Re: Plantar fasciitis

John C. on 5/10/99 at 00:00 (006705)

Thanks, John C. This chiropractor has done wonders for a chronic lower back problem I had a couple of years back so I figure 'what the heck' - I don't believe my heel could hurt worse!
B

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WANDA on 5/10/99 at 00:00 (006707)

Hey Brenda I went to the chiropractor and he really helped my lower back,since I have had pf my whole body feels like its falling apart at times you get one thing to stop and somewhere else hurts.And believe me I was in very good shape and not overweight.He also did some kind of electric shock to my feet something like a tens unit. But who knows you might be the one it helps 100% I sure hope so . I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. Good luck and hang in there and please try PRAYER.

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Wanda on 5/11/99 at 00:00 (006727)

Wanda, I went to the chiropractor on Monday. Had an ultra sound treatment and acupuncture. Then he taped the foot, heel,and ankle. Felt better for a while, of course. Last night was difficult sleeping because the taping is tight! Have to go back Friday and then every 4-5 days for a few weeks. He told me the cordisone shot had been only a temporary 'cure' at best. You're right - I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy either.

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Yvonne on 5/11/99 at 00:00 (006730)

My chiro did an ultra sound treatment and acupuncture on Monday. I go back on Friday for another round of each and then every 4-5 days for several weeks. He said this treatment approach has been very successful with his other pf patients - in fact there was a gentleman across the hall with pf and he confirmed that after 3 weeks of treatments, he is almost pain free and back to walking 3 miles a day on a treadmill and using a stationery bike.
My chiro also used the taping method for support although right now it is not very comfortable - appears to be too tight and my foot is swelling. Have you every had the taping done?
He also suggested rolling my foot across a very cold soft drink can or a freezon bottle of water - the cold is suppose to be better than heat. Also to keep the foot elevated when sitting at my desk, laying on the sofa, or at bedtime.
Must add that he was very sympathic and eager to 'fix me up'! He's really a great guy!
B

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Brenda on 5/12/99 at 00:00 (006774)

My chiro did an ultra sound treatment and acupuncture on Monday. I go back on Friday for another round of each and then every 4-5 days for several weeks. He said this treatment approach has been very successful with his other pf patients - in fact there was a gentleman across the hall with pf and he confirmed that after 3 weeks of treatments, he is almost pain free and back to walking 3 miles a day on a treadmill and using a stationery bike.
My chiro also used the taping method for support although right now it is not very comfortable - appears to be too tight and my foot is swelling. Have you every had the taping done?
He also suggested rolling my foot across a very cold soft drink can or a freezon bottle of water - the cold is suppose to be better than heat. Also to keep the foot elevated when sitting at my desk, laying on the sofa, or at bedtime.
Must add that he was very sympathic and eager to 'fix me up'! He's really a great guy!

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Brenda on 5/12/99 at 00:00 (006775)

Thanks, John C. This chiropractor has done wonders for a chronic lower back problem I had a couple of years back so I figure 'what the heck' - I don't believe my heel could hurt worse!
B

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Brenda on 5/12/99 at 00:00 (006776)

Wanda, I went to the chiropractor on Monday. Had an ultra sound treatment and acupuncture. Then he taped the foot, heel,and ankle. Felt better for a while, of course. Last night was difficult sleeping because the taping is tight! Have to go back Friday and then every 4-5 days for a few weeks. He told me the cordisone shot had been only a temporary 'cure' at best. You're right - I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy either.
07:29:29

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Gail on 5/12/99 at 00:00 (006806)

Hi Brenda- I went to an orthopedie chiropractor in March and had a total of 15 treatments. He stretched,massaged, taped and gave me ultra-sound treatments under water. After all my treatments all the pain went away.I could walk like I uses to. It does seem to raise it's ugly head sometimes,but I still wear my orthonics and tape my foot when I'm on it alot. I also massage it with a rolling pin and that helps alot. I usually have pretty good days and would go back to the chiropractor if I had to. But so far I am walking pain free. I've had pf since last September or October. Good Luck and God bless.

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Matt on 12/04/98 at 12:32 (002504)

I have a similiar presentation to yours, no first step pain but standing in one place for any period of time hurts- orthodics or not. Although the pod. seems to think its PF he does not rule out a nerve compression problem. Have you received a confirmed diagnosis since your posting in September?

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Maggie on 6/11/99 at 00:00 (007717)

I have suffered faciitis for about a year and a half, I suffer shots of cortisone,ice therapy and stretching but none of them have worked. Pleae how is the thing with the Clark Aircomfort Shoes, here in Colombia we have no shops for this shoes.

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Lynne B. on 7/15/99 at 00:00 (008741)

I was just diagnosed 2 days ago, but have had pain increasing for 4-1/2 months. I have VERY flat feet. I am doing the exercises, which cause me INTENSE pain. Does anyone else have Planar fasciitis and has flat feet? Do arch supports help?

Re: Plantar fasciitis

slh on 7/29/99 at 00:00 (009202)

this sounds just like my case. maybe we are stretching too much.

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Monte on 4/28/99 at 00:00 (006348)

Hello Mr Spear.Do you think these shoes would help somone whose profession requires that they stand on their feet for 12 hours a day. Please let me know what you think.Thanks.

Re: Plantar fasciitis

JEANIE on 4/28/99 at 00:00 (006349)

HOW CAN WE GET THE SHOES IN LOUISIANA

Re: Plantar fasciitis

R. Hoffman on 4/28/99 at 00:00 (006351)

I don't know about the shoes. Maybe it was just time. I have had a heel spur in both feet. I stopped running after the one developed in my right foot. I tried everything up to and including cortisone shots. Nothing seemed to help, especially the shots. After several months of no running though, it just improved. I started running again, stretching my foot more and soaking it in hot water for a couple of minutes before running and applying ice after running. It has not bothered me since. BUT, about six weeks ago I started to feel the same thing in my left foot and am going through the same process...waiting. I will try the Clarks...in fact anything, but I have a feeling it is time more than anything else that works

Re: Plantar fasciitis

troy on 4/29/99 at 00:00 (006352)

hello, do they still make the shoe and how much are they, id be very interested in them. ive been in pain for 3 yrs and had the surgery, it helped a little. please get back too me.thanks,troy

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Yvonne on 5/10/99 at 00:00 (006691)

I have seen my chiro, he suggested self massaging and stretching. Also supplied (for a price!) footmax orthodics. No other advice or tretment. Maybe yours is more specialized in feet?! and will give you better advice.
If he does, let me know! Then I can pester my chiro to help me more!!

good luck


Re: Plantar fasciitis

John C. on 5/10/99 at 00:00 (006700)

Brenda,
Take a look at my response just down the page under 'Fancy Foot Massage'. A chiro did me a lot of good.

Best wishes. John


Re: Plantar fasciitis

John C. on 5/10/99 at 00:00 (006705)

Thanks, John C. This chiropractor has done wonders for a chronic lower back problem I had a couple of years back so I figure 'what the heck' - I don't believe my heel could hurt worse!
B

Re: Plantar fasciitis

WANDA on 5/10/99 at 00:00 (006707)

Hey Brenda I went to the chiropractor and he really helped my lower back,since I have had pf my whole body feels like its falling apart at times you get one thing to stop and somewhere else hurts.And believe me I was in very good shape and not overweight.He also did some kind of electric shock to my feet something like a tens unit. But who knows you might be the one it helps 100% I sure hope so . I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. Good luck and hang in there and please try PRAYER.

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Wanda on 5/11/99 at 00:00 (006727)

Wanda, I went to the chiropractor on Monday. Had an ultra sound treatment and acupuncture. Then he taped the foot, heel,and ankle. Felt better for a while, of course. Last night was difficult sleeping because the taping is tight! Have to go back Friday and then every 4-5 days for a few weeks. He told me the cordisone shot had been only a temporary 'cure' at best. You're right - I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy either.

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Yvonne on 5/11/99 at 00:00 (006730)

My chiro did an ultra sound treatment and acupuncture on Monday. I go back on Friday for another round of each and then every 4-5 days for several weeks. He said this treatment approach has been very successful with his other pf patients - in fact there was a gentleman across the hall with pf and he confirmed that after 3 weeks of treatments, he is almost pain free and back to walking 3 miles a day on a treadmill and using a stationery bike.
My chiro also used the taping method for support although right now it is not very comfortable - appears to be too tight and my foot is swelling. Have you every had the taping done?
He also suggested rolling my foot across a very cold soft drink can or a freezon bottle of water - the cold is suppose to be better than heat. Also to keep the foot elevated when sitting at my desk, laying on the sofa, or at bedtime.
Must add that he was very sympathic and eager to 'fix me up'! He's really a great guy!
B

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Brenda on 5/12/99 at 00:00 (006774)

My chiro did an ultra sound treatment and acupuncture on Monday. I go back on Friday for another round of each and then every 4-5 days for several weeks. He said this treatment approach has been very successful with his other pf patients - in fact there was a gentleman across the hall with pf and he confirmed that after 3 weeks of treatments, he is almost pain free and back to walking 3 miles a day on a treadmill and using a stationery bike.
My chiro also used the taping method for support although right now it is not very comfortable - appears to be too tight and my foot is swelling. Have you every had the taping done?
He also suggested rolling my foot across a very cold soft drink can or a freezon bottle of water - the cold is suppose to be better than heat. Also to keep the foot elevated when sitting at my desk, laying on the sofa, or at bedtime.
Must add that he was very sympathic and eager to 'fix me up'! He's really a great guy!

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Brenda on 5/12/99 at 00:00 (006775)

Thanks, John C. This chiropractor has done wonders for a chronic lower back problem I had a couple of years back so I figure 'what the heck' - I don't believe my heel could hurt worse!
B

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Brenda on 5/12/99 at 00:00 (006776)

Wanda, I went to the chiropractor on Monday. Had an ultra sound treatment and acupuncture. Then he taped the foot, heel,and ankle. Felt better for a while, of course. Last night was difficult sleeping because the taping is tight! Have to go back Friday and then every 4-5 days for a few weeks. He told me the cordisone shot had been only a temporary 'cure' at best. You're right - I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy either.
07:29:29

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Gail on 5/12/99 at 00:00 (006806)

Hi Brenda- I went to an orthopedie chiropractor in March and had a total of 15 treatments. He stretched,massaged, taped and gave me ultra-sound treatments under water. After all my treatments all the pain went away.I could walk like I uses to. It does seem to raise it's ugly head sometimes,but I still wear my orthonics and tape my foot when I'm on it alot. I also massage it with a rolling pin and that helps alot. I usually have pretty good days and would go back to the chiropractor if I had to. But so far I am walking pain free. I've had pf since last September or October. Good Luck and God bless.

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Maggie on 6/11/99 at 00:00 (007717)

I have suffered faciitis for about a year and a half, I suffer shots of cortisone,ice therapy and stretching but none of them have worked. Pleae how is the thing with the Clark Aircomfort Shoes, here in Colombia we have no shops for this shoes.

Re: Plantar fasciitis

Lynne B. on 7/15/99 at 00:00 (008741)

I was just diagnosed 2 days ago, but have had pain increasing for 4-1/2 months. I have VERY flat feet. I am doing the exercises, which cause me INTENSE pain. Does anyone else have Planar fasciitis and has flat feet? Do arch supports help?

Re: Plantar fasciitis

slh on 7/29/99 at 00:00 (009202)

this sounds just like my case. maybe we are stretching too much.