Cpt Jack, the chap who sorted me out is a foot and ankle specialist, but I had to go privately as the local NHS were useless. My cortisone injection was done following MRI scan where X marked the appropriate spot on my foot.
They may be able to advise you of someone in your area, when I moved from London to Hampshire and couldn't make it into London, they were able to refer me to someone more local, from whom I've had excellent service.
You could try them to see if they know anyone, though I appreciate it it's a bit of a long shot.
Perhaps Mr Ryals could suggest someone.
Just a few quick responses.
It may sound harsh mate but learn from your experiment! What it should teach you is that footwear is a misunderstood tool that we can use to help treat foot pain. So, your foot type will respond to a firm stiff shoe, have you had your running shoes checked, are they compatible with your mechanics? No disrespect meant if I sound a little straight to the point! Podiatrists are specialists of the foot and ankle, so a good Pod should be easily be able to help you. It what happens at the ankle what controls the rest of the foot The pan you describe is probably medial calcaneal aphohysists, which is not PF, it's an inflammation of the medial septum of the plantar fascia and achilles tendon as it inserts into the medial calcaneal tubercle of the calcaneal bone. It mimics PF and as a consequence is often misdiagnosed, and shed loads of time is wasted with NASIDS, GP appointments etc etc. ( hope this helps).
the "foot and ankle specialist" is an orthopaedic surgeon who takes an interest in feet. All Podiatrists can order and interpret diagnostic imagining (X-rays/MRI etc) and give cortisone injections, it's not that specialised!! Its basic Podiatry. I'd be more than happy to recommend someone but I dont know where Cap JAck lives.
Andy Ryals - Podiatrist
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Jeepers, the "foot and ankle specialist" is an orthopaedic surgeon who takes an interest in feet. All Podiatrists can order and interpret diagnostic imagining (X-rays/MRI etc) and give cortisone injections, it's not that specialised!! Its basic Podiatry. I'd be more than happy to recommend someone but I dont know where Cap JAck lives. Andy Ryals - Podiatrist
Cpt.. if you look through previous thread on here concerning PF injury you will see that I too have been suffering from it for nearly 6 months now and just like you and the rest of us suffering to say I am feeling p ed off would be an understatement.
I have tried resting it, brought the night shoe, which I am still using, brought 2 books that were recommended
and although reluctantly now had 6 physio sessions at £40 a visit and I still can see no improvement so I might now knock them on the head.
However the support I have had on here as been just phenomenal and its been really appreciated.The books have also been worth buying as they both contain useful information and on your point about cycling which I too do it says that if you cycle rather than use clipless pedals you should use flat ones and use the flat of your foot as using the toes can exacerbate your PF problem so I hope that you find the info useful.
I will post this also on the other thread as well but I am now wondering whether it would cause any further damage to the PF if I bind it up with tape, which the physio did on my last visit, and as this relieves the pain and start to at least go for short runs.As anyone tried this !
This must also be the worse time of the year to be unable to run because of an injury because the papers are full of how to get fit in the New Year and as we all know there is no finer way of doing this than going for a run.
Happy New Year everyone and may it be injury free.
Thanks for your advice Andrew I appreciate it very much.Are you based either near Croydon or East Sussex.
Many years ago now when orthotics first come into being I travelled up to Stoke on Trent from Croydon and that's how difficult it was to find a local podiatrist was at the time and he made me some custom made ones.Anyhow after trying them and finding them uncomfortable I eventually discarded them and ran without them.
Everything seemed to be ok and being a fan of Ascics I progressed over the years to wearing GT2150's which after a while I found to be making me run on one side of foot and rather than change them I ended up with this injury.
Because of this injury I have learnt of two things in particular one being never to run through pain and the other being if you are going to buy trainers go to a small outlet rather than one of the big on line stores as the advice a proper running shop can give you is well worth any money you may save from going to a bigger store.
Being a bit of a cynic and wanting, even though I am still injured, to at least feel that I was still a runner, I know I know but I am just a silly old man so bear with me,several months I went to two separate shops and had Gait Analysis carried out and they both came up with the same answer in that I was suited to a neutral trainer so I now have a pair of Brooks Ghost 4s and a pair of New Balance 759s in there boxes waiting for me to wearr them once this blasted injury clears up.I have also got pair of Footdisc insoles which will also give me any extra support that I may need.
But waht is also interesting about the GA I had is even though they both agreed on waht shoe I should use the Physio on my initial appointment felt that I need a pronation shoe so thats set my mind running again.
However Andrew I think that given you a Podiatrist and you do not seem to have disagreed with my idea about strapping it up and going for a run I amgoing to give it a try. And unlike before if I should get any pain whatsoever I will stop and walk.Thanks for giving me a glimmer of hope.
Good thing is that you've got a diagnosis and suggested treatment for recovery.
for the next few weeks - and permanent recovery
do they need to have arch supports like these arch support plantar faciitis insoles? or is it not needed?
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