Suffering From Foot Pain

Do you have strong pain in your foot?  One of the most common causes is a condition called Plantar Fasciitis … and Fred Drilling has a suggestion to reduce the pain.

What is it?

According to WebMD, Your foot has thick, fibrous band of tissue (”fascia”) reaching from your heel to your toes. These tissues support the muscles and arch of the foot. When they’re overly stretched, tiny tears can occur in their surface. This can cause pain and inflammation.

Doctors once thought this type of pain was caused by bony growths called heel spurs. Now they believe that heel spurs are the result — not the cause — of pain from plantar fasciitis.

Fred’s Cure

Hi George, I want to alert anyone with plantar fasciitis that my remedy that I had always talked about has worked again on my planter fasciitis.

It was a minimal start but was bothering me even when I woke up in the morning and got out of bed. I bought three different types of insoles from CVS that said that they were for planter fasciitis.

But, then I went back and got an arch sleeve and the arch sleeve did the trick. It has a gel that goes under your arch and you put the sock over it and it raises the arch and even without question to the heel the pain starts to go away and mine has gone away in three days.

Thought the guys would like to know about this.
Fred Drilling, USPTA

What Causes It?

Again from WebMD… a number of things can contribute to plantar fasciitis. While men can get plantar fasciitis, it’s more common in women. You’re also more likely to suffer from this condition as you age or if you’re overweight or on your feet for several hours a day.

Your risk also increases if you:

  • Wear worn-out shoes with thin soles
  • Have flat feet or a very high arch
  • Often wear high-heeled shoes
  • Have tight Achilles tendons, or “heel cords”
  • Have an unusual walk or foot position

Any other comments, causes, or cures??

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4 thoughts on “Suffering From Foot Pain

  1. Hi George. Thanks for bringing up plantar fasciitis. It’s a brutal injury that is tough to heal. I’ve had 3 PF injuries with the last one fortunately over 20 years ago.
    Similar to Fred’s recommendation, I wear ankle wraps that mimic taping to raise the arch and keep it stretched out. I wear them now on both feet whenever I play tennis as a prevent defense.
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    Brent, thanks for the info and link. george

  2. Hi George!

    Most tennis players have had Plantar Fasciitis at one time or another. I had an real bad explosion during a tournament in Michigan. I now wear firm blue rubber type heal inserts (not gel)in both my regular and tennis shoes and I have not had a recurrence of the fasciitis.
    The inserts are called “Heel That Pain” very reasonable, and can be purchased on line. They really work.

    ron, thanks. george

  3. My wife had Plantar Fasciitis in both feet at the same time. She went to a doctor in Bonita Springs who gave her two doses of cortisone and did a computer measurement for insoles for both sneakers. None of that worked. She finally saw a foot surgeon in NJ who was also a marathon runner. He told her that these foot specialists make a fortune fitting patients with special insoles but they don’t solve the problem. As he explained it the foot needs to be kept stretched back for a period of time overnight in order for the tear to mend. He gave her two boots with velcro straps that would keep the feet up and pulled back at night while she slept and after four days it was finally cured. After suffering for nearly one year the pain was gone and has never come back. She has loaned these boots to friends who had similar pain and all came back saying it cured the problem.

    Doug, thanks! george

  4. new shoes and custom or off the shelf orthodics can also help. There are three key stretches you can do after your are warmed up and after your are done playing that can help.- see WebMD for those strecthes

    Rambo, thanks! george

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