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    • CommentAuthorlimor
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2010
    I have heel pain a few weeks. It is stronger whenever I start doing something on my feet.
    I was looking in the net and I think I have plantar fasciitis.
    Do I have a heel spur?
    What do you think the best way for me to treat it?
    • CommentAuthordavid
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2010
    First of all get a professional diagnosis before you spend more time, money and effort.
    There are many causes for heel pain.
    • CommentAuthorBarb
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2010
    Hi limor
    go visit your doc. it is better than guessing.
    I have plantar fasciitis and I am treated by a podiatrist. He gave me some stretches to do and inserts for my shoes. Only then I started looking for information in the internet. After a couple of months I am feeling much better.
    Take care
    • CommentAuthorlimor
    • CommentTimeJun 14th 2010
    Yes but my doctor can see me only two weeks from now
    • CommentTimeJun 16th 2010
    Hi limor
    until you see your doctor you should rest as much as you can. Try to find out what caused your pain in the first place, and avoid it.Try to avoid any other painful activity.
    • CommentAuthorRoy
    • CommentTimeJun 18th 2010
    Try icing - it can not hurt you and it probably will reduce your pain. Just put ice at the bottom of your foot.
    • CommentAuthordon
    • CommentTimeJun 26th 2010
    heel spur does not necessarily cause pain and plantar fasciitis and heel pain is not always coming with heel spur. As much as I know heel spur is not treated for itself anymore. I hope you will feel better soon.
    • CommentAuthorAnnie
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2010
    In the mean time you should change your shoes. it did help me to wear different shoes every day and change the shoes during the day.
    • CommentAuthorsam1
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2010
    my pain just went away after a month or two. I don't remember doing something differently . Every case is different though.
    • CommentAuthorlimor
    • CommentTimeJul 30th 2010
    Thanks everyone!!!
    my doc says it is PF and he told me to stretch, ice and get orthotic inserts.
    My pain is a little better now thanks to your useful advice.
    Thank you all again
    • CommentAuthorKal
    • CommentTimeAug 3rd 2010
    Did anyone try the Extracorporeal shock wave therapy thing?
    • CommentAuthoradi k.
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2010
    Two months of stretching and icing and shoe inserts I started to feel better and today I am almost done. I can remember once or twice that the pain was too strong and I had to take Advil. Usually the ice was enough as a pain relief.
    • CommentAuthormonicam
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010
    It is almost a year of heel pain and I have to do something different. I think if I should accept my doctors idea of the injections although I am very skeptical.
    • CommentAuthorAnna
    • CommentTimeSep 23rd 2010
    If you are talking about cortisone injections, I ignored my symptoms & did not seek medical advice for probably 10 months, which turned out to be too long to wait. Finally went to the MD who referred me to a specialist. I've had 4-5 injections w/ mixed results. The things that seemed to help me the most were changing my shoes to have better support, wearing orthotics (from the doctor), taping my foot & sleeping in a boot (from the doctor to keep your foot in a flexed position). I've also gone through physical therapy to learn exercises & stretches that I do on my own now. I've also had to change my exercise routine (I walked 3-5 miles a day w/ some running) to really let my foot heal. I'm on my 2nd month of resting but I finally feel like I'm making progress after close to a year of dealing w/ PF. I've been taping my foot for the past month & that seems to have REALLY helped me alot. I was considering other options but skeptical because some of the treatments are so new w/ limited research, esp. for PF.
    • CommentAuthorlimor
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2010
    Hi everyone
    I want to thank you all again. Today I can say I am completely over it.
    There are a few things I want to say:
    1. Heel spur is probably only a side effect of the real problem - usually it doesn't cause the pain.
    2. Orthotics didn't help me - I was surprised.
    3. I think the best thing for me was the stretching exercises - still is. The stretching page in this site (Elrofeet) is very good.
    I wish you all happy and pain-free new year.
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2011
    Hi everyone
    If you ignore your heel pain you will increase your chances to make your plantar fasciitis a chronic condition. As soon as you start treatment the faster will be your recovery.