Does anyone here have plantar fasciitis? Any advice on how to get better? Thanks in advance.
I had someone who used to work with me roll a tennis ball under their foot when they were working at their desk, I’m not sure what it did for them but they had plantar fasciitis, hope this helps you out.
Yes, been doing that and rolling feet on frozen bottles of water. No getting better as of yet. Thank you for your reply.
A good friend of mine hd a course of shock therapy from a local osteopath and has got rid of it completely after 4 or 5 treatments, quite expensive but totally effective for him, apparently quite painful but effective.
I don’t know that I could handle the pain in the feet and the shock pain also. Would hurt my pocket also. I will research the process though. Tks
I have it. been seeing a podiatrist since april and the pain has become so much worse. as leenie says I was told to roll a tennis ball under my feet plus calf muscle stretches. I have had two different types of insole and now have days where I can barely walk. also keeps me awake at night.
I have started using ibuprofen gel on the soles of my feet, it gives me a little relief.
Have been doing the tennis ball and frozen bottle of water with no relief. I’m not giving up though.
I just wish my shoes had room for a big squishy cushion, perhaps in my case it has to get worse before it gets better. hope yours is less painful soon.
I had it several years ago - really painful. Most effective treatment was wearing a soft splint when sitting. A strange looking thing (purchased on amazon) - made from strap and Velcro which wrapped around calf and foot to bring foot forward. I wore it when sitting and in bed and after 2 weeks recovered. Hope this helps - a splint is really worth a try.
Thanks for the advice I will look for the splint on Amazon
Joining the discussion... I had it in both feet, really slowed me down, very painful, really tough & it can become hard to walk...took me some time to overcome & I tried different techniques:
Physio - private with deep massage on my feet & legs ...
Stretching - both on tennis ball & leaning upper part of foot against the wall to stretch the muscle.
Tried acupuncture - too painful or the person in nhs not good at it?
My sister sent me a specially designed strap that helped & one to wear at nite...will see if I can find link...
Referral to foot doc gave me inshoes & really helped to retrain my foot position & shifted enough to alleviate pain...
I also was shown how to strap my feet by physio & this helped..
I am kind to my feet & purchased a pair of good walking shoes with lots of support & later also sketchers with insoles...
Will see if I can find website..ml
There is alot of choice now for 'socks' compression to help the spur in your foot & probably more on youtube for foot stretching exercise..
Good luck & though sometime a long process you can recover...ml
Thank you for the advice and the link. I will definitely check it out.
I had this about 8 years ago and struggled for about 9 months until my GP said he would let me have a Corticosteroid injection. Quite an ordeal as the skin on the feet is very thick but it went in and after rest for 48 hours, which I think is most important, the result was brilliant. I would recommend it. The pain prior was so bad that it was causing other problems because of walking differently.
Have you considered trying a sports physiotherapist? Any aches and pains out of the ordinary,I go to see mine.shes not cheap,but I do see results quickly.
Perhaps you could ask if they deal with. Plantar fasciitis when you ring,ask if they have success with it. Hope you get some relief from pain
I had it in both feet for about a year. I found pulling your toes back with your hand so that the bottom of your feet are stretched helped so much and helped with the pain. I now use one of those wooden foot massagers off amazon. The ones that you roll your foot back and for on, when my feet need a good massage. Insoles made my knees and hope ache so I didn't use them. A good pair of shoes with enough support help but I prefer bear foot as much as possible. Hope it gets better soon x
I went to see physio they gave me exercises to do nothing really helped massaging the sore part before I stepped on it eased it apart from that naproxen - got put on mycophenolate and it went away!
I had it for a long time, had injections, ball rolling, all sorts. Finally I was sent to hospital and had insoles made. I was really upset I can no longer wear sandals, as I hate shoes on me feet, but slowly, with the stretching exercises he also gave me, it got better.
I had this in both feet it is very painful. What helped me most was to stand on the bottom step of the stairs with my heel hanging over the edge and stretch the underside of my foot by pushing the heel downwards over the edge of the step. I also found that stretching my foot/feet whist sitting in bed by putting a strap/belt/dressing gown tie under the middle of my foot and pulling towards me - this stretches the calf muscle and bottom of the foot/feet. This was by far the most effective treatment for me - after I did this most days for a few weeks the pain disappeared and I haven’t had it since. Don’t wear flat shoes/flip flops too often - I found that a slightly raised shoe was best for me and I am only just starting to wear heels again after quite a few years. Sorry for the lengthy post but hope this helps x
I've had it on and off for years. I roll my foot on a golf ball over the gristly part of the muscle If you do it right you'll know what I mean. Then put your foot into an ice bath. Try and stretch your calfs and hamstring as well. I've also used an inexpensive ultrasound sound machine but try and get the right frquency and massaged my foot after.
A friend of mine has it. Nothing worked for him. Then in Dec '17 he got flu which lasted 2 weeks. He more or less took to his bed for 2 weeks. On the up side it resolved his plantar fascitis. So in his case it was staying off his feet for 2 weeks that worked for him.
It has not returned. And as long as he does not walk more than 2 miles at anyone time he is fine.
I had plantar fasciitis a couple of years ago.
I got it in one foot, then just as that recovered I developed it in the other foot.
If you look on the NHS website you find some really good excerises for plantar fasciitis.
The gentle stretching exercises are good, and most importantly follow the list of things o do and things not to do.
Plantar F. night splint worked for me perfectly.
look and has told me I have Plantar Faciitis so am now trying regular doses of Ibuprofen but would be...