Plantar fasciitis wellies

GB1

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Hi I’ve been suffering with plantar fasciitis for about 12 months and have been told not to wear wellies. As a dairy farmer this is impossible. Anyone got any suggestions which brand of wellies is best for this condition. Thanks in advance.
 

Fogg

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Livestock Farmer
Freeze a cola bottle and roll your foot on it, that helps with plantar.

Try gel heels, or arch supports. I can't do my job without wellies either. I don't think it really matters what brand you work with.
 

theboytheboy

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Location
Portsmouth
You can get a "sock"to wear at night. Its fudgeing uncomfortable but combined with rolling on an ice roller and stretching my calfs every day its mostly ok now
 
Location
East Mids
I don't have planar fasciitis but I do have dropped arches, happened about 4 years ago and was really affecting me. Referred to NHS orthotics and I have made to measure insoles in my boots - very comfortable. Allowed one free pair about every 18 months. This may vary between regions. I tend to keep the old pair and use them in another pair of boots. (At present I am switching between dealer boots and wellies depending on the job and ground conditions).

If I go a couple of days without wearing them then I really notice it (in a bad way). I also find I can hardly walk for the first 5 minutes every morning - I assume everything has relaxed at night so I am completely flat footed until i put my boots on again.
 
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lady muck

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Ayrshire
Good insoles custom made will make a huge difference. I had it and it is agony. If I stop wearing insoles and switch to sandals it comes back. My insoles are in my walking shoes and I wear dunlop safety lined safety wellies for outside.
 
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Robt

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Suffolk
Any links to good insoles? Everytime I wear my coastguard boots I get a very painful left heel. Right is fine and only these boots that cause a problem. I will get out of bed in the morning and it’s very painful . Can’t change boots as we are only allowed to wear them and not our own
 
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Hi I’ve been suffering with plantar fasciitis for about 12 months and have been told not to wear wellies. As a dairy farmer this is impossible. Anyone got any suggestions which brand of wellies is best for this condition. Thanks in advance.
I was advised by my GP about 18-20 years ago that my "bad back" was almost certainly caused by wearing wellies 12 hrs a day. He suggested insoles would help, and to experiment a bit, but firm arch support was important and also to adjust my bad posture.

I have now been using Dr Foot 3/4 length insoles ever since, each pair lasting through 2 pairs of cheap wellies from Wynnstay. I am of the view that some pukka custom insoles would be of benefit now.

For work boots, I wear walking boots as they offer the best support I could find. and they last about 12-18month I find
 

GB1

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I was advised by my GP about 18-20 years ago that my "bad back" was almost certainly caused by wearing wellies 12 hrs a day. He suggested insoles would help, and to experiment a bit, but firm arch support was important and also to adjust my bad posture.

I have now been using Dr Foot 3/4 length insoles ever since, each pair lasting through 2 pairs of cheap wellies from Wynnstay. I am of the view that some pukka custom insoles would be of benefit now.

For work boots, I wear walking boots as they offer the best support I could find. and they last about 12-18month I find
Thanks I’ll get a pair and try, that’s the problem I’m in wellies all day every day I’ve tried expensive ones to cheap ones and nothing seams to make a difference
 

GB1

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I would go to doctor and get referred to a podiatrist and try and get them in the NHS. Mine were embarrassingly expensive but at the time I could barely walk and would have tried anything. Mine are silicon I think and were custom made.
Ok thanks will do I am at that point now of so much pain I’m willing to try anything,thanks for the advice
 

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Written by William Kellett

A campaign group for farmers is planning a second protest in Parliament Square in Westminster in response to the return of the controversial Agricultural Bill in the House of Commons.

The group Save British Farming (SBF) is planning to hold a second demonstration against the bill which they believe will lead to the introduction of lower food standards.

A “socially distanced” tractor demonstration is planned to take place next Monday (September 28).

The protest centers around the proposed introduction of free trade with countries like the US and they believe this will lead to ‘the opening of floodgates to lower-regulated food’.

A demonstration by SBF had...
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