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RE: OT - Plantar Fasciitis

  • Subject: RE: OT - Plantar Fasciitis
  • From: "andreah" <andreah@hargray.com>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 06:55:20 -0400

Kitty-I've had this before, and now have it again due to wearing flip-flops
most of the time. The best thing I found was wearing tennis shoes and socks
with good arch support as much as possible, stretching, and then what really
got rid of it was me sitting on my bed, floor, whatever, while I watched TV
and massaging my feet (really hard) particularly in the heel. I'd dig my
thumbs in and hold it- seems to release something in there that's tight. It
hurts to be sure, but it went away. I've got it again now because I've been
wearing no arch support all summer so I went back to shoes that aren't flat
and have better arch support. It's definitely helping. 

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of Kitty
Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2009 11:27 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - Plantar Fasciitis

Good descriptions.
My problem began showing up when they switched my job to a sit-down thing. 
When sitting I need my feet up.  The footrest they gave me was ergonomic but

impossible to use because it kept rolling; wouldn't lock.  So I brought in a

hard rubbermaid stepstool.  Resting my heels on that all the time seemed to 
trigger it, though I'm sure it originated with some of the flat shoes I 
usually wear.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2009 8:22 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - Plantar Fasciitis

> Jim,
> 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).
> d
> ----- 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.
>> <snip>
>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> 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.
>> -jrf
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