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Counter Medication for foot pain

Hello,

My Aunt is suffering plantar fasciitis.
She has been to a few Doctors and they have given her some long term exercise she could do.
But most of the time, she is in immense pain. Is there any painkiller, bandage we could buy from COOP, Migros or from the pharmacy without prescription for her?


Thanks for your (insightful) answers in advance.
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Re: Counter Medication for foot pain

I used Volterene when I suffered from that, think you need a prescription for the higher doses though.
Basically the 'cure' is time, anti-imflammatories and doing the stretching exercises.
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Re: Counter Medication for foot pain

My doctor prescribed 600mg Ibuprofen 3 times a day. - he says 400mg (the maximum OTC dose) is ineffective at dealing with inflammation. However, higher doses of ibuprofen are more likely to have negative affects, so check with her doctor first.

For exercise, I was prescribed to stand against a wall, and stretch each calf muscle gently, one at a time. Also to stand on alternate legs for thirty seconds.

Finally, I found that buying a pair of Kybun trainers for daily wear relieved the symptoms so much that I'm now able to go on 15-25km walks without problems. They're not cheaper, but still are less than the shoe inlays I was prescribed once. Last longer too.
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Re: Counter Medication for foot pain

Cold compression to ease the pain, massage with olive oil (natural ibuprofen I guess) and I've heard some people use onions (topical application of onion with a bandage).
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Re: Counter Medication for foot pain

It isn't simple.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantar_fasciitis
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Re: Counter Medication for foot pain

My doctor prescribed shock-wave therapy and gel shoe inserts.

Worked for me, ask your doctor.
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Hello,

My Aunt is suffering plantar fasciitis.
She has been to a few Doctors and they have given her some long term exercise she could do.
But most of the time, she is in immense pain. Is there any painkiller, bandage we could buy from COOP, Migros or from the pharmacy without prescription for her?


Thanks for your (insightful) answers in advance.
Definitely go back to the doctor. When I was nursing an injury my physio said that you shouldn't be in pain as it impedes the healing and can have a knock-on effect elsewhere, i.e. you tense up other muscles or walk in an unnatural way and cause secondary pain.

If your aunt has just been to the GP (Hausarzt) try getting a referral to a physio who would be specialised in such injuries and conditions.
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Re: Counter Medication for foot pain

A quote from the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists in the UK

"Treatment can take many forms from resting your foot as much as possible, stretching exercises and deep heat therapy to steroid injections and even medication or surgery to release the tight tissue ‘band’. In some cases, padding and strapping is applied to alter the direction of stretch of the ligament to alleviate symptoms in the short-term. However, for the long-term, special insoles (orthoses) are prescribed to help the feet to function more effectively and help to make any possible recurrence less likely."
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Re: Counter Medication for foot pain

I had it a few years ago and there's quite a lot of tips on this thread that I started. It only went away for me when I finally had 2 cortisone injections and it's never come back

Plantar Fasciitis. It's a right pain in the.... foot.
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OUUUCH, I got it too in both feet

I swear by the gel insole thingies for under the heel you can get in pharmacies, in the morning it is worst...so I have a RHEUMON spray on the night table and set the the alarm clock a bit earlier than I have to get up and spray both feet. This takes, for me, the edge off the pain when I eventually get up.
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A quote from the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists in the UK

"Treatment can take many forms from resting your foot as much as possible, stretching exercises and deep heat therapy to steroid injections and even medication or surgery to release the tight tissue ‘band’. In some cases, padding and strapping is applied to alter the direction of stretch of the ligament to alleviate symptoms in the short-term. However, for the long-term, special insoles (orthoses) are prescribed to help the feet to function more effectively and help to make any possible recurrence less likely."
Can I add, in certain cases losing weight can help.
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Re: Counter Medication for foot pain

For me, taping the soles of my feet worked, almost instantly.
http://heelspurs.com/tape.html
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Re: Counter Medication for foot pain

I have it at the moment under my right foot because of my toe problem on the left foot.

Ice, 3-4 times a day, massage with a ball and hard sole shoes help ease the pain so far but it's been months. I hope I'll see improvement once I get the toe surgery. I won't walk for a while so should help to heal..
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For me, taping the soles of my feet worked, almost instantly.
http://heelspurs.com/tape.html

Oh thanks a lot, that is a new idea for me which I would like to try on myself (got spurs on both heels too)

Can you do it on your own or did you go to a doctor or physiotherapist for the first time?
Printed out the sheet already
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My right foot's just started hurting.... bother!
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Oh thanks a lot, that is a new idea for me which I would like to try on myself (got spurs on both heels too)

Can you do it on your own or did you go to a doctor or physiotherapist for the first time?
Printed out the sheet already
The taping helps a lot. The problem is that I keep redoing it with the heat peeling it off.
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Re: Counter Medication for foot pain

I suffered for over 2 years with plantar f. in my left foot, with a heel spur (8mm)... icing, bandages , inserts, exercises.....

Finally went to see an orthopedic and he suggested shock wave therapy (Stosswellentherapie). After 5 treatments over a period of 4 months, the pain is 100 percent gone. I wish I had known about it sooner. Not covered by my insurance but for the 600 CHF give or take I spent.... absolutely worth it! I am jogging again!

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https://www.shockwavetherapy.eu/
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