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Owwwwwwwww
Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 11/30/2007 6:07PM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Does plantar fascitis ever go away?
Love running
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 11/30/2007 6:30PM - in reply to Owwwwwwwww Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Sometimes it takes up to a year; My experience - then it just suddenly goes away. Others have said the same. Good luck.
justintherunner
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 11/30/2007 6:37PM - in reply to Love running Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Does that mean with a year of treatment?
speedster
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 11/30/2007 6:38PM - in reply to Owwwwwwwww Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Try the Strassburg Sock.

http://www.thesock.com/
yes but
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 11/30/2007 6:41PM - in reply to Owwwwwwwww Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
a cortisone shot will clear up the inflamation and pain within a week (no running). However, if you don't treat the cause, it will probably come back again, over time. You will need to get to a good, sports podiatrist and get (soft, not hard), custom made orthotics for all of your running. They are no big deal, you will get used to them pretty quickly.
Love running
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 11/30/2007 6:43PM - in reply to justintherunner Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
treatment - yes and no. I tried everything - the night splint, shots, orthos, you name it. Several people here have written about this; Malley might have something to offer, Bob Braman, coach at Florida State knows a lot about this, there are others who might chime in.
college kid
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 11/30/2007 6:57PM - in reply to Owwwwwwwww Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
If you are on it immediately. I started getting the first signs about a year ago and immediately iced and rolled a golf ball around my arch, it was gone within a week. If you have had it for an extended period of time, it might never go away, which it didnt for my coach. Thus he made me get on it immediately, I was very fortunate to have someone who knew its horrors to guide me through treatment in a very fast hardcore way. I started wearing orthotics as well.

Orthotics, icing, rolling a golf ball in your arch as you sit in a chair, massage.
Owwwwwwwww
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 11/30/2007 7:24PM - in reply to college kid Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Since 1994, when I was training in racing flats.
13 years now, off and on. Guess I'm toast. 'Course I'm 53 now, so...(sigh)...sic transit gloria.
Orthodics
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 11/30/2007 7:27PM - in reply to Owwwwwwwww Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I struggled with Plantar Fasciitis for 7 months and then got a custom made soft orthodic as mentioned above and the pain went away within a week. It is now 4 years later, I still wear the orthodics and have had no issues
collegekid
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 11/30/2007 7:35PM - in reply to Orthodics Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
im 18 years old and i have had plantar fascitis since the 4th grade which leads me to beileve it may never completely heal...it comes and it goes which is good and bad...i don't always have pain but it Pulses at times and I especially feel it when i wake up it takes a few minutes to go away and after my runs when i sit down for a while and start walking it is pretty bad...

i have hard orthotics and have always worn them in my regular AND running shoes...does anyone else do this ??? My feet dont usually hurt while running with them but I have run with them in for 4-5 years..
collegekid
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 11/30/2007 7:37PM - in reply to speedster Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Does the Sock work well because its something I've never tried and looks like a good idea...???????
speedster
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 11/30/2007 7:44PM - in reply to collegekid Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
The Strassburg Sock works because it stretches your plantar fascia and calf muscles while you sleep. Usually your foot is plantarflexed while you sleep (points away from our head). When you wear the sock, your foot is dorsiflexed (pointed toward your head). This constant stretch prevents the plantar fascia and calves from tightening overnight.

I just got a Strassburg Sock for my assistant coach, and his plantar fascitis is doing better after wearing it for only a few days.

I wish I'd been the PT who invented the Strassburg Sock. It's a great idea.
mayoballroom
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 11/30/2007 8:15PM - in reply to Owwwwwwwww Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
even though you have had it for many, many years & you did not apply early treatment it still depends on what treatment you plan to apply now. Sounds like your goal is a cure...you'll find the right way. So many threads on this topic have helped me. Search them out or bump the thread & I'll share what has worked for me. All of my answers came from this board. You will find the cure.
Owwwwwwwww
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 11/30/2007 8:25PM - in reply to mayoballroom Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
bump
georun
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 11/30/2007 8:26PM - in reply to mayoballroom Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'm 55 and have had it for 10 years although it's been in remission for several years. But I know it's lurking there, waiting for me to make a mistake. I follow a few rules when it flares up: never walk around in bare feet, wear a night splint (a rigid version of the Strassburg sock) and the best solution in my case, I cut a little donut hole in the heal of all my shoes' insoles, right where my particular sorest spot is located. Following these rules has worked for me and I run and race as much as I ever have.
Judy
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 12/1/2007 12:04AM - in reply to Owwwwwwwww Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
NO.
dtg
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 12/1/2007 1:06AM - in reply to Judy Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Actually.... you just made me realize that my plantar hasn't hurt in over a month. I did not to any extensive treatment. I rolled on a golf ball, and taped when it was extremely painful, but aside from that... it just suddenly stopped hurting. I didn't even notice, thanks for reminding me!
djäveln
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 12/1/2007 7:21AM - in reply to Owwwwwwwww Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
check out ESWT and ask questions at heelspurs.com
scientologist
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 12/1/2007 7:37AM - in reply to djäveln Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I had plantar fasciitis after running my first race in over a year during an April meet. It went away within a week. After running in racing flats all the time, I switched back to trainers and got it in May again. This time it lasted from May until September in which I stretched, did the golf ball. Finally, I decided to order the strassburg sock and within 1 week of wearing it, the pain wasn't gone, but I was able to run 3 miles. Before, if I tried to run 1 mile, my feet hurt for the next 2 weeks a lot more than usual. I wore it every night for 2 months and now wear it occasionally if I feel anything, which is very very uncommon. I've increased mileage slowly and now average about 6 miles a day after starting back up in late sept/early oct.
mayoballroom
RE: Does plantar fascitis ever go away? 12/1/2007 8:46AM - in reply to Owwwwwwwww Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
In addition to using a golf ball to break up scar tissue, being very carefull with the first few steps I take in the morning, running on soft surfaces, using the sock, icing, and stretching the calves...the following info was collected from other posts and has been very helpful to me. The first link contains a taping technique. The second contains more info and some strenghth exercises. The book Pain Free by Pete Egoscue has also been very helpful.

http://www.runningtimes.com/issues/02apr/pf.htm

http://web.archive.org/web/20050205063300/www.smiweb.org/guides/pdf/Plantar_Fascia_Packet.pdf
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