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Can I whine about my plantar fasciitis?

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posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:07 PM
Plantar Fasciitis

If you have ever had it - you know.
I guess it's my penance of years of heels and fashionable footwear.

This is the third time I've had it. Too much fun on Halloween, that's all I'm saying.

This is the longest it's ever lasted. And the foot specialist store near me closed so now it's just me, the internet and Dr. Scholls trying to manage this nightmare. I have crap to do, the holidays are coming. Help! Any suggestions?

posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:13 PM
Have it, HATE it!

Stretches work best for me. Putting your foot on an incline (toes highest) and leaning into a lunge like position. Also, very deep tissue massages of the offending foot. For some reason it is usually only my left foot that gives me the problems. Though both have bothered me at times.

I found out I had mine by thinking my foot was broken because it hurt so much.

ETA - A cold glass beer bottle rolled under foot for 15 minutes also help temporarily.

a reply to: kosmicjack

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posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:17 PM
a reply to: Doodle19815

I have a stupid little ball with spiky things that I can't find and never worked. I'm definitely going to try the cold beer bottle. I've been alternating with hot and cold so that will do well. THANK YOU!

posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:26 PM
a reply to: kosmicjack

Oh jeez I get that sometimes. Sucks

I woke up today with a stiff neck that I can barely move. Never happened before, and I'm just praying it'll go away so I can work after my weekend.

Here's to our broken bodies Good luck.

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posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:28 PM
a reply to: kosmicjack

I've never had it, but I know people who do...I am so sorry for you having to deal with that. I have stupid high arches and get horrid cramps while I'm sleeping...sometimes reduces me to tears. I can only imagine what you must be going through. Pobrecita.😔

You may want to try hibiscus tea with honey several times a day. Both of those are powerful anti-inflammatory agents...I have SLE and don't take meds for it because they make me feel like sh!t, so I do natural remedies and that combo works wonders to keep inflammation out of the tissues. Also, cinnamon is good for inflammation.

I hope you recover quickly...this is an awful time of year to have something like that happen. Not just because of the hustle and bustle but the cold exacerbates deep inflammation, particularly in the extremities.

posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:33 PM

originally posted by: tigertatzen
a reply to: kosmicjack
horrid cramps while I'm sleeping

I get 'em bad too. To the point where I've even ended up in the ER with tears welling down my face.

The only thing that has worked for me is extra hydration and salts (like calcium, magnesium etc.)

It's rare I get them now. Try it. Hope it helps.

posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:37 PM
a reply to: kosmicjack

Ouch! Without doubt the worst pain ever
My sympathies.

I definitely second Doodle's advice... particularly with the bottle rolling. I can feel the relief as I type!

Other than that, I recommend some majorly comfy trainers/sneakers, with some added padding if possible.

Mine seems to emerge/disappear with no tangible reasoning. However, the last time it flared up, I took solace in comfortable footwear (Hush Puppies... please, no judgement!) bolstered with some quality gel insoles from Amazon. It's been over 5 years and *fingers crossed* the problem seems to be solved.

I hope you manage to resolve the issue quickly.
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posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:39 PM
a reply to: kosmicjack

A golf ball. Step on it and roll it under the arch of your foot.

Barefoot or with a sock, your choice.

posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:49 PM
a reply to: kosmicjack

I had it several times and it finally became bad enough I could barely walk. I did some research and found a massage technique called "Rossiter" offered relief. I located a massage therapist who was trained in Rossiter, went for several sessions, followed his advice on change of stance and stretches, and mine disappeared. That was probably 2 years ago and no problems since.

posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 06:53 PM
I have it in both feet. I'm on my feet all day so when I sit for any length of time and then get up, I move like an old man for the first ten steps or so. Its horrible, I have to do more about it. Yes you can whine.

posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:04 PM
a reply to: kosmicjack

I didn't know what it was so I looked. Youtube has multiple videos about how people deal with it. Night splits to surgery, walking on tiptoes then heels for stretching it out, and most of the other things already mentioned.

If you want to see what this guy does, here's the link. Also many videos from doctors and your fellow sufferers can be found.

Hope it gets better soon.

posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:49 PM
I'm 37 and dealing with it for the first time. Been off and on for probably 2-3 months. I moved into a house about a year ago...all hardwood and only carpet in the bedrooms. I think that was my problem. I started to wear my shoes a little more inside and then just recently switched to some slippers. To be honest that seems to be doing the trick as today the pain has been almost non existent.

posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 07:58 PM
a reply to: kosmicjack

A little different for me, I worked as a young man often all the overtime I could get and so I often worked from 06:00 to 22:30 six days a week with a further eight hour overtime on Sunday's, we did not sit down and had only a 15 minute break every two hours and one 30 minute meal break in the entire shift, I was not the only one that worked like that, this was in production in a plastic injection and tool making factory over here in England, lot's of manual labour and also some logistical work as I ran my own department as well as being the only one to properly understand the custom equipment we ran specific to the process I was in charge of.

Now I would wear comfortable thick sport' sock's inside my work boot's because they were thicker than other type's and would often find that my feet were bone white with the sole's cracked and sore, no bleeding but the sock's which were often white would be red showing that my feet had bled.

Now I am paying the price, I have difficulty standing, my feet feel like I am walking on burning broken glass especially at my heel's and the back of my calf's up to my knee's, especially on one side were I suffer chronic sciatica related to a spinal injury.

Pain is the only word for it and the condition you mention was suggested as one cause by my doctor, it is also embarrasing being under 50 and walking like an old man, very embarrasing and humiliating given how hard I used to work, from that I now have difficulty standing for over 20 minute's, indeed with my sciatica even sitting can be painful, people who have not suffered these type's of ailment's of the feet and lower back have absolutely no idea and then there is the knock on effect they CAN have on your general health through limiting your mobility as well as making many thing's you once took for granted very unpalatable.

Now that is from a man's point of view and like most I worked with it until it became utterly unbearable.

But woman suffer many other ailment's related to those fashion crime's called high heel's, those pointy toe's can cause extremely painful bunion's in later life as well and deform your feet by pressing your toes un naturally together.

So I certainly sympathize the tendon's and joint's in your feet can be a source of extreme pain especially when something has aggrevated any already pre-existant tendency or weakness or has forced them to behave in a manner that they were never meant to such as the un natural posture inflicted upon your feet and the arch of your foot by high heeled shoe's.

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posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 08:21 PM
a reply to: kosmicjack

Are you familiar with a physical therapy/massage therapy technique called myofascial release?

It is a very interesting approach to correcting problems though out our fascial network and may be able to help you with this issue.

Here is a place to search for a therapist!

The website also has so good articles for your researching pleasure!

posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 08:21 PM

originally posted by: HawkeyeNation
I'm 37 and dealing with it for the first time. Been off and on for probably 2-3 months. I moved into a house about a year ago...all hardwood and only carpet in the bedrooms. I think that was my problem. I started to wear my shoes a little more inside and then just recently switched to some slippers. To be honest that seems to be doing the trick as today the pain has been almost non existent.

This is my experience. About a year after we moved into a home with no carpeting and all hard flooring, I got this. I was advised by someone who had a relative with the same thing to stop going barefoot in my own home, as that was likely what caused my problem.

I took that advice, and bought work shoes to wear at home. Specifically black slip on shoes with good soles which are targeted towards people on their feet all day. If I sit down, I'll slide them off, but any walking (even 10ft!) I slip the shoes on. No problems since about a month after I started wearing the shoes.

I'm sorry you are in pain, and hope you find relief soon.

posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 08:36 PM
Thanks all! I'll look into the other suggestions. I think someone on ATS did post something about fascia throughout our body being crucial to good health/aging.

And yeah, my very high arches are the culprit, coupled with heels for years and frequent barefoot episodes. And, this time, barefoot on a ladder. So dumb.

posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 08:51 PM
a reply to: kosmicjack

I've got Lichen planus.

I sympathize.

posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 09:17 PM
I too had this, or, still do, but it's under control for the most part. I tried all that I could, especially watching YouTube videos, that was very helpful to understand what was going, it sure helped me feel better mentally anyway.
I dealt with it without going to any doctor, but I read something once that made sense, get Skechers round bottom tennis shoes. The shoes I bought were what appealed to my tastes, yours may vary if this is something that you feel may be for you. (See link below) I will say that within a week I started to actually heal from all of my very painful feet, feet that have been completely pain-free my entire life. Anyway, I will say this, if you STAND a lot, do not get these, standing on a round-toed shoe doesn't sound good because it isn't. One day I was at a lake and I stood talking for around 6 hours and all of my pain came back again, I had to start over again. I really, REALLY believe in these things though, these are what turned it around for me, well that and foot exercises. (YouTube is the best place for those as you are probably aware)
That and inserts. A guy I know mentioned that the only thing that worked for him was this particular brand of inserts, so I thought I would try them, they were definitely better than the Doctor Scholl's I had been using, it definitely felt better using them.

My particular style of Skechers are no longer made from what I was told, so I had to pay extra due to the short supply of them, I looked all over, the best place I could find was Amazon, they beat out eBay too.
After I received my shoes I found some Nikes that appeared to be made really similar to Skechers, they may work also, I don't have a link, but you might search and see if you are interested.

Daily foot exercises, Skechers, and the shoe inserts, that is what did it for me. I still have pain daily, but it's something I can live with, compared to what I had I am really happy!

I have heard from quite a few people that the (supposedly very painful) cortisone shots did the trick, but for me that would just be masking the pain, not an actual healing, but I could be wrong.

Shoes... (Since some of these are no longer made the price 'may vary' according to sizes they have in stock)
I'm sorry I don't know how to make a proper link...


posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 09:25 PM
a reply to: kosmicjack

Sorry about your hurting, Kos. I got mine as a result of
already shot arches and bad shoes for ten years, then:
crossing the street in a hurry and something tore. It
was like stepping on a board full of nails.
Whoever suggested a golf ball is stronger than me.

posted on Nov, 14 2016 @ 09:37 PM
Right here. Didnt have a problem until about 2 yrs ago.. right in the middle of training this thing came upon me like a ton of bricks. I couldnt even walk. Went to my sports med guy and THIS really helps tremendously. I do this fasciitis

and this in the day in my shoes

PF and KTG tapes WORK. I look like a kids masking tape art project sometimes.. but I can still do what I did 20 years ago! LOL!
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