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Old 26 August 2018, 19:07
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Just curious, did they check your uric acid levels to rule out the 'Grout' (gout)? This could also cause heel pain. Just something to consider...
No, they did not.
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Old 26 August 2018, 19:22
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Three spurs in my right, one in my left. Army Ortho got me inserts, specific to my needs. I use them occasionally in less well built/supportive shoes.

Zero drop, wide toebox shoes are great and what I primarily wear. My Asolo hikers and Dancers work without the inserts too. Merril Trail Floves, NB Minumus 10v3s (not real durable, the Merrill’s are much better built.), Lems Boulder Boots are all good for me. Haven’t tried Altras yet, but they’re on the list.

Little to no heals on anything, dress shoes can be ok if it’s a good last. Even roper heals on cowboy boots hurt my feet. Standard heels are right out. That’s without my inserts, haven’t tried em. Ariat work boots were ok with the inserts.

Solomon trail runners so far are bad on my feet, and the shoes are too small to put my inserts in.
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Old 26 August 2018, 19:36
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Old 26 August 2018, 19:56
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So far what I have read in this thread says that no heal of any form works best.

That makes sense as the foot is TOTALLY flat as opposed to heal raised and toes, ball of foot on the ground.

This leaves the foot flat and as stretched as it can be in an anatomical correct position.

No really, homeostasis is best.
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Old 27 August 2018, 07:34
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While possible, I have not seen Uric Acid effect the heal and mid foot.

But, I guess have some labs drawn and see what is what.

If your Uric Acid is high, talk to your Doc. about Allopurinol.

The above is my clinical experience. This is not meant to lessen Hoggmedic's work.
My gout impacts the worst in my midfoot, as well as elbows, knees, etc.

Allopurinol is Poison, IMHO. Ask the doc for Uloric instead.
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Old 27 August 2018, 07:51
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My gout impacts the worst in my midfoot, as well as elbows, knees, etc.

Allopurinol is Poison, IMHO. Ask the doc for Uloric instead.

Quit eating all that potted meat. It's got peckers in it.
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Old 29 August 2018, 01:04
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Had it at the start of the year....got rid of it 4-5 months later.

Saw a podiatrist. Tried "shock therapy" - (Thousands of air blasts directly onto the most sensitive areas). Rehab exercises.

Also researched, researched, and researched some more. Watched a video by Jeff Cavalier, about "flat feet" which I've had my whole life. He recommended a simple-as-fuck rehab exercise.

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Stand on one foot - the affected foot.

That's it.

Now am pain-free, and it's not like the "exercise" requirement is hard to do!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2BFeod_JMk
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Old 29 August 2018, 07:50
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My son is 6 ft 3 in and 285 lbs of man. Recently diagnosed with gout. He's a big beer drinker which doesn't help. I call him gimp now. And yes I can still whoop his ass.
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Old 29 August 2018, 11:09
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I never thought to connect gout. My dad’s on profalactic meds for it (he’s also not, and has never been a hard man). When mine flairs up, and it’s not often, it’s in the ball of my foot/big toe joint of one or the other, never both and never anywhere else. And never so bad I can’t walk completely. I readjust my diet immediately, and it’s gone in a couple days at most.

Bad gout I’d never wish on anyone. I imagine in a bad case it’d feel like kidney stones look.
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Old 29 August 2018, 12:19
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I imagine in a bad case it’d feel like kidney stones look.
Had a gout flare-up in my knee one time to where I couldn't even bend the thing. Have gout, have had 20+ stone episodes since '92. Been able to pass all but one on my own. Been on allopurinol since the early 90s. I'm now down to 100mg. I've learned my trigger foods and stay away from them, but it's a weird combination of foods. I quit drinking back then too, so that helped a bit.

Turns out too that if gout is diagnosed while on active duty, it's a service-connected condition.
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Old 29 August 2018, 14:35
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And yes I can still whoop his ass.
Yeah...Ok.
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I went to a chiropractor that had something called a pressure wave machine. Pounds on your tendons that are tight. Works greats. Only thing that has help my plantar besides the stretch boot.
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My son is 6 ft 3 in and 285 lbs of man. Recently diagnosed with gout. He's a big beer drinker which doesn't help. I call him gimp now. And yes I can still whoop his ass.
Only because heís a gimp.
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I've had chronic and very painful Plantar Fasciitis for 5 years. I couldn't run and sometimes could not walk very far. This has been tough as I am a lifelong runner. I have stretched - nope. I have done PT - nope. Had needles stuck into my calf to release the muscles - nope. Cortisone shots - nope. Rolling on hard rubber peanuts - nope. Very frustrating.

Finally, I tried extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and 6 weeks later the Plantar Fasciitis is gone. I've got insoles in all my shoes and I'm doing much better. I'm not running out of fear of it returning but I can walk and hike and I'll settle for that.
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Old 30 August 2018, 14:25
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A bag of frozen peas or corn (something small) immerse your feet in the bag wiggling toes, etc, can give temporary relief, but good idea to have uric acid levels checked as well
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Jeff Cavaliere has done another video on addressing the causes, not symptoms, of Plantar Fasciitis. I find his videos very informative, and he barely makes any effort to sell you anything.

14 mins worth of info - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72p58Iy6u7M
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I neglected to mention before that paying the extra $ for good quality shoes (Clarks, Merrel's, others) is worth its weight in gold in pain relief. Many of us wear the wrong size of shoes, the wrong construct (wide toe box, zero drop heels).
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Corticosteroid shots in the bottom of the heal lets me know I can handle BDSM.
My feet are hurting as I type this. The shots work well, and last for me for about six months.. suck the pain up, it's worth it, fortunately my insurance covers it, unfortunately all the orthopedic appointments at my hospital are booked full.

Also at work the physical therapist we have on my project occasionally administers a shock wave therapy. (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy)

My plantar fasciitis first appeared in 2004 in Iraq, it's gone away a few times and reoccurs every few years later. I'm still doing something wrong.
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Old 5 December 2018, 13:02
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I neglected to mention before that paying the extra $ for good quality shoes (Clarks, Merrel's, others) is worth its weight in gold in pain relief. Many of us wear the wrong size of shoes, the wrong construct (wide toe box, zero drop heels).
I need to try the Altra's, I hear nothing but great things about them.
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My feet are hurting as I type this. The shots work well, and last for me for about six months.. suck the pain up, it's worth it, fortunately my insurance covers it, unfortunately all the orthopedic appointments at my hospital are booked full.

Also at work the physical therapist we have on my project occasionally administers a shock wave therapy. (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy)

My plantar fasciitis first appeared in 2004 in Iraq, it's gone away a few times and reoccurs every few years later. I'm still doing something wrong.
Best bet is to look for patterns to when it flairs up. I've been having calf strains lately and I'm pretty sure I figured it happens because when working overseas I spend a lot of time sitting in vehicles. It's never happened to me when I'm home. Orthotics might not be the answer. What orthotics will do is cure the symptoms but the best thing to do is to see if you can find what is causing the issue in the first place.
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