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    Thank you all...the funny thing is I don't have the characteristic symptom of PF, the excruciating pain when I step out of bed in the morning it's not bad at all but I notice if I walk a lot or stand a lot for some time it gets really painful as day goes on.

    I am indeed using fit flops the expensive ones at home..I got Saucony guide sneakers at a running shoe store and am using them recently...I used Clark's flip flops all during summer which were very comfortable. But started hurting my feet towards the end of 4-5 months probably breaking down.

    This exact one
    https://www.clarksusa.com/c/BREEZE-SEA/p/26125506

    I loved them and i used them the year before also and had the same problem, very comfortable in the first three or four months and then started hurting but then I went right back to shoes and boots because winter was starting anyway. Didn't think much of it.. but looking back I should not have worn that slipper for as long as I did. I am guessing it's the ill-fitting sneakers I had before and it was Clark's flip flops and combined with not much activity from my side, oh and I also have an office chair which DH and I share. It's a bit higher for me and I tend to put my feet on the Ring of the chair probably putting tension on my bottom feet. I understand body mechanics are so important and also building strength in my muscles once I he get healed up I'm going to start working on that.. thank you

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    I can so relate. I am in my early 50s and having all kinds of foot pain from dance and walking. Someone recommended PT, and I am considering that. I have gone through bouts of PF but right now the ball of my foot and my toes hurt. I have also been doing a lot of ankle circles at night and standing up and down on my toes, and both of those have been helping my feet heal. I also don't like going without shoes around the house. I wear either my Uggs slippers or Birks.

    When I've had PF, I ice my feet at night and it improves fairly quickly. I also wore these little foot ice packs for 20-30 mins, they helped A LOT and are less messy that the frozen water bottles I used to use.
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    Is have several foot diagnoses, some resulting in the pain you describe.

    Heel pain from pf will go away if you make a complete commitment to wearing shoes that do not bend. Some Danskos bend and those are ok. As others have said, never ever go barefoot. I wear Hafljnger cork sole or llb cork sole slippers in the house.

    I also have neuromas which results in severe, debilitating ball of foot pain. The same supportive shoes I wear for my pf help this but toe box needs to be wide enough.

    To fix this, I did 6 weeks of pt and changed the vast majority of my shoes. Some specific recs:

    Hoka Clifton or bondi
    Altra paradign

    Dansko maryjanes and booties. They came out with some waterproof styles this year but I have not yet tried. Bethanie is one of them, I think.

    Fly London are comfy but they arenít always wide enough.

    Merrell winter boots. Sorels do not work for me.

    My feet feel great except when I cheat. Then the severe pain returns immediately.


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    I wear Hoka One One shoes and they are great. I also like Under Armourís light weight ankle socks the best. Yes I get some pain in my feet from certain athletic socks when working out.


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    I went through a period when I neglected to wear my fit flops around the house and I had a recurrence of PF. After that Iíve been wearing them religiously.
    My PF Was also triggered by a *single* day of me wearing some boots with inserts that only went half the way and hit at the right wrong part of my foot. After that I have been very careful about what I wear, since my feet are so sensitive. Given this experience, I wouldnít be surprised if one of those shoes might have triggered your foot pain.

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    Start doing regular old calf stretches. Lean against a wall, one foot back and then switch. Hold for a few seconds only. Also stretch your calves as you go upstairs, just hang a heel and drop it down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnieW625 View Post
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    What helped for me was rolling my feet over a frozen water bottle ...
    Seconding this advice when you're dealing with a flare; it's really helpful!

    I also use a roller-ball foot massager that I bought at a running store:

    https://www.roadrunnersports.com/rrs...-massage-ball/

    When I can, I also do foot soaks with Epsom salts after a long day of walking/standing ... and 600mg of ibuprofen before I go to bed.
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    If it is PF, the thing that helped me most (besides always wearing supportive shoes like crocs and Fitflops in the house was squeezing rugs with my toes. A nurse has told me that stretching and icing the bottom of my feet might helps but to also try this. You stand on a rug and try to pinch it with your toes and lift it up. That tightens and strengthens the muscles in that area. That helped me tremendously. Hope you can find some relief soon.
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    Are the slippers you are wearing new enough? I know my FitFlop flip flops need to be replaced when I can feel my knees starting to hurt.


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