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Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis

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Jan. 10
Men's 60
109 posts
Been dealing with this for months. Cortisone, rolling, orthotics ,icing. Nothing seems to help. Definitely not getting any better. Cant rest it as they say due to work. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
Jan. 10

103 posts
You will not like my answer but the only cure all is REST. Like doing absolutely nothing. I battled it 2 1/2 years choosing not to rest. Did the shots and all that. Finally a major SNAP where the last shot was administered forced me to rest. Low n behold both feet healed. Since rest is not an option I know people who could not rest and have cured it from mainly stretching. Multiple times a day. Stretch the low back, hammies, calves and of course your feet. There are some special "socks" you can wear when relaxing on the couch or even in bed. They slightly pull your toes back so your feet stay stretched out. Works wonders for when you first stand up..... almost no pain when you jump out of bed. They take a lot of getting used to though! Good Luck!
Jan. 10
Men's 60
642 posts
Work or Play. It all starts with the shoes.
Jan. 11
Men's 60
51 posts
carried mail for 33 years and had that issue flare up a couple times.have to agree with titan about the shoes. i found the stiffer the better and thick soles.i massaged the heck out of it and rolled a softball back and forth with the sole of my foot. it took time and i admit a few tears were shed but it eventually cleared up. never took any shots or pills
Jan. 11
Men's 55
128 posts
Stretch...always wear shoes with orthodics...Stretch...minimize walking around with no shoes...stretch.

Seriously, I battled for a season and a half...the best thing that helped was the stretching.

these two worked the best.

Wall pushes
Heel drops on a step

Good luck
Jan. 11
Men's 50
90 posts
I had this problem 2 years ago due to a bone spur. I had cortisone shots(2), generic orthotics, custom orthotics and nothing worked. A customer of mine that noticed me limping told me he had the same exact problem and he tried these:

I bought a pair that day, virtually pain free since. No guarantees but for less than $20 it's worth a try. Good luck!
Jan. 13
Men's 60
97 posts
Excellent timing!
Thanks all
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