Heel/Arch Pain

#1
Hello,

Wondered if anyone had had trouble with heel and arch pain, I'm pretty sure I've got plantar fasciitis and after a net search I'm stretching, icing, resting etc but from what I've read it can be long term.

Has anyone had/heard about this and if the only cure is rest how long should I give it?

cheers for any help
 

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#2
JohnJ said:
Hello,

Wondered if anyone had had trouble with heel and arch pain, I'm pretty sure I've got plantar fasciitis and after a net search I'm stretching, icing, resting etc but from what I've read it can be long term.

Has anyone had/heard about this and if the only cure is rest how long should I give it?

cheers for any help
yep it can very long term and part of it will be down to the shape of your arch. best thing is to find a podiatrist . FFS dont let a sturgeon near you if they offer you a pf release (if they still do them in this day and age).
 
#3
thanks for the reply, I'll see what there is.

Any chance it could be managed with painkillers/ice etc whilst still undergoing training with the TA?
 
#4
It will need to be rested in order to heal and the cause needs to be established/remedied.

How much rest and/or what you can do in the meantime is totally dependent on the cause.

As above, see a podiatrist asap. I went to one, he immediately referred me to a specialist and it took 5 weeks for an appointment and will take 4-6 weeks for orthotics to be made, so it can take a while.

Of course, you may just need some sorbothane or something.
 
#6
Individual susceptibility varies a lot. I've got a bruised heel on my right foot at the minute which I seem to have managed to produce just using a stepper, which you wouldn't have thought possible.

The other thing I do is give myself foot pain by subconsciously sort of grabbing with my toes when I'm walking fast uphill. I was getting really sore feet after treadmill sessions and I eventually noticed that when I got tired I was grabbing the inside of my socks like an ape, as if that would somehow help.
 

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