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Old 09-09-2015, 08:52 AM   #1
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Plantar fasciitise is killing me, especially first thing in the morning. Any helpful ideas?
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Old 09-09-2015, 09:02 AM   #2
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Stretch/wiggle your foot *before* you get out of bed and step on it.

Freeze water in a plastic pop bottle (around 20 oz size). Roll your foot on it for 15 minutes every morning.

There's a fancy sock thingy that tensions your ankle during sleep that might help, but I have no personal experience with it.
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Plantar fasciitise is killing me, especially first thing in the morning. Any helpful ideas?
Get better foot gear. I had a bad case a year or two ago, and am now fully "heeled" Once I got better gear, I was able to work through it, day by day, and slowly heal.

There are other threads about it, like this one:
http://www.contractortalk.com/f59/pl...ciitis-143368/

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Old 09-13-2015, 08:11 AM   #5
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I posted a pamphlet that a Doctor gave me when I was having issues.

It's in the thread that Mark referred to.

http://www.contractortalk.com/f59/pl...8/#post1921498
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Get new shoes with full arch support. It'll take about 2 weeks to get your foot back into shape.
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CVS has the plantar heel inserts for about $10 a pair. They work great as a temporary measure to keep you out in the field working. But the bottom line is that you have to get a decent pair of shoes or boots. The cheap shoes from the big box stores look nice and they feel great but over time you'll get the pain.

Also I've used the Dr. Scholls Active Series insoles along with the separate plantar fasciitis heel inserts and I realized that after paying all of that money to fortify cheap boots, I could just as easily buy better boots.

But whichever route you go, you gotta get some decent support in your shoes.
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I just looked at WebMD. This is what has been going on with my foot. I think someone else suggested that as well. It does suck, but only for 30 seconds or so. My new Keenes have helped quite a bit. I still get it, but not as much.
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And no...You don't rub them on your foot ! You eat them!
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I have been having the same problem for awhile with my left heel. I have very flat feet and nothing has worked. I am seeing a foot doctor tomorrow about it. Sometimes I can hardly walk and new boots, inserts, and pain meds have not helped. An x-ray showed nothing, as someone thought it might be a heel spur. It can feel bad during the day, but the morning is bad and after driving home in the truck and getting out. Lots of ladder work can be bad too.

It is good to remember that the same thing doesn't work for everybody.
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Well, I went to the foot doctor today and he said that I need custom made inserts for my feet, with the cost being about $300.00! He said the ones at the store really don't work very well and that these will support my entire foot. I asked him how flat my feet are and he said that they are feeling earthquakes in China (when I walk) Funny!

We'll see how it goes.....
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You can get an awful nice pair of work boots for that cash, maybe even 2 pair if you find something on sale.
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I spent about $1000 seeing the doc about my foot. He gave me no more info than I found online and in the other PF thread. It took 14-16 months for mine to heal.

What helped me most, was wearing the night splint, every night for months and ice a couple of times a day....mostly when i got home from work a couple of times in the evening. I trashed all my old shoes and got about 8 pairs to 10 pairs of new tennis shoes over a couple of months. No custom orthodics, just some $50 ones the foot doc sold me, he wanted $500 for customs. Those didn't help either, probably created more of a problem in reality.

I still have problems with my right foot, its not PF though. I suspect its from those damn orthodics he gave me. I don't use them much at all anymore and my foot does seem to be improving...slowly.

Mine got bad enough i ended up having to loose weight, i was miserable and not very active due to the PF. I was about 212 and now I'm at 158, i will just assume the weight loss was my ticket to fixing my PF.
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The brace really helped me; wore it at night and did periodic stretches throughout the day. And for some reason a plastic Coke bottle full of frozen water seemed to give more relief than other bottles...
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I first noticed that I had it about 10 years ago during a basketball tournament. After playing 2 full games, I thought my foot was broken. The next day, walking was almost impossible. Lots of ice, stretching, especially in the morning, has helped me keep it at bay. i got enough other aches and pains as it is.
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I used to have bad foot pain and after going to the foot doc & and having the custom orthotics made, which helped greatly but were bulky as could be.
Then I tried the Good Feet store. It's a semi-custom orthotic. I think I made it out for under a $100 (several years and ago) they ended up feeling the most comfortable and I also started rotating out work shoes every 6 months.

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