In Response to Re: Have you ever used a rice heat pad?:
Gale, I love those, they are wonderful. My sister gave me one for my foot(plantar faciitis) and I thought they worked so well. I have seen some with cherry pits in them but the rice is much nicer.
Posted by Debra M
Debra, I had plantar faciitis about 14 years ago. I put off going to the doctor because I was afraid he would tell me is was due to my weight. When the pain go so bad I could not stand it (no pun intended) any longer I went. He referred me to a podiatrist that diagnosed it. I got two cortisone shots, one in each foot. Have not had a problem since. But I also exercise everyday and I do stretches of the foot and ankle. I think that has helped. Possibly the weight loss has also helped.