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Old 02-14-2020, 10:18 AM   #1
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I played sports all my life and through High School and College and never had any foot issue, but for the past few years I've had to deal with;
Morton's Neuroma, Plantar fasciitis and Arch support issues.

Who all is having feet issue and what solutions/remedies do you have?
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:22 AM   #2
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I'm starting to get Refuge flashbacks.....
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:22 AM   #3
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I have had a stone bruise on my left heel for about 6 months and it won’t go away.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:25 AM   #4
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Check out Hokas. They were $150.00 a pair. My son is extremely flat footed as well and he wears Brooks. Btw, When I worked for Baylor Scott and White I was walking from 5-7 miles per day maintaining the hospital and the professional building, while struggling with planters faciitis.
I bought a pair of Hokas and within a week began to notice the difference. After two weeks it was completely gone and has not returned. That was over a year and a half ago. I bought the Hokas from Brazos Running in College Station. Don’t think that is right name but you can find it.
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I'm thinking my feet issues are from standing on this concrete for 40+ years.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:26 AM   #6
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I deal with plantar fascitis from time to time and found that this little gem, along with a tennis or racquetball, really help a lot. Ice and ibuprofen help me too.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:26 AM   #7
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Good shoes are a must. I skimp on most other things and try to find cheap or good deals. I dont hesitate to buy high quality, proper fitting shoes.

Go to a specialized running store like Run On, they will get you the right pair of shoes.

I used this when dealing with plantar fasciitis. It absolutely works.



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Old 02-14-2020, 10:27 AM   #8
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My wife has allot of foot issues and she wears allot of inserts. I had a 5th Metatarsal fracture many years ago and now have a large boney area on the outside of my foot that is painful if compressed for long periods. Cowboy Boots, Loose Tennis Shoes, Crocs, etc.. is about the only thing I can wear with no pain
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:31 AM   #9
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I'm thinking my feet issues are from standing on this concrete for 40+ years.
The remedy is reversal therapy. Start standing on your head

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Old 02-14-2020, 10:36 AM   #10
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I used to get stress fractures in my feet when I was younger. Mainly from wearing shoes that did not give my feet enough support. I wear Brooks now and that has helped but I can still get some pain if I'm stomping around the woods in rubber boots that have little support. If I step on a limb at the right angle it feels like my foot is about to break in half. Get fit for a good quality pair of shoes and it should help.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:38 AM   #11
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I'm starting to get Refuge flashbacks.....
Duh! flashbacks are not a foot problem slappy!

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Old 02-14-2020, 10:38 AM   #12
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Orthodics work. They're expensive, but they have changed my life.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:40 AM   #13
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Sometimes I wish I lived in or close to Houston. The best foot doctor is down there. Every time I'm down there and it's a weekday I try to make an appointment with him
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:51 AM   #14
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Sometimes I wish I lived in or close to Houston. The best foot doctor is down there. Every time I'm down there and it's a weekday I try to make an appointment with him
No you don't.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:07 AM   #15
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I have had a stone bruise on my left heel for about 6 months and it wont go away.
Please get it looked at
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:11 AM   #17
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I played sports all my life and through High School and College and never had any foot issue, but for the past few years I've had to deal with;

Morton's Neuroma, Plantar fasciitis and Arch support issues.



Who all is having feet issue and what solutions/remedies do you have?
Get custom orthotics. My wifes stepdad made them in Arizona, almost every MLB team that goes to AZ for spring training used him. The most common issue was plantar fasciitis.

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Old 02-14-2020, 11:18 AM   #18
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I got diagnosed with Charkot foot just before Christmas
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:26 AM   #19
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The remedy is reversal therapy. Start standing on your head

Good morning Randy!
I tried that. All my threads came out left handed!!!!!






Mornin Charles!
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:29 AM   #20
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Mine was from walking everyday on chunks of crushed concrete with boots on. The pain was not something that could be ignored. Tried tennis balls and changing boots more often. Did foot exercises to stretch them. Not sure what worked best but I ended up making some homemade dealios that put pressure on the parts of my feet that hurt. They fit inside the boots. Sure seemed to help a lot. Pain went away completely.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:36 AM   #21
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I played sports all my life and through High School and College and never had any foot issue, but for the past few years I've had to deal with;
Morton's Neuroma, Plantar fasciitis and Arch support issues.

Who all is having feet issue and what solutions/remedies do you have?
I had Mortons Neuromas on both feet (at different times). Extremely painful. Like having a hot coal stuck between your toes. I tried injections & orthotics. Finally had them removed. Last one was 10 years ago. No problem since!
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:46 AM   #22
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I was having serious pain in my arches every morning for about a year. It would hurt so bad I could barely walk, eventually going away after a few minutes of walking. We bought a new mattress for unrelated reasons and I haven't had that pain since.
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:31 PM   #23
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I had Morton’s Neuromas on both feet (at different times). Extremely painful. Like having a hot coal stuck between your toes. I tried injections & orthotics. Finally had them removed. Last one was 10 years ago. No problem since!
The Podiatrist friend that I have in Houston (also an avid hunter, he knows what I do because we've hunted together a few times) has given me injections and has offered to take mine out, but he said I may have permanent numbness in that area, because they virtually cut the nerve that's being pinched to get rid of the Neuroma. He said if I can tolerate it to not take it out and that's what I've been doing.
The last time I was down there he took the shape of my feet and ordered orthotics for me.
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:30 PM   #24
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I'm having hammer toes on my left foot fixed on 3/18 as well as a bunion....I've got Freddie Flinstone feet to the max.
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:35 PM   #25
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I have had a stone bruise on my left heel for about 6 months and it wont go away.
Does it hurt the most right when you get out of bed? If so, its probably plantar fasciitis. Doubt its a stone bruise.
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:36 PM   #26
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I had Plantar fasciitis and got the injections that helped some, but a frozen water bottle rolled on the floor by my feet worked better. I also started wearing sketcher memory foam shoes when I could and that really helped.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:31 PM   #27
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I just have what I think is athletes foot. Get it better but then comes back.
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I just have what I think is athletes foot. Get it better but then comes back.
Wonder if bleach would kill it? Check your boots or shoes. Might could use a boot/shoe drier if your shoes get soggy inside.
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Orthodics work. They're expensive, but they have changed my life.
I cant live without them I'm so flat footed. My pain started before I was even a teenager in my knees.

You need a good podiatrist. I use Jeffrey Ross in Houston.

The negative is insurance doesnt cover them. But they are worth every penny.
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Mine was from walking everyday on chunks of crushed concrete with boots on. The pain was not something that could be ignored. Tried tennis balls and changing boots more often. Did foot exercises to stretch them. Not sure what worked best but I ended up making some homemade dealios that put pressure on the parts of my feet that hurt. They fit inside the boots. Sure seemed to help a lot. Pain went away completely.
If it comes back consult your local Farrier.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:51 PM   #31
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If it comes back consult your local Farrier.
Yes, this. ^^^

Sometimes you might need metal shoes nailed to the bottom of your footsies.
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:01 PM   #32
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For plantar fascitis i have tried everything from shoe's to shots, nothing works except 2 to 6 months of staying off of them. My opinion.
Had it for a log time, but after getting hurt at work and laid u for 2 months it was gone.
Every so often it starts to come back, i have to call in sick and stay off of them..
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:04 PM   #33
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I had Plantar fasciitis, got the $10 lifts that go in your shoes from Walmart, all better now.

I have a Boot for Plantar Fascia if any body wants it, It's new I just never used it. Looks kinda like this.

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Old 02-14-2020, 05:27 PM   #34
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I too played sports all my life and about 20 years ago started having a pain on the ball of my left foot. I would start limping after two steps. Morton’s neuroma.
I had a foot dr give me dozens of injections with multiple meds with NO relief so he operated and cut the nerve out. All that did was move the pain back about a inch!! Had a second surgery with little change. Few years later another dr used a transmitter to radiate it and it help a lot.
Best thing I have done is start using insoles from Take 5 Birkenstock’s. They changed my life.
I feel your pain brother.
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:28 PM   #35
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I had flat feet when I joined the Army. Getting fit for shoes and boots aint fun but it will solve a ton of problems. Go get professionally fit and you'll love it!
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:54 PM   #36
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This fixed mine. Super simple and works great.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:00 PM   #37
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Dealt with this (Plantar Fascitis) in left foot most of last year and it wouldn't go away, could hardly walk some days. Tried 2 or 3 specialists that all just wanted money and to sell their 'special' orthotics. No therapy worked, stretches worked temporarily, everything irritated it, all the doctors opinions contradicted each other, just confusing me.
I stayed away from anyone that suggested injections, they did not work before and most now recommend NOT getting them.
After the last therapist wound up taping up my foot/arch and ankle/lower calf with it, there was significant improvement in the pain relief. So I quit going and began taping it myself, icing frequently for healing and eventually went to just a wide stretch band that supports my arch only, wearing better shoes, and NOT walking bare-foot on hard surfaces. Since then I have had little to no pain with it.
I am assuming I broke my arch down at some point and it contributed to all the other issues. Its definitely worth a try if everything else has failed you, but it does take a little while to work completely.
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:03 PM   #38
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Podiatrist and custom inserts. Get it done
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:17 PM   #39
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I had some plantar fasciitis. I lost some weight and it went away.
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Plantar fasciitis on and off for 10 years plus a recent plantar plate tear at second metatarsal. Just got an Rx for new insoles. Hope they work cause I really enjoy walking. Good luck.
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I played sports all my life and through High School and College and never had any foot issue, but for the past few years I've had to deal with;

Morton's Neuroma, Plantar fasciitis and Arch support issues.



Who all is having feet issue and what solutions/remedies do you have?


I feel your pain, literally..... last year I devolved a Mortons Neuroma. I went from running about 25 miles a week to zero, it really really hurt. I got steroid injections and its manageable but still a lingering pain. Ive had to find other ways to work in my cardio but have recently been able to run up to 2 miles without too much pain. Sucks to get old but it happens to all of us sooner or later.


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Old 02-14-2020, 07:31 PM   #42
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I needed this post. Thanks
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Old 02-14-2020, 08:57 PM   #43
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I recently went to the good feet store. It’s been a week and my feet pain is so much better. I work 12 hour shifts on concrete. Every day my feet would hurt terribly. I had come to the conclusion that this was how I was gonna live out the rest of my life. Thank god I listened to my wife and went. Today I actually felt normal, something I haven’t felt in a long time.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:37 PM   #44
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Did the Birkenstock $60 inserts and got the hippie looking sandles too! Good supportive shoes and boots and never go barefoot. In the house I keep the birk sandles or the crocs on. So far so good.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:52 PM   #45
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Did the Birkenstock $60 inserts and got the hippie looking sandles too! Good supportive shoes and boots and never go barefoot. In the house I keep the birk sandles or the crocs on. So far so good.
Totally agree on the bare-foot thing, we have all wood/tiles floors ... just never thought about it before the therapist brought it up.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:12 PM   #46
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My feet are bad. I wore custom orthotics for 25 years. I only wore nike monarch white tenny shoes for that time as well. I looked for other shoes to wear for a long time. 6 months ago I tried Sketcher Go Walk Ultra Go shoes at Academy. They were like walking on clouds. They look like old man tourist shoes but they are legit and cheap. I stopped wearing my custom orthos and they were even more comfortable. Now if I could get rid of the artheritis in my ankle.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:25 PM   #47
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Had plantar for a few years. Changed brand of shoes, and literally, it felt like was taken care of over night.
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Surgery fixed my plantar. I tried everything else and nothing helped.
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