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Old 08-23-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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Hi All, I have bilateral severe plantar fasciitis in both feet and it is worse in my left foot.I had a Mri scan and it said I had generalized arthritis and some damaged nerves. Its painful when I walk and I also have plantar fibromatosis in the left foot.

I use to have ultra sound therapy on both feet and it eased it, but the hospital says they cannot do it for ever, cos of cuts etc. Its daft isn't it.

Just wondered if anyone else suffers with similar issues as mine, it would be good to chat. Thanks for reading. sorry spelt fibromatosis wrong in title, slip of the hand. lol

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Old 08-23-2012, 04:39 PM   #2
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Hi All, I have bilateral severe plantar fasciitis in both feet and it is worse in my left foot.I had a Mri scan and it said I had generalized arthritis and some damaged nerves. Its painful when I walk and I also have plantar fibromatosis in the left foot.

I use to have ultra sound therapy on both feet and it eased it, but the hospital says they cannot do it for ever, cos of cuts etc. Its daft isn't it.

Just wondered if anyone else suffers with similar issues as mine, it would be good to chat. Thanks for reading. sorry spelt fibromatosis wrong in title, slip of the hand. lol
I had such severe plantar facitis that it was next to impossible for me to get out of bed and I had no idea as to what it was. Plantar facitis is caused when by the band that is under your foot being is way too tight, and this, in turn, can effect your whole walk. If you look up stretching exercises on the Internet and do some, you will find that they will help a GREAT deal. There is NEVER any reason to have surgery for something like this, so be careful if it is suggested. The plantar facia is a VERY, VERY important of one's walking. I know of a gal who had it cut by some podiatrist, which no good doctor would do, and, although relieved for now, she could have major problems later on in life. Your plantar facia can even effect your hips and upper legs. If your plantar facia is tight, the rest of your leg right up to your hip can be tight.

 
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I had such severe plantar facitis that it was next to impossible for me to get out of bed and I had no idea as to what it was. Plantar facitis is caused when by the band that is under your foot being is way too tight, and this, in turn, can effect your whole walk. If you look up stretching exercises on the Internet and do some, you will find that they will help a GREAT deal. There is NEVER any reason to have surgery for something like this, so be careful if it is suggested. The plantar facia is a VERY, VERY important of one's walking. I know of a gal who had it cut by some podiatrist, which no good doctor would do, and, although relieved for now, she could have major problems later on in life. Your plantar facia can even effect your hips and upper legs. If your plantar facia is tight, the rest of your leg right up to your hip can be tight.
Thanks for your reply. I must admit my feet can get stiff, I think maybe its the arthritis that developed, I will try and excersise my feet more but its very hard to do so. I can get around, but I do need to sit down at times. I have a night splint, which I might start to use again. Hope you are fine anyway.

 
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Re: Severe Plantar fasciitis and plantar finbromatosis

My feet were also VERY, VERY stiff and I had to sit down a great deal and the reason I had to sit down was because the plantar faciitis made my legs very, very weak. I am no dr., but from what I have learned the hard way, if I were you, I would try to get rid of that splint because you are enabling that part of the body just as those horrible orthotics enabled me. Good luck and if you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

 
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Hi, well I don't how well this will go over, I had the PF release done a long time ago (surgery) and I've never had any problems with it as a matter of fact it feels wonderful! I suffered soooo long w/ the PF trying the splints, stretches, boot, ice, ultra sound (even bought one for home) and still had problems. However, I have fibromyalgia so therefore things just don't work out the same for me as they do for others. I feel pain more and take longer to heal.

Here's a few recommendations: never go barefooted, always wear shoes w/ good arch support, in the summer because my feet got hot I wore birkenstocks and they worked great. I would partially fill a water bottle and freeze it and roll it under the arch of my foot. The ultrasound machine I bought online was around $100 at the time, I use it on other things now. (Had rotator cuff surgery in May) Another trick I would do was take a couple of different pair of shoes with me and change them out when it started hurting bad. Have you tried a camwalker yet? (Prescription needed I believe) do your stretches before you get out of bed in the am.

Are you on any anti-inflammatories? those should help too. Sure hope you get some relief soon, cj x

 
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Walking barefooted and not using arch supports is the best thing in the world for plantar faciitis because both of these things will make the muscles stronger. Arch supports, made by three different people, RUINED my feet. At one time, I would have agreed with you, but after having gone through what I have, I can tell you. I had NO arch after wearing orthotics and I mean NO ARCH. After tossing those orthotics and being in therapy, I now have a nice arch and am walking correctly. I wish you well.

 
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HI Happy, hopefully you will get others to chime in on this subject that will help you out as well to help you with this. I know its hard when you have two different experiences and in my case two different orthopedic Drs. Never had to go thru orthotics thank goodness so I don't have any of that experience I think those are just money hungry Drs there. Good luck! cj (ps, I am no Dr. and all of this is just based on my experience. I do recommend you find a great orthopedic foot specialist though.)

 
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