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Re: OT - Plantar Fasciitis

  • Subject: Re: OT - Plantar Fasciitis
  • From: "James R. Fisher" <garrideb@well.com>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 21:56:15 -0400

Daryl wrote:

I think maybe you're remembering Plantar Warts rather than Plantar Fasciitis. The first occurs on the skin. The second is deep in the foot and can make it almost impossible to put your foot on the floor after it's been at rest for a bit. It feels a lot like you've been walking with a rock under your heel, or jumped off a wall onto your heel ( been there, done that).

Yes, you're correct, my blunder. What then is PF, in the muscle or bone ?
----- Original Message ----- From: "James R. Fisher" <garrideb@well.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2009 8:52 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - Plantar Fasciitis

Kitty wrote:
Yeah, really off topic, but...
Have any of you experienced this problem? If so, what did you find was the best treatment? Did you purchase any type of hardware - insole - healpad? There's so much on the internet that is "guaranteed" that I have my doubts. Can't afford to waste money. I don't want to see a doctor about it if I don't have to.
I had a case of that, *many* years ago (high school). Took a trip
to a dermatologist and his electric needle to get rid of.
More recently, a friend had a case which was quickly dispatched
by carbon dioxide freezing. Several treatments with a CO2 cylinder
and its attached pad did the trick. Easily obtained in the local
drugstore; ask pharmacist for recommendations.

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Jim Fisher
Vienna, Virginia USA
38.9 N 77.2 W
USDA Zone 7
Max. 100 F [38 C], Min. 10 F [-12 C]

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