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Is our perspection of plantar fasciitis wrong?
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Searching around the internet on plantar fasciitis I stumbled upon this site:…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by JDaniels Nov 8, 2009.

Inflammation
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Is there any way to qucikly get rid of the inflammation?It's driving me crazy and I can't wear my arch supports because it's too tight to wear them when my feet are inflamed.Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bonnie E. Cox Dec 20, 2009.

An important question

Hi, I have a question that has been bothering me for awhile and it is important for me to have an answer.Whenever I walk around or just stand I feel a small pain in my feet due to plantar…Continue

Started Oct 25, 2009

How much do arch supports help?
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Hi, I am planning to buy arch support for my feet, but before I do I want to ask,how much do they help? do they give relif from the pain? do they make PF go away faster?Thanks in advanceEdit: I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by OnTheBay Sep 2, 2014.

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Silver replied to Joseph's discussion How much do arch supports help?
"I have found that using very thick, soft shoe inserts has helped me the most. Spenco Polysorb Total Support are good and available on Amazon for about $35.00. SofSole High Arch are also good. I have used both of these in my walking shoes and feel…"
Jun 13, 2014
Chris K. replied to Joseph's discussion How much do arch supports help?
"Hi! I'm new to this but I've found the questions & answers informative.  I'm pretty sure this started on the golf course.  Hitting a shot out of the rough, golf sandals (no support).  I didn't notice much till…"
Jun 5, 2014
Kittima replied to Joseph's discussion Importance of calf flexibility
"Calf stretching is one of the most important treatment for PF. i did mine for 5 months diligently though. so far my PF is still there but with exacerbations during strenous activities as my job involves lots of standing and walking. do not expect…"
Apr 5, 2010
Bonnie E. Cox replied to Joseph's discussion Inflammation
"ice packs..ice packs ..ice packs..they are great for the pain & inflammation"
Dec 20, 2009
JDaniels replied to Joseph's discussion Is our perspection of plantar fasciitis wrong?
"good article. that's actually what i did to the distal end of my plantar faciia ligament. basically had to limit my flexion and toe-bending and it's taken 9 months but it has healed. I had an accident and landed w/all my weight on my rt.…"
Nov 8, 2009
Joseph replied to Tina Muraski's discussion HELP!!! Too many options yet too much pain
"My best guess is that your problem is your job, if you will be on your feet all day they will never heal, You should find an alternative job until your feet are COMPLETLY healed. also if you have very high arches i would recommend you get arch…"
Nov 7, 2009
JanetK replied to Joseph's discussion Is our perspection of plantar fasciitis wrong?
"The plantar fascia is "ligamentous tissue" and the damage in plantar fasciitis is described, in many sources that I have read, as "micro-tears" - small tears in this tissue - that require healing. If we put too much tension on…"
Nov 6, 2009
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Is our perspection of plantar fasciitis wrong?

Searching around the internet on plantar fasciitis I stumbled upon this site:http://sportscenteraustin.blogs.com/the_view/2005/02/if_you_have_pla.htmlWhat do you think of it? is it posible that what we actually have are torn ligaments in the foot and not an injury in the plantar fascia?See More
Nov 5, 2009
travis m replied to Joseph's discussion How much do arch supports help?
"I did get custom insoles (moled to my high arch feet) from my podiatrists 2 years ago. I put them in whatever shoe I wear the most (usually my work shoes). They have helped me stand for longer periods of time with less pain. I believe they have also…"
Oct 31, 2009
Leah McGregor replied to Joseph's discussion How much do arch supports help?
"When I was young and in gymnastics I came down on my left knee on concrete from a handstand by accident, it's never quite been the same. I also spranged(sp) my right ankle when I was a teenager. My knee hurts sometimes if I use it too much,…"
Oct 31, 2009
Judi Sandidge replied to Joseph's discussion Inflammation
"What do you mean....you can do most of the taking out of adhesions yourself?"
Oct 30, 2009
Kay Warren replied to Joseph's discussion Inflammation
"Serious inflammation is very rare with PF. The fact that your feet & arches are inflamed tells me a thing or 2 about why you have PF. Edema happens when lymph and other fluids can't move back up the leg. The usual cause is "poor…"
Oct 29, 2009
Joseph replied to Joseph's discussion Inflammation
"Thank you for your answer, altough the inflammation is not in the arch itself it's in the ball of the feet and the sides. Anyway I somehow managed to get most of it away, I don't really know how but I guess it's because I used alot of…"
Oct 28, 2009
JanetM replied to Joseph's discussion Inflammation
"It would probably depend on what is causing the inflammation and whether what you are feeling in the arches is really due to the plantar fasciitis or not. It may not be. For example, you can get "edema" or general swelling due to poor…"
Oct 27, 2009
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Inflammation

Is there any way to qucikly get rid of the inflammation?It's driving me crazy and I can't wear my arch supports because it's too tight to wear them when my feet are inflamed.See More
Oct 27, 2009
Kay Warren replied to Joseph's discussion How much do arch supports help?
"The right orthotics can be very helpful, but finding what's right for your particular feet can be difficult. I tend to recommend "superfeet" (available @ REI ). Orthotics do wear out, just like shoes. Now, if you want a quick, easy.…"
Oct 26, 2009

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