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Re: Stretching-does it really work?
Posted by BEEJ on 11/19/98
I believe stretching is one of things you need to do to help but is not a cure. If not done correctly or if you overstretch--you can do more damage than good. Sometimes stretching in a tub of hot water can help at first--i.e. stretching without putting a lot of pressure into the stretch and having the warmth of the water loosen the muscles.
My ortho surgeon says he never gives cortisone shots in the heel because it can destroy the heel pad itself. So please get other opinions about this first. Others at this site will also warn you about cortisone shots. So far, most of us here have not found a cure for ourselves (and a lot of us have tried cortisone shots) but I personally feel I am gaining ground on this (after almost 2 years) by reading and trying the various methods others on this site have tried. Not everything works for everybody so it is a real trial and error procedure. Just keep at it and hopefully, it will get better. Best, Barbara
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