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Newbie inquiry about foot pain

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Eternityroad, May 17, 2009.

  1. Eternityroad

    Eternityroad New Member


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    Hi,
    I am new to forum and have a situation I would like to run by readers:

    I have had mild plantar fascia for 25 years, but arches have made it easier...until recently. I manage a convenience store and have to do a lot of standing and walking around the store in the process of duties. For the last four months the right foot has been very bothersome when I stand to do ordering and then walk. Even arch supports do not help. Yet the strange thing is today I took a 45 minute walk to a local bookstore to buy some materials. I wore Reeboks and arch supports and there was not an ounce of pain. This is a puzzler. Before seeing the podiatrist I wanted to get some opinions.

    A bit of history: I was diagnosed with plantar fascia about twenty five years ago after I noticed pain in my right foot after running the track at the local college. But the use of arches took care of it and I never sought anymore treatment. I even did a lot of hiking and backpacking with no problems whatsoever. And I am talking 8-10 mile days. It could be that the feet are just getting old and broken down. I am 61. But it would be nice to take care of this so that work is not a nuisance. At least I can get exercise without problems.

    Thank-you for comments,

    Ken Wanamaker :rolleyes::confused:
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    Just because your condition got better before with whatever treatment was offered does not necessarily mean that the diagnosis was correct. In my experience, it would be unlikely that one could have had plantar fasciitis, be treated with only arch supports, have it quickly and completely resolve, work long hours on ones feet, take frequent long hikes and not have a recurrence for 25 years. I would recommend a complete diagnosis and not get hung up on one given 25 years ago, which may or may not have been correct.
     
  3. amynote

    amynote New Member

    If you are overweight, losing weight will alleviate Plantar Fascitis dramatically.
     
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