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Susannah Drazin
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Susannah Drazin replied to Peter Williams's discussion 15 Years living with PF - help please!
"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…"
Apr 15, 2012
Susannah Drazin replied to Jackie Hogarth's discussion What kind of exercise can you do which wont make the PF worse??
"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…"
May 21, 2011
Susannah Drazin replied to Donald Fulmer's discussion Have had PF for 19 years
"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…"
May 21, 2011
Susannah Drazin replied to Peggy Flath's discussion Why is Plantar Faciitis
"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…"
May 21, 2011
Susannah Drazin replied to Suzy's discussion Orthotics making things worse
"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…"
May 21, 2011
Susannah Drazin replied to Peter Williams's discussion 15 Years living with PF - help please!
"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…"
May 21, 2011
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May 21, 2011

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