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fed up with feet

Posted by Jenni120 on 2/17/05 at 17:51 (169274)

I have had pf for about two years. I have no morning pain just increased pain that is brought on by excessive walking and worsens as days past. The only thing that has helped is rest. I have tried night splints, stretches, cortisone shot that inflamed something and brought no relief at all, and orthotics which really do enable me to walk. I am at a loss. It is not so bad i can't deal with it, but it has limited my ability to exercise causing me to really have to watch what I eat and trips are bothersome with having to sit down constantly. I am definitly not as bad as some people on here as it is most certainly bearable, but I am concerned at the duration of problem. The pain is in the arch, occassionally slipping back into the heel when it is bad, and the overly tired feet syndrome plagues me when I have to stand for more than fifteen minutes or so. I do not know what to do. And I got from running too much or aka overuse injury. Should I go back to my podiatrist who suggested surgery if conservative treatments did not work. or perhaps seek out a massage tharapist or physical therapist myself. I feel a little silly having this problem as I am only 18, and I also do not want to do something drastic that will only worsen the problem. Any replies for those who took the time to read this lengthy post will be greatly appreciated. Hopefully some opinions from people who are knowledgeable on the subject will help me come to a descision.


Re: fed up with feet

Monte on 2/18/05 at 10:27 (169338)

Those are the same symptoms that I have. I have them for over 4 years now. I have gotten better than I was.

Contact me at john.mon taperto @ GS.com

I can tell you what I have had done


Re: fed up with feet

Pilar L on 2/20/05 at 12:12 (169498)

Dear Jen.

My plantar fasciitis started 17 years ago, first on my right foot and then on the left one, in a similar way to the way you describe your condition. It has only got worse with time and by now I use a wheelchair 99% of the time, at home and outdoors. The 1% of time that I walk is on tiptoes. This year I am planning to have surgery. If you keep in touch I can let you know how it goes. In the meantime the only advice I have for you is not to walk at all when you have pain. Rest your feet all day long if necessary. I know that you may feel that it is almost impossible not to walk at all, but believe me, that is what may end up happening anyway if you do walk while there is inflamation. I wish a doctor had given me this advise. Also, try to get a specialis to do an MRI Scan of your feet.

All the best, Pilar

Re: fed up with feet

john on 2/20/05 at 17:06 (169509)

The doctors don't know what causes PF and they don't know how to fix it when you have it really bad for a long time. I know that weight affects the severity of the PF. The fatter you get the more it hurts.