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Old 12-09-2010, 09:18 PM
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I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post this however, I'm hoping some of you will have the answer. I have been struggling with Plantar Fasciitis for 2 years only to find out I have post tibial tendonitis as well. Have any of you had this? Do you have any advice on shoes, orthothics? Any help is greatly appreciated. If you think I should post this under general topics, please let me know. I am soooo miserable and want to get out and do things!!

Hi LisaJ,

I know your post, that I am quoting here, is from several weeks ago, but I thought of it today when the topic of plantar fascitis came up. I had just heard that a friend of mine is having a real battle with plantar fascitis, and so today when I was having a massage, I asked my massage therapist if her training included treating plantar fascitis.

She said yes and said that sometimes the pain is sharp stabs accompanied by burning, and that it is possible that the plantar nerve is entrapped. Then she talked about something called the abductor hallucis (I think) and some other things with scientific names. And I think she said the massage used for this has something to do with the calves and maybe even the Achilles and also warming the area. (But I could not take notes because I was flat on my stomach with my face in that little hole at the table-top and it was hard to write that way so I really do not know for sure what I am trying to say, but it's a start, at least.)

I am a real believer in medical massage and although I have not had plantar fascitis, massage therapy has helped me with other things.

If you have not already tried medical massage, you might want to make some calls to see if you can find a massage therapist who can treat this. Your best bet might be to check with a chiropractor's office that has massage therapists who work there. (I cannot recommend because I am not in TV.)

Anyway, I hope this finds you better and past this miserable thing. But, if not, maybe a series of massages can help you. I wish you the best. I have often heard it said that when your feet hurt, you hurt all over, and I know that sure can be the way it is sometimes.

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Old 12-10-2010, 01:13 PM
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Hi Boomer-
Thank you so much for your advice. That is a great idea! I am happy to report the PRP therapy is working. My left foot is better and my right foot is 50% better. Can anyone recommend a good medical massage therapist in TV? My calf muscles are very tight and have knots in them. Maybe a massage will do the trick. Thanks again, Boomer!
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Hi Boomer-
Thank you so much for your advice. That is a great idea! I am happy to report the PRP therapy is working. My left foot is better and my right foot is 50% better. Can anyone recommend a good medical massage therapist in TV? My calf muscles are very tight and have knots in them. Maybe a massage will do the trick. Thanks again, Boomer!
I would love the name of a good registered massage therapist here in TV. I'm also having a problem with knots in my calf muscles .. I wake up at night and have to jump out of bed. I heard it is due to a lack of calcium but it must be something else?
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I would love the name of a good registered massage therapist here in TV. I'm also having a problem with knots in my calf muscles .. I wake up at night and have to jump out of bed. I heard it is due to a lack of calcium but it must be something else?
Have heard that Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis OTC med helps some.

My mother also had the muscle spasms in the calves of her legs and her remedy was to walk on a cold floor and it worked for her. Anything is worth a try, huh? Even the 'ol fashion remedies!

I've had massages at the old site of TV health club where the indoor pool was and was very pleased with one particular gal there who gave a great massage and sorry I don't recall her name. All I remember is that she was a very tall, pleasant blonde gal. That kind of service is more of a trial and error until you find one that suits your needs.

Good luck BF and hope this helps some.....barb1191
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Have heard that Glucosamine/chondroitin Arthritis OTC med helps some. Good luck BF and hope this helps some.
When I had horses, my farriers all said that their backs were wrecked because that is a tough job. But that Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM totally helped their backs and that they couldn't be blacksmiths without it.

I've tried Glucosine/Chondroitin/MSM pills and they don't help my back or knees. Nuttin, da nada. I had cortisone shots in my knees and they helped a lot for three months ... but sadly, now they've worn off .. ouch!

I need a Licensed Massage Therapist so I can claim it on my medical plan. Anyone know a great LMT?
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When I had horses, my farriers all said that their backs were wrecked because that is a tough job. But that Glucosamine/Chondroitin/MSM totally helped their backs and that they couldn't be blacksmiths without it.

I've tried Glucosine/Chondroitin/MSM pills and they don't help my back or knees. Nuttin, da nada. I had cortisone shots in my knees and they helped a lot for three months ... but sadly, now they've worn off .. ouch!

I need a Licensed Massage Therapist so I can claim it on my medical plan. Anyone know a great LMT?
One more suggestion.

Hubby Bill was in terrible pain from knee surgery many years ago and obviously is left with arthritis upheavals. A neighbor also suffered from similar constant pain suggested that he try her dr at Leesburg Regional Medical Hospital 600 E DIXIE AVENUE, LEESBURG, FL 34748 main telephone (352) 323 5762. Bill couldn't recall the dr's name, but he thinks he was chief anisthesiologist there and his procedure is a series of epidural injections which worked out fine for Bill and the neighbor as well. He was so pleased to become pain free after the procedure.

HA and you thought the epidural injections were just for childbirth, maybe? ;-)

If you have any questions that Bill may be able to answer for you, PM me and I'll give you our phone #.
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If you do not get a recommendation for a massage therapist, you might try calling the chiropractors' offices in TV. I know you will find that some of them have massage therapists on staff. Ask to speak with the therapist and then you can ask the questions that apply to your particular situation. Sometimes you can find some highly-knowledgeable and experienced medical massage therapists connected with chiropractors' offices.

Lisa, I am glad your plantar fascitis is getting better. After so much time and so much pain, that is wonderful and encouraging.

And I hope things get all worked out.

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Hubby Bill was in terrible pain from knee surgery many years ago and obviously is left with arthritis upheavals. A neighbor also suffered from similar constant pain suggested that he try her dr at Leesburg Regional Medical Hospital 600 E DIXIE AVENUE, LEESBURG, If you have any questions that Bill may be able to answer for you, PM me and I'll give you our phone #.
Barb .. Treatment in the USA would be very expensive for us. We have free medical when we get back to Canada. So I'll hobble for now and visit my arthritis doctor in May. The warmer weather in Florida really helps. It's not bad at all .. I just can't play tennis!
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Holiday thoughts

I like my favourite hair coloring salon, but they play rap music. When I asked my beautician if she could change the radio to another station, she said: "Oh, I don't even hear it", and ignored my request. I guess the solution is ear plugs.

I had a pedicure yesterday in a shop on CR 466. The man doing the pedicure coughed continually in my direction without turning his head or covering his mouth.

Probably ten years ago I wouldn't have noticed these things. As I age, I find myself becoming less tolerant, and I don't like it. However there are many choices available in The Bubble. I usually just change establishments rather than complain. I'm working on developing grace and serenity, but it's a slow process. I guess we're always a work in progress.
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Well, I'm working on developing grace and serenity too, but it is hopeless! Just when I think I've made some forward progress, something will really tick me off. Ticked off totally destroys serenity.
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well, i'm working on developing grace and serenity too, but it is hopeless! Just when i think i've made some forward progress, something will really tick me off. Ticked off totally destroys serenity.
My feelings exactly!!! Ditto
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Well, I'm working on developing grace and serenity too, but it is hopeless! Just when I think I've made some forward progress, something will really tick me off. Ticked off totally destroys serenity.

Exactly, Ticked off totally destroys serenity. I find myself wanting to say crabby things like: "When I was young, blah, blah, blah" ... and that is a sure sign of inflexible old age. No-one cares, nor should they.

I find deep breathing helps. People probably think I'm having some kind of allergic reaction.

I wish I loved Christmas but I don't, and I never have. I tolerated it and cut down Christmas trees and decorated the house and cooked turkeys and stood in line for Care Bears and Cabbage Patch Dolls. But I've never liked Christmas. Bah Humbug. I know some people who get very, very excited and really love Christmas. I wish I did.
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[QUOTE=Barefoot;315806I wish I loved Christmas but I don't, and I never have. I tolerated it and cut down Christmas trees and decorated the house and cooked turkeys and stood in line for Care Bears and Cabbage Patch Dolls. But I've never liked Christmas. Bah Humbug. I know some people who get very, very excited and really love Christmas. I wish I did.[/QUOTE]

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I wish I loved Christmas but I don't, and I never have. I tolerated it and cut down Christmas trees and decorated the house and cooked turkeys and stood in line for Care Bears and Cabbage Patch Dolls. But I've never liked Christmas. Bah Humbug. I know some people who get very, very excited and really love Christmas. I wish I did.
WOW.....You took the words right out of my mouth. How often I say the very same thing. Only time I enjoyed Xmas was when there were youngsters who "believed." How sweet.

My expression as well "bah humbug." Really don't enjoy the commercialism and pressures that's so much a part of this.

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It is so interesting how different people are. I happen to be one of those people who loves Christmas (maybe it is because I am a December birthday) however, I have never liked Halloween. I hated dressing up as a kid with those hot sweaty masks and itchy costumes. I always made my husband take our kids out trick or treating and stayed home and handed out the candy. (I really didn't like that job either). Then the kids would eat to much candy and get sick!!!! As an adult, I still don't like Halloween parties. Oh well, I think that is what makes all of us so unique. Can you imagine all of us going to a Halloween party if we all didn't like Halloween? Same goes for a Christmas party. I find I have a better time when I see others really enjoying themselves. To those of you who don't like Christmas, I hope you have an enjoyable time. Please tell me the same thing when Halloween rolls around.
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