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Plantar Fasciitis success story

Discussion in 'Success Stories Subforum' started by Mesah87, Jul 9, 2023.

  1. Mesah87

    Mesah87 Newcomer

    Hi there, I'm writing this in the hopes that it might comfort someone, or help them to know that I overcame my plantar fasciitis as TMS and you can, too.

    My plantar fasciitis started when I was just 15 years old. I began noticing pain in my arches of my feet when I walked on uneven surfaces. It then progressed to pain when I walked on hard surfaces, then any time I didn't have shoes, and finally I would have pain no matter what, as soon as I "stepped foot" on my feet.

    This was very disturbing to me. At 17 I got my first pair of custom orthotics. They seemed to work at relieving pain for a while, though I could not take even one step without them, without searing pain. I'd wear my shoes all the time. I tried to get a pair of sandals made but even with the same mold of my foot, they hurt. Then to my horror one day my favored orthotics stopped working for me. I was in a panic. I tried two different orthotic places but neither new pair helped and in fact they seemed to amplify pain. I tried chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, supplements, physio, and more. Didn't help.

    I began to look alternative and got a season of reiki. I learned from the lady that anxiety plays a role in chronic pain. I then went about learning relaxation techniques and I learned about grounding.
    I started to explore my childhood and began to do inner child work and work on my past traumas. I started to realize that there was nothing wrong with my feet. I also started wearing shoes that are (in my opinion and many specialists opinion) foot healthier; with no drop from heel to toe, and with a wide toe box. I used to bust holes in the pinky toe sides of my running shoes because the toe box on conventional runners fit me so tight. The brands I love most are Altra and Xero.

    I went from not being able to stand without pain, including in custom orthotics but especially painful barefoot, to being able to now walk, hike and stand as long as I want, including barefoot with no foot pain. My arches, heels etc. Feel a-ok! Every once in a while if I'm stressed I'll feel a little twinge, but I know I'm ok and it quickly goes away.

    I am still dealing with TMS in its other forms, and so I felt a bit like a fraud posting a success story. BUT I've decided to go ahead anyway, because I think it actually illustrates how it's the TMS brain and the feet were never the issue. That's been the hardest part for me to get over with all my TMS symptom imperatives.. the fear of it being something structural.

    I've also healed many other things as TMS that were not structural including but not limited to CRPS, Mouth pain, back pain, neck pain, piriformis syndrome, hip pain, frozen shoulder, ocd, piriformis syndrome, Panic disorder, "whiplash", ibs and other stuff I've forgotten at the moment. Success Stories for those to come in the future.

    My plantar fasciitis was not structural and now it's gone. I wish that for you too, if your TMS is presenting as plantar fasciitis... Or anything else for that matter <3
    JanAtheCPA, tag24 and TG957 like this.
  2. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Wow! Congratulations!
  3. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    @Mesah87! It was really great to "talk" with you on the weekly Saturday Chat, and thank you for posting this! I love the idea of individual posts for your individual successes, because that's what TMS is - it's a journey, it is different successes, different stories for each setback when they happen, and of course different symptoms, so this method makes it easy for other people to find "their" symptom.

    I just listened to Nicole Sachs re-interview one of her early individual therapy patients, who was in a wheelchair with plantar fasciitis ten years ago, at age 60, and completely recovered with Nicole and with reaffirmation of what she had learned years prior with Dr. Sarno - in spite of her belief that there was something physiologically wrong with the bones in her feet, and that doctors told her it was permanent. It's a good listen, I am about to post it in General Discussion.

    Can't wait for more stories!


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