My husband has a horrible case of plantar faciitis in his left foot. There are some days that he can barely walk and needs to take strong painkillers to just get through his day. I am trying to convince him to give up dairy and change his diet for at least a month to see if that helps, but he says that there is no connection between plantar faciitis and dairy. Does anyone have any experience with this or can offer some tips as to how to help this condition? Thanks!
My husband and I also have this. We are still 'a work in progress' with dairy reduction.... so can't say for sure... However, since we ice at night w/ a bag or two of frozen vegies...while elavating feet, and doing better with point & flex foot stretching, and... brooks shoes, w/ gel inserts. No meds, which is impressive since we are old dudes... (45 yrs..lol) and husband plays b-ball every day and I am keeping up with our toddler... good luck
I got plantar faciitis in October of last year trainig for a marathon and I have to say it is the worst pain I have felt since I got my appendix out . Sadly the change in my diet has NOT helped my pain at all. However, the 3 months off from running helped alot. I also slept with a night boot on to keep my foot flexed. It makes waking up a heck of alot easier. I also do all of the stretching, icing, and inserts. I have been back training on it again recently an still hurts but not as bad. From what I hear from other sufferers it never really goes away. I would LOVE to hear feedback as well :)
I am a runner who has experienced plantar faciitis during marathon training. I a new to vegan eating, so I cannot say the impact of dairy, however, I had excellent results using the toe spreaders meant for manicures - they prvided the best results for me. Best of luck, I know it can be miserable!
plantar faciitis is one of those odd things that western medicine often cannot help too well so we see a LOT of it as acupuncturists. I've had quite a few patients have good results with the acupuncture - go to the nccaom site to find people licensed in your area, or search for an acupuncture college as they all have teaching clinics that are usually low cost, OR go to the website for CAN (community acupuncture network) and see if there are practitioners in your area - CAN is about providing affordable acupuncture to as many people as possible. Give it a try -
I just happened to log on to the site and glance at the last discussion topics as I do on a daily basis. I would never have expected in a million years that Plantar Fasciitis would be one of them! I suffer from this condition and I've never considered diet as a way of combatting it. Please help me to see how diet is connected to the workings of the feet.
My wonderful friend and next door neighbor, and awesome tennis player SUFFERED from plantar fasciitis for a couple of years. She was desperate. Finally our other friend who has a horse connected her to her horse's acupuncturist (she also treats people!) My friend was treated a handful of times and she is CURED! She also had bone spurs on her heel and the acupuncturist used a little hammer to gently break them off, saying they would be reabsorbed into the system. My friend is thrilled and WELL. Try it!