by Nicole Turner

My name is nicole and i have had Plantar Fasciitis for about 20 months now.

I feel like im going insane i am just bashing my head up against a wall it feels like. I have seen my geneal GP so many times and i have been sent to the hospital to see all types of doctors and have all sorts of tests eg bone scan ultra sounds mri's but as i don't have private health cover i don't seam to see the same doctor twice.
I am so frustrated i feel like i have lost my life.

No one understands. I feel like my doctor thinks this is in my head. I have seen a PT for 7 months i have tried a podiatrist who has said my PF is so bad that i am past orthotics for my shoes .

Why won't someone help me i can not live with this much longer.

I have lost my job i hardly see my friends my whole life has changed i used to be a very fun outgoing person now i hate who i am. it was so good to hear other people describe the same symptoms as i have.

I think i want surgery but every doctor i see just seams to fob me off. i have had enough of test injections and medications i am constantly on pain meds and i am so depressed i just don't know where to turn but i can not take much more.

I want my life back.


Joshua Answers:

Hi Nicole.

I'm sorry you have had to go through all that.

Unfortunately, one reason none of the doctors have been able to get you out of pain, is that they don't know how to. As a general rule, doctors (especially general practitioners) don't have a knowledge or understanding of what's going on in there. They have their 'standard of care' which is tests and splints and orthotics and PT and such.

But when that doesn't help....

Don't get me wrong. Doctors are GREAT if you get shot with a gun or hit with a car. But for more subtle things like tendonitis of the foot....not so much.

And surgery may or may not help anything, could even make it much worse. They don't even know what the problem is, so what exactly would they do surgery on?

Here's the thing. It might not even be a problem with your foot (directly). It's very likely more a problem with TIGHT lower leg structures (that connect to various places in the foot).

If your lower leg structures are TOO TIGHT and constantly putting TOO MUCH tension on your foot....it creates more and more of a http://www.tendonitisexpert.com/pain-causing-dynamic.html.

That's just how Tendonitis in general and Plantar Fasciitis specifically works.

Heck, some or all of your pain could be from nutritional factors.

So. What to do to get out of foot pain?

1. Have you learned How To Reduce Inflammation and actually done that for a good solid 7-10 days?

2. There's other free information on my site that can help a lot.

3. I highly suggest that you get my 'The Plantar Fasciitis Treatment That Works' DVD (and the Quick Start Companion ebook that comes with it).

You'll learn how to reverse the negative factors in your body, feet, and lower legs. And once you learn how to make your pain go away, you'll save a lot of time and frustration at the doctors'.

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
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Nov 05, 2012
plantar fasciitis solution
by: Anonymous

To All,

This might sound weird, but it works! Take a golf ball set it on floor and role your bare foot over plantar spot. Do this while watching tv for 10 minutes a night for a week. It will be gone. As I mentioned earlier, this sounds weird' especially if you know how hard it is to heal this' but this works! Good luck.


Joshua Comments:

Anything to create circulation and make tight structures more relaxed. It's certainly worth a shot.

It won't necessarily do much if the problem is coming from higher up the leg, but then again, it just might.

Nov 30, 2014
Completely Frustrated with Plantar Fasciitis pain
by: Kristina

I've had foot pain for well over 6 years. I started with a great podiatrist but after every move I am forced to start the doctor search all over again.

My current orthopedic doctor/surgeon is telling me that he has run out of options and surgery is next, however even he says that it probably won't work. How is that supposed to make me feel when we have exhausted non-surgical options??

I recently found a shoe store that takes the time to measure, listen to the problems, than make footwear recommendations. I walked out with 2 pairs of extremely expensive shoes, praying these may give me some relief.

I am currently wearing the night splint as I type this but it is putting my foot to sleep. It does this every time I try to wear it. Thinking it is too tight I loosen it, but to no avail.

I am truly frustrated at this point. However I am very confused as to whether to proceed with surgery. Having tried many non-surgical options I feel that it is my last hope. On the other hand after reading many, many negative results from others having PF surgery makes me second guess my choice.

Non-surgical treatments tried with NO success: custom orthotics, injections, casts, taping, CAM walker, physical therapy (which worked until I stopped, but I can't go to PT for the rest of my life), others I can't remember since it's been 6 years since I started trying to treat PF.

Currently I am doing stretches but those don't seem to be helping the calf muscle, which my orthopedic says is too tight (therefore probably causing the PF). SO what else can I do to help stretch/loosen the calf muscle?? How effective would deep tissue massage be???

ANY & ALL suggestions would be appreciated!!


Joshua Comments:

Hi Kristina.

I can see how you'd be wary of surgery when the surgeon tells you that it's unlikely to work.

How should you feel? In that scenario you should feel relieved that you have a surgeon that is willing to state outloud such heresy!

Far too many will just say 'Well, looks like surgery's next. Everything else I've suggested failed to help, but hey, trust me on this one, let's do surgery! It's like magic!'

There's a reason PT etc didn't help.

Plantar Fasciitis is made up of several factors all working together.

Most of the usual therapies just try to deal with one of those factors (at best).

Surgery only deals with one of those factors (at best). But it causes other trauma and side effects too.

Muscles and connective tissue in the lower leg too tight. Chronic Process of Inflammation. Progressive nutritional insufficiency/deficiency.

It's all about the Pain Causing Dynamic.

And ironically, most plantar fasciitis pain/problem is due to the back of the lower leg, not the foot.

Also see: Plantar Fasciitis Symptoms for an explanation of the cause of the symptoms.

Give me an update on where you're at now, and we'll go from there.

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