I Have Plantar Fasciitis

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    How I Cured My Plantar Fascitis

    I had Plantar Fasciitis and suffered for over 10 years. I had seen 2 podiatrist and one rhematologist, I wore nothing but track shoes with custom insert. I had PT. I bought all the equipment-the boot, the arch supports. I did the stretching exercises, etc, etc, Nothing made much...
    patriciad patriciad
    61-65, F
    5 Responses Jul 5, 2012

    Does anyone else have a Strassburg Sock?

    Any problems with it cutting off circulation in the toes? This is the most effective of the several treatments that I've tried but it's use is limited as I'm only able to wear it for an hour at most. Even the lightest pressure cuts off toe circulation and causes pain. if I...
    juhlman juhlman
    31-35, F
    Feb 28, 2014

    I've always had a high pain tolerance.

    I've been dealing with migraines, unstable kneecaps, and back problems my whole life. So I'm not sure when the plantar fasciitis pain actually started - months ago? weeks ago? last year? I don't even know. Ever since I've been employed, I've been working at jobs where I...
    irlnagi irlnagi
    26-30, T
    Jul 29, 2015

    They Told Me It Can Be Cured....

    I'm not so sure. Mine had gotten so bad I discovered Amazon for buying almost anything because that was so much easier than going into a store. Who knows what caused the beginning of this but I think it became a vicious cycle. It may have gone back to 16 years earlier when I...
    Sharonbeam Sharonbeam
    51-55, F
    Jul 19, 2013

    Just paid $140 for 2 pair of orthaheel (vionic)

    sandals. They didn't have any tennis shoes avail. They feel great I didn't think i would make it walking through the mall just to get to the store. Hope they help . I'm going to a chiropractor tonight and have appt with a orthopedic guy Next week. I had tarsal tunnel surgery in...
    tired1969 tired1969
    46-50, F
    Jun 2, 2014

    Finally Finding Some Relief!

    Ive been dealing with heel pain for 6 months. I am not cured, but i am starting to find things that work. thought i should share them with everyone else, especially now that i know how hard it can be to deal with the pain. soft tissue therapist: my podiatrist gave me a...
    richardthompson21 richardthompson21
    Jan 1, 2013

    Shock Wave Therapy Worked For Plantar Fasciitis

    I've had PF for over a year, with two bone spurs in my heel. I got some shock wave therapy. It helped a lot to stop the localized pain from the bone spurs but the PF continued BUT the good news is: I have a friend who's had PF for over 15 years and she uses this formula to stop...
    JayWah JayWah
    1 Response Dec 1, 2010

    This Really Helped My Plantar Fasciitis

    For years I suffered from Plantar Fasciitis in my left foot due to a broken toe and fractured ankle being untreated when I was younger. I eventually found a clinic that really helped, they worked so hard on breaking down the scar tissue and also gave me plenty of exercises to do...
    Matt26 Matt26
    36-40, M
    Apr 27, 2013

    Let's Share Our Plantar Fasciitis Experience

    Hi folks, I understand what you r all going through, I have been through everything and still nothing healed after 7 years. And I'm only 28... Really frustrating. One day I just felt compelled to start a blog about PF and I believe I'm closer to the answer than ever since I am...
    sickofPF sickofPF
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2011

    PF means nothing to people

    who have not experienced it. Until recently, it was just another weird diagnosis. When I started to look for what was wrong with my foot, I couldn't find anything that seemed close to the excruciating pain that came from no where. There is a lot of information that makes it...
    Pallykat Pallykat
    56-60, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2014

    My Recovery From Plantar Faciitis

    Plantar Faciitis is a frustrating problem. I got it in one of my feet by walking too much on concrete on a vacation on my right feet. I have it for about 3-4 months. Ask your doctor to do an ultrasound to confirm diagnosis if you are unclear. The ultrasound can show a thickening...
    czarg czarg
    31-35, M
    1 Response Sep 29, 2013

    Suffered For 2 Yrs And Not Going To Suffer Anymore!

    I'm going to get right to the point. I suffered with PF for over 2 yrs. And like the rest of you spent thousands of dollars and nothing evr worked. What I found worked the best for me was wearing a night splint for at least 6 weeks with the combination of Dr. Scholls Custom Fit...
    true2u true2u
    4 Responses Aug 7, 2012

    How To Cure Plantar Fasciitis Without Drugs Or Surgery

    Doing stretching and strengthening exercises is the key. www.plantarfasciitisgone.com is a free resource website with a series of videos that show you in detail EXACTLY how they should, and shouldn't be done.To get maximum benefits you should also get 3 simple medical devices...
    plantarfasciitisgone plantarfasciitisgone
    1 Response Nov 14, 2012

    How I Went From Faking An Ankle Injury Just So I Could Wear A Brace At Work To Dancing—dancing!

    I’m a 63-year-old woman. I worked in construction all my life, but never on concrete. Due to circumstances beyond my control (The advance of time) I began working in a retail setting using my construction experience to sell paint. After a week, I noticed my feet were swelling...
    RBG2 RBG2
    70+, M
    1 Response Nov 8, 2013

    I have had this problem before

    but this is the worst. I walked 9 miles about 3 weeks ago and my right foot is still killing me. I had a cortisone shot and and doing physical therapy and use a night splint. My foot and ankle hurts and now the outside of my calf hurts I have a large heel spur but doc said...
    deleted deleted
    Sep 8, 2015

    Plantar Fasciitis Cured Finally.

    Hi all,I suffered from this pain for almost four years, and after a lot of clinical doctors and injections and spend more than USD 1000 on medicines come to understand how to solve this problem, which is certainly very difficult to solve:1. - Wear comfortable shoes is important...
    jserrano77 jserrano77
    2 Responses May 4, 2013

    Unimaginable Pain Of Plantar Fasciitis

    I was fortunate to work overseas in Iraq from 2003-2011. This required standing on my feet and walking on gravel. Oct. 2011, DOS acquired the contract where I worked and personnel did not arrive as scheduled. I stood 8-10 hrs daily with no days off. The vehicle I used was...
    justmimi1951 justmimi1951
    66-70, F
    4 Responses Aug 28, 2013

    Unhappy Feet.........

    I have had Plantar Fasciitis for 10 years, I must have put those two words into google search engines hundreds of times looking for a cure or relief but the same old stretching, icing, NSAIDS, stretching boots, orthotic suggestions pop up each time. I've tried a lot of things...
    elzee1 elzee1
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 27, 2013

    Me And Pf.

    I was diagnosed with PF during boot camp when I joined the military in 2009. It's been 2.5 years since I was diagnosed. I have orthotics and have seen podiatrists. Yet, the pain can still be excruciating at times, and out of the blue also. I am currently researching te best...
    MiniTagg MiniTagg
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 11, 2012

    I've had Plantar Fasciitis in

    both feet and I couldn’t seem to find any relief from the pain. I took 5 shockwave therapies till now and have been stretching exercising and putting night split, ice rolling, shoes. And I couldn’t even walk without pain. I’ve been using MEDICOVI Twin-heels orthopedic...
    michael11113 michael11113
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 30, 2014

    Plantar Facisitics

    I contracted Plantar Facisitics after a trip and a lot of walking on hard surfaces. I went to a podiatrist after 2.5 months. My PF seems to be healing slowly but I can't get back in to regular activity(hiking etc) with out aggravating it. My podiatrist has given a...
    czarg czarg
    31-35, M
    Aug 17, 2013

    Several Yrears Of Pain And Discomfort

    To whom it may concern this is my story. I have been dealing with cronic pain from plantar fascitis for several years now.i have been through phyisical therapy and surgery two yrs ago and no improvement yet. i find myself depressed and frustrated.i finally got me a wii to do...
    craigzwart craigzwart
    7 Responses May 21, 2010

    25 Years Old And Nothing Works...

    I'm 25 and I've had PF for 6 months. I'm a resturant manager and Im on my feet 10-12 hours a day. My coworkers don't understand the pain I'm in. I've tried many differents meds and inserts. I just got my specially made inserts. (which insurance didnt cover because I'm not...
    HollyLynne636 HollyLynne636
    3 Responses Nov 29, 2011

    Standing Job W/pf

    It's hell :( I have been suffering with foot pain, mostly in my left heel, for 4 years. I finally saw a foot doctor and was told I have PF. He gave me a steroid injection in my left heel and sent me on my way. A week later, I sprained my ankle (just a minor sprain) and thought...
    txheelpain txheelpain
    6 Responses Mar 7, 2012

    Plantar Fasciitis Is Holding Me Back.

    Last April I decided I'd finally had enough of my weight problem and decided to diet and exercise.  I spent all spring and summer walking every single day.  I walked for long periods of time and I guess I overdid it.  So far I've lost...
    BitchiePoo BitchiePoo
    41-45, F
    9 Responses Sep 5, 2009

    Cortozone Shots

    Hi everyone, I been suffering with PF for a 1 and 1/2 and it's been a very hard everyday because of the ache on the bottom of my feet.......I just had my 3rd Cortozone shot and this is like a miracle for as long as it last witch that could be up to 3 months.....but the Pediatrys...
    25nelsy 25nelsy
    3 Responses Jun 14, 2011

    I have been suffering

    for over 19 months and PF and heel spirs at it is ruining my life! I have tried the night splints, four steroid shots, oral steroids, ice, stretches inserts. Everytime I think it is getting better then it comes back worse than ever. I can not see a pattern to the pain. On...
    susanboyan susanboyan
    66-70, F
    1 Response Aug 17, 2014

    Going to a chiropractor

    and having him work on my Achilles has helped a lot . He learned it from the chiropractor that works on the Olympic snowboarding team . It hurts at first but has helped more than anything else. That and my vionic orthaheel sandals.
    tired1969 tired1969
    46-50, F
    1 Response Jun 17, 2014

    I started developing pains in my right foot

    November 2013, my family just thought I was kidding. I dealt with the major pain, crying from the pain. I was falling over, I couldn't participate in certain things, when finally I convinced my parents to bring me to the doctor. Feburary 2014, they brought me to the doctor, and...
    KaileyDancer17 KaileyDancer17
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 31, 2015

    Two days of working on Black Friday weekend,

    and the bottom my foot is extra swollen. Luckily I have today off to rest it.
    crystalkid crystalkid
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Nov 29, 2015

    Remedy For Plantar Fasciitis That Works!

    I am a surgeon who spends a lot of time on my feet and suffer from plantar fasciitis. The best remedy so far I have discovered was featured at the Boston Marathon Expo. It is a device called the Belle bodybuffer by a company called Bellecore (www.bellebodybuffer.com). It is a...
    JJkidchaos JJkidchaos
    56-60, M
    Jul 30, 2013

    Plantar Fasciitis Exercises

    I have plantar fasciitis myself for a few months now. My podiatrist prescribed me with Custom made orthotics which did not work at all. I understood that treatment efficiency is very individual. If something works for one maybe it will not work for the other. I have found Taping...
    ezrida ezrida
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2011

    I'm 24 years old. I was in great shape most of

    my life, I played soccer from 1st grade to senior year. After graduation. I did not continue. That is when the weight slowly creeped up on me. It's now 2016, I've been overweight for 5 years, but I have never had foot problems due to my weight. Only this past year when I started...
    MalaysianMiss MalaysianMiss
    26-30, F
    Feb 16, 2016

    The Cure For Me For Planter Fasciitis

    First off sorry for not posting this sooner, I have not had pain in my feet for about 5 years now, I went to many different doctors tried all kinds of inserts, for 10 years I lived in misery to no avail Lucky for me I live in an area where there is a road up a pretty steep hill...
    Theonlycure Theonlycure
    May 23, 2013

    I Just Want This Pain To Stop

    Hi I have just finished going through treatment for breast cancer,having sergery,chemo and radiation and for the last few months I have had P L I have been going to gym throughout my treatment and did not know what was going on with this unexplained pain but found out its so...
    Rosa1963 Rosa1963
    1 Response Jan 9, 2013

    Too Much Walking

    I got it from a result of too much walking on a trip I went on. After I came back and returned to my sedentary life style it pretty much went completely away. But then I got a job that required constantly being on my feet everyday and the fasciitis came back with a vengeance...
    katnipkitkat katnipkitkat
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2011

    I have been recovering from PF

    for almost 6 months now. I have done acupuncture, physical therapy, stretches and most recently graston techniques. My heel pain is almost gone. However, my plantar fascia ligament still feels tight. I have been doing tennis balls and stretches. Any of the shoes don't work (as I...
    rmjan rmjan
    1 Response Apr 27, 2015


    I developed pf in my right heel about 6 months ago. I had started a walking regimen to lose weight and had lost 15 pounds. Now I have gained it all back and am not a happy camper. I had gained weight initially because I developed osteoarthritis in my left knee and my meniscus...
    judylw55 judylw55
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2013

    Pf Has Ruined My Life.

    I got diagnosed in 2006 with plantar fasciitis. I never had problems with my feet i used to go out dancing in HEELS go to concerts etc. i even had a part time job on my feet for over a year and never had problems. In 2006 when i was 31 i started school for my DREAM career...
    krisinua krisinua
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Nov 21, 2012

    12 Hr Shifts Walking And On My Feet, Advice Needed Please Help.

    I'm on my feet basically all day. I just recently miscarried and had surgery. I've spent over 200 dollars not realizing what was wrong with my feet. I know everyone is a little different but right now I'm a Lil tight on money and can't afford to keep buying different things. I...
    Raine1988 Raine1988
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 1, 2012

    I'm 14 and I have P.F in

    both my feet and I was told yesterday that I'm really young to be experiencing this. I've been reading some of the posts and I see that some people had it for 9 months or more and I'm starting to get worried.I tried taking the inflammatory medication didn't work and I tried Dr...
    AnimeLover1387 AnimeLover1387
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 25, 2014

    Has anyone had the surgery

    and is it worth it? Or is there anything else besides stretches to help? My second cortisone shot is basically all worn off, and as much as my feet are killing me every day I don't want to waste my third shot (my foot doctor will only do 3 in each heel).
    mustlovedogs99 mustlovedogs99
    26-30, F
    Aug 30, 2015

    Walking On Glass

    I live in nyc. I have to be able to walk. I tried the boot, splint, etc the podiatrist recommended bu it didn't work. But I found an orthopedic massage therapist that is making a big difference. Www.bodymechanicsnyc.com saved my sanity. They tape, massage, ice, stretch, the whole...
    Footsore Footsore
    66-70, F
    Sep 11, 2013

    Does Acupuncture Work?

    Hello! I've been dealing with P.F. for 10 months now and after taking steroids, cortisone shot, anti-inflammatories for a month, physical therapy for 2 months, special inserts for my tennis, and many many stretches, I am still suffering and just want a solution. I have shooting...
    Bivia Bivia
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Nov 8, 2010

    For about two and a half years now,

    since the start of 2013 or earlier. It really deterred me from any activity on my feet when it wasn't necessary. (I use to be able to take 4 hour brisk walks if I wanted to and I did.) It was a choice of lots of pain or walking in a silly way with remnants of pain and accidents...
    JustSomeGuyontheInternet JustSomeGuyontheInternet
    22-25, M
    Jul 4, 2015

    Plantar Fasciitis Cured With Common Supplements

    I had an experience with PF several years ago. Believing I had stepped on something and it was just a "stone bruise", I limped on, waiting for time to heal it. Finally realizing this was something else, I went to the internet and found a web page, such as this one, on PF. I made...
    Chicosa Chicosa
    51-55, F
    5 Responses Nov 27, 2012

    Mild Plantar Fasciitis

    I am a very active and sporty female who has had plantar fasciitis for a month now. It all started with me sitting in a chair and trying to curl my toes upwards when I suddenly felt a stabbing pain in my left heel. At first I thought that it was a cracked heel but was puzzled at...
    Yasmiina Yasmiina
    31-35, F
    16 Responses Mar 14, 2012

    I have flat feet, Plantar fasciitis,

    and plantar fibroma. I had flat foot surgery in January but still suffering.
    Silvermoon11620 Silvermoon11620
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 5, 2015

    Considering Surgery

    Hi all, I've been suffering with plantar fasciitis for about 9 months and I am considering the surgery. Some of my medical history.... I have scoliosis (which apparently causes high arches, which as we all know causes plantar fasciitis). I had the Harrington rod placed in my...
    Heathn1973 Heathn1973
    3 Responses Jun 16, 2013

    At My Wits End

    I am lying in bed with ice packs on both of my heels as I type this. I have had PF for 9 months. I have tried the night splints, but after a few hous my feet begin to ache and swell. I stretch daily. I have orthotics which I combine with air splints. I am in so much pain I...
    Lateleo Lateleo
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 16, 2012
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