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  • Oregon City, OR
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I have a planter fasciitis boot that is old and is coming apart at the front.
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Hi,  I have been wearing an old boot and I actually have two issues that I need some ideas from others.  One the boot is 13 years old and the bottom of the boot is coming apart from the soul that I…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gloria Jun 10, 2015.

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At 5:27am on August 28, 2014, Karla Perez said…
As I said, I tried the removable boot 2 years ago for 8 straight weeks, on except to shower and sleeping (when I was in my night splint). Got some temporary mild relief but my heel pain came back with a vengeance.

Last summer I found a new podiatrist who had me spend 8 weeks in a hard (fiberglass) cast, tip of my toes to just below my knee, the whole time non weight bearing on crutches. A new cast was applied every 2 weeks with more dorsiflexion of my foot maintained by each new cast. I was not too enthusiastic about the treatment after spending the previous summer in the d@mned boot but at my wit's end. But it worked! For the last 12 months I have been relatively pain free and have even resumed running!

Good luck and please keep in touch!
At 7:05am on August 27, 2014, Karla Perez said…
Pam-
If you are referring to a "walking cast" boot (my podiatrist called it a camwalker) I have seen them on line for under $100, about 1/3 of what my doctor charged my insurance! I even ran across one once at a Goodwill Store that looked to be new for $5!
I spent 8 weeks in mine 2 years ago and any relief I got was only temporary. I'm sure the $100 ones and even the $5 one are no better. Have you had any help from wearing yours?
 
 
 

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