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Plantar Fasciitis And Achilles Tendon, Calcaneus

Plantar Fasciitis And Achilles Tendon, Calcaneus

Hi I have suffered with my feet since 2014 is there anyone out there that suffers with pain on the heels of foot and Achilles tendons,I will be going to see a foot Specialist soon and also hoping to do a MRI my feet are at it's worst now is Having Surgery a good idea if the above mentioned is a problem ,as I am in Severe pain .I also feel my walking is about to end soon ,I need Advice please .

posted February 25, 2020
A MyFibroTeam Member

Wait until you see the doc before making any treatment decisions. I have had lots of foot issues. Bone spurs on great toe joint did require surgery but painless ever since. Plantar fasciitis for about 25 yrs. I wear custom orthotics they help a lot. Also have tight Achilles tendons which I treat with splints from doc worn as needed when relaxing. Tennis ball or bottle of water give relief when rolled on bottom of feet. Wrappable ice packs also help all of the above. My podiatrist recently treated arthritis in my feet with cold laser which also helped other issues. Hope you have a great podiatrist they are worth gold!

posted February 25, 2020
A MyFibroTeam Member

Hi Kim,
I have Plantar Fasciitis. At times the pain is in my heels and my Achilles’ tendons feel tight and painful. I get some relief from rolling my foot on a tennis ball or frozen water bottle. Applying ice to the back of my heels helps some too. I have a friend who gets cortisone shots and it helps a lot. I haven’t done that yet. I’m thinking about you! Gentle hugs... 🤗
Debra

posted February 25, 2020
A MyFibroTeam Member

I would question the dr. about wearing orthotics in your shoes before considering surgery.

posted February 25, 2020
A MyFibroTeam Member

I've had plantar fasciitis. It's miserable! I tried everything before going to my Chiropractor for something else. She had me start "spelling out" the alphabet twice a day with my foot. Set in chair, left leg, and, write letters with foot in the air. Sounds crazy! But it worked! I do it with both feet about every other day now. That's was about 5 years ago. No problem since! Ho po e it helps you!!

posted March 1, 2020
A MyFibroTeam Member

I have pf and my dr told me to freeze a bottle of water then roll my foot over it for 10 mins a few times a day ....it really does help with the pain .

posted February 28, 2020

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