Heel/Arch Pain

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by JohnJ, Apr 1, 2009.

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  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
  2. BiscuitsAB

    BiscuitsAB LE Moderator

    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.
  5. cheers mate, I'll give one a call
  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.