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Old 07-29-2020, 04:30 PM
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What did you do to fix it? Been dealing with it since February, tried Iceing, OTC pain meds, tried different insoles inserts, had custom insole inserts made, hand massage, foot massage machine, nothing fixes it.
I wear flip flops around the house as its to painful to go barefoot. After the weekend it doesn't hurt as bad but the first day back to work and its throbbing by mid day.
What did you do to fix it?
Old 07-29-2020, 04:41 PM
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For me custom insoles and loosing weight fixed it. Good luck that crap sucks!!
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I got it back in December-been working thru it with a hand and foot Therapy place for 3 months. I had custom inserts made.
1st stretch a few times a day with a rope or cord with leg extended pull your foot towards you. Next always wear shoes with super soft inserts with support in house -flip flops are not them=give them up
Ice the foot every day -Stech your calf every day against a wall laening in-see a therapist who specializes in this .Never go barefoot -use house slipers with inserts always inside. Mine is slowly getting better after 8 months
Use an infrared light.Mine was at heel but some show it under foot in middle. Read up on it.
Do the exercises daly-they work

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Old 07-29-2020, 04:49 PM
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Throw your flip fops away and and wear Crocs around the house, and never go barefoot. trust me..........
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My wife had a bad case of it. Our orthopedist gave her a cortisone shot to calm it down and it was good to go after. YMMV
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Use a wine bottle and roll it on the floor while seated. Or a rolling pin. Gently work and stretch the areas throughout the day as needed.

Also these heel cups helped during daily use.
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Good luck.
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In addition to the wine bottle, freeze a bottle of water and roll that with your foot.
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Suck it up for about a year.
probably need to get a desk job also.
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Get rid of the flip flops and never wear them again. The only thing that works for me is to use the orthotic inserts I had made. After a month or so things get back to normal. I try to only wear shoes/sandals that provide decent support such as Mephisto.
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Originally Posted by Jonesy23 View Post
What did you do to fix it? Been dealing with it since February, tried Iceing, OTC pain meds, tried different insoles inserts, had custom insole inserts made, hand massage, foot massage machine, nothing fixes it.
I wear flip flops around the house as its to painful to go barefoot. After the weekend it doesn't hurt as bad but the first day back to work and its throbbing by mid day.
What did you do to fix it?
I used to play semi-professional soccer and would get this alot. When it flared up it felt like my foot was broken and it hurt just to walk. I did some deep tissue massage, and used a baseball to roll it up along with ice/hot on and off. Usually would go away in a few days until the next flare up. It can also be related to tight muscles in your calves or all the way up the leg. Good stretching daily helps alot!
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Took 11 months to mostly get over mine, but it was one of the most painful 11 months. I still rarely go barefooted anymore.

Stretches prescribed by a foot doctor and also rolling the arch across tennis balls and frozen water bottles. Plus inserts in almost all my shoes. My insurance would not pay for custom orthodics, which are not cheap, so I had to go with store bought, but they helped tremendously.

Spenco Polysorb Cross Trainer Insole Orthotics

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HTV has it... Try this:

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Orthotic with largest arch support you can tolerate. OTC is fine, custom not needed.
Your foot is a triangle. The base of the triangle is the plantar fascia. Weight it's applied to the top of the triangle, this puts the plantar fascia under tension, keeping the two sides of the triangle from spreading apart. The fascia runs from the forefoot to hind foot. Pain usually occurs where it inserts into the inner heel where is shows traction injury from tension.

placing a large arch support under the mid foot will decrease the amount of tension required by the fascia to support the arch and decrease the pain.

OTC arch support all u need, but it has to be a fairly large one to work

Barefoot is bad. You will find that some shoes are worse than others. Weight loss is good, but impossible.
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As others have said, your days of flip flops and any shoe without support are over.
Shoe inserts are imperative. I wasn’t happy with the medical ones, I bought one of each over the counter ones until I found the ones that worked for me.
Trick I learned from a friend who’s a distance runner - frozen golf balls. Keep several in the freezer, and roll under your foot while watching TV. It’s small enough to stretch individually as opposed to using a frozen water bottle across the entire foot.

After a month it it was bearable. As long as I stay in proper shoes with inserts I don’t think about it anymore.
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OP - you’ll likely need cortisone shots, cream, and rest. I went thru a bad case last year. Your dr will explain exactly what’s causing the pain and it will make sense. Most of all, it takes time.

AND buy a pair of OOFOS
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Lots of threads on this topic. I had 3 injections and 4 weeks of PT, kept doing the exercises for a while and stayed out of flips flops for about 6 months.
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My chemo nurse went through it for ages. One day my foot started hurting. Went to Ortho 2 days later. He suggested cortisone shot but said it will hurt. What the heck, do it. If it works better than suffering for long period. He hit it, 4-5 days later all fine.
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I went through this for a few years and did the cortisone, sleeping boot, stretches, frozen bottle of water but nothing worked.
One day I was in Bass Pro and saw inserts by Sof Sole for $20 and bought them. As soon as I put them in I knew something was different. It took several months but the pain went away. Now I have them in every pair of shoes I wear including my ski boots. I've been pain free for about 5 years now.
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Good luck. Hurts like a bitch. I know.
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Been battling it for a few years, went to the Podiatrist and had X-rays, major heel spur on bottom of heel where plantar is attached and a bigger heel spur at the back of my heel along the Achilles’ tendon. Talking surgery, three months recovery. Used to walk five miles every day, now I walk 2 miles and have to take 3 days off.

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