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Left or Right foot?

Posted by Scott on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007374)

I've heard a couple of times it occurs more often in the left foot. Please let me know by posting here or emailing scott @ heelspurs . com (take the spaces out) if it's in your left or right foot. This is an impromptu survey to determine if the next official survey needs this question.

Re: Left or Right foot?

Robin on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007376)

PF in both feet for almost a year now. Left is worse; but right is no day at the beach.

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kelus on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007377)

Both feet hurt bad...One is usually worse than the other, maybe the right has always hurt alittle more than the left.

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Elise on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007378)

My PF started in my right, and then I got it in my left about a week later. My right was much worse than my left, but my right foot is 90% better, but my left foot is still only about 50% better.

Re: Left or Right foot?

Lee on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007380)

My left foot has the heel pain. A couple of toes on my right foot sometimes hurt. Both feet feel pretty tired at the end of the day!



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Jody on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007381)

Left foot for a right-handed male.

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Mary Ann on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007383)

only Right foot

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Lola on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007384)

Both feet - but had surgery on right only. Can live with left.

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Mohez on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007390)

both feet,for last 5 years right worst than left probably because took
a cortisone shot on right foot 2 years ago. left is tolerable but right
foot hurts like hell if any type of extracurricular activity outside of
daily stuff.

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Michelle on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007392)

I have PF in both feet, but the left is the worst. It had caused a lot more pain and took a lot more physical therapy to decrease the pain.

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Judy on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007394)

Primarily Right foot, but Left also affected (especially due to over compensating for right.)

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alex on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007404)

My PF is in my left foot. Over the years in my left leg I have had serious circulation problems (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and twice bad ligament damage in the left ankle. My Chinese Dr says that this is not coincidence - and that my underlying problem is circulation. I have never had any problems in my right leg or foot (I am a right-handed, and right-footed male)

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Trish on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007407)

Have it in both feet, but left is often worse.

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Gaye on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007408)

I have it in my right foot. Is the incidence of PF really greater in the left foot or are left-footers just more likely to respond to your survey? (Just kidding)

Re: Left or Right foot?

Jenny Lewis on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007409)

Right foot. Don't know if it is relevant, but I'm right handed, and have always carried things with any weight (shopping bags, suitcase, whatever) with my right hand. My left hand is for 'doing things', apart from writing, like washing up, housework, boring stuff like that. This means that all my life there has been more weight on the right foot than the left. I'm not leaning over, but on thinking about it, maybe I should be!



Re: Left or Right foot?

Melanie on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007438)

It started in my left foot, now I occasionally have pain in the
right foot also, probably from favoring my left??!!

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Lynda on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007465)

Both hurt but right has always been worse, for right handed female.

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Alicia on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007472)

Always have had it in both feet - equally as bad in both. 6 years.

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Barb Lundeen on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007483)

Was mostly left until I twisted my back (on the floor doing a computer repair)- got a nice pinch to my sciatic nerve so was really favoring th left side - Sciatica is now healed and left foot doesn't hurt any more but while I was favoring the left so much I seem to have really pulled something in my right foot and now that is my 'pain'. The only thing that hurts on the left any more is the big joint on my big toe. Go figure!~!!

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Yvonne C on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007511)

Left foot worse - right handed

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Lisa in Florida on 6/06/99 at 00:00 (007636)

Left and Right feet. Right got worse, had surgery, now left is worse. Right is still not cured though.

Re: Left or Right foot?

Robin on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007376)

PF in both feet for almost a year now. Left is worse; but right is no day at the beach.

Re: Left or Right foot?

kelus on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007377)

Both feet hurt bad...One is usually worse than the other, maybe the right has always hurt alittle more than the left.

Re: Left or Right foot?

Elise on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007378)

My PF started in my right, and then I got it in my left about a week later. My right was much worse than my left, but my right foot is 90% better, but my left foot is still only about 50% better.

Re: Left or Right foot?

Lee on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007380)

My left foot has the heel pain. A couple of toes on my right foot sometimes hurt. Both feet feel pretty tired at the end of the day!



Re: Left or Right foot?

Jody on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007381)

Left foot for a right-handed male.

Re: Left or Right foot?

Mary Ann on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007383)

only Right foot

Re: Left or Right foot?

Lola on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007384)

Both feet - but had surgery on right only. Can live with left.

Re: Left or Right foot?

Mohez on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007390)

both feet,for last 5 years right worst than left probably because took
a cortisone shot on right foot 2 years ago. left is tolerable but right
foot hurts like hell if any type of extracurricular activity outside of
daily stuff.

Re: Left or Right foot?

Michelle on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007392)

I have PF in both feet, but the left is the worst. It had caused a lot more pain and took a lot more physical therapy to decrease the pain.

Re: Left or Right foot?

Judy on 5/31/99 at 00:00 (007394)

Primarily Right foot, but Left also affected (especially due to over compensating for right.)

Re: Left or Right foot?

alex on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007404)

My PF is in my left foot. Over the years in my left leg I have had serious circulation problems (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and twice bad ligament damage in the left ankle. My Chinese Dr says that this is not coincidence - and that my underlying problem is circulation. I have never had any problems in my right leg or foot (I am a right-handed, and right-footed male)

Re: Left or Right foot?

Trish on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007407)

Have it in both feet, but left is often worse.

Re: Left or Right foot?

Gaye on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007408)

I have it in my right foot. Is the incidence of PF really greater in the left foot or are left-footers just more likely to respond to your survey? (Just kidding)

Re: Left or Right foot?

Jenny Lewis on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007409)

Right foot. Don't know if it is relevant, but I'm right handed, and have always carried things with any weight (shopping bags, suitcase, whatever) with my right hand. My left hand is for 'doing things', apart from writing, like washing up, housework, boring stuff like that. This means that all my life there has been more weight on the right foot than the left. I'm not leaning over, but on thinking about it, maybe I should be!



Re: Left or Right foot?

Melanie on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007438)

It started in my left foot, now I occasionally have pain in the
right foot also, probably from favoring my left??!!

Re: Left or Right foot?

Lynda on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007465)

Both hurt but right has always been worse, for right handed female.

Re: Left or Right foot?

Alicia on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007472)

Always have had it in both feet - equally as bad in both. 6 years.

Re: Left or Right foot?

Barb Lundeen on 6/01/99 at 00:00 (007483)

Was mostly left until I twisted my back (on the floor doing a computer repair)- got a nice pinch to my sciatic nerve so was really favoring th left side - Sciatica is now healed and left foot doesn't hurt any more but while I was favoring the left so much I seem to have really pulled something in my right foot and now that is my 'pain'. The only thing that hurts on the left any more is the big joint on my big toe. Go figure!~!!

Re: Left or Right foot?

Yvonne C on 6/02/99 at 00:00 (007511)

Left foot worse - right handed

Re: Left or Right foot?

Lisa in Florida on 6/06/99 at 00:00 (007636)

Left and Right feet. Right got worse, had surgery, now left is worse. Right is still not cured though.