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    • CommentAuthorRoy
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2010
    A few weeks ago my doctor diagnosed me with plantar fasciitis. He told me to rest, stretch, put ice and he prescribed me with custom made orthotics. I am following his instructions but my pain is still there!
    I was wondering what kind of treatment worked for you?
    • CommentAuthordon
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2010
    Stretching and cold therapy did the job for me although it took 3 months for the pain to go away.
    • CommentTimeJun 13th 2010 edited
    what about your shoes? did you change your shoes lately?
    Try to find out if your footwear fit you and your daily activity.
    You can also try taping.
    • CommentAuthoreschda
    • CommentTimeJun 21st 2010
    Hi Roy
    You must be patient because curing plantar fasciitis takes time!
    I have found taping very useful for my needs. Tape keeps my foot from getting injured again and stops the pain while walking. I am using a two taping techniques, one for walking and another for running.
    heel cups did a good job for me too.
    my doctor has prescribed me with custom made orthotics which did not work for me.
    I think everyone should find the treatment that is good for him because as much as I know different treatments help different people.
    • CommentAuthorAnnie
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2010
    I am a nurse working on my feet all day long. I have had Plantar Fasciitis for about a year. I would come back home from work and by the time I pulled my car into our parking space, I could barely walk to get into the apartment.
    Today I am better after I changed my shoes, got special orthotics and I do stretch a lot.
    • CommentAuthorsam1
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2010
    My plantar fasciitis is getting worse. The pain used to be in just the heal area. Now the sides of my feet feel like the bones are touching the ground. It feels like there is no padding in my feet.
    My physiotherapist told me either Cortisone injection or just deal with the pain.
    Is there another solution than pain?
    • CommentAuthorBarb
    • CommentTimeJul 15th 2010
    My heel pain has gone with no special treatment but stretches and change of daily routine. When my first child was born and I spent more time on my feet I had strong heel pain that my doc said was plantar fasciitis. As I went back to work the pain slowly has gone.
    • CommentAuthorRoy
    • CommentTimeJul 27th 2010
    has anyone tried that night splint thing?
    I thought of buying one - any recommendations?
    • CommentAuthorDanie
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2010
    I have plantar fasciitis almost a year. I was stretching a lot at the beginning and took some advil which seemed to help. But the thing which made the difference for me was changing my shoes and using orthotics with the old ones.
    • CommentAuthorKal
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2010 edited
    I have a night splint that a friend has gave me and I could not sleep the whole night with. It is the boot kind.
    Did you read the night splint page in this elrofeet website?
    it is in:
    It gave me the idea that I should use the splint more gradually.
    • CommentAuthorwilly
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2010
    I put the shoe insert and take ibuprofen for inflammation. I'll see how my pain is and if not much better in a few weeks I am going back to the doctor.

    I saw that sleeping brace on that website and I kinda like it.
    • CommentAuthoradi k.
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2010 edited
    Patience was the best treatment for me. two months of stretching and icing and shoe inserts I started to feel better and today after 4 months I am almost done.
    • CommentAuthormonicam
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010 edited
    I have had to go back to the doctor today after I took a few days off work because the pain was so bad. I had this condition for ten months and if anything it is getting worse. My doctor offered me the injections in my heel....ouuuch!!!

    Has anyone had relief from the shots? I am a little skeptical, to say the least, that it will work on my foot.
    Do you think it it worths the pain of the injection?
    • CommentAuthorgogo
    • CommentTimeOct 7th 2010
    The frozen bottle drill works great for me. I am freezing a water bottle and I am rolling it below my foot. this is the best pain relief to my sore feet.
    • CommentAuthorjosh
    • CommentTimeOct 8th 2010
    Hi monicam
    I have personal experience with cortisone shots and i can say nothing but good. of course the shot hurt but then the pain in the pf went away, not permanent of course, but a few months was the shortest time frame.
    • CommentAuthorsam1
    • CommentTimeOct 12th 2010
    Did anyone try acupuncture as a plantar fasciitis treatment?
    Was it good and effective?
    • CommentAuthorBarb
    • CommentTimeNov 2nd 2010
    My pain was never very hard, but my doctors advise that kept it away (for a long time now), was to stretch my feet in the morning before I take the first step. Point and flex your toes as far as you can, really stretching the bottom of the foot. Stretching every morning and I've never been bothered by plantar fasciitis again.
    • CommentAuthorsupertop
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2010
    Hi Monicam
    I healed My plantar fasciitis by going to the podiatrist and getting a cortisone shot. The truth is it did hurt me big time!
    I have got Plantar fasciitis from wearing high heels and walking barefoot at home.
    Hope you will be better soon
    • CommentAuthorPhyl
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2011 edited
    I am overweight 65 yr old woman and have had PF for 2 years in one foot only. I saw a podiatrist a year ago who gave me shoe inserts to correct over pronation. These I could not wear as they gave me more pain. I had x-rays and saw a heel spur.
    I had searched the internet for many months on PF and tried all the stretching, and other popular recommendations with no success UNTIL I found nwfootankle and all its most interesting pages. I read it's recommended articles by the late Dr. William Rossi on footwear and the sheer common sense of all of this was amazing to me...... SHOES.. and the damage they do to our feet...the way they deform our feet from childhood all because of the dictates of what is considered fashionable, beautiful, and acceptable.
    The recommendations in my reading showed that we were not meant to have any heels on our shoes, our toes were meant to spread and not be crammed in a narrow toe-box of our shoes, we were not meant to have toe-lift on our shoes (no matter how expensive and scientific they are) and that our shoes should be flexible. I read that studies have showed that only 3% of barefoot cultures have foot problem whereas 75% of us shoe-wearing people have them. It all made such perfect sense. Not only do shoes affect the feet but also the knees, hips and higher up the body.
    I read the article on how the podiatrists from this website treat PF and followed their advice. I went and bought a pair of flat but well-padded, spongy sandals with a thong between the toes and followed the advice for PF from NWfootankle. I also bought a night-splint and wore it about 2 months at night. Within about 4 months I am noticing a huge improvement: the pain is hardly there, I walk barefoot on tiled floors with no pain and I can go for walks again. I stopped all the stretching exercises recommended on numerous other websites as they caused more pain. My GP thinks I am stupid BUT my life is so improved he can go on thinking I am doing the wrong method. He wanted me to have the cortisone injection but I refused.
    I wanted to share this - the best advice I found that has been a great help to me. It may not be the answer for all but certainly worth a try for stubborn cases of PF.
    • CommentTimeFeb 6th 2011
    Hi Phyl
    First of all we are glad for everyone who makes a progress to getting rid of the heel pain.
    It is a very interesting case that you describe.
    We strongly encourage all of the Plantar fasciitis patients to look for the treatment that makes them feel good, as from our personal experience we know that plantar fasciitis treatment has a strong individual aspect.
    Keep on doing the right thing.
    • CommentAuthorsylvil
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2011
    I just wanted to say that I had the best results with the custom made orthotics and stretches.
    I took some time but after a few months the pain has completely gone never to come back.
    • CommentAuthorrogerbom
    • CommentTimeJun 22nd 2011
    Frozen bottle of mineral water is great for me. It is possible to do the same massage moves with a tennis ball but then you lose the cold therapy effect. Anti-inflammatories, stretching and the use of a good shoe with appropriate arch support do the job for me.
    • CommentAuthorPJ
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2011
    I have had two sessions of acupuncture and it has done nothing to improve my pain! I have tried everything too, including stretches, physiotherapy, shoe inserts, taping, night splints, Ibuprofen, paracetamol, Fit Flops and MBT's and after four months of PF, I still feel the pain just as bad. I think it a condition that lasts quite a long time unfortunately. Good luck!
    • CommentAuthorPFking
    • CommentTimeJul 6th 2012
    There is a new product out called FS6. It's a foot compression sleeve and it works great! It's not a big, bulky piece of junk. You can actually go on about your day while wearing it!