"My boot was in a hard cast, non weight bearing (on crutches). Actually a series of four casts, tip of toes to just below my knee, each for two weeks, with increasing dorsiflexion as each new cast was applied. A tedious process, but…"
"Please do see a podiatrist. It seems that each and every case is different and (hopefully) there is a cure for each of us. Inserts and splints and icing helped some but were not cures. Shock didn't work for me at all but…"
I suffered from PF for a number of years and through a number of “cures” finally my THIRD podiatrist recommended progressive stretching and then complete immobilization between stretching sessions (thank goodness it is only my…"
"Cheryn--Welcome, hope the machine brings you relief. Use four electrodes on the affected foot: one pair on the left and right sides of the heel and another pair on each side of the arch of the foot. Place pads, (with the TENS machine off) at least…"
"Such a baby? Not! I cried a lot. This affliction is not just life-style altering it is really about radically changing your life itself--it is more than debilitating, it is incapacitating, crippling, making the simplest task that involve walking or…"
"I suffered one long episode from 2009 until 2013. Fortunately my plantar fasciitis was only in my right foot—it came on suddenly during my recovery from breaking that foot, once the cast was off and I resumed normal activity, including…"
"I had great success with the cast treatment--mine was 8 weeks in a hard fiberglass cast, non weight bearing. Still pretty much pain free 18 months later and able to jog. I am continuing to use orthotics and night splint though and stretch daily."
"Sorry you have a reason to be here but welcome--lots of us had the same reaction you are having and the relief that any of us get seems to be different for almost each and every one of us. I hope you find things that help you. Good luck!"
Yea, I think I will stick with physical therapy for now. But my feet have been hurting more in the heel lately with all the stretching. Not so much when I walk or wake in the morning but when I stand/ or my heels are resting on a surface. I don't wear a night splint. I do have a stretching boot but it's wayyyyy to big to sleep in. maybe I will ask them about one!
So I'm now doing physical therapy. I do stretching there, ultra sound(to warm the tissue)(and I think they do some sort of massage) then I get (sorry if this is the wrong term) the elctro pulses done(where they put sticky tabs on you and it feels like there is a message orb in my ankle) Then I do stretches at home too. My feet feel good after the appointment but a day or two later my body feels like I really worked out( mainly in the legs) I asked the therapist about the surgery and she said it would only release a little pressure and not really beneficial to me b/c my pain feels like it comes from the Achilles tendon mostly.
My PF is in both but is worse in my left foot. I stretch it everyday and now it kinda hurts more. I have had it a long time. I'm thinking since I was maybe in 6th grade. Now recently I have been taking walks and my heel has been in more pain and becoming numb.I have tried all pain killers and nothing has ever worked. I do feel a little better about the surgery because I found out my Dr. was really credited to do such a surgery. How long did you have your condition and did pain killers help?
My pain is in the plantar arch not the heel. I did get a steroid shot which was incredible painful and the rest of day I could barely walk and was mostly in bed. The next day is much better. Ive been icing it, wrapping in coban and wearing supportive foot wear at all times even inside on my white carpet:( and it seems to helping. The first Dpm said no to bed boot until the initial swelling was down and the second Dpm who gave me the shot didn't mention it. I will ask about it next week with my next appt.
Thanks for writing. I have worn the boot for 4 months. I have the planter issue in my heal. No it doesn't help much. I do exercises for it, ice, and soak it in Epson salts. As well as wear a night splint. I am so glad that you took the time.
Thanks for writing. I have worn this one for 4 months. I have the planter problem in the heal. I had the shot in the heal and I do exercises for it. I also use ice it. As well as soaking it in Epson salts, which helps a little bit. I also wear a night splint on that foot. I am so grateful for your writing to me. I hope that I can help you down the line. Thanks Pam