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7/4/11 11:42 A

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my pf developed two months ago. last week was the first time I got back on the treadmill after doing EVERYTHING to help it. It's mostly better...I go hours without thinking about it, and sometimes a day or two without a shooting pain...

so, I guess this is healing...

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6/12/11 10:20 P

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My left foot feels so much better! Thanks again.

Bo

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I love my dogs! Annie is a fearful dog and is doing great under careful management. I raw feed my dogs.

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6/9/11 11:19 A

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Hi all! this is great news! I have PF in my left foot and I was so worried that I shouldn't be over working it (I always feel guilty having too many rest days...). My doctor recommended the same ibuprofen and shoes with good heel and arch support, but I was just afraid that the pain (which is managable once I get going) would mean that I was further damaging it, but yay! I'm going walking tonight so! thanks guys

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4/25/11 2:06 P

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I just found out from a co-worker that PF can heal. I had pain in both feet at first, now right foot is all better and left foot is improving. I froze a plastic bottle and use it to ice my feet, I take ibuprofen and I am now using Salonpas.

Bo

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I love my dogs! Annie is a fearful dog and is doing great under careful management. I raw feed my dogs.

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease 02/25/2011

Non-smoker after smoking 30 years and was at 3 packs a day.

Former skinny person who never exercised and is now trying to make exercise a habit.


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4/24/11 5:47 A

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The agony I was in (even after trying all of the methods your doctor recommended and then some others as well) was too much to endure for the next 3 - 7 years. I went a year and a half of trying (and suffering) before I had the surgery on my right foot two years ago ( which has been pain free ever since) and just last Friday had surgery on the left which was causing me pain and trouble for the last 2 months. In both feet, the fascia had become so thick (4 mm instead of of a normal 1mm) that my doctor said nothing short of surgery would have helped.

Other than "healing" pain, I do not have "heel" pain. I am back in a sneaker, the stitches come out on Thursday. The decision to have the surgery was difficult but I have no regrets and can't wait until I can really walk my dog around the block again - pain free!

Good luck, I hope your doctor's mehtods work for you. Maybe your situation isn't as irreversible as mine was and home treatment will help - I hope so!
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4/22/11 10:57 A

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What kind of Physio exercises did he reccomend? My Chiroprator used an ultrasound thing on my PF twice, but I didn't really notice a difference - how often should this be done? Thanks also for posting the time frame as I had no idea it would take that long! I'm just short of 1 year with this problem.

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4/21/11 6:28 P

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I went to see a podiatrist about my plantar fasciitis. He told me that my body would heal itself in this situation. He explained the fascia to me and how it tears which causes the pain I feel every day. He assured me that it won't stop me from walking as much as I like as long as I can handle the pain. He recommended a regimine (sp?) of ibuprofen to reduce the swelling and pain, a good supportive pair of shoes (preferably with a slightly raised heel to take the pressure off the heel and onto the ball of the foot. he said this would help), properly made insoles, physio exercises, ultrasound (if available to you) and time. Lots of time. He told me that it could take 3-7 years to heal. I was just happy to know that this won't be a lifetime of pain for me. I look forward to returning to my walking routine! emoticon

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