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For anyone suffering from this miserable condition I highly recommend this program on PBS.

http://www.classicalstretch.com/ 

 

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retiredtraveler...You and your friend are not alone.  I have been suffering for a year with this condition...and still struggle with the pain.  Treatment is pretty standard...heat, ice, stretch, anti-inflammatories.  I went to physical therapy for 3 weeks as the condition worsened and I developed sciatica as well.  The doctor said this is a common condition for runners and athletes.  Guess it isn't just for us old folks...take care.

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".....Now, months later, I have a somewhat swelled ankle. Dr. took xrays, 'couldn't find anything'. Possibly a sprain, she said. Back to hot/cold packs, elastic bandages. A weeks worth of Prednisone.

Just curious : if you have this problem what do you do ?...".

 

An anecdotal answer for what it's worth.

   I have an acquaintance who is only in his 40's, and fit, who had this condition for over a year. Tried all the icing, stretching, standard treatments, etc. that you can read about.

   What finally worked for him was going to the podiatrist and getting orthotics, custom made.  


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Obviously as you age you potentially have problems with your feet.  I have had TKRs on both knees, followed by plantar faciata in my left foot.  Likely this was brought on by walking incorrectly prior to surgery.  The treatments are not guaranteed, but I have found the stretching exercises work the best.  There are various ones you can find on line - the most important one is where you cross your legs at knees, grab your big toe and pull it up and towards your face.  This directly stretches the primary ligament that causes PF.  It takes time and it will hurt at first. 

 

In addition, you must exercise - aerobic and anerobic.  You must strengthen your legs, thighs, calves, buttocks, ankels, etc.  The  best way to do this is weight machines.  The stronger you make your legs the less problems you will have with issues like PF.  If you are in very bad condition, you may want to start with a sport physical therapist - which Medicare will cover with a Dr perscription. 

 

Then you must walk, once the PF has subsided.  My understanding is that PF is really a form of inflamation of specific muscles and ligaments.  So you need to treat the inflamation first then exercise and stretch like there is no tomorrow. 

 

Hope this helps.

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@ss11943859 what would I do?

 

Consult Dr. Google, of course.

 

Good article from Mayo. Diagnosis, treatment, etc.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/plantar-fasciitis/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20354851

 

It appears leeches and blood letting are no longer considered effective . . .

 


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Ok ! Excuse the spelling ! I have this condition in one foot. At first, with some exercise; using a foot messager, symtoms all but disappeared.

Now, months later, I have a somewhat swelled ankle. Dr. took xrays, 'couldn't find anything'. Possibly a sprain, she said. Back to hot/cold packs, elastic bandages. A weeks worth of Prednisone.

Just curious : if you have this problem what do you do ?

Thanks all !  Smiley Wink

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