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Plantars fascitis?

Oct 15, 2015 3:43 PM

Have an appt w foot doc today. Been in pain since beginning of September. Wish the pain would go away. :(

Oct 15, 2015 5:46 PM

Jaycee, I have it too, as well as Morton's Neuroma. Neither one is easy because they make it hard to walk. I got a shot for the MN. I bought a foot stretching thing, where it rocks either heel down or toes down. It stretches the foot & leg muscles. I hope you get some relief! 🙏🌼

Oct 15, 2015 7:27 PM

Jaycee, suggestion. Try filling a 2 Liter empty soda bottle with water, put it in the freezer until completely frozen, and roll it underneath your foot. That has helped me significantly to cut down on the inflammation of the PF(my right foot is much worse then the left, but have not had a problem with it for several years)

Oct 15, 2015 8:43 PM

Amanda, thanks for that to. Ilk have to use it too! 🙏🌼

Oct 15, 2015 8:51 PM

Foot doctor said I have 2 bunions, PF and heel spur syndrome. Tried giving me a cortisone shot but I freaked out. So physical therapy it is. They will be trying the Graston technique. Anyone experience this?

Oct 17, 2015 9:34 AM

I have plantar fasciitis as well as heel Spurs and a problem with the Achilles' tendon on the right foot. The doctor said that the PF is not resolving because I rarely wear shoes. Since I don't work, in usually barefoot and that's not good. I am going to try the bottle thing!! I had never heard that. See, I learn something every time I come here. By the way, Cortizone shot didn't do the trick for me either. Hope you get relief soon!! Thanks for the tip, Amanda!! I'm going to try it right now. 🌻🙏🏻

Oct 17, 2015 9:42 AM

Do heel spurs go away on their own?

Oct 17, 2015 9:45 AM

Heel Spurs are calcification of bone like arthritis that attach to the bone. Sometimes they wear down and other times they need to shave them down. For others, Cortizone injections work. I'd give it a try. With the pain you have, it only hurts for a second.

Oct 17, 2015 9:56 AM

I'm terrified of needle. I just can't do it. They would have to put me to sleep.

Oct 17, 2015 10:09 AM

I understand because I'm really not a fan of them either. Just thought if you could psych yourself up that it may help, you'd be able to do it. Feel better and try the frozen bottle that Amanda suggested.🌻🙏🏻

Oct 17, 2015 10:14 AM

Thank you... Doing the bottle right now, actually. 😸

Oct 17, 2015 3:32 PM

Jaycee, I know this might sound crazy, but I can tolerate cortisone shots much better, if I can't see what's coming and if whoever is doing it, doesn't talk me through the process. Also, for me anyway, having music playing on my iPad through headphones is a great distraction technique.

Oct 17, 2015 4:04 PM

The doctor put a sheet up so I couldn't see but I realized he was reaching in his pocket for something and I pulled my legs in so quick. He was like "Yahhh... Nope. This isn't going to work." Lol :-/

Oct 17, 2015 4:04 PM

It was just his pen, btw.

Oct 17, 2015 4:31 PM

Sorry Jaycee, but LMBO at that one. Been there, done that.

Oct 17, 2015 5:16 PM

Once my heel spurs turned they stopped hurting. I don't want to tell you how many years that took though. :( They are now over an inch long, but have curved so they face the front of my foot instead of facing the ground. The frozen soda bottle does work for the Plantar Fascia. I don't know about the cortisone shots, because I refused them as well. It can cause the tendons to rupture and with my faulty collagen, I don't need that. LOL

Oct 17, 2015 8:52 PM

Jaycee, like Amanda I don't want them talking me through it. Instead I look away and talk my head off about any and everything to distract myself. Cortisone shots aren't the worst, unless they're for the Morton's Neuroma injx... Hurt like heck! 🙏🌼

Oct 17, 2015 10:25 PM

Flappys, I'm like that at most doctors appointments, especially if I see a needle coming at me. The last time I had a cortisone shot in my knee, I actually saw what was about ready to happen and almost passed out, so nope, no more of those

Oct 17, 2015 11:50 PM

I has PF for about a year. I wear nothing but Crocs now and never have an issue. They are ugly as homemade sin but I will take it 😂

Oct 18, 2015 10:46 AM

Jaycee... LMAO!!! That's too funny!! His pen...LOL!!! I did that with my Orthopaedic Doctor when he was going to inject my wrist and I thought he was reaching for a syringe. I pulled my hand back so fast, I almost pulled him over on top of me!!! He said it was just his pen and he was going to mark where the injection was going. I said I felt sick and was going to throw up and he leaned forward, opened his lab coat pocket and said go ahead and while I was distracted, he injected me... I was more afraid of what it would feel like and when he was done, yeah it wasn't pleasant but not as bad as I thought. 😊😜

Oct 18, 2015 11:41 AM

Alwayz, I sure as hell wish I could have had an ortho like that. Lmao.

Oct 18, 2015 8:52 PM

AlwayZ, that's hilarious! 🙏🌼

Oct 20, 2015 4:54 AM

Not afraid of needles been stuck too many times I guess, the story made me laugh though, thank you

Oct 20, 2015 9:24 AM

I've been stuck so many times I've
Lost count but depending on where they want to stick me, there are times I get nervous. When I had torn the ligaments off of my thumb joint and they didn't know yet, the doctor was giving me a shot there. He said, this is going to suck, I'm really sorry. I've been going to him for years and he's taken care of my family, especially my Dad. He's been to my house for parties and went to the rehab center to give my Dad a Cortizone shot in the shoulder when he called them... But I digress. He said, sucks, sorry, etc.. I had my head on his shoulder and when he stuck me, I bit him.. LOL!! I felt bad, it was a reflex reaction and o said... Oops.. Sorry, that sucks. LOL!!! He hugged me when we were done and we were laughing. That is the worst thing I did to a doctor. Although, when I met my new pain management doctor and he was doing a full check of range of motion, painful pressure points, etc. I told him to remember how close proximity his testicles were to my hand and that if he hurt me he was going to be speaking a few octaves higher for a while!! It's a good thing I've been going to that office for 20 years and they know me there... LOL!!! (They never know what is going to come out of my mouth!)😜😳

Oct 20, 2015 9:55 AM

I have to give myself Humira shots. So, for me to be afraid is kind of ridiculous. But it's something about a needle in the bottom of your foot that just does something to me. :-/ I'm glad I have someone a laugh though ;)

Oct 20, 2015 10:49 AM

I'm going to try the frozen water bottle too. I've used ice packs on feet. It helped a bit. My feet always feel like hot glass they swell up and hurt constantly. No diagnosis. I tend to pick doctors like boyfriends lol they never listen. 😜

Oct 20, 2015 11:48 PM

Alwayz, you've got one over on that subject. The first time I got cortisone in my knee, he didn't hold the bottom of my leg down and I was sitting up. Needless to say, when the needle went in, out went the foot. But I digress on that one as well. Nearly bit the dental assistant on Monday and nearly threw up in the chair. Thank The Lord I have an understanding dentist, who just kind of patted me on the shoulder and laughed at me.

Oct 20, 2015 11:54 PM

I have kicked the dentist as well, just reaction. He doesn't go near my feet now. When I had a nerve conduction test I was in so much pain, I was crying. The nurse asked me if I wanted a lollipop, I told her to shove it u know where. I apologized later.

Oct 21, 2015 12:16 AM

It's so painful. I had to wear a boot for a week or two got it from the emergency room actually I have to wear custom orthodox in every shoe. Even if I go one day without wearing shoes with the orthodox or arches, it'll come back. Possibly- just a suggestion I've seen several booths at the fish stores it's worth a shot best relief I had good luck

Oct 21, 2015 12:21 AM

Oh my goodness!! I just realized what I had put on the post at the end! What I was trying to say is I have seen the orthotic boots at several thrift stores and it's worth a shot because it's a really amazing how much relief I got very quickly

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