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Hi All,Anyone had low wave shockwave treatment?I went to a new physiotherapist today a bit closer to home.They had a look,had a chat and did a sports calf massage and a shockwave treatment.Felt great…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Linda K May 10, 2011.

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I am suffering pf in both feet.I am not sure what started it but believe it may be the fact of walking barefoot indoors for the past 18 months since getting new carpets.I always used to wera trainers…Continue

Started Apr 19, 2011

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Debbie McIntyre replied to Paula H's discussion Plantar fasciitis getting me down!
"I use athletic tape stretchy but strong so that you can pull tight on it where needed.Firstly i put a piece at the back of my ankle running from the ankle bone one side to the ankle bone on other side- it acts as an 'anchor' for the other…"
Jul 5, 2011
Debbie McIntyre replied to Paula H's discussion Plantar fasciitis getting me down!
"The things I have found to help the most are initially icing,stretching and Naproxen.I have had it in both feet for 3 months and have worn a supportive trainer without fail every day - no sandals for me on holiday - I havent been stretching as much…"
Jul 5, 2011
Debbie McIntyre replied to Laura Post's discussion PF or my own stupidity?
"Maybe the arch support is too hard or too big.You also have to bare in mind that the ' one size fits all' are rubbish because how can the arch be in the same place for someone like me who has tiny feet- size 3- and be ok for someone else…"
May 22, 2011
Debbie McIntyre replied to Debbie's discussion What is the best TENS unit on the market?
"Askyour PT for advice.There is a place in the UK called Bodyclock in Woodford Green. The Libra TENS is the one I use.Am sure they would ship abroad if you asked.Just google it.  "
May 22, 2011
Debbie McIntyre replied to Beverly Mendenhall's discussion PF sufferer of 8 months and I've tried it all!
"I think maybe you should talk to your PT as to getting some excercises for the whole body.I have had a backproblem for years whicjh on the whole is ok if I keep up speccific excercises- but I now have PF in both feet so my daily regime of excercises…"
May 22, 2011
Debbie McIntyre replied to Lisa Pitzer's discussion Running with Plantar Fasciitis
"Hi. Thats interesting as I have a TENS unit and have used it at various times on my back.Whereabouts on your foot did you place the electrodes?My unit has 4 electrodes."
May 16, 2011
Linda K replied to Debbie McIntyre's discussion shockwave treatment
"I was in discomfort the day of the treatments, but not agony.  However, we might have different pain level tolerance."
May 10, 2011
Debbie McIntyre replied to Debbie McIntyre's discussion shockwave treatment
"Am pondering whether to have the next one- my feet were AGONY  by the evening.Surely thats not right?"
May 9, 2011
Linda K replied to Debbie McIntyre's discussion shockwave treatment
"Hi. I had three shockwave therapy treatments a few years ago.  It helped for awhile, but the PF is back with a vengence.  I'm scheduled for surgery July 8."
May 9, 2011
Debbie McIntyre posted a discussion

shockwave treatment

Hi All,Anyone had low wave shockwave treatment?I went to a new physiotherapist today a bit closer to home.They had a look,had a chat and did a sports calf massage and a shockwave treatment.Felt great this morning and Iwas feeling very positive.As the day has gone on my feet are'tingling' all over and feel very hot - got the frozen peas out again! They are a well respected clinic in my area.Do you think I have done more harm than good?I'm supposed to have one treatment a week for 5 weeks.Am so…See More
May 5, 2011
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May 3, 2011
Debbie McIntyre replied to Lisa Pitzer's discussion Running with Plantar Fasciitis
"Oh I do- only a month but a very hard month thats for sure.I have been off work and due to back on monday- we shall see.I am going to see a more localphysiotherapist on thursday - the other was a half hour drive away which did me no good at…"
May 3, 2011
Debbie McIntyre replied to Lisa Pitzer's discussion Running with Plantar Fasciitis
"Does it get better?I am so distressed with it that am dreading every day waking up and wondering how I will cope with the day ahead.Am icing and stretching and ibuprofen and had laser.Has yours eased off a bit?Not coping at all well I'm…"
May 2, 2011
Debbie McIntyre replied to Lisa Pitzer's discussion Running with Plantar Fasciitis
"Was just reading the older posts and was wondering how on earth you manage to run with pf?I have only had for a month and it came on rather suddenly - I could hardly walk let alone run."
May 1, 2011
Debbie McIntyre replied to S w's discussion I need help and advice
"Sorry to be a nuisance but did you ever feel like you were improving but then went back to square one? I had 2 relatively good days where I managed to go for longish walks - it made me feel so much better.Today has been AWFUL.The throbbing and…"
Apr 29, 2011
Debbie McIntyre replied to S w's discussion I need help and advice
"I am religiously doing my calf stretches,achilles stretches and toe stretches and icing 3 times a day.I can now walk down the stairs whereas last week I used to stand at the top wondering how on earth I was going to do it. I was sooo upset last week…"
Apr 27, 2011

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