Discussion in 'Health & Fitness' started by Fedace, Jun 18, 2009.
Had enough of this baloney. Our club installed artificial grass. This year I am barefooting.
Slip & fall, cuts, fungal infections, toe jams ... and you still have a strong chance to get plantar fasciitis.
I have no idea. I never considered having a shot. I am not a fan of that sort of intervention, especially when more conservative measures (e.g. custom insoles) have not been tried.
Good luck. I hope it works.
DISASTER. I am not sure What went wrong but i woke up after few hours of sleeping and my foot felt 50 X worse than it did before..... I can't even take a step without feeling like someone put a sledge hammer on it. I am going to call my doctor as soon as they open up.......Is this normal ?? what is going on here ??
You blocked the pain now wonder if you injured your foot further? Go see the Dr.
Now other posters are telling me that it is supposed to be sore for few days after the shot. and the soreness should go away and my feet should be like 18 year olds......
Had three cortisone shots through the side of the heel for plantar fasciaitis. A bit sore but definitely not worse than the untreated arch before the shot. Btw, did you get your foot wrapped too?
i talked to the doctor today and he said it is a Side effect called "Steroid Flare" and cause pain that is 10X worse than before. but it is just temporary and will go away within 48 hours. then my foot should feel alot better....... We will see.
OMG,, my doctor was right. It has been just over 24 hours and now feet feels much better. that Steroid flare is going away finally and the pain used to be is getting much better. I haven't been this pain free in 8 month...... We will see how long it lasts and if it gets even BETTER ??
Been there, felt that. Ended up pain-free. Now I am barefootin, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mISq9bvjSc&feature=related
ROTFL,,,, my doctor said don't go barefoot even though you maybe pain free. Lets just hope it doesn't come back..... i may buy one of these as well. kind of expensive though,,, for a slipper.....
Have good luck with Crocs.
These are pretty expensive,,,do you know any cheaper ones ??
You jest, paid $10 for my Nascar #48!
what is a Nascar #48... and where do i get one of those ??
You cannot be serious! http://www.sportskids.com/sportskids/images/100-0283.jpg
It's almost as if he did it on purpose - that's the genious of his "humor" :-?
Just call me S*U*C*K*E*R
WOW, I have been pain free with little minor ones popping up here and there. Pain FREE for 10 days now. Cross your fingers. I had no idea i could move so well. I was moving like James Blake out there. Annilated couple of 4.5 guys today. I was moving at net like Leander Paes.......lol
Hey Cindy. First time experience with this shot. but it actually is Working. Had no idea that it would work so fast. but Not sure How long it will Last. I hope it lasts forever.... but i am 95% pain free since last May. Had NO idea i could move so well. and I have played one of the best matches i have played last 2 weeks.
Anyway, not sure i should still do those foot exercises anymore ?? Probably i should. I hope the pain doesn't come back.
Still with No pain or little pain. Cross your fingers.....
Beat the Living daylights out of half way decent 4.5 doubles team today. I must have hit at least 8 or 9 topspin lob winners.... lost counts, it was so many....lol
Oh and the Foot is still holding up...................cross your fingers...
Glad to hear your plantar fasciitis finally seems to be better. I assume you have been doing plenty of work to stay in shape as all sorts of new injuries can pop up after a lay off. I see where Mikeler just posted he suffered a calf injury after being out for a long time with golfer's elbow, and this is all too common.
No i have been playing with Pain all this time. I couldn't lay off, too Addicted to Tennis. I would take a very strong Motrin before the match and just Play. I was wondering why i was sucking for last 5 month. but with the Steroid shot, i am almost pain free and playing really well for last 3 weeks...........
Agree with Dak - try the Sole Ultra Cushioning insoles. I had PF a few years back and a friend suggested these and it helped me overcome PF. Here is a link:
Good that the shot worked for you. Be careful about going from 0-60. One of my knee docs cautioned me about this after my first surgery. He said a big chunk of his business is people coming in for a secondary injury after doing too much too quickly after a layoff.
Brent Abel over at Webtennis recommends those ankle strap things as a kind of quick and dirty taping replacement. Anyone have any luck with that? Obviously not all ankle straps would work but the kind with actually pulls up on your foot.
Taping is about the only thing that has ever given me any relief and I find it hard to do myself - as even if I tape it right it can be too tight..
Once again, i had not had a layoff. I have been playing with Pain all this time. Call me crazy, masochist,,,,whatever. but i have been really sucky due to pain however. Teams that know me, it doesn't matter but the few teams that doesn't know me now think I suck.... i have to prove them wrong in next few month...
Wow, its been 5 weeks since the injection and still almost No pain. but i am feeling slight twinges if i really push it hard,,,,,i hope that isn't a bad sign. I am serving big again due to my pain going away....this is nice.. hope it is healed and never comes back..................
See,,, Cindy,, maybe there is some good that can come out of the Stroid injection, afterall.........
I'm glad it worked for you, Fedace. I'm glad my orthotics worked for me and Topaz's deep tissue thingie worked for her. Different strokes . . . .
It hurts ... @#*** #@*** can't stop the pain.
If you have been told that your PF is "really bad", you should consider custom orthotics. I'm a PT in Orange County and we use a company called "Biomechanical Services" to help us with our custom orthotics. (We do the casting in our office then send the casts to them. They make the orthotics). I recommend calling them and asking who in the San Diego area is their best customer. Just don't have the surgery! Find a PT who really knows feet and give that a shot. Good luck!
Custom orthotics are Hard,, aren't they ? do they have cushioning ?
Yes, somewhat hard like Kevlar or graphite or supremely hard like resin. Only way to properly control your foot-movement.
Just saw this today. I'm having some issues in my right heel. I just got some Orange Superfeet but haven't had a chance to try them on the court yet.
The Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy looks interesting as well as the Dry Needle. I had heard of the dry needle, but don't think I'd heard of the other...unless this is just a fancy name for ultrasound which it may very well be.
This seemed like the thread to put it in rather than starting a new one.
Here was my solution to PF
Post by "paulfreda"
Hope it helps someone because I KNOW how painful physically it is and how painful it is to have to stop playing for days or even weeks at a time.
So, once again, as usual, different cures for the "same" ailment in different players.
Some need pure cushioning.
Some need support.
Some need to exersise and work the muscles.
Some need rest.
Some need a cortizone shot.
All can work, for some players.
And each probably will not work for all players.
^^^Some need to lose weight.
My g/f's dad weighs 260lbs., at only 5'9". His flat feet have been killing him all his life, but really got bad after he turned 64.
I'm 5'11", 150 lbs., have much flatter feet than him, my feet have been bugging me for the last 40 years, but I still play tennis, bike, surf, and windsurf.
Weight does matter, but so does living with it, accepting the pain is part of life, and go on with your sports.
PF: 95% cured after using a night splint for one day. All gone a few days later on.
Why didn't you tell that to TroyMurphy, a former co first round pick of the GoldenStateWarriors? He has that problem starting in college, carried over to the pros, and while still a pro level power forward, his game is nothing like it was his first 3 years with the Warriors. He just can't run from PF.
Night splints work well for some people; not all.
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