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What can I say ?!?!?!?! Someone has been watching me and listening to me !!

Posted by Rod in Aust on 9/09/99 at 00:00 (010792)

Here I sit an new surfer on the net having just 'officially' been diagnosed as having PF and thinking I wonder what I can find on the net searching on Plantar fasciitis and POWWWWWW ! - the most informative and thouroughly intersting site seen so far.

As you can probably tell from my tone I am quite happy to have found such a useful site. I have had what I now now kow as PF on and off for about 2 - 2.5 years in varying degrees. Not wanting to to be a hypo and seem like a whinger(Aussie term) I kept it pretty much to myself. It became more of an issue last year when my mum started having problems with her foot and telling me of constant pain. She is one to hide any pain or sickness and once she started to sigh and whince with pain I knew that things were not good. To cut a long story short she had an op and fingers crossed all seems to be going quite well. Been to an Ortho specialist (who has had PF himself) and have been put on Naprosyn and have had custom made orthotics which have helped quite a bit. although, whilst sitting here can feel the gremlins in my left foot playing up.

I did and have done a lot of walking in the past and having been unable to do so for approx 6 months due to this damn affliction is causing me some angst as well as putting on weight (I know this can make things worse !) - what a catch 22.

As I work in in an office it would be appreciated if anyone can give me some feedback who work in offices and who have PF what they can do whilst in the office to assist with relieving pain e.g do some people roll their feet across rolling pins whilst sitting at their desks etc.....

Scott - you are legend ! If it was not for you I would not be any where near as informed as I am at the moment. Now I know why the net is such a useful resorce.

I dont want to be on NSAID's for too long as I dont think they are good for you if taken for long periods and wonder if any people in OZ have taken Pancreatic Enzymes or Bromelain and if so where can they be purchased, especially in Victoria, Australia.

Anyway time to elevate the foot and watch the box.



Re: What can I say ?!?!?!?! Someone has been watching me and listening to me !!

Jane on 9/09/99 at 00:00 (010794)

Welcome aboard! As they say, misery loves company! In answer to your question, while working at my desk I either roll my foot around a tennis ball or on especially painful days I roll it back and forth on a nice cold can of Coke! The coldness feels especially nice and it helps with the swelling. I also elevate it on my wastebasket in between. Good luck!

Re: What can I say ?!?!?!?! Someone has been watching me and listening to me !!

john on 9/09/99 at 00:00 (010799)

mate! when i am at the office and my foot hurts i have a couple of Fosters and play giggly with the secretary.

seriously though,if you can slip an ice pack under your desk like the commercial ones you buy and put in a freeze, you can find some temporary relief. you can also do some stretching at the office if that seems to offer any help. as i type i am at the office with my foot elevated above my heart as i have recently had pf surgery.


Re: What can I say ?!?!?!?! Someone has been watching me and listening to me !!

Rod M in Aust on 9/11/99 at 00:00 (010838)

Thanks for the feedback. Will try as well as thinking about getting a foot roll to see if that does any good.

Re: What can I say ?!?!?!?! Someone has been watching me and listening to me !!

Jane on 9/09/99 at 00:00 (010794)

Welcome aboard! As they say, misery loves company! In answer to your question, while working at my desk I either roll my foot around a tennis ball or on especially painful days I roll it back and forth on a nice cold can of Coke! The coldness feels especially nice and it helps with the swelling. I also elevate it on my wastebasket in between. Good luck!

Re: What can I say ?!?!?!?! Someone has been watching me and listening to me !!

john on 9/09/99 at 00:00 (010799)

mate! when i am at the office and my foot hurts i have a couple of Fosters and play giggly with the secretary.

seriously though,if you can slip an ice pack under your desk like the commercial ones you buy and put in a freeze, you can find some temporary relief. you can also do some stretching at the office if that seems to offer any help. as i type i am at the office with my foot elevated above my heart as i have recently had pf surgery.


Re: What can I say ?!?!?!?! Someone has been watching me and listening to me !!

Rod M in Aust on 9/11/99 at 00:00 (010838)

Thanks for the feedback. Will try as well as thinking about getting a foot roll to see if that does any good.