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PeaceLily Posted 6 months ago
OMG has anyone else suffered with Plantar Fisiitis? It is the most painful thing ever (well maybe not child birth) that came out of no where! Maybe because I started running last year? using ice packs, exercises and special inner soles; but does anyone have any suggestions to speed up recovery?
24 replies
    • Deleted User 11th August 2021 at 9:35 pm

      Yes I did around 3 years ago. Affected me so much I couldn’t walk some days. I did the same as you and eventually it healed itself. I still wear special inner soles in some shoes.
      Don’t walk around bare foot and keep doing what you’re doing. Hope it heals soon for you.

    • loislane 11th August 2021 at 10:12 pm

      It is painful, I feel for you, it comes and goes now, and wearing heels is a no no mainly.

    • Anonymous User (no longer active) 11th August 2021 at 10:17 pm

      Me too I had this a few years ago. it lasted for several months and is very painful indeed. As MG said do avoid flat shoes, often you don’t know how it started in the first place, it’s usually a poor choice in footwear or changing to different footwear I wear trainers virtually all the time. take anti-inflammatories if you can tolerate them, or rub in an iprobrufen gel, stretching helps a lot …….shoe .inserts, special compression socks (Amazon) I found helped the pain during the day and putting a ball under the foot, standing up and massaging the area near the heel up and down and around. standing on the bottom step and stretching the underside of the foot, ie heel raises, or, whilst sitting in a chair bring the toes up towards the knees giving a good stretch to the calf muscle where a lot of tightness originates from, good luck, it will go, be patient, it just takes time. Some useful tips on youtube from Physios who also might be of help to you.

    • Bobbybee 11th August 2021 at 10:27 pm

      I have suffered in the past and found stretching my calf muscle as many times a day as possible really eased the pain.
      Always wear good quality footwear.
      Good luck xx

    • Gary K 12th August 2021 at 7:15 am

      I had it a couple of years ago – I circuit train and walk for exercise. My daughter’s a physio, and has been a rehab specialist for professional sports people (different discipline now though). She gave me a set of calf and achilles stretches to do. It took me about 5 months to get rid of it.

    • ChrisW 12th August 2021 at 8:31 am

      Me too. Had it in my right foot a couple of years ago. Eventually it went – used massage balls and ice packs. Changed my running shoes and also running style. Used to lead with my heel – now on the ball of my foot. Touch wood all ok now 🤞

    • Dorothea 12th August 2021 at 9:40 am

      Yes, slow down! It takes time – don’t push it.

    • Jim1504 12th August 2021 at 9:54 am

      Hi, lots of good advice already. The only thing I would add is try not to lose the fitness you’ve built up already by using non-impact exercises such as swimming and cycling until you’re ready to try running again.

    • Caroline0359 12th August 2021 at 10:03 am

      I had it for about 18 months .
      Could barely stand some days. I dud all the usual advice but needed a steroid injection.

      Speak to your GP if it lasts longer than 9 months.

    • Tailoring Bod 12th August 2021 at 10:04 am

      I had a foot dislocation with fractured rib, fib and ankle type injury. I would recommend for anyone with foot/sole/ ankle issues to work/stretch the complete leg/glute area as well as feet.

    • Lizzib 12th August 2021 at 10:54 am

      Following. Think I’m starting with it.

    • Team Rest Less 12th August 2021 at 10:54 am

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    • Olderwiser62 12th August 2021 at 12:05 pm

      Yes, had it really badly a few years ago. Bought some Happy Feet insoles for my walking boots and it was gone within three weeks and has never returned. I can wear heels no problem!

    • FERGIE1414 12th August 2021 at 1:17 pm

      Oh do not tell me about it have had it for over 30 years from wearing flat pumps at schools for many, many years. When it is bad I have to crawl on my hands and knees it has also thrown out my knees.

      Advise as others have said do not walk around with no shoes, apparently crocs although unsightly are a great idea not sure why have been advised of that. I had to see a podiatrist and have special inner soles which are prescribed as my feet are totally flat. I do find if I wear trainers as struggle to find shoes that are wide enough to get the insole inside. Good luck and if you have not already invest in a pair of running trainers eg from up and running, or Asics as they really help. Good luck

    • PeaceLily 12th August 2021 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks everyone for your replies and tips. I have quite a few pairs of Fit Flop shoes that help as they are well cushioned and the insoles in my trainers help, but standing barefoot is impossible!! and I have taken to crawling around the house too!. Jim you are right about trying to still do some exercise, but it is so annoying as I love long walks too but scared to go to far at the moment. Fingers crossed it will go as quick as it came.

    • Deleted User 12th August 2021 at 8:21 pm

      Hey sweetie, sorry to hear about your discomfort. I know and feel your pain having suffered with this a couple years back. I would suggest getting a tennis ball and roll underfoot to relax the muscle. Please look on amazon for a pronged foot roller.
      Good luck hun and wish you better xx 😘

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    • PeaceLily 18th August 2021 at 2:18 pm

      Thank you Caribbean Queen. x Funnily enough before I read your reply I was away at the weekend and my brother suggested the foot roller as he swears by it. I tried his then purchased my own off Amazon ( about £14.00) and it has helped so much. I will add a photo later but it just puts you foot in the right position for really deep stretches. Not fully gone yet but definately is helping. Would highly recommend this to any fellow sufferers!