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Posted by HSmothers on 7/26/05 at 13:07 (179147)

I saw my doctor for pain in my left foot/heal. They told me I have PF and to basically just stay off of my foot for 8 weeks and take Advil 4 times a day.

Advil and other anti inflamitory drugs do not seem to provide any relief and as a single, working mom I can not stay off of it for 2 months. It is getting worse and sometimes unbareable.

What suggestions do you have and is there an effective surgery for PF?


Elyse B on 7/26/05 at 13:16 (179149)

read the heelpurs. book on this site and familiarize yourself with all treatments, stretching, taping, night splints, ESWT etc.


Terri D. on 8/10/05 at 12:41 (180328)

I had surgery about 6 years ago because of constant pain. I have no pain now most of the time. I wear New Balance running shoes (991 is good), my orthodics, and never walk barefoot. I am walking for about an hour 4-5 times a week. I would love to wear other shoes, but I am afraid of the consequences. Taping my feet helps too when I do hurt.