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weeping willow posted 5/4/2013 10:12 AM

I have suffered with plantar fasciitis since last summer. The soles of my feet felt like bee stings all over them and they burned so badly it felt like they were on fire....even when I wasn't standing or walking on them.

I think the cause in my case was from going without shoes (in the house) my whole life...60 years! And from wearing nothing but flip flops all summer long.

Well, I just wanted to let all of you who suffer from pf know, that I found a cure (for me)! ORTHAHEEL shoes and sandals. I ordered my first pair in March. It took about a month of wearing them (even in the house), and the pain is gone! These shoes have been a life saver for me. If you have pf, I highly recommend them. So far I have 2 pairs of flip flops, 2 pairs of shoes and a pair of slippers.

jrc1963 posted 5/4/2013 11:24 AM

I had PF... got a pair of Birkenstocks and a pair of orthotics for my sneakers... this was 10 years ago. Wearing the orthotics and Brirks were the key...

Now I can wear anything w/ no foot pain at all.

I'm glad you founds something to work for you.

Dreamboat posted 5/4/2013 17:00 PM

I just looked at the website -- cute sandals with support!! Those are so hard to find. The last pair of sandals I bought for support, but I felt like Peppermint Patti wearing them.

I also have been suffering food pain for the past couple of years due to going barefoot and wearing cheap shoes with no support (but cute!).

Unagie posted 5/4/2013 17:06 PM

I have horrible foot pain in the arch of my foot and heel. The doctor stuck needles with cortizone into my heel and I never want to experience that again. He did say I need shoes with better support. Thanks for the advice.

inconnu posted 5/4/2013 17:26 PM

Thanks for posting this. I talked with my sister last night and she told me our 76 yr old mom had been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. Maybe we can find my mom some shoes or sandals she'd be willing to wear that will help.

MissesJai posted 5/4/2013 17:51 PM

Oh thank you!! I also have pf in both feet and heel spurs so my feet and heels are in pain almost all the time. I have custom insoles but they have run their course and are expensive to replace. Definitely going to check out the sandals.

dreamlife posted 5/4/2013 18:21 PM

I have really high arches and my feet are hurting right now though I'm in bed.
Is it for arch support?

Sad in AZ posted 5/4/2013 19:11 PM

IDK, jrc. Birkenstocks gave me plantar fasciitis.

I've had bad feet all my life--I was born with flat feet. Bare feet and flip flops work best for me.

weeping willow posted 5/4/2013 22:27 PM

dreamlife, they have great arch support and deep heel cups. They are super comfy!

I hope they work as well for everyone who orders them as they did for me.

sad12008 posted 5/4/2013 23:47 PM

I'm going to check that Orthoheel brand out, thanks for the tip! I don't have PF, but did once ages ago, and Lord-have-mercy it was awful!

Since it's a foot pain related thread, I can offer a tip re. metatarsalgia; I got it w/my 5th metatarsal as collateral damage from a knee injury on the opposite leg. Podiatrist recommended FitFlops, which are ridiculously overpriced; however, they really did/do help immensely. Asics Gel Cumulus running shoes get a thumbs-up, too.

Not to TJ, but perhaps this might also help someone drawn in by topic of hurting feet.

[This message edited by sad12008 at 11:48 PM, May 4th (Saturday)]

lieshurt posted 5/5/2013 00:02 AM

I had PF as well. I purchased some Phase 4 Orthotics off Ebay (much cheaper there) and put them in my shoes. It took a little getting used to them, but they weren't uncomfortable and it wasn't long before my PF was gone.

KBeguile posted 5/5/2013 09:05 AM

I bet Moo's feet hurt...

weeping willow posted 5/5/2013 09:27 AM

I bet Moo's feet hurt

Not to TJ, but perhaps this might also help someone drawn in by topic of hurting feet.

That's true, sad1. Any help for hurting feet is welcome on this thread.

JanetS posted 5/6/2013 16:10 PM

I had plantar fascia, maybe 20 years ago. It lasted for about a year...a year from hell. And yes, wearing shoes with good support from the morning I woke up till the moment I went to bed helped. I remember the pain well.

However I am wondering about the "bee sting" thing you feel. I too am 60, and I too have bee sting feet...mine is from diabetes. I'm not on insulin, my case is moderate.

Perhaps you should have your dr. run some tests, just in case.

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