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Re: OT - Plantar Fasciitis

  • Subject: Re: OT - Plantar Fasciitis
  • From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
  • Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 18:07:02 -0500

I keep my feet up to improve circulation. When I sit too long with my feet down, I notice discomfort in my legs.
D****d if you do and d****d if you don't!
I did try strapping a cushion to the stool once. Didn't work well. I should locate a cushioned stool. I will try alternating as you suggested.

Adding to it recently is that my office has me working the front desk which means standing all day. I brought in a padded mat to make it easier.

neIN, Zone 5
----- Original Message ----- From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, August 17, 2009 8:03 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] OT - Plantar Fasciitis


One thing that helped me a lot was to rest my feet on the floor, with my
arches in the middle of a roll-type neck pillow. A rolled up towel would
probably be as good. The other was orthotics with strong arch support that
the doctor prescribed for my metatarsalgia. A couple of months with those
and there was no problem getting up and walking in the morning. I hate
wearing shoes all the time, but the relief is worth it.

Do you have to keep both feet up when you're sitting? Perhaps you could
alternate feet? I think that what's probably happening is that when you sit
with your feet up, your toes tend to rotate forward a bit, shortening the
tendon. Then when you get up it has to stretch that much farther.


----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, August 16, 2009 11:26 PM
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.

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