Plantar Fasciitis

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I know they say plantar fasciitis does not happen over night and it is the tearing of the tendon. My heel pain did happen over night. I do a lot of standing all day. 5-6 hours at work, I am a teacher. I try my best to wear comfortable shoes or sneakers. I also am involved with a workout group that does intense exercises(CrossFit). My legs were tired and my feet hurt a little bit one night last week, but not my heel. I woke up the next day and felt pain when I stepped on my heel, but that pain has not gone away... I can not put pressure on my heel without it hurting. I have been icing it, massaging it, taking ibuprophen, and plan on going to the doctor sometime this week (I was hoping it would just go away in a few days) I'm frustrated because I want to go back to the gym and I'm nervous about being on my feet all day at work.
I guess what I want to know is, is plantar fasciitis something that would give me pain all day or is it just in the morning and after I've been sitting for a while?
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juney wrote:I know they say plantar fasciitis does not happen over night and it is the tearing of the tendon. My heel pain did happen over night.

hi juney,

pf is more often an inflammation of the fascia, rather than tearing. you are right, it usually does not occur overnight, however many people do experience a sudden occurence of pain. think of tooth decay as an analogy; damage has been underway for a long time before a toothache "suddenly" appears.

come back after your appt. and let us know what your doctor says!
The pain is starting to go away... it's almost been a week. I know it will just take time. I tried to order some of those yogitoes and they don't ship to APO addresses, so I'm going to see if I can find them on another website.
I'll let you know what the doctor says.
Chances are that it isn't plantar fascittis. I know it feels exactly like it, I've had this particular type of nerve entrapment, but it's not. The good news is, it's fast & easy to treat, whereas PF takes 4-6 weeks if you see someone who knows what they're doing. You'll need a friend to help with this. Sit on something solid, that won't tip over, the floor is good. Pout your leg straight out in front of you, toes up. Have your friend take one hand and warp it around the back of the ankle, ABOVE the heel, at the narrowest part of the achilles tendon. Take the other hand, and wrap it around the top of the foor so the pinky side of the hand is just in front of the crease where the ankle bends. Have your friend gradually, but firmly pull in a straight line, straight out. NO hard yanks, or twists, just straight traction. Your butt may try to slide.... if you're under 200 pounds, and you're in no danger of sliding, they need to pull harder. You may feel or hear a pop, you may not. repeat 2x. Now, if it was a simple nerve entrapment, you will be pain free inside 3 days. If not, you wont' but you won't have lost anything either, and you can try the traditional tratments. Personally, I'd tell you to go to my websit, www,kaywarren.org, and ask for the file, Healing plantar Fasciitis Without Surgery. It's free, and a lot more effective than what most doctors will do. You're welcome to see any MD, DO, or DPM you want, but getting the file and reading it costs you nothing but time, and if you actually PF, it will save you a LOT of money. Good shoes are important, stretching is critical, but they are jsut pieces to the puzzle, they're not a cure all, and they don't work for everyone.
Chances are that it isn't plantar fascittis. I know it feels exactly like it, I've had this particular type of nerve entrapment, but chances are, it's not. The good news is, it's fast & easy to treat, whereas PF takes 4-6 weeks if you see someone who knows what they're doing. You'll need a friend to help with this. Sit on something solid, that won't tip over, the floor is good. Put your leg straight out in front of you, toes up. Have your friend take one hand and wrap it around the back of the ankle, ABOVE the heel, at the narrowest part of the achilles tendon. Take the other hand, and wrap it around the top of the foor so the pinky side of the hand is just in front of the crease where the ankle bends. Have your friend gradually, but firmly pull in a straight line, straight out. NO hard yanks, or twists, just straight traction. Your butt may try to slide.... if you're under 200 pounds, and you're in no danger of sliding, they need to pull harder. You may feel or hear a pop, you may not. repeat 2x. Now, if it was a simple nerve entrapment, you will be pain free inside 3 days. If not, you wont' but you won't have lost anything either, and you can try the traditional tratments. Personally, I'd tell you to go to my websit, www,kaywarren.org, and ask for the file, Healing plantar Fasciitis Without Surgery. It's free, and a lot more effective than what most doctors will do. You're welcome to see any MD, DO, or DPM you want, but getting the file and reading it costs you nothing but time, and if you actually PF, it will save you a LOT of money. Good shoes are important, stretching is critical, but they are jsut pieces to the puzzle, they're not a cure all, and they don't work for everyone.
My foot hurts all day, more so when I am standing/walking. The most acute pain is the first few steps, but It never stops hurting. Even now, I can feel it throbbing, like a dull ache. One thing I have learned, is that going barefooted is not a good idea, ever! Good luck
Thanks for the info. I never thought of back problems being the cause. I wonder why the doc never mentioned it as an option? That's what bothers me so much about this condition and treatment, they all seem to be guessing, and there is no set solution. I will check out the shoes too. Also heard New Balance walking shoes are good. Thanks again.
My podiatrist recommends New Balance Running Shoes,a half size larger than you normally wear. Since I started wearing them, my feet started feeling a whole lot better. I am a nurse and am on my feet alot every day. Since I started wearing them a year ago, my feet have healed.
Right now I am having a flare up of my plantar fasciitis but I think I know what caused it. I got a Wii for Christmas, with the Wii Fitness Plus. It says to go bare footed on the balance board and I did that one night - for an hour and a half. I did step aerobics for over an hour with no shoes. I will never do that again. Ever since then, my PF has acted up again. So no matter what it says, when my feet get better this time, I will warm up PLUS wear my NB running shoes.
Thanks, I feel better about the New Balance shoes. You are the 3rd person to mention them. I'm tired of spending money on things that don't work. Hopefully, they aren't too expensive. Good luck to you!
I went to the Dr. today and he picked up my new balance 473 shoe and folded it in half indicating it was too soft of a shoe to wear. He suggested numbers 587, 768, and 1123 for maximum motion control for running and 811, 845, and 926 for walking. Also something called rocker bottom shoes with a great deal of arch support. I have had this for 3 months and it can be quite debilitating.

Jennifer Spears said:
Thanks, I feel better about the New Balance shoes. You are the 3rd person to mention them. I'm tired of spending money on things that don't work. Hopefully, they aren't too expensive. Good luck to you!
Well, I'm glad I went for a different shoe! I ended up getting the Nike DMX. It has great cushioning, and my heel does not hurt much at all. I think this will make a huge difference, since I'm on my feet all day. I still feel some discomfort in the arch area, and along the outside edge, but I'm hoping that will fade in time. I've had pain for almost a year, special night socks, therapy of all kinds, pain/inflammation reducers and exercise for 5 months. The best relief is rest, the right shoe and the stretching. Going barefoot is the worst. That's hard for me, but I make myself put shoes on first thing. Thanks for replying Emily.
I have rocker bottom shoes and also have specially made orthotics for them. (made by the Foot Solutions Store), costing over $500 for the combo. I wear them about 4 hours a day, I can't stand them any longer than that. They are uncomfortable on my good foot !
Then the rest of the day, I wear my NB running shoes. (which are WR 441 - running shoe). They are firm on the bottom, they don't bend, they are pretty firm. I never go barefoot at home either. When I get up to go to the BR at night, the bathroom is about 3 feet from my bed...I put on my crocs. Never barefoot ! I do my stretches, am taking NSAIDS and doing my exercises.
I know one thing - plantar fasciitis is debilitating !!
Oops, not Nike, it was a Reebok DMX. Sorry about that.

Jennifer Spears said:
Well, I'm glad I went for a different shoe! I ended up getting the Nike DMX. It has great cushioning, and my heel does not hurt much at all. I think this will make a huge difference, since I'm on my feet all day. I still feel some discomfort in the arch area, and along the outside edge, but I'm hoping that will fade in time. I've had pain for almost a year, special night socks, therapy of all kinds, pain/inflammation reducers and exercise for 5 months. The best relief is rest, the right shoe and the stretching. Going barefoot is the worst. That's hard for me, but I make myself put shoes on first thing. Thanks for replying Emily.

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