I have had bad heel pain since ds1 was born 3 years ago, periodically Ive put ice on my feet, and got insoles to help with the pain, I have found the only thing that helps is to wear crocs... Does anyone know if I need to go and actually get this looked at. I know this sounds lame but I am loathe to do this as it's difficult organising time off (am a childminder) and dread carting two under fours to appointments... Is there anything I can do myself to solve this?
i tried all sorts inclusding physio to cure my plantar fasciitis but the only thing that helped was getting referred to a chiropodist who made me custom orthotics (insoles). these completely changed my life and i was back to running, dancing etc with no pain. totally recommend seeing a chiropodist, get gp to refer you, it is worth it! good luck and you have my sympathy, i know how much it hurts...
I had it very badly last summer, what cured it in the end was taking ice treatment and taking ibroprufen for 2 weeks. Ibroprufen is an anti inflamority and will reduce the inflamation in the tendon.> My chiropodist also said wear soft soles ie crocs, never walk barefoot on hard floors.
gosh ,well done for losing 2 stone! I think mine was caused by wearing really flat shoes with no bounce in the soles all summer when i was pregnant. I will definitely start off with ice and insoles for a couple of weeks, and see if that does anything, and if not go and see someone, thanks for the advice anyone!