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I'm a new PF sufferer....

Posted by SandyS on 5/04/00 at 09:42 (019835)

I'm a relatively new PF sufferer. In March I finally went to my family doctor because I was going to Washington, DC and would be walking a lot. He gave me Vioxx samples and told me to wear insoles and good athletic shoes, and to ice it every night. I got through the trip okay, but now it's back again with a vengeance. I called to see if he would refer me to a podiatrist, instead he called in a prescription for more Vioxx, told me to ice and stretch. Is anyone else taking this medicine or others like it? Should I just take it all the time or during the worse times? Also, I really need shoe suggestions, my New Balance tennis shoes don't go with everything.

Re: I'm a new PF sufferer....

john h on 5/04/00 at 10:23 (019836)

resting your feet as much as possible is important when this first starts sandy. use shoes with good support. everyone (almost) on this board swear by birkenstocks such as the airizona sandals. the new balance 850 cross trainer is a good stable walking shoe. vioxx has helped some and not helped some. if it helps i would stay on it until you get at least a couple weeks of complete relief. you also might consider a night splint which your doctor should be aware of. just do not continue to run or do heavy activities on your feet while you are trying to clear this thing up. i would try and see a poditrist or orthopedic sports specialist.

Re: I'm a new PF sufferer....

sherri mc on 5/04/00 at 20:15 (019869)

I have tried Voltaren with alot of success. This is an anti-inflammitory. Have used almost daily for two years.
I wear Easy Spirit Walk/Run shoes with an over the counter arch support inside the shoe of the PF foot.

Re: I'm a new PF sufferer....

Bob G. on 5/04/00 at 23:54 (019881)

I am now two months pain free. Many factors contributed, but I would suggest the night splint. Research past posts on this subject. Best of luck to you!

Re: I'm a new PF sufferer....

john h on 5/04/00 at 10:23 (019836)

resting your feet as much as possible is important when this first starts sandy. use shoes with good support. everyone (almost) on this board swear by birkenstocks such as the airizona sandals. the new balance 850 cross trainer is a good stable walking shoe. vioxx has helped some and not helped some. if it helps i would stay on it until you get at least a couple weeks of complete relief. you also might consider a night splint which your doctor should be aware of. just do not continue to run or do heavy activities on your feet while you are trying to clear this thing up. i would try and see a poditrist or orthopedic sports specialist.

Re: I'm a new PF sufferer....

sherri mc on 5/04/00 at 20:15 (019869)

I have tried Voltaren with alot of success. This is an anti-inflammitory. Have used almost daily for two years.
I wear Easy Spirit Walk/Run shoes with an over the counter arch support inside the shoe of the PF foot.

Re: I'm a new PF sufferer....

Bob G. on 5/04/00 at 23:54 (019881)

I am now two months pain free. Many factors contributed, but I would suggest the night splint. Research past posts on this subject. Best of luck to you!