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 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 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 was told it might be posterior tibialis muscle weakness or plantar fasciitis. does anyone know about the difference of these two?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
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 dislocated my fifth toe (pinky) completely - it was shooting at a 90° angle - and I went to the ER. He numbed it, gave me Norco for pain and put it back in place. I had an xray while there and they thought there was no brake and just a dislocated toe. So they sent me home and said buddy tape and rest when I can, no specific instructions given.. Three days later the hosp called and said I did indeed have a fracture in my fifth metatarsal bone. They did not explain further, basically said if I want to come get a post op boot/shoe I could and that was the extent of it. I have continued to go on and work daily, I am a hairdresser and I stand for hours at a time. I still cannot put weight on it and it still has shooting pain from time to time. Recently it had started to itch inside the bone, not from the shoe or buddy tape but a deeper itch, wondering if that meant it was healing? It's been exactly a week ago when I did this. Should I follow up with an orthopedic Dr on my own since the ER didn't think it was necessary to refer me to anyone or quit being a baby and just let it heal on its own?View 2 Replies
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.
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
I don't know if this will help anyone, but thought I'd post it in case it does. I had been suffering from painful plantar fasciitis for 5 months with no relief from painkillers, icing, physio exercises or stretching. Then 4 weeks ago I had a hip arthroscopy that meant my leg being put in traction for the procedure. I woke up with the plantar fasciitis completely gone, and so far there are no signs of it returning. I wondered whether there are any physiotherapists or other medical professionals that may be able to offer some sort of traction treatment to give that extra stretch to the muscles to relieve or possibly even get rid of plantar fasciitis for others. It might be worth considering as a treatment option if there are no other risks associated.View 2 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
I've had PF for the last three weeks.I went to the physio ten days ago and he said that i could play a football match the day after;if i did all the stretches.I did all the stretches but I felt pain on my heel when I put pressure on it so I decided not to.I have continued to do stretching but it still feel pain.Should I play a match tomorrow , as it is a really important one.View 5 Replies
I've had PF in one foot for best part of a year, now in both feet for the last 4 weeks. Im in excruciating pain as I'm sure most people who suffer from PF can relate to. Painkillers I have been prescribed up till now are useless but my GP is giving me stronger ones for when I go on holiday in 2 weeks so I can walk around hopefully. He has told me that when I return from hols, I will be having steroid injections. I'm interested to know what other sufferers think regarding this and also if it has helped the people who have had the injection.View 31 Replies