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Electric Pulses that Kill the Nerve in the Foot?
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My aunt told me that she was looking into getting a experimental type of electric therapy that actually uses electrical impulses to kill the nerve endings and end pain since the nerve is dead. Has…Continue

Tags: spur, treatments, pain, heel, fasciitis

Started this discussion. Last reply by john king Apr 22, 2016.

Reflexology as a treatment for plantar fascitis
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I have suffered 2 years from plantar fascitis with no improvement (from shockwave therapy to night splints to slant boards to corizone injections). I will not have surgery done although also have…Continue

Tags: spur, treatments, pain, heel, fasciitis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Elaine Greenfield Aug 22, 2016.

Achilles Tendonitis vs. Plantar Fasciitis
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I'm pretty sure that I have either plantar fasciitis or achilles tendonitis. My first step in the morning is painful with the pain reducing thereafter, which I know is a classic PF symptom. However,…Continue

Tags: pain, spurs, heel, planter, fasciitis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Orthotist Feb 17, 2010.

Frustrating heel pain
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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…Continue

Tags: pain, spurs, heel, planter, fasciitis

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephanie Dec 4, 2013.

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Jasminel80 replied to Organization Volunteer's discussion PF that doesn't go away
Jul 5, 2016
Donna Hunter replied to Organization Volunteer's discussion PF that doesn't go away
"I have had PF in my left foot, I have  spent so much money trying to get releve,I have done streches, but it seams like a waste of time  and I feel like it doesnt help.,I hurt so bad.Cold make it feel better, but it does'nt stop it.I…"
Jul 5, 2016
john king replied to Organization Volunteer's discussion Electric Pulses that Kill the Nerve in the Foot?
Apr 22, 2016
john king replied to Organization Volunteer's discussion Electric Pulses that Kill the Nerve in the Foot?
"I have not heard of this but I had a treatment injection that was supposed to kill the nerve in my foot.  Instead I got serious staff infection and had to have emergency surgery to save my foot.   I had ESWT.  It did not work for…"
Apr 21, 2016
Helen mckillion replied to Organization Volunteer's discussion Electric Pulses that Kill the Nerve in the Foot?
"Yes I've had this done it does work I've had 2 treatments and it gives me 9 months of no pain then u go again it is good"
Jan 18, 2016
Camille Harthorne commented on Organization Volunteer's photo
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Heel Pain Illustration

"I saw another illustration for this and someone there made detailed observations of the inaccuracies of some of these illustrations. This one though seemed to correct one of those: The location of the formation of the heel spurs. Though the…"
Dec 18, 2015
Camille Harthorne commented on Organization Volunteer's photo
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Heel Pain Illustration

"Very well observed Kay Warren. Misinformation like this can also cause faulty management. Probably they should have gotten another illustration for this. Netter illustrations are my favorite."
Dec 18, 2015
Camille Harthorne commented on Organization Volunteer's video
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Heel Stretch

"While this is very effective, don't also forget to mobilize the tissues of your calf, achilles, and plantar fascia. They're all connected. Stretching helps, but there are tissue adhesions that you still need to mobilize and manipulate, and…"
Dec 18, 2015
Camille Harthorne commented on Organization Volunteer's video
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Calf and Foot Strengthening Exercises

"This definitely helps with calf muscles and plantar fascia. Another can be to mobilize the plantar fascia first, then try walking or at least bearing weight more on the outside of the foot (like walking with your ankle tilted inwards, but not too…"
Dec 18, 2015
Camille Harthorne commented on Organization Volunteer's video
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Wall Stretch for Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis - Version 1

"Good. Also remember that dorsiflexing your ankle (tilting it towards the knee, as the video showed) with your knee flexed / bent will just stretch the soleus muscle. If you want to stretch the gastrocnemius muscle, you must keep your knee straight…"
Dec 18, 2015
Camille Harthorne commented on Organization Volunteer's video
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Wall Stretch for Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis - Version 2

"Good. Also remember that dorsiflexing your ankle (tilting it towards the knee, as the video showed) with your knee flexed / bent will just stretch the soleus muscle. If you want to stretch the gastrocnemius muscle, you must keep your knee straight…"
Dec 18, 2015
BLESSY commented on Organization Volunteer's video
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Wall Stretch for Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis - Version 2

"I am very happy. I am able to find this video at right time as I recently hit by plantar fasciitis."
Aug 18, 2015
Altotwo replied to Organization Volunteer's discussion PF that doesn't go away
"Renee,  I totally agree with you.  I went for 7 years.  I did shots, braces, night splints, physical therapy, special ortho shoes, ortho insoles, stretches, ultra sound, etc.  You name it, I tried it.  I had so many people…"
Jun 29, 2015
Renee Fisher replied to Organization Volunteer's discussion PF that doesn't go away
"I let a bunch of negative comments on line keep me from seeking the surgery.  I had my surgery after 4 years of pain.  The original podiatrist did an ultrasound the first time I saw him, then treated for a year without any other diagnostic…"
Jun 29, 2015
Kimberly1evans replied to Organization Volunteer's discussion PF that doesn't go away
"I have had two years of plantar fasciitis pain and I went through a lot of the same tings you went thorough if was even hard for me to narrow down exactly what caused my PF. I have a blog that you should really have a look at. It explains what…"
Jun 28, 2015
Kathleen Looby replied to Organization Volunteer's discussion PF that doesn't go away
"i am so sorry to hear this. I had PF in both feet for 8 yrs  with no breaks. Look up ESWT, just put that in the search engine and it will come up. It does work for most people but not covered by insurance yet. the other that worked for me was…"
Jun 10, 2015

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