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Foot pain--plantar fasciitis??

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by Dreambirdie, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    I woke up this a.m. with intense pain in my heel, radiating into my foot and even at times into my calf. It hurts to massage it, and to stand and walk on my foot. Never had this before... :(

    I looked it up and found info on plantar fasciitis. Does anyone have any good natural remedies for this?
     
  2. valentinelynx

    valentinelynx Senior Member

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    Look up stretching exercises for plantar fasciitis. But first, you need to rest the inflamed tendon by keeping your foot up as much as possible until the inflammation abates. Try icing it as well. As for medications, any anti-inflammatory should help. If you prefer natural options, things like Enzymatic Therapy's "End Pain" might work for you (bit pricey, though). Ibuprofen and aspirin work in much the same way for less $$.
     
  3. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    Thanks valentinelynx. I will do these things. Also had some acupuncture yesterday evening, and am going to needle the points every day.
     
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    Ema Senior Member

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    I use DMSO for all types of inflammation.
     
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    Basic Stretching Exercises for Heel Pain, Heel Spurs, Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis


    - Would be careful of the step stretch if balance is an issue.
     
  6. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    thanks for that video! I really appreciate it.
     
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    My husband, who does not have ME/CFS, had this problem. He went to a physical therapist and got some relief but very little.

    Then I saw this article in our local newspaper (see below) about very long stretching -- holding the stretch for 15-20 minutes, not 30 seconds! -- and that type of stretching is what finally helped him. He did these stretches in the evenings while watching TV.

    http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2011/02/colin_hoobler_stretches_strong.html

    Be sure to follow the instructions about supporting your foot properly. The photo shows the guy using some white thing for the stretch (looks like the bottom part of a chair, maybe?). My husband found an old tupperware container that was about the right height for his foot, turned it over, and used that.

    Good luck.
     
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  8. perchance dreamer

    perchance dreamer Senior Member

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    Feldenkrais therapy really helped my foot pain very quickly.
     
  9. August59

    August59 Daughters High School Graduation

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    Keep a frozen 16 oz or 1.6 liter drink, water bottle in the freezer. Take it out frozen and roll your fit across it back and forth for at least 5 mins if possible and your way up to 10 mins per foot. This is a very cheap way to push the inflammation down. The doctor gave me this ointment to use for inflammation if you I had a specific areas that were worse plus I have planter neuroma
     

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  10. Dreambirdie

    Dreambirdie work in progress

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    The exercises, as well as massaging several acupuncture points, have been very helpful. My foot feels a lot better already.

    Thanks everyone for your input on this. :thumbsup:
     

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