"I have just had the first of a series of weekly laser treatments courtesy of the NHS. The normal number of treatments is six but I might get more given how chronic my condition is. The foot was pretty raw for about 24 hours and is now back to normal…"
"I've always found swimming is fine but you may find some strokes better than others. I can't cycle to save my life but I find exercise bikes are OK. You could also try yoga or pilates.
Good luck with the…"
"I think that once it has become chronic you have to think in terms of management rather than cure. My PF has improved a lot since my really hobbling low point around 1999/2000. The main changes that have helped me are that I learnt to…"
"Because it is affected by the cold. Also by damp in my experience. I tried ice-skating once - it was agony the instant I put my foot on the ice. I would try to keep your feet warm and dry - try good walking boots with thick wool…"
"I went through loads of custom orthotics - they all made things worse. The problem is that most orthotics are hard - what you need is something that absorbs shock. I find over the counter silicone gel insoles work better that anything…"
"I totally agree that the NHS don't take PF seriously. I started getting symptoms back in 1993 but no doctor mentioned the words "planter faciitis" until 2001 (I think they diagnosed it before that and wrote it in my records but…"