Re: newly diagnosed and trying natural supplements to heal

Posted by eileen on November 07, 1998 at 07:53:54:
hi cynthia,
orthotics have definitely help me, but I think as a newly diagnosed plantar fascitis sufferer there are other things that you should be doing also. Gentle stretches 2-3 x days, wearing birk arizona syle seems to be the most comfortable for most. icing the heel again 3-4 or more times untill the heel is numb. Many of us use glucosomine sulfate 1500 mg a day which is a natural pain reliever and suppose to build cartilage. after I was diagnosed the orthopedic surgeon sent me to physical therapy x 2 1/2 months which definitely helped.
Getting off you feet is very important, do not walk through the pain it will just make everything worse. Never go barefoot. wearing the birks feels as good as being barefoot. Good luck, and read all the info on this site. it helps. eileen

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