If it hasn't been said, roll your foot over a cold beverage can. Assists with inflammation. Have had a couple guys do it and it seems to temporarily help with pain. One guy did it with cold beer and after 5 minutes would drink the beer, then get another one, roll, after 5 minutes, drink... magically his Plantar fasciitis pain was gone after about an hour of repetitionOk... Let me describe this the BEST that I can and HOPEFULLY someone can give me some ideas.
Its a severe sharp pain in the heel of my right foot. The Doc says PLANTAR FASCIITIS...
There is NO bone spur according to Xrays...
Heres the kicker even though I am FULLY covered under State Insurance with my Govt job... they do NOT cover any orthopedic inserts that could be made to correct this... and TRUST ME it is VERY EXPENSIVE.
I am curious if ANYONE has had this type of issue and what you did to get it to go away.
Its severe enough now that I CANT run and in the mornings it is VERY sore.
Thanks guys for all the help.
Matt (LEO SOUTH GA.)
Back on the splits, seems to be working again. WTF, why does this come out of no where. Its not like I am standing a round all day.I tried everything myself, as I get it back from time to time.
I found the only thing that works, is the Night Splints. Put this on when I sleep at night.
For me it was the opposite. Minimalist shoes contributed to my condition. Hiking shoes with stiff soles helped correct it.Re: Heel/Foot Pain HELP!
Switch to barefoot or minimalist running. Go barefoot as often as possible.
My wife and I both had it, and when we did what I described above, it went away very quickly. Your feet are weak, custom supports will make them weaker. They'll fix it short term, but make it worse in the long term.
We tried all the stretching stuff and bought some pricey inserts, all of which gave only temporary relief. Seriously, take off your shoes.
Read the Vibram five finger thread here for more info.
Man this has been a long road, but I am doing better. The changing of shoes on a weekly basis is helping a lot. Wearing the same shoes everyday was causing me too much pain. Now I rotate my boots .I had to switch work boots and bought new shoes as mine was pretty severe. I put superfeet insoles in my new duty boots. I also had a coworker who recommended generic heel cups from Walmart or Walgreens that he stated seemed to help his resolve. I still fight it some and haven’t done the heel cups yet.
This is what I did. Also, while you may need inserts I found out all I needed was the correct shoe. Turns out my feet roll out and I had been buying generic shoes for folks whose feet roll in. Got into some Asics Nimbus (neutral instead of roll control) running shoes and my plantar fasciitis went away...I am a diabetic, whom are prone to this problem. My podiatrist told me to freeze a two liter bottle of water and place my toes on the bottle and roll the bottle forward and backward, forcing your foot to follow the curvature of the bottle. Doing this morning and night worked wonders. More often initially and for a least five minutes. Wear socks to avoid damage to skin. Good shoes with arch support are imperative. Best of luck.