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This topic is relevant to me.  I have suffered PF since last October.  I did all of the stretching, ice, cortisone shots, anti inflammatory meds, and wore the "boot".  I met with my podiatrists today and will be having surgery in the next two weeks.  My biggest concern is recovery so I can be ready for pheasant opener in Kansas and chasing my favorite, the Woodcock.  Good luck.  My advice is to be aggressive in your treatment.

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I've treated hundreds of cases of this.  About 8 years ago I had a case for about 2 years.  In a casual conversation with my orthopedic colleague, we were joking about it and he predicted I would "hav

On the eighth day or so this year in the UP I got this sort of pinching, nerve type pain in my right foot.  That's the one that is 1/2 size smaller.  This went on all day.  I was wearing a new pair of

Wow, very timely subject. Everyone has pretty much covered this. About 15 years ago I got PF in both my feet. As described, it hurt like hell. I only go to a doctor, never mind a specialist, unless I

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10 hours ago, quailguy said:

 

Honestly I'm not scared to go outside and wander around. I do wear custom snake boots 100% of the time outside. Its the damn hogs and javelina to p**** me off; I've been charged once by a feral hog and in 2016 by a javelina. They both paid the price.

 

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 You can see where this javelina SoB fell, right in the back yard. He's laying on a garden hose with my old F250 in the background. You never need a pistol until you need it bad.

Damn , shorts and snake boots ..... hogs . I love hearing about the ''yellow rose of Texas'' . This depicts a strange new picture . I never saw ''Walker Texas Ranger'' dealing with any of this . Just shows you , you can't believe everything you see on TV . LOL !

I still love Texas .

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17 hours ago, No jinx said:

This topic is relevant to me.  I have suffered PF since last October.  I did all of the stretching, ice, cortisone shots, anti inflammatory meds, and wore the "boot".  I met with my podiatrists today and will be having surgery in the next two weeks.  My biggest concern is recovery so I can be ready for pheasant opener in Kansas and chasing my favorite, the Woodcock.  Good luck.  My advice is to be aggressive in your treatment.

Make sure to get a second opinion on your surgery.  My Pediatrist has PF, and had two failed surgeries so he said he can't recommend it. I'd be curious about success rates.

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14 hours ago, gunsrus said:

Damn , shorts and snake boots ..... hogs . I love hearing about the ''yellow rose of Texas'' . This depicts a strange new picture . I never saw ''Walker Texas Ranger'' dealing with any of this . Just shows you , you can't believe everything you see on TV . LOL !

I still love Texas .

 

 

This is really OT, but so do I (love Texas.)  I was born here, went through school here, graduated from UT. We love all the critters, minus the rattlers of course. Well, and the hogs/javelina. That damn javelina was all about ripping me up. Not  a lot of people would hang around a place where one is charged in your own yard by a boar or javelina, that's true. They p*** me off, but I'm not afraid of them. But I do always carry a pistol. At least I'm a fair pistol shot.

This is more or less a south Texas and west Texas country living thing. I knew a rancher who lived for years way down in south Texas and had a real rattlesnake problem. He wound up building an elevated wooden walkway between ranch building to keep his wife safe. That is just too much.

I suppose although it is the 21st century, living out in the real country of south Texas is not for the faint hearted. 

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Trying the SuperFeet.  No one in the store could tell me how to decide which ones so i just grabbed green ones in my size.  Wore them for a walk in the woods this morning.  I can see where they might work.  But $45?  That's highway robbery for a little bit of plastic.  If it was a kids toy at walmart it would cost $2.39 and be more difficult to manufacture with a higher cost of goods.    Who knows about getting a factory in shanghai to make stuff? Seems like you could make good money with a little bit of marketing skill and just targeting middle aged upland hunters.

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I'm so damn cheap. I went and bought some Rite Aid brand PF inserts and have been putting them in and out of the variety of boots I wear turkey hunting. Truth is my feet feel a lot better! $14

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46 minutes ago, Brad Eden said:

I'm so damn cheap. I went and bought some Rite Aid brand PF inserts and have been putting them in and out of the variety of boots I wear turkey hunting. Truth is my feet feel a lot better! $14

Yep.   Green superfeet for me were a waste of $$. These feel good.   

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On 5/10/2017 at 5:35 AM, settem said:

I'm another fan of Superfeet, but for the last couple of years I've been happier  with the blue Powerstep insoles, they are in all my shoes and boots. 

Lots of good advice here on keeping everything stretched, no going barefoot, and no high impact exercise. 

Same for me but I am not a fan of superfeet. I think they are useless but I do have powerstep insoles in nearly all my footwear until recently.

I follow some hiking/backpacking forums and have since switched to Altra trail shoes. They are a game changer. I wear no insert in them and my feet feel so good after wearing them all day it's hard to believe. Zero drop show with a wide toebox. I love them. 

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Stretching & ibuprofen helped a lot but Cvs plantar fasciitis night sock was the ticket. low heels, firm support, wide toe boxes and arch supports make for easier walking. Walking barefoot not recommended

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I moved to a Yupik Eskimo village in Alaska and didn't walk on a hard surface for an entire year.  The walkways were pallets laid on permafrost, a lot of give in those.  Haven't had any problems since. 

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On the eighth day or so this year in the UP I got this sort of pinching, nerve type pain in my right foot.  That's the one that is 1/2 size smaller.  This went on all day.  I was wearing a new pair of Meindl boots so that had to be the problem.  I'd read this thread and diagnosed it as faciitis or however the hell you spell it.  Hurt like a sumbitch all day.

 

When we got back to the cabin that evening I changed footwear to Chaco sandals and the pain profile was altered--those Chacos have some serious arch support.  This confirmed my feeling that this was faciitis or however the hell you spell it.

 

After a few drinks I went to bed still feeling the nerve pinchy thing even walking in my bare feet.  Shortly after going to sleep I was awakened by the same pain as I shifted under the covers.  I had a rare attack of common sense and felt the area.  This revealed a really big, nasty splinter of wood, so large that after all that time I was able to pluck it out with my fingers.

 

And that is what cured my faciitis, or however the hell you spell it.

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Glad it was a splinter. Thought you were gonna trash the Meindl boots, which are my new favorite.

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I'm also suffering now from PF and have occasionally over the years. I swapped out boots and shoes with more cushion and support, which has helped.  What I'm experiencing now, I suspect, is because of my bad hip and the requirement of no ibuprofen 10 days before surgery, which has altered the way I walk, due to hip pain.

 

Once the surgery is done on Monday, I suspect the PF will take care of itself......we'll see.

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I had it pretty bad a couple years ago. I used a combination of a “foot rocker”, a $12 device I got on amazon; inserts, both superfeet and the kind sold at cabelas; bought pair of meindl ultralight boots and it just kind of went away. I bring the foot rocker along with me hunting and stretch at night even if things feel fine. Hurt like crazy when I had it though and could barely walk at times. 

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