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Has this happened to anyone else out there?

Posted by Amy A. on 4/09/01 at 18:21 (044119)

I have had heel spurs and pf for several months now. Been doing all the right things - stretching, icing, anti-inflamatories etc. Went for an outing downtown yesterday. Did some minor walking, not anything in comparison to what I had been doing before pf...last evening I was back in pain again and very stiff today...anyone else had this happen???

Re: Has this happened to anyone else out there?

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/09/01 at 19:50 (044125)

Hi,

This means that the plantar fascia is still injured and can't take even this little activity. So rest the foot and try again.

Re: Has this happened to anyone else out there?

Valerie S on 4/09/01 at hrmin (044127)

Hi Amy.

Yes, this happens to me almost every time I walk for longer than 10 minutes. I have had heel spurs and PF for about 8 months, and have been really limiting my walking for the last 3 weeks, am doing PT, stretching, icing, night splints, taping... My PT tells me that I should learn and remember my limits, I am still trying to learn how to do this, but I have to count my steps. Each one leads back to pain pain pain.

I am slowly learning that this is my new reality. It's spring, darn it! I want to go out and smell the flowers... but I am still sore from going to the grocery store yesterday!

I'm sorry to hear about your setback. I really feel for you, believe me! I'm sure that there are plenty of people here, with real PF experience, that can tell you the facts of life... I am only a beginner (it only seems like forever). Patience is a virtue.... HA.

I hope you are feeling better soon. I know the frustration of realizing that you really DO have to TAKE IT EASY. Each unnecessary step could be the one that sets you back.

Take it easy...
Val.

Re: Has this happened to anyone else out there?

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/09/01 at 19:50 (044125)

Hi,

This means that the plantar fascia is still injured and can't take even this little activity. So rest the foot and try again.

Re: Has this happened to anyone else out there?

Valerie S on 4/09/01 at hrmin (044127)

Hi Amy.

Yes, this happens to me almost every time I walk for longer than 10 minutes. I have had heel spurs and PF for about 8 months, and have been really limiting my walking for the last 3 weeks, am doing PT, stretching, icing, night splints, taping... My PT tells me that I should learn and remember my limits, I am still trying to learn how to do this, but I have to count my steps. Each one leads back to pain pain pain.

I am slowly learning that this is my new reality. It's spring, darn it! I want to go out and smell the flowers... but I am still sore from going to the grocery store yesterday!

I'm sorry to hear about your setback. I really feel for you, believe me! I'm sure that there are plenty of people here, with real PF experience, that can tell you the facts of life... I am only a beginner (it only seems like forever). Patience is a virtue.... HA.

I hope you are feeling better soon. I know the frustration of realizing that you really DO have to TAKE IT EASY. Each unnecessary step could be the one that sets you back.

Take it easy...
Val.