I am a retired physician and plantar fasciitis patient. I got plantar fasciitis around February 2016. After about
four months, it completely resolved. Let me tell you my story. I have researched extensively on the subject of PF. I think most of the stuff you read on the internet is a bunch of untested crap. I don't believe in the foot exercises, the arch supports, the calf exercises, the night boots, etc. I have read on the internet (from "doctor" experts) that you should have firm arches . . . and I have read that you should have no arches - "walk barefoot only." I have read "apply ice," and I have read "apply heat - ice is harmful." Noone seems to have any idea about
how to treat or cure PF.
Here's what I think. I feel that plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the attachment of the plantar fascia to the heel bone, AND/OR some minimal tearing of the plantar fascia - just a few fibers - that results, naturally, in inflammation . . . like a "pulled muscle." (You may know that a pulled muscle is simply the tearing of a few muscle fibers.) Inflammation hurts until it heals and resolves. So what's so difficult about
curing P.F.? Well we walk on it!!! Let's say we take 5000 steps a day. Imagine inflammation of your elbow, (i.e. tennis elbow). Imagine taking your sore "tennis elbow" and wacking it against the wall, 5000 times a day. Think it would heal quickly? I don't either.
So my cure for plantar fasciitis is cushion, cushion and cushion. That's right - cushion the heel. Here's what I did. First, I wore the plantar fasciitis "relief bridge" gel-heel innersole in my shoes - that I got at Walgreen's for about
$11. (I plan to use them indefinitely.) Then I wear a pair (usually) of nice thickish athletic type sox. On my heel I wore fasciitis therapy wrap padded supports that I got on the internet for about
$13. But also, I sewed onto the the padded foot wraps, the back part of some thick arch cushions for a little more cushion. So under my heels I had 4 cushion layers. I must admit I wore all this 24 hours a day - except when in the shower. And after about
4 months, the PF was gone. That's what I think, and I hope that this helps you and the many other sufferers of plantar fasciitis. doknabox
Post Edited (doknabox) : 5/26/2016 8:43:45 AM (GMT-6)