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Update on My Plantar fasciitis R.foot

Posted by JB1947 on 3/15/05 at 20:57 (171262)

I wrote to this board on 2/19/05 about my history of PF. I have stopped the treadmill as of THAT date and have not done extensive stretching EXCEPT my nightsplint every night. I did buy a foot massager and have used it twice. I ride my stationary bike when I feel like it and have been back to my Pilates class twice. My R.foot is feeling soooo much better that sometimes I don't even noticed it. I think the main thing besides stopping the treadmill are MY GREAT FITTING ORTHOTICS!!! My podiatrist truly took a lot of time and care to cast my feet and measure the correct angles. He spent along time watching me walk and checking my gait.

I want to thank everyone on this board for all your postings....what a great website! Especially Mike C., Dr. Z, & Julie. I read ya'll everyday because I know I will have flare ups. I would definetly think twice, maybe more before I would consider surgery (and another cortisone injection.)I do think GOOD FITTING ORTHOTICS, NIGHT SPLINT and REST is the key.

Best wishes to all and keep the information flowing!

Re: Update on My Plantar fasciitis R.foot

Dr. Z on 3/15/05 at 21:13 (171265)

Glad you are doing so well. That trend mill cause be a pf killer.!!

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Julie on 3/16/05 at 00:30 (171279)

That's a pleasure. I'm glad you are getting better. Good orthotics were a key aspect of my healing too, and they are never out of my shoes even though I have been PF-free for nearly five years. The pain has become a distant memory, but I do all I can to avoid the possibility of it recurring.

If a biomechanical fault has caused or contributed to PF, and you need orthotics to correct it, you'll need them after the PF has resolved, because the fault hasn't gone away, only the symptoms it caused.
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Re: Update on My Plantar fasciitis R.foot

Richard, C.Ped on 3/16/05 at 08:26 (171285)

That is exactly what I talk about when I say the orthotics must be made properly.

Re: Update on My Plantar fasciitis R.foot

Glenn S. on 3/16/05 at 21:09 (171363)

I developed plantar fasciitis about 15 years ago soon after catching my foot on a 'root loop' while running on a trail in the woods. I went to a podiatrist, tried inserts, all to no avail. Weeks later, after to getting to the point that every step was like a knife going to the heel bone, I went to a sports orthopaedic specialist. He determined the center of location of the inflammation/pain, gave me a cortisone injection right down near the bone. It was a painful injection, but two days later, my pain was 95% gone. In 2-3 weeks, I was back doing light running. About 6 months later, I had some inflammation re-occur and had a second injection, which quickly made things better. I am now 66, and have no no reoccurance, and my feet are fine.

Re: Update on My Plantar fasciitis R.foot

mike on 3/17/05 at 16:54 (171442)

Glenn.. I have had the exact same beginning to my pf.. cortisone injection 6 months ago and my pain was gone. Went back to running for those 6 months.Now pain is back and I am scheduled for a second round of cortisone this week. How long has it been since your second injection and did you adjust your running program?