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    • CommentAuthorPJ
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2011
    I have only had plantar fasciitis for about 1 month now, but it is really getting me down! I am doing all the right things to help, for example, the stretches, correct shoes, and physiotherapy, but its really getting me down. I know I am meant to rest as much as I can, but I work, I have two children and a home to look after! I am also a person who finds it hard to sit down and do nothing when there is work around me to be done!

    How do you rest when you have plantar fasciitis!

    • CommentAuthorJessica
    • CommentTimeApr 2nd 2011
    Try taping. There is a tread in this forum and a good article in this website and you can ask your PT about taping. It will help you go through the day while keeping your foot relatively safe.
    • CommentTimeApr 4th 2011
    A few thoughts about rest.
    Usually as we say rest, we speak of taking a time off the daily hustle. We prefer to rest in bed or at least put our feet up and do nothing.
    But - as far as the plantar fasciitis is concerned rest can be good also for the specific part of the foot...
    What I mean is that if your injured foot is in a cast you can stand on the other foot and the plantar fascia is still in rest. Or even better - if your foot is taped and the plantar fascia can't get stretched, then you can use your feet and the fasciitis is in rest.
    Can you see what I mean?
    It all depends on the specific nature of your injury. Sometimes taking a week or two of rest, completely off your feet, is necessary and sometimes not. But then you can get back to your life with your orthotics or splint, your new supportive shoes or whatever plan it is that your doc has made for you. This is the way to continue the rest for the injured foot.
    Get in touch with your doc and tell him about your problem and I am sure you will find better ideas to menage your treatment with your ongoing daily routine.
    I hope you will feel better soon
    • CommentAuthorPJ
    • CommentTimeApr 8th 2011
    Thank you for your comments. I had my foot taped on Tuesday and it has helped relieve the pain a little, especially at night.
    • CommentAuthordavid
    • CommentTimeApr 11th 2011
    I seriously believe that the strongest effect of plantar fasciitis surgery is the rest that you must take after it. There is a long recovery period of time in which you must rest after surgery. Your foot should rest to get better and you can not do anything with your foot in that time - actually you must rest - you have an order to rest. No job, no kids, no exercise nothing.
    If you rest this way without a surgery I am sure you will get better. The problem with plantar fasciitis is that you go on hurting your feet every day. Must rest is a very good cure to the problem. Even my doc say so.
    So get yourself the rest you need or the surgery will get it for you.