Thanks for your response, I agree with you re cortisone definitely, but I'm really not sold on my insoles. I've had numerous over the years and still had pf and other associated injuries. All in all I've done a ten k twice in those ten years because I've always had something going on with knee, calf, hip ...god I'm boring myself now!
Seriously though I'm not a distance runner and I would love to just be able to do two to 3 miles twice a week, as it stands even walking brings out niggles. It's impacting quite significantly on me being able to do normal activities I feel double my age!
2 weeks until my appointment will see what I'm offered....and I've thought about going private but it's just getting someone you can trust that isn't going to just take your money because that's happened before too.
Apologies all reading for this woe on a Tuesday!
I'll just keep keeping on because there's nothing else for it!
My chiropractor is easing back and neck problems which has eased pain a bit. I normally wear decent sensible shoes not totally flat and slightly cushioned through the day. But, like you I think I need to change my overall foot position, but to what?? Every time I go near the NHS they say I need to keep the insoles my feet are that bad, yet they're clearly not helping and they're not giving me any other advice. I stretch, calves, feet and heel as much as possible but at times the pain really shoots up.
I think you should ease off running. Not sure orthotics are the answer, but I've always been told if it hurts your body is trying to tell you something....
I think having watched how some runners run, i.e. favouring outside of foot, ball, heel, knees together there is no perfect method. And everyone's bio mechanics are different. I'm giving up on my insoles now after ten years of knock on injury after knock on injury, I think I've given them a good enough chance and I don't feel I could be in worse pain than I currently am.
Don't run through your pain though, maybe stretch and do non impact or just walk to see what hurts where.
I've just realised that I'm not sure I mentioned or made it clear but, I've actually got the heel spur, fascitis and Achilles pain all going on at same time in my right foot with the PF possibly starting in left....so 3 things at one time....pain is usually about 8 sometimes less, it has eased a bit with chiropractor but it's there constantly...any suggestions are welcomed
Hi thunder cat, no don't have tennis ball. Took rolling pin to work rolling my heel over it it sometimes helps. Omg another two years of this?? I've had the pain for about a year but was only recently my gp sent me for xray...orthotics were allegedly fitting me for a splint.
I have no faith in the orthopaedics side of things now hence I'm ditching my insoles...and I do not want cortisone which is what I think I'll be offered...I just don't know what else to do...am honestly at my wits end
Some stretches aren't great for me because my foot can be hypermobile...honestly if I was a racehorse I'd have been put down :0(