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Plantar fasciitis is trying to do me in today

Jul 11, 2016 12:52 PM

Ugh my right foot hurts so much!!!!! The plantar fasciitis in my heel is doing everything it can to keep me immobile today. It hurts like hell, even after taking pain medication (that was only originally supposed to be for my back and leg pain). Grrrrrrrrr..... I'm trying to stretch and do exercises but nothing seems to help....

Jul 12, 2016 10:19 AM

Do you have Orthotics to cushion your heels? I've been wearing custom Orthotics for over 5 years now but they're really expensive. My sister & brother got some at a different place for 1/3 the cost, molded to their foot shapes too. Mine is made of 6 layers. Before I got them I used it inserts, especially the gel heel cups. And I never wear flip flops anymore except in the house. I buy sneakers for problem feet and buy the wide to give my feet room (as they swell daily). My plantar fascitis rarely flares up now. Terry some epsom salts for sparks& massage pain ointment in really well, then test as much as you can until it calms down. If it keeps going then go see an orthopedist. Hugs love & prayers it gets better soon! 🙂💕🙏🌸

Jul 12, 2016 12:43 PM

Thanks Flappy. I'm on a fixed income (disability) and can't afford custom orthotics, although it probably would help a ton!!! It's ok though. I'm just going to try to keep doing exercises and hope for the best. :)

Jul 12, 2016 9:19 PM

Lacrosse ball massage. Sit down and push your foot on the ball as you can tolerate. Hurts a lot, then will get better.

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