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Re: OT - Plantar Fasciitis

  • Subject: Re: OT - Plantar Fasciitis
  • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2009 22:26:49 -0500

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


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).


----- 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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