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9/17/11 8:14 A

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My husband runs a lot and he suffered with this throughout a whole summer as well. He tried the different exercises and whatnot but the only really thing that helped was rest. For awhile he could run through it, but it ended up getting quite bad and he had to stop running altogether for a few months.

Hope your heal up quickly!


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9/14/11 9:19 A

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I just realized I had posted this months ago and that I had gotten two responses! Thanks for the responses. I am still dealing with this. I did purchase the custom orthotics from the foot doctor. I thought I would heal quickly after that, but no luck. Using the boot, stretching, prescription ibuprofen, etc. as well. Hopefully it doesn't take me 2 years to heal!

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5/27/11 3:29 P

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I had plantar fasciitis (with bone spurs) problem. It reached a point where every time I put weight on my foot it felt like needles going up into my foot. I went to a foot specialist and got the shots, which I stopped. The last shot I got left my foot totally numb and I could barely get into my vehicle. I finally went to a sports doctor. He advised I wear the custom orthotics that I had made several years before but never wore. He also told me to take prescription strength Motrin to reduce the inflammation.

I listened to the doctor and wore my orthotics. I am happy to say I have had no issues since then. It may have cost me more to purchase them, but they are made for my foot. I have since tried the store-bought models, and they do not feel right. So, I stick with my custom pair from the foot doctor.

Good luck with yours.

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5/27/11 10:56 A

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I am so sorry! I had it several years ago (from walking) and bought the custom orthotics that I wore all day in a pair of running shoes (not very attractive for work!). I also bought a boot that I wore to bed at night and went to physical therapy. It still took almost 2 years for it to finally go away. Are you rolling your calf muscles too? My experience was that they focused on my feet and now I read that tight calf muscles cause or contribute to it. A cheaper alternative to the custom orthotics might be a Good Feet store or orthopedic shoe store.

The other thing is that when I started running last year and having trouble with shin splints a doctor told me that I couldn't use the molds I had to make new orthotics because your feet change. No way I was going to pay that much for more orthotics if I didn't have to. Good running shoes for overpronation, exercise & compression socks have cleared up the shin splints.

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5/27/11 9:18 A

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Hi! I just joined the group. Anyone ever had Plantar Fasciitis? I have had since December just finally went to foot specialist 5 weeks ago, am on painkillers, icing, heavy stretching treatment. Says I should get orthotics, cost $500 (b/c I have to meet my deductible for insurance). Anyone had this, gotten orthotics? Are they worth it?

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