... Yeah I'd stop the flops. Really though get some birkenstocks. They are great especially agter they are broken in. Cathy (6 replies)
... Hi I've had pf but never had toe pain with it. It should feel hard to walk when you first get up in the am. Does that happen? Do you wear flip flops? Becsuse they are a definite no no to pf. You need good arch support. New balance, birkenstocks. A shoe that doesnt bend at the toe.
Try taking a partially filled water bottle and freezing it and when sitting rolling... (6 replies)
... I also tried taping it helped somewhat. Never go barefooted even in the house. Birkenstocks worked well for me too. ... (3 replies)
... I like Birkenstocks and Keen shoes. There is a guy on FB and the Internet called the angry orthopod who advocates stretching for PF. I am inclined to agree with him. ... (6 replies)
... hmm....what kind of shoes were they? just curious to get an idea of what works for you? I've had the PF release surgery done so I know what you are going thru. Some little tricks that helped me was keeping a partially frozen water bottle under my desk at work when it was back and I'd roll it under the arch. Of course doing the stretches in the am before you get out of bed,... (6 replies)
... Hi 1b2, I've heard mixed reviews about the injections. I never had them so no experience here. One thing you can do for pain is take a partially filled water bottle and freeze it and use it to roll under the arch of your foot after exercising and when its hurting. It really helped me. Fits right in there. I keep it under my desk at work when I worked.
Also, I am one... (12 replies)
... good arch support, in the summer because my feet got hot I wore birkenstocks and they worked great. I would partially fill a water bottle and freeze it and roll it under the arch of my foot. ... (6 replies)
... oh yeah and never go bare footed! wear good supported shoes if you must wear sandles now try Birkenstocks or something like that w/ good support. cj (10 replies)
... arch support, Birkenstocks are great too if you have to wear sandles. Never go barefoot, even in the house! ... (8 replies)
... journey with trying to get my foot better, I have learned it's a very long process and you have to be willing to go by your Dr's plan. I have cheated and worn my birkenstocks or not put my shoes on after my bath and I could always tell. But now I am so happy that I don't have that killing pain when I walk, it's so nice. ... (7 replies)
... I had this very painful condition about 15 years ago. I know the suffering you're going through. Its horrible. I want to share what helped for me. First, I started wearing Birkenstocks, and haven't worn another type of shoe since. They're great. But the thing that really helped me were stretches . You stand on the edge of a stair step with only your toes on the step. ... (17 replies)
... For anyone who has a high arch and plantar fasciitis, here is what my new wonderful doc told me to do. ... (14 replies)
... My favs are by a company called Step Forward out of Washington state. A lot more expensive but they fit easily in a wide variety of shoes. They send you a kit to take an impression of your foot and will size you accordingly. Similar to a Good Feet store if you are familiar with those.
For the price, and especially to see if orthotics are going to be a workable solution... (3 replies)
... I don't own Birkenstocks, yet, but my podiatrist recommended them to me. And, my mom, who also has had plantar fasciitis swears by them. She won't wear anything else. ... (6 replies)
... Have heard a few good reports on birkenstock arizona's for walking indoors, but are these good for people that have plantar fasciitis? ... (6 replies)
... Which birkenstocks did you have sucess with? ... (7 replies)
... I also wore birkenstocks for about 2 years. I got mine on ebay... much cheaper. Just be sure of your size before you buy them. ... (7 replies)
... d PF and the doc gave me the corisone pack to take and it worked the whole week I took them, but as soon as I was done the pain was back. I had been wearing the Birkenstocks for a while and one morning I woke up and realized I no longer had any pain. They're costly but worth it in my opinion. ... (7 replies)
... If you MUST wear sandals, buy some birkenstocks! You have to support the bottom of your foot or you WILL have even more pain! NEVER go barefoot. Your next option on a shoe/sandal is to try Crocs. They are a bit funky looking but very comfortable. Payless shoe store has Airwalks just like them at a lesser price. Before you get out of bed in the morning, stretch your feet... (5 replies)
... I've had two weeks of physical therapy and can say that I feel better already. Scar looks just like an inch or so of slightly uneven pinkish tissue. The pain is less and less each week - I am not patient so it feels like forever - wearing regular running shoes - no orthotic it puts to much pressure on the heel - slipping into my birkenstocks every couple of hours just to... (159 replies)