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Plantar Fascitis ?

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by RatisBeast, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. RatisBeast

    RatisBeast Chevy Guy

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    Anyone ever had it ? Any tips on how to recover from it ? Any help , would be greatly appreciated. :(
  2. jamez25

    jamez25 Active Member

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  3. RatisBeast

    RatisBeast Chevy Guy

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    thanks alot jamez, thats the most information i've gotten from any website. It was very helpful thanks. :eek: :D
  4. jamez25

    jamez25 Active Member

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    your welcome RoyWillis :)
  5. adbutcher

    adbutcher K9NME

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    Nice, I like....I like a lot. :)
  6. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    Night splints are hugely recommended. Also, roll your foot on a tennis ball to stretch your plantar fascia out. It will definitely hurt more in the morning.
  7. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    I've never had it but a good friend of mine just went through it. He basically never walked barefoot to recover from it. Keep shoes by your bed. You have to let it heal.
  8. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I got it playing basketball, it sucks. Basically, all you can do is wait it out.
  9. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    This doesn't work for everybody, but stretch your IT bands on a styrofoam roller and see if that helps. I had a massage therapist just go to town on my IT bands--hurts like the devil, btw--one day. I'd had PF for months and it was just getting to the point I was considering cortisone shots, and that one massage literally cured it. I stepped off the bench and it was normal again.
    Now, my wife has PF problems and would not roll her IT bands. Our neighbor had it and rolled them and got good results.
  10. cajuncocoa

    cajuncocoa Bleeding silver and blue Zone Supporter

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  11. iceberg

    iceberg detoxed Zone Supporter

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    i've got heelspurs on both heels. normally it's fine but when they decide to hurt, OH MY GOD it's one of the worst pains i've ever gone through. then if you happen to "bump" into anything with that heel, you're on the ground.
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  12. MonsterD

    MonsterD Quota outta absentia

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    Ask the Bengals trainers, they got Newman back to playing wheras the Cowboys trainers couldn't.
  13. Idgit

    Idgit Ice up, son. Ice up! Staff Member

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    The wife has those. They kill her, and she's a much tougher cookie than I am.
  14. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Newman missed 2 games his last 3 years in Dallas. He has missed 4 games in his 2 seasons with Cincy.
  15. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Supposedly going on a gluten free diet can help. The "theory" is that it reduces inflammation. I've never had plantar fasciitis, but from what I hear about the pain I would try the diet among other things if I ever did get it.
  16. Bigdog

    Bigdog Well-Known Member

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    This and time
  17. cml750

    cml750 Well-Known Member

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    I had it chronic for three years and ended up having surgery to correct it. Orthotic shoe inserts can help. Stretch your calf before getting out of bed in the morning. A cortisone shot in the heel from a podiatrist, while not pleasant, can work wonders. If you can't get past it and have to have surgery, find a podiatrist who does what is called an "In Step Plantar Fasiotomy". This is the latest procedure. The old procedure required going into your heel and removing the heel spur. With an In Step Plantar Fasiotomy, the podiatrist will make a small incision in your arch and cut a V shape in the plantar fascia. This will allow scar tissue to grow in to fill the V shape which actually lengthens the plantar fascia. Once the plantar fascia is lengthened it no longer gets irritated and even though you will still have a heel spur it ill not hurt at all. The recovery from this surgery is very quick and easy(much shorter and easier than the old procedure). I have absolutely no problems since having this surgery. I had the surgery on a Friday and went back to work on Monday. Within a month I was close to 100% (well as close to 100% as a man who has also had two back surgeries can get;)).
  18. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Had when I was in the Army. First they just gave me motrin and put me on a no running or marching profile for a number of days. Yeah that worked.. Still have to walk everywhere in Army boots and motrin did nothing. After a month they finally gave me a shot up in the arch of my foot. I don't mind needles but that one was not pleasant. However it did wonders and it got rid of it in a few days.

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