Flare up of Plantar Fasciitis

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MsBunky
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   Posted 5/15/2010 1:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,

I have been doing really well managing pain these last couple of weeks....we seem to have hit on the right combination and timing, so my pain stays at a constant 3. Unfortunately, I woke up this morning with my left foot just throbbing in pain - my Plantar Fasciitis is back. cry

Most of my regular pain in on the right hand side of my body, but this pain is my left foot. From outside ankle bone all the way to toes, the entire side of my foot hurts. I just can't figure out what I did to flare this up.

Anyone here have PF and if so, what do you do when it flares up? Exercise, medication, both....or other??

Thanks in advance - hope everyone is experiencing as little pain as possible.

hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

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razzle51
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   Posted 5/15/2010 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
from what Ii learned you have to have a certain insole in your shoes . after I bought spencoes I have nerver had a problem since
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White Beard
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   Posted 5/15/2010 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Pam
I was given inserts for my shoes for it! They are not full foot inserts, they go from my heal to about the ball of my foot. I transfer them from one shoe to another, Mine are made of a cork like material the are smooth and shinny and not really to thick but they sure make a difference, it only takes a few days of using them and you notice the difference real quickly! I never wear shoes without them! The foot doctor said he could get them special ordered and it would cost a small fortune, or he could write the script and I could take it to this one old fashion shoe store that we have in town and I could get them from that store allot cheaper, so that is what I did and they still cost 30 some dollars but that was 15 years ago and I am still using them today! So it was well worth it!

White Beard

MsBunky
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   Posted 5/15/2010 11:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks you two...I will check into this further. It's weird that I can go for weeks at a time with no problem, and then all of a sudden, wham! The pain flares up. I haven't done anything differently over the last several days, so not sure where the trigger came from, but I appreciate the advise regarding insoles.

hugs,
Pam
Conditions: Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Pain, Chronic Pelvic Pain (with permanent muscle damage), Femoralacetabular Impingement (CAM and Pincer), Reynauds, IBS, Surgical Adhesions, Ophthalmic Migraines, Severe Hot Flashes (both Surgical Menopause and medication related), plus physically unable to vomit due to the Nissen, and I have extremely tiny veins with a lot of scar tissue...a joy when it comes to having to give blood or get an IV started

Surgeries: Appendix, Uterus, Nissen Fundoplication for GERD, Left Ovary, Gallbladder, Right Ovary, TVT

Medications: Oxycontin, Cesamet, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Flexeril and Clonidine plus Laxaday, Vitamin D and a Multi-Vitamin daily


bluejet2
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   Posted 5/15/2010 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Ms. Bunky:

My 13 year old son has been suffering with PF in both feet his whole life. I have done a lot of research on it, and have taken him to several doctors/specialists, who really didn't do anything other than to confirm the diagnosis.

From what I have read, the orthotics are quite helpful, and I am going to look into them for him, but what has been very helpful up until now, is that I massage his feet daily, and I also stretch out that ligament (that is the root of the problem) by "flexing" his foot, and then pushing his toes towards the front of his calf. He tells me that the stretching is the most helpful.

I hope that you get some relief quickly. Please keep us updated on what kind of treatments you try - I would be very interested for my son's sake.

Thank you,
Lorie

StephanieJoy
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   Posted 5/16/2010 1:45 AM (GMT -7)   
My mother has PF and she has really struggled with it. She sees a podiatrist several times a year for cortisone shots. She does wear inserts in her shoes and she buys special shoes for people that have PF. You should see a doctor for your problem. There are only certain/types of shoes that you can wear. They should be able to give you a list and also stores where you can purchase them. I know there are a LOT of shoes that my mother simply cannot wear. She does do a lot of stretching and she has a special brace that she wears at night.

I hope you feel better soon

Stephanie

ezrida
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   Posted 5/16/2010 2:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi
I have plantar fasciitis myself for a few months now. My podiatrist prescribed me with Custom made orthotics which did not work at all. I understood that treatment efficiency is very individual. If something works for one it may not work for the other. There are many treatment techniques that you can try. There are Taping techniques that I find very useful. There are a few more self-care techniques that I got from this informative website:
www.plantar-fasciitis-elrofeet.com/How_is_Plantar_Fasciitis_Treated
Take care & Good luck

PAlady
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   Posted 5/17/2010 2:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, Pam,
I developed PF in the mid 1990's and couldn't figure out what I had done. I went to PT, did special stretching, etc. and it wasn't until I lost weight that it just went away. Now of course since then I've put those 20 plus pounds back on that I worked so hard to keep off (thanks to CP and all the meds) and the PF comes back off and on. It used to be whenever I put on 5 lbs., it started up, so it was great for weight management. I also wear inserts in my shoes that my PT recommended. I bought them from a company called Hapad and I think they have an online catalog and if you buy online they usually have discounts. Their products seems to last me a long time. I will say I can no longer wear any kind of heel or shoes with poor support. Course with my back problems in recent years, those shoes are out anyway!

Good luck!

PaLady

Charlibaby
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   Posted 1/25/2011 4:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, has anyone had the Topaz Procedure? I have it scheduled for Feb. 11th. I am looking forward to it. Then I can get the Nissen Fundiplication done and hope to move on with my life.

Charli
Fibro, IC, Vulvadynia, GERD, PF......................

couchtater
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   Posted 1/25/2011 6:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I just looked it up. Let me know how it works for you. If it works I'd like to discuss it with my doctor. Mine is driving me nuts!
Joy

damgalnuna
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   Posted 1/25/2011 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't have any suggestions regarding plantar fasciitis, but I just wanted to let you know that I hope you're able to find something that can give you some relief. **hugs**
Scoliosis fusion w/rods (92); herniated disc (96); partial removal of rods (97); microdiscectomy (97); sudden inc. in pain (08); tried various non-pharm treatments and take the following: baclofen, Nucynta, topomax, tramadol, welbutrin, ativan, ritilin. Considering a fourth surgery extending existing fusion to sacrum.
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misty 12
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   Posted 9/23/2012 1:39 PM (GMT -7)   
couchtater said...
I just looked it up. Let me know how it works for you. If it works I'd like to discuss it with my doctor. Mine is driving me nuts!

misty 12
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   Posted 9/23/2012 1:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I have planter fasicitis really bad . The pain goes up to my knees and legs. I am suppose to have surgery in Janurary. Do you know anyone that had surgery and if they did. Did it work?

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 9/23/2012 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Misty...welcome to the boards..

You have posted on a very old thread so we ask that anyone new start your own thread by using the button on the upper left hand corner that reads Post New Topic.

This way you can tell us a little about yourself, what your pain issues are, and people can offer their thoughts/suggestions on your situation and what to speak to your Dr. about.
SB (Snowbunny) and the pup that snores (my yellow lab:))

3, two-level, cervical fusions over the past 11 years. The last one was anterior and posterior with lots of fun titanium!
Still have active herniations along with knee problems and another Morton's neuroma in left foot.
I try to find joy in each day even with chronic pain:)

misty 12
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   Posted 9/23/2012 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I will let you know if it works. Does the pain go to your legs and knees to?

Blessedx8
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   Posted 9/23/2012 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Misty....

As Snowbunny said - this is an old thread and the Original Poster isn't even here any longer. If you start a "New Topic" (upper left hand corner).... you can just start a new thread on this (or any) topic.... and, as SB said, people can give you their thoughts and suggestions.

Take care - let us know if you have any questions.

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