I have had this going on for 3 years now and still no closer to an outcome. The pain is in the back of both heels and when touched is really painful. I have had xrays, ultrasounds and an MRI for Plantar and tendonitis but both have been ruled out as nothing showing up. The symptoms led them to believe it was one or the other ie Plantar or Tendonitis, I can hardly walk when I get out of bed and when I point my toes to the air it pulls around the back of my heel. As I work in retail and I'm on my feet all day my feet ache the longer the day goes on and by the time I get home I shuffle along as the pain hurts too much. Once I sit down and rest for as little as 10 minutes I feel everything tighten up and is hard to walk. I have now been told by my the consultant that he doesn't think the pain is in my feet and if it is he can't find it so has now made me an appointment to see the spinal team that's if they are willing to see me. Surely if I am in pain and can't get through a day without any then surely there must be a problem somewhere. At 40 years old I find myself not being able to do the things I love like long distance walking and being out in the fresh air instead. I spend most of my free time resting my feet so I can be ready for the following day as its a constant struggle with the pain.View 8 Replies
I have been suffering with heel pain for 7 months. Very frustrating. I left a job in december because standing up for prolonged hours was too painful. Have discomfort in my current job but the hours are shorter so it is more bearable.
Just wondering if anyone has suffered with heel pain for a similar length of time and if it ever went away eventually?
I am experiencing pain on the bottom of my right heel. I have been told by several people that could be several things....a stone bruise, bone spur, heel spur, plantar fasciitis or tendonitis. Any ideas?View 5 Replies
I cannot wear a shoe on my right foot for my than 3 hours before this terrible pain starts in my heel, then travels up my leg & ends up in my shoulder blades, but so far they cannot find anything wrong with my foot also have shocking leg cramps during the night, if I walk around the house with no shoes on no worries, see a neurologist next week then a rheumatologist the following week, back doctor has given me the flick & tells me it's nerve damage, all very strangeView 1 Replies
About 4 months ago I started noticing my both of my feet felt very fatigued after a short walk and when I put my feet up to rest, the lower back side of my heels (below my achilles just before it turns to the underside of my foot) felt slightly irritated. The fatigue in my feet would come and go then about 6 weeks ago I started feeling pain/discomfort in the bottom of my feet (in the heel area). The pain has never been worse in the morning. It gets worse the more I'm on my feet (especially standing or slow walking like when shopping). I have extremely high arches and the doctor thinks I am experiencing pain because of the anatomy of my feet (a lot of concentrated force on the heels).
Let me rewind a bit. Because of my very high arches I have been fearful of developing foot problems, especially PF. As a result, in March of this year I started doing calf stretches in the morning. About 30 minutes to an hour after waking up I would stand on a stair and really stretch out my calves (3 sets of 20 seconds for both legs). It was about 6-7 weeks later that at the same time I started noticing the pain in both of my heels.
About 3 weeks ago I got custom orthotics and shoes with excellent cushioning for the heels. About 10 days ago I stopped stretching thinking I may have actually injured myself because of overstretching.
I have no pain when pressing on my heels or achilles or anywhere under my feet, just an inflamed irritated feeling when I walk. Other than a few steps here and there I don't walk barefoot and haven't for the past couple of years (broke and ankle two years ago and hard surfaces really aggravated things after getting out of the cast).
I broke my pinky toe and was walking more on my heel. Now the inner edge of my heel hurts a lot with either walking on it or just even pressing on it! Is it more of a bruise (& treat accordingly) or is it plantar fasciitis?View 1 Replies
I am recovering from foot surgery and am experiencing pain on bottom of foot/heel that is similar to plantar fasciitis. I have other pains related to the surgery that are improving, but this one is persistent. My PT suggested dry needling in trigger points, which is similar to acupuncture. I also have PTTD developing in my other foot, and she suggested it may also help with that.View 1 Replies
Does anyone who has plantar fasciitis get lumps on the muscle on side foot by arch of foot. I have six large ones very painful. Not sure if it to do with plantar fasciitis or torn it when trying to walk around. Need advise as do not want travel up hospital once more when got appointment in few weeks for foot possible surgery too.View 1 Replies
for the past week I had severe joint pain and weakness, muscle weakness, bone pain in extremities ( had a blood test for lupus and RA[ no family history of either] Starting to get a bit better as long as I rest. recently sexually active with one person, now I just noticed feeling swollen like I was getting a UTI ( hurt when I urinate), but noticed it hurt in my vagina not urethra, checked and there are 4 small red bumps in my right labia minora and 1 in my left labia minora-odorless, feels inflamed and hurts now. Is this related to possible lupus or separate problem? I feel exhausted and run down.View 1 Replies
I am new to this forum so I apologise if I am doing things wrong. I have have AS for many years, well controlled with NSAIDs but plantar fasciitis is causing me a lot of pain at the moment. Does anyone have any ideas about the best sorts of treatment? Most web sites seem to concentrate on PF caused by running, being overweight etc rather than AS? If this has already been discussed, could someone direct me to the relevant threads?View 2 Replies
I was told that I have Plantar Fasciitis. I was given inserts for my shoe but I can't use them as they give me hip pain which is worse than the heel pain. I've tried resting my foot and this helps but I can't rest for ever. I love walking and it keeps me fit.View 9 Replies
I have suffered from plantar fasciitis for over 20 years. I have had special inserts made, bought and bought inserts, bought and bought shoes, I am now BROKE. I have had so many cortisone shots in both feet I can no longer get them, I have nerve damage in my left foot. Last year I was diagnosed with palmar fibromatosis, and also plantar fibromatosis. I had surgery on my hand, and the knots came back worse, the knots in my feet are getting really bad. I can barely walk. I am on my feet 7 1/2 hours of 8 hours (no breaks except lunch), and I walk and walk, and my feet are killing me. I have cried until I have no tears left. I can not find a doctor willing to do surgery on me. They say they don't want to take the risk. I have even traveled far away for a treatment that I hear works, but that doctor said I had too much scar tissue to do the procedure.
I am at my wits end, I am in such HORRIBLE shape. I have seriously thought about laying down on the railroad tracks and letting it cut my feet OFF.
I live in Virginia, does anyone know of a doctor that can help me? What should I do?
I have suffered with plantar fasciitis in my right foot for about a year now.
It originally started after a knee operation and a torn calf muscle after an accident.
The pain in my right foot is so unbearable that I opted for a steroid injection last year. I watched some of the youtube videos to see that some numb the area first then inject.. Not my GP...Straight in with the steroid and it was so painful I kept saying "Oh my god oh my god". Well it didn't work and I know that I will NEVER have another one. The pain is more than before.
My left foot has now got a pain across the top of the foot.inferior extensor retinaculum I think it's called.
About 10 days ago, I began to feel little prickly feelings, like a light needle poke, in random places on my body. I was a little concerned but figured it would go away. After a day or 2, I began experiencing a little muscle cramp in my left and right legs but my cholesterol and blood had just been checked so I called my doctor's office to find out if it might be a blood clot. They told me there were no blockages (they had just done a routine cholesterol test on me about a week before). Another day went by then my muscles began to get sore and my joints were popping sometimes. My muscles in my legs, arms (mildly), around my ribs (sometimes) and my under arms (sometimes) felt sore. I used a heated massaging pillow to make them feel better but was perplexed as to why I was having these aches. Sometimes I felt an arthritic ache also like the pain might have been in my bones. I was also having mild dull headaches. Then came a day when I felt extremely fatigued and so after a couple of days I went to the doctor. She said she was thinking I might have anemia so she had me go to the hospital and get a CBC test, a CPK test and to have my thyroid tested (I have hypothyroidism which I take medication for). The day I had my blood work done (yesterday) I felt very fatigued and was asleep by 9:00 pm, which is very unusual for me. I didn't feel muscle pain just weakness sort of. Today I feel a little muscle pain but not much, but I do feel a little weak. Also I had been having panic attacks a few times during all of this. I called the doctor's office today and the nursing staff told me the results of the blood tests from yesterday morning were all normal. I had thought it could be anemia which at least then I would have a diagnosis and could be treated but now I am even more scared because I don't know. What could this be?View 4 Replies
I have always had the same symptoms with my right sided sciatica being buttock and calf pain worse on sitting but for the last few months intermittently and permanently for the last couple of weeks I have also been getting knee pain in both knees and leg / thigh muscle weakness worse on walking.View 3 Replies
My condition, hypophosphatemia and oncogenic osteomalacia started about 3 years ago, however, was not diagnosed until six months ago. It started very gradually with body stiffness that over time worsened to bone and muscle pain and weakness. Was examined by all kinds of specialists who really didn't know why I had so much pain just walking, sitting and getting in and out of bed. My Rheumatologist had been very puzzled by some of my blood test results concerning alkaline phosphates being 3 times as high as they should be. Vitamin D testing showed I was severely deficient. Subsequent examination, blood tests and bone biopsy by an Endocrinologist indicated oncogenic osteomalacia and hypophosphatemia being caused by a tumour somewhere in my body. The tumour gives off something that causes my Vitamin D and phosphates to become deficient in turn causing the bone pain and muscle weakness. Subsequent CT scans and PET scan have not located the tumour. Am taking medications that are helping somewhat. Want to communicate with someone who has this condition or recovered from it. Have questions about medications, rehabilitation and generally knowing about their experience.View 89 Replies
I have Plantar Fasciitis for a month. I have tried many methods including anti-inflammatory medicine and plaster, soak in hot water [which makes it worst], etc..... I don't believe in western medication as anti-inflammatory will merely stop you from feeling the pain temporary and steroid injection has side effects.
I believe the below will help:-
1) No running or high impact exercise
2) Taking homeopathy medicine
3) Reduce weight [as I am overweight]
4) Have correct posture in standing and walking
5) Wear special shoes for heel pain or insert heel pain relief sole into my working shoes
6) Go swimming which is a good exercise for PF
I believe the above will speed up my recovery ......
Lastly, have faith in myself!
has anyone had the Boden Technique for plantar fasciitis?View 4 Replies
I have now had it almost 10 years and I just wonder if anyone else has had it for a similar time length of time. my pain is not on and off it is all the time the pain never stops even when I haven't walked for weeks and even in bed i get woken by pain in my feet (heels) feet swell not to a huge size but it is very noticeable. i have always been told its plantar fasciitis but from what i have found online people don't have it this long. any help would mean the world even if you are just telling me if you have had for a similar amount of time.View 2 Replies