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Help for Plantar Fasciitis?

I just found out I have Plantar Fasciitis (which explains the constant pain in my feet and why I cant walk in the mornings). Does anyone know what I do now? Ive heard about getting a pair of orthotics from a Podiatrist for my shoes and to buy those arch support insoles...but how can I wear arch supports when anything that pushes against my arch hurts like hell?

Are there any other home remedies I can do to help with the pain?

Any other tips would be appreciated too! Thanks!

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CraigBPayne
There has been some good advice in this thread. how did it go?

Check this out:
http://www.professorlifeuniverseandeverything.com/there-is-no-secret-sauce-for-plantar-fasciitis/137/

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sorefootguy
I can sympathise. I had it and nothing seemed to help. It eventuakky went away, so be hopeful.

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DocPod
I found all these threads discussing plantar fasciitis on a Podiatry forum. Probably worth a look:
http://www.podiatry-arena.com/podiatry-forum/tags/index.php?tag=/plantar-fasciitis/

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DocPod
rest, rest, rest. anti-inflammatories like mortin or aleve will help with pain and inflammation. ice for 20 minutes 2X/day will also reduce pain and inflammation.

http://www.runresearchjunkie.com/plantar-fasciiis-how-then-do-you-treat-it/

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HillBilly
oh, another name for something I never heard of before, but someone got a name to it. But they didn't fix it, so we will, you with my help. Dr.'s have made easy things so hard by not looking for the cure, just the problem.
I will give you help for your feet rigth off, for that is where you said the pain is, but I do wonder if it extends up into your legs? You will have to tell me that. But your feet. Pull one up on your lap. I did a heavy foot rub all around the bottom of my feet between the toes and heel. Then I stopped right in front of the heel and pressed hard into that area and held it. Then I relaxed my body, took a deep breath and exhaled and didn't tense up any other part of my body. After 30 seconds, I felt the movement in my foot and I extended my foot downward and then released the pressure and held my foot in that position for one minute. I went back and moved my grip towards the other side to do it again so that I had all the tendons covered.
With your foot on your lap, find the space in front where the foot joins the leg, there's an open space there and tendons running through there. Press hard onto the tendons and hold. Relax again. After 30 seconds, extend your foot all the way and hold. Release the pressure and hold for one minute. Again, this is one I had to do twice to get them all. If you have trouble into your legs, email me and I will get you help for them.

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AdminPerson
Wow, that guy needs to lay off the crack! Anyway, being that I have recently been diagnosed & doing anything and everything I can, here's what has helped me:
Like the nurse said, Tylenol/Ibuprofen & ice.
Stay off your feet as much as you can
Get the softest, squishiest shoes and/or slippers you can, and wear them ALL THE TIME. Put them on as soon as your feet hit the floor in the morning!
Stretch your feet several times a day
I think it's a combination of all of these, but my feet have pretty much quit hurting over the last few weeks. It's not going to be an instant fix. I can't tell you how good that ice felt though! It was HEAVEN the first time I was told to use it!
Good luck!

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DocPod
Honest to god the only cure I ever found was a cortisone shot right into the arch. It hurts like hades going in but it gives help for up to two years. The arch supports and ice and all of that jazz are good too but all the motrin in the world is not going to fix it like a nice shot of cortisone. Ask....you will like the result I promise.

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HillBilly
I know what you mean! My feet hurt like none other all the time, it's something you just have to live with, but trust me, orthotics do help, over time. You just have to get used to them. Also, my podiatrist gave me stretches to do to so your tendon can get a workout. This is what she gave me:

1. Lying down on your back with your knees bent, raise one leg up. Flex foot of raised leg Gently pull from behind your knee until you feel a stretch. Hold position for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat 10 times on each leg.

2. Sitting against a wall, position yourself so that your hips are at a 90 degree angle, legs straight in front of you. Keep your legs together and flex you feet. Keeping your shoulders back and you head up, lean forward slightly. Hold position for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat 10 times.

3. Stand straight, keeping your legs together bend over at your hips reaching for the floor. Hold position for 20 - 30 seconds . Repeat 10 times.

4. Facing the wall, place your hands on the wall in front of you for balance. Place your feet facing the wall, one leg in front of the other and heels on the ground. Your front leg is bent, back leg is slightly bent. Be careful not to place too much weight on your front leg. You should feel a stretch in your back leg. Hold position for 20 -30 seconds. Repeat 10 times, each leg.

5. Standing on the step, place the balls of your feet on the edge of the step. Drop one heel down towards the floor. Hold position for 20 -30 seconds. Repeat 10 times on each side.

You need about 30 minutes of stretching a day. This should be done periodically throughout the day.

It's alot to do but it does help.

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