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Plantar fasciitis - returning after 8 years?

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Porcupinepantaloons Sun 10-Jan-16 08:48:23

I had an accident 8 and a bit years ago which lead to plantar fasciitis in my left heel. I had loads of physio which fixed it.

In the last month or so I've noticed that I've started getting those pains again in my heel. No where near as bad as before but weird and annoying and a little bit worrying! confused

I don't wear heels - spend most of my time in DMs or trainers.

Can anybody help or advise me?
My precious GP was useless with all aspects of my injury last time.

PaperPlaneDown Sun 10-Jan-16 10:39:25

I had plantar fasciitis a few years ago (it's so annoying isn't it!) and am always a bit wary of it coming back. I try to remember to do calf stretches as I'm prone to tight calf muscles, and the physio said this can increase the pressure on your foot. Also, I massage my feet and rub around the heel area (as the physio used to do).

LurkonTAthread Sun 10-Jan-16 10:41:52

Mine never quite goes really. Calf stretches are what help most. Best to see a physio, and you should be able to get your GP to refer you quite easily these days.

Porcupinepantaloons Sun 10-Jan-16 15:50:45

Yeah my calf is really tight on that side. confused wonder why that is?

Stretches for me and hopefully a more useful visit to the GP this time. Last time they said to keep my foot elevated and rest. I had to go to physio privately as the GP wouldn't refer me and the waiting list was apparently over 3 months then. Which was not really helpful as I couldn't walk so couldn't work! hmm

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