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alfredo_buscatti

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I've had this malady for 2 1/2 months, I'm doing everything my doctor has advised but it's getting worse.

I'm doing:

1. stretching exercises
2. searching for the right orthotic
3. bought a pair of New Balance shoes expressly made for p. faciitis
4. cold treatment
5 taking 1800 mg of ibuprofen
6. staying off my feet when I can; my job requires being on my feet for the entire shift.

A cortisone shot is next

My hours at work have been cut in half, which is therapeutic, but money is now an issue.

Does anyone who has had experience with this malady know of something else I could be doing?
 

Justpipes

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Mike,

Proper shoes make all the difference! Also my doctor told me to lose weight. She said that the feet aren't made to carry the load that I was putting on them. I think that is what most doctors will say about it.
 

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I know wikipedia's not the greatest place to get info from, but the first paragraph in the Treament section for this states the following :

Many different treatments have been effective, and although it typically takes six to eighteen months to find a favorable resolution,[2] plantar fasciitis has a generally good long-term prognosis.
Might be you just need to keep doing what you've been doing and give it time to start healing up.
 
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Resting the foot when you can over time will help

Surgery I had it once

A steroid and cortisone shot usually stops the pain in a couple days

I wear coybow boots when I was off work it got the weight on the toes and ball of foot and rested the heel
 

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I had a wonderful example of a heel spur on xray. I wear New Balance 621's. Some other models are very good also. Those with some sort of arch support or the hard plastic arch support on the sole.

I then remove the liner and toss it in the garbage. It's just a thin white pad with little support. Replace it with a Spenco insert. The gel type or walking versions are good. Dr Scholl's makes some that have good support. I use the full foot versions. They need to have some arch and a cupped area for the heel for me.

Took some time, but decent shoes and Advil, my heel spurs have been gone for several years.
 

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Had a problem myself several years ago. I used a very firm arch support in my shoe and taped the arch with athletic tape. There are several web sites that give the proper taping method. It took almost 7 months for the pain to clear up; the walk to the bathroom in the morning was the worst!!!
 

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AB,

I had a severe case last year, I went to a specialist and he set me up with a Richie brace and an orthotic for the other foot I was in pain and discomfort for about a year and a half, I used the brace for about four weeks and the pain went away and hasn't returned. RICHIE BRACE

 

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I had it about 7 years ago from spending too much time on the treadmill with a cheap pair of athletic shoes.It took about a year to go away.Doctor gave me Naproxen,large doses.It used to hurt even when I was off my feet! :x :x :x

Winslow
 

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Yo Ming, Be Careful with that naproxen, its bad for your kidneys & liver,but what isn't? :tongue: Ken.
Pacem en Puffing! :tongue: From The NortheastKingdom! :tongue:
 

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Yes,I have to be very carefull.I took it to the limit in the old days.How nice to get a chance to live two lives in one lifetime! :D :D :D

Winslow
 

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Mike,

Go to a sports store and try out a pair of quality light weight hiking boots that support the achilles tendon and ankle. Vasque is a good bet. WAG

WAG 2: Try increasing the circulation in your feet and lower legs. Google "Trendelenburg shock position". For several medical requirements, I recently purchased an Invacare clinical recliner. I chose the model that does the Trendelenburg shock position and it has helped my lower body circulation. Actually was cheaper than a good LaZboy or flexsteel recliner. I'm not saying buy one, just try the extreme position of having your feet and lower legs higher than your head and heart.

Good luck and keep us posted.

:)
 
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