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Old 10-21-2008, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Small town in TEXAS
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Anyone have any good solution's to treating this problem w/o surgery ? I have tried several shoe insert's. I am on my feet at work all the time and have to do alot of walking on concreat floor's. The inside of my ankle stay's swolen and there is a sore tightness between my ankle and the bottom of my foot. I've also tried a little soaking in Ebsom Salt. But only a couple of time's. Maybe I need to give that a try again but for at least a week this time. Any help would be appreciated. Know of a good shoe to buy ?
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:49 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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I had really bad heel spurs quite a few years ago. saw a podiatrist. tried the inserts. next was shots of cortisone into the heels, wrapping the foot to help with the plantar faciaitis(spelling) the final step was surgery to relieve the faciatis and grind the spurs. this did the trick!
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:07 PM
 
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Default Plantar Fasciitis

The best brands of shoes for arch support to heal/prevent plantar fasciitis are Mesphito, Ecco, Josef Seibel and Think. Most European made shoes offer good arch support. The only condition worse than the pain of plantar fasciitis is tooth pain!
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:03 PM
 
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My wife had them for along time. Saw a specialist and he put her on pills ;plus gave her a couple of shots. He stressed that she should always wear inserts. After they apparently retracted he told her always to wear shoes that had wedge type heels and never to go bare footed even when getting up at night. It took awhile but she how has no problem but wears the wedge heels.He said some require surgery but it is best to try to avoid it.
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Old 10-21-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Northern VA
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the cortisone shots really helped. also, they gave me a boot that keeps your foot at a 90 degree angle while sitting and sleeping. that helped.
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:02 AM
 
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Can you wear sneakers or dress?

Sneakers - New Balance or Nikes
Dress - HushPuppies

If you can lose a few pounds that will also help. (if there is pounds to lose that is)
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:03 PM
 
Location: Small town in TEXAS
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Wink " Thank's For The Info !

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The best brands of shoes for arch support to heal/prevent plantar fasciitis are Mesphito, Ecco, Josef Seibel and Think. Most European made shoes offer good arch support. The only condition worse than the pain of plantar fasciitis is tooth pain!
U got that right about the tooth pain. And thank's for the help on the shoe's. I guess the best place to find them are online , unless you know of a place in Texas. I live in a small town. There are a few bigger town's about 50 mile's from here but transportation keep's me close to home. Anyway thank's again and God Bless .
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Small town in TEXAS
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Smile I Hear Ya !

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My wife had them for along time. Saw a specialist and he put her on pills ;plus gave her a couple of shots. He stressed that she should always wear inserts. After they apparently retracted he told her always to wear shoes that had wedge type heels and never to go bare footed even when getting up at night. It took awhile but she how has no problem but wears the wedge heels.He said some require surgery but it is best to try to avoid it.
That surgery crap I want to avoid. The main reason is because you have to stay off your feet for a long time. Can't afford that cause it do'nt pay the bill's. Ive been trying to find some good shoe's. Got some Dr. Scholls but I can't wear them to work cause I have to mop and my butt started to slide all over the place. I guess I will have to break down and go to the Dr. myself. Hate that ! But thank's for your help and God Bless .
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Small town in TEXAS
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Talking Love Them Sneaker's !

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Can you wear sneakers or dress?

Sneakers - New Balance or Nikes
Dress - HushPuppies

If you can lose a few pounds that will also help. (if there is pounds to lose that is)
Sneaker's are my favorite shoes. I usually buy the cheap kind. Never put money into Nikes and never heard of New Balance. But I guess I better start putting more money into shoe's huh ? I heard that SAS's are good shoe's too. And as for the pound's, I could stand to shed a few but I refuse to say how many. Thank's and God Bless.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:30 AM
 
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Good website: plantar fasciitis, heel spur, heel pain

I doubt if you will be able to find European make shoes in small town America. I shop Nordstroms, and shoe speciality shops. If you like tennis shoes, try Eccos. Nordstroms have a great online site and so does Zappos. Shoes, Clothing, Handbags, Sunglasses | Zappos.com Free Shipping Do stretching exercises for your foot pain, stay off your feet as much as possible and resign yourself to the fact that it takes a long time to recover from plantar faciitis. Unless you want the shots, a doctor really cannot offer much help for this condition. I did see a physical therapist the first time I had plantar faciitis, and he worked with me with stretching exercises. Good luck. I feel for you!
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