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Plantar Fasciitis

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rascal Tue 18-Jun-19 19:25:27

I was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis yesterday. The Podiatrist said its made worse by the Rheumatoid Arthritis. She gave me two booklets for footwear: Cozyfeet and the other Wider Fit Shoes. Everything in these booklets seem very expensive. I was wondering if anyone could let me know of other companies that are not so expensive. Thank you if anybody can help with this. smile thanks

dragonfly46 Wed 19-Jun-19 15:15:11

You can also buy pressure socks on Amazon for Plantar Facilitis.

Grandmama Wed 19-Jun-19 19:07:19

Rascal - I had pain on the balls of my foot (only one foot affected) but when I stood for any length of time my heels felt as though red hot needles were piercing them, really, really painful. The website 'Heel that Pain' has a useful booklet to download and you can watch videos of how to do the exercises. A friend told me of someone who had PF and strapped her feet up, sort of swaddled them tightly - you can find out about this on the internet.

Exercises really helped me.

rascal Thu 20-Jun-19 15:22:42

Oh pressure socks didn't know they might help.
I don't seem to have the pain in my heels but it's very painful like electric shocks in the rest of my feet especially when I get up from sitting. I will have a look at 'heel that pain'.
Thank you once again to everyone for all your help. flowers

Witzend Thu 20-Jun-19 15:31:08

I had this a few years ago, right foot only. Very painful, I could barely walk.
I self-diagnosed via google and got some arch support insoles - Scholl I think - from Boots. They cost about £25 and helped a lot. I wore them non stop - both feet - for several weeks - foot eventually recovered and it's been fine since.

Two BiLs of mine have both had it, and have spent hundreds of £££ on specially made insoles. Maybe I was just lucky, but my cheapie ones did the job perfectly well.

rascal Thu 20-Jun-19 18:21:01

Insoles sound good, but £25. Just as well they helped. smile

BradfordLass72 Wed 03-Jul-19 04:31:01

I understand trials with Botox have been very successful for Plantar Fasciitis.

nanamac77 Mon 08-Jul-19 18:44:39

had it for years, plus arthritis, plus bunions, plus very wide feet. And yes, I get sharp pain in the balls of my feet plus stabbing pains in my toes, Nothing to do with the heel.
As I understand it PF is a thinning of the flesh under your feet and there is nothing you can do about it,

Learned that I could only wear backless shoes.
There are two companies I use - 'Fit -Flop', which are very expensive but fantastic, and 'Fly - Flot ( very easy to get confused) which aren't cheap but less expensive and are very good too.
Other people recommend Hotter.
All of these are online and will send catalogues. Didn't want to buy shoes online but have found that it's fairly painless to send back the ones that aren't suitable.
Good luck

PS Sometimes I get a really bad dose of pain to the extent I can barely walk and the docs think that might be gout - have Naproxen available for such occasions.

sodapop Mon 08-Jul-19 18:53:08

I had it too. Lots of heel supports available from that well known internet supplier, these help a little. Also put a small bottle of water in the freezer and when frozen roll it under your foot. I have to say your symptoms don't quite tally with plantar fasciitis. I would check with your GP. Good luck.

rascal Tue 09-Jul-19 18:51:02

Thank you all again for the help with this. Much appreciated. thanks

boho43 Tue 09-Jul-19 18:59:05

I can only wear backless shoes - mules now. I don't understand how plantar fasciitis affects the back of my heel though! Any answers?

Carol2000 Thu 11-Jul-19 08:03:32

Use some heat on it and do some calf raises going on your tip toes, thats the only thing that helps to strengthen it and bring more blood I was told by my osteopath. Turmeric also helped with the inflammation and pain