• ellen replied to the topic Plantar fasciitis in the forum Footcare 5 days, 23 hours ago

    Glad I found this thread – as a fellow sufferer, I’m always pleased to see hints and tips.
    I only got one exercise from my physiotherapist, which does help a good bit, but then maybe I only have it mildly. Either using a ball, or my thumb, I’m to rub firmly across the sore part of my foot, left to right across the width (not heel to toe). After a…[Read more]

  • deb replied to the topic Plantar fasciitis in the forum Footcare 5 days, 23 hours ago

    I have suffered from plantar fasciitis for a long time now. I found that wearing my trainers almost constantly has helped and I only get pain when I wear other footwear. It’s ok when I am in the house but trainers aren’t exactly elegant when going out somewhere. However, I don’t care I am at the stage in life where I would rather be comfortable lol!

  • yoyo replied to the topic Plantar fasciitis in the forum Footcare 6 days ago

    Try a Strassburg Sock.

    Otherwise a cortisone injection in the heel. I may have been lucky, but it worked for me like a miracle.

  • Peter33 replied to the topic Plantar fasciitis in the forum Footcare 6 days ago

    Try tape on foot and leg, overnight so it stretches the muscles, take it off during day so that muscles relax as you use them walking – worked for me – good luck

  • debra replied to the topic Plantar fasciitis in the forum Footcare 6 days ago

    I think it’s really important to understand the biomechanics, and then think how your habits cause the biomechanical problems to occur causing plantar fasciitis. This video is a really good starting point for the foot (it’s dense, probably needs a few watches): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8ttNMNAX5k
    The gist is that the foot is sort of a…[Read more]

  • emme replied to the topic Plantar fasciitis in the forum Footcare 6 days, 18 hours ago

    I have chronic plantar fasciitis in both feet.
    If you are overweight, try and lose it.
    Ask for a physio referral, they can assess your gait and recommend exercises and supports.
    Mine is exacerbated by weight but caused by tight calf muscles and overpronation (collapsing arches), so a combination of appropriate footwear, exercises, inserts and…[Read more]

  • susieq replied to the topic Plantar fasciitis in the forum Footcare 6 days, 18 hours ago

    Basically, it’s pain under the heel of your foot/feet (sometimes called ‘jogger’s heel’ !). It’s very uncomfortable and can be difficult to cure – have a look here

    Picking the best insoles for plantar fasciitis

  • nina replied to the topic Plantar fasciitis in the forum Footcare 6 days, 18 hours ago

    I have no idea what this is?????

  • Brinny replied to the topic Plantar fasciitis in the forum Footcare 6 days, 18 hours ago

    I suffered with it for a number of years and tried all sorts before I found anything that worked, ultrasound, steroid injections in heels, splints, anyway the one and only thing that worked was foot orthotics-(arch supports). Initially, I had bespoke rigid casts made (hugely expensive) but in more enlightened times I found a podiatrist (extra…[Read more]

  • susieq replied to the topic Plantar fasciitis in the forum Footcare 6 days, 18 hours ago

    Both my sister and I have both had it, she had it worse than me but then she wears slippers with no support and I tend to wear ‘house shoes’. Hers has a tendency to return now and then but mine went after about 6 months and, so far, hasn’t returned. The best shoes I found were “Sketchers” as they have good support and memory foam linings that…[Read more]

  • elly replied to the topic Plantar fasciitis in the forum Footcare 6 days, 18 hours ago

    I had it for about 8 months a few years back – bloomin’ painful you have my sympathies. It did eventually go away once I started wearing shoes with proper support regularly instead of my comfy Ugg boots all the time.

  • bella started the topic Plantar fasciitis in the forum Footcare 6 days, 18 hours ago

    I have been diagnosed with this. The doctor said it is hard to cure. I am caring for my elderly father. And. I have applied for PIP as my needs are rising. And the Plantar Fasciitis is affecting how I timetable my caring role and how I remain independent. Like. Travel costs. Anyone else has this Plantar Fasciitis?

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  • ellen replied to the topic Pompholyx on feet in the forum Footcare 1 week ago

    Thanks for all your replies guys!

    Quick update… So on further research, pompholyx isn’t contagious so shouldn’t spread from hands to feet. It is very itchy and is a form of eczema. So not that. Possibly hand, foot and mouth, a variation of varicella (chicken pox). No cure, just have to ride it out. Itchy as chicken pox, blisters look typ…[Read more]

  • jimena replied to the topic Pompholyx on feet in the forum Footcare 1 week ago

    I had this. I was very lucky that when I ended up in A&E, I thought I was going septic, the HO looked closely and saw the blisters and printed an information sheet, by then I was getting the blisters on my hands. She referred me to the medical team, who really just referred me to the dermatologist after they checked my bloods, which was going to…[Read more]

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  • kate replied to the topic Pompholyx on feet in the forum Footcare 1 week, 2 days ago

    I started getting something awful on one foot this winter, the skin sloughed off and the Boots pharmacist thought I had scalded my foot, but the treatment made it worse. The NHS Minor Injuries Dr said it was athlete’s foot, but it was a shed load of skin coming away.

    They gave me antibiotics, antifungal cream, and steroid cream. It did not do a…[Read more]

  • Jane replied to the topic Pompholyx on feet in the forum Footcare 1 week, 2 days ago

    I had a really bad case of athletes foot which lasted months, I then got infected big toes, which got treated with antibiotics, and then the pompholyx started, when I lost all the skin through blistering on both my feet. For a month I could hardly walk, so I had a month off work.
    Its a bit of trial and error with treatment and I think whatever…[Read more]

  • Brinny replied to the topic Pompholyx on feet in the forum Footcare 1 week, 2 days ago

    I sympathise – I get it too, and it’s horrible! I’m sure I was able to get hydrocortisone cream over the counter at a pharmacy, but failing that, would your doc not issue a prescription for collection at a local pharmacy?

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