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korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2012 11:53 p.m. PST

……or however it is spelt. That's apparently what I have in my left heel. I have been given exercises to do and so on as surgery is probably not worth it yet. As I love doing crossfit it is impacting on that as well as making walking bloody painful. Apart from sitting on my arse is there any other remedy ( other than the use of vegetables under armpits, leeching, drinking a cup of cement or similar) that people may know of?


Personal logo Chris Rance Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2012 12:25 a.m. PST

Rolling a can under your foot back and forth while sitting. I had a mild case of it in my right heel, and was told to try it – seems to have helped me at least.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2012 3:23 a.m. PST

Cheers mate, I'll give that a lash!

scrivs Inactive Member09 Nov 2012 3:33 a.m. PST

I had it for a while and did some stretching exercises on the advice of the doctor, it was painful to do them at the start. But it troubles me no more now.

Was like permanently having a stone in my shoe at the time.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2012 3:44 a.m. PST

Cheers mate, I'll keep going with mine.

Red358409 Nov 2012 4:05 a.m. PST

I've had this a couple of times and ended up at a physio. They gave me ultrasound on it and suggested using micropore to strap it up by running it round the heel and then under the arch.

This really helped and they also advised buying a good quality insole for support. Doesn't really bother me now although it flared up when I took up archery…. lots of standing around I guess!

Atomic Floozy09 Nov 2012 5:16 a.m. PST

If you can see a good massage therapist once a week or so, she can also stretch the fascia & break up any adhesions that have formed. She can also recommend stretches to do at home. I have my clients roll a hard rubber ball under the foot as well.


Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2012 5:53 a.m. PST

My bout with it was fixed with inserts in my shoes. They are the half sole size that fit under the heal. I was amazded at the difference they made.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2012 6:18 a.m. PST

The consensus seems to be rolling and orthotics.

Thanks all!

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2012 7:25 a.m. PST

My wife suffered with it in her heel as well. She
used inserts recommended by her podiatrist and
has had no problem since.

Big Red Supporting Member of TMP09 Nov 2012 11:35 a.m. PST

This is painful and debilitating. I found the following to be helpful:

Good insoles
Stretching exercises for instep and Achilles tendon
Anti-inflammatory if you can take them.

Trouble is, it takes a couple of weeks or more to know if what you are doing is effective.

Brian Bronson Inactive Member09 Nov 2012 12:19 p.m. PST

I had a moderate case about 2 years ago. Stretching fixed it (didn't use a ball or can, though).

Jakse375 Inactive Member09 Nov 2012 7:56 p.m. PST

I also hae been afflicted with this and since I was a chef at the time not being on my feet was not an option. to stretch I would take a bottle of water and freeze it. would roll my foot on the frozen bottle. also got shoe inserts. nothing fancy just the gel inserts available almost anywhere.

korsun0 Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2012 3:41 a.m. PST

I've tried rolling and though it hurts today did seem a little easier to walk…..insoles next

cfielitz11 Nov 2012 7:06 a.m. PST

I've used a tennis ball. It seemed to work a little better for me than a can because I could roll it around in several directions. You have to be patient with it. Mine has taken almost a half a year to get better.

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