Plantars fasciitis

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 1/6/2009 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I'm Kayla, I'm 16 and have just been diagnosed with plantars fasciitis.
My primary doctor told me about a cordizone shot which they put directly
into my foot. Now, I don't like needles but I've had so many over the past
few months (I have fibro, epstein barr virus, a constant headache for a
year now, and had mono last year) but I really don't want it. I feel like
everyone wants me to get it & the doctors say that there is an 80%
chance of it getting better but a few months ago, I said ok to having the
doctor but 2 shots into my head and he just about swore it would heal my
headaches. Just the thought put be into a major panic attack but I did it
and felt 0% relief. I know a lot of people on here have a lot worse problems
than me which makes me feel self conscience about talking about it
but I always feel like maybe I'm just being a baby about everything.

So, I guess what I'm really asking for is if for anyone who has plantars,
what did you do? Did you get the shot? Did you get a custom made boot
that you but on when you go to bed and it flexes your foot during the
night? Can you walk? How old are you & when did you get it? Thanks :)

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   Posted 1/6/2009 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I told you most of what I did on the other thread, but I did have the boot that you wear to bed for awhile. Not sure if it helped. I did stretches, PT, and the PT had my foot in some kind of tank filled with some kind of large seeds (I know, sounds weird) and they would massage my foot. But like I said in the end what got rid of it for me was losing about 20 lbs,. I did that after I had tried everything (except injections) and read somewhere a list of possible causes and one was weight gain. I'm not an athlete so I know it wasn't that, but I had slowly gained extra weight. And like I also said, it's coming back now - especially when I first get out of bed - and I think it's mostly the weight gain.

I've had a lot of injections in my back which never helped, but did have cortisone injections in my hands for trigger fingers. They were very painful but after the third the problem went away. I'm not sure how effective they are for foot issues. Might be worth looking into.


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   Posted 1/7/2009 1:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I also had the night splint. It was not custom. They just came in small, medium or large size. My doctor kept a supply in her office. It does help. Whenever I start to get plantar fasciitis I sleep with it & it does make a difference. The one time I had it really bad though (age 25) & my Pain Management specialist gave me an epidural injection. That got rid of almost all the pain right away and kept it away. I saw my podiatrist later that day & she said she would have given me a foot injection, but couldn't since I already had the epidural. She taped my foot for a couple days & then I just had to wear the splint for a few weeks & everything was better.

She also said that I had to wear good shoes all the time except in bed. Even just a quick trip to the washroom meant tying up my sneakers. So aggravating, but it did work. It's been 6 years now & no major flare-ups. Sometimes I do start to get pain in my feet, but I just wear the night splint & do the tennis ball exercises and everything's cool within a week (I'm supposed to do them always, not just when it hurts, but I don't so my doctor says that's why sometimes it starts to come back).

You can ask your doctor, but I think the injections in your feet are more exact than the ones in your head. I've met a lot of people (including myself) who are not always helped by injections in the head, but it seems like just about everyone at my podiatrist's office benefits from the foot injections. Some podiatrists will numb the skin for you first so you don't even feel the needle going into your foot at all. Good luck! Hang in there. I know you have a lot going on, but that just means you get to learn strength young and will be the envy of everyone by the time you reach 20. ;)

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   Posted 1/8/2009 9:37 PM (GMT -7)   

I was 38 when I got it. The custom heel cushion helped but the injections did the job!

Good luck
This too shall pass

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   Posted 1/9/2009 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
This is unreal! I never heard of it but went to a podiatrist just last week because my foot was hurting real bad. I had a toenail coming off due to a fungus I hadn't taken care of like I should have and though it was infecting my foot. The doc said it didn't have anything to do with my toe as he gave it a sot and pulled off what was left of my nail. Then he told me I had a torn Platar Facia! He pushed and prodded untill I almost screamed! Then he gave me a quartazone shot and told me to come back in two weeks. Well the pain went down but returned with a vengance early this week. I almost called him but I guess I'll wait till next Weds. I'll let you know what he says.
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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 1/11/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I got plantar fascitis at maybe around 12yrs old. I didn't get it looked at until I was 19 I got the needle and it feels much much better, however in re morning make sure u wiggle it around and then walk because if not it feels painful. I run now and it seems to take away the pain.

Hope this helps

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   Posted 1/13/2009 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I suffered from it for about a year, what i did was i strecth my calf muscles real well and wore heal cushions to keep it elevated.The doctor told me that in most cases your body will adapt, i also took naproxen which really helped i havent had any probelms since good luck.......I know that feeling of waking up in the middle of the night tip toeing to the restroom hang in there........

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   Posted 1/14/2009 3:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Pete, Im sorry to hear about the plantar fascitis. I have had that and heal inserts helped me alot . I know how painful it can be. I hope the injection has worked by now and you have a low pain night.
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misty 12
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   Posted 10/14/2012 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kayla 1771. I have planter fasiitis in both feet real bad. I have had it about a year and a half now. The pain runs up to my knees and legs. It started in my feet and heels and then got worse. I am still working and I am on my feet all day. I tried everything to night splints to corterzone shots. Othordoctics shoes and incerts. I even tried electric shock way therapy on my left foot it did not work. Now I am going to have surgery in Janurary. I all so have heel spurs. The doctor is going to take out my heel spurs and release the tendons. He said I will get some relief. I sure hope so. Do your have any of these symptoms like me? If not what are your symptoms? I am 50 years old. Misty12.

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   Posted 10/14/2012 10:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Misty...

This is an old thread from three years ago... most of these people haven't been around in a long time. Feel free to start your own thread about this topic, as I know we have people that deal with this. Thank you. ...Tina
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