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Hello all fellow Plantar Fasciitis sufferers!
I posted this as a reply to someone and thought that perhaps my experience would make a good topic for other users to read/
Being a suffer of Plantar Fasciitis for several years now I became so frustrated that whatever products I tried, nothing seem to of worked. I tried all sorts from insoles, to creams and gels. I even went to my local GP for advice, but he suggested the things I had been practising for years.
I found that wearing my wellies to walk my dog (a beautiful Border Collie) were the main cause of my Plantar Fasciitis, and several of my friends who suffered from Plantar Fasciitis also found that wearing wellies was what was causing this annoying problem too.
Having traded in my wellies to some hiking boots, I still found that the problem was not going away, of course because the damage had already been done.
Anyway after several years of trying most things, chopping and changing products, my husband recommend I should try an insole I had never heard of before, as one of his colleagues used it and found great results in curing Plantar Fasciitis. (He is an Engineer, always on his feet all day).
The product in question is called 'FootActive' (look them up online) and they do a wide range of orthotic insoles for every shoe type imaginable (YES LADIES, EVEN HIGH HEELS).
Having ordered the 'Comfort' (a full length insole) online for a reasonable price (£19.95) they came the very next day, and I have to say they certainly live up to their name, very comfortable indeed.
I ordered several more pairs to pop in all of my other shoes, and after about 2 weeks of use, my Plantar Fasciitis has gone. Finally after years of foot pain, there is a cure! I have since told all my friends and my husband’s colleague and they have all too brought FootActive insoles to great success.
I thought i would share my story with all fellow Plantar Fasciitis to let you know that there is a product that really works..!!!!
I'll try anything!
Then use FootActive insoles :)
I'll try anything!
Congrats Susan on finding something that works for you! I am a treatment adviser for soft tissue injuries and deal with people who suffer from plantar fasciitis every day. I am glad to hear you are finally pain free :) For others out there I also recommend a good cold compress on the bottom of your foot to reduce inflammation of the fascia and the BFST foot wrap to promote circulation. There has been great results with these as well. I have included some more information on the main plantar fasciitis treatment I recommend: http://www.kingbrand.com/Plantar_Fasciitis_Treatment.php?REF=46PV1
If anyone has questions about their treatments, pain etc., please don't hesitate to ask and I will do my best to help as much as I can.