Does A Frozen Water Bottle Help Plantar Fasciitis?

Rolling On A Frozen Water Bottle – Science or Quackery?

Does it really help your plantar fasciitis to roll your heel on a frozen water bottle? Or is this just more pseudoscientific gibberish? The experts weigh in, at: or at:

Plantar Fasciitis Foot Notes

Plantar Fasciitis Foot Notes

Since the time MY plantar fasciitis launched from a tissue-traumatizing heel impact September 2011; through countless hours of telephone interviews — for this Web site and its companion Facebook page — with doctors and other medical personnel and scientists; through testing what I learned, using myself as lab rat; to the present state of cure and beyond: Here’s the story ( ♫ of a lovely lady ♪ ) in a nutshell.

Plantar Fasciitis Cure: Want It? Know This

Now that I’ve been doing this Web site for a year and have become an obnoxious know-it-all on the topic of Plantar Fasciitis, I’ve developed the pompous opinion that I know something about it. Cut to the core of it at Plantar Fasciitis Cure: Whattaya Mean, “Cured?” at or at our mirror site [specific ONLY to plantar fasciitis], at:



Plantar Fasciitis Cured?

Plantar Fasciitis Cured?

Last weekend, I was up in the mountains hiking in Colorado’s StauntonState Park. The temperature was bracing cold, a dusting of snow was in the woods and there were patches of ice on the path, but the sun was out and the golden aspens were aglow and it was a beautiful day.

A year ago, I was sitting at home in the gloom of not being able to enjoy experiences like this. With plantar fasciitis crippling my right foot, it was a gloomy to see myself as myself as starting a downward spiral into a disabled and premature old age. Dealing with it, let alone getting it cured, is complicated. So I set out to talk with the experts and get the answers I needed. I started a Web site, as an excuse to talk with those experts and as a means of helping others who suspect that plantar fasciitis may have ended their days of walking without crippling pain.

It’s helped me, that’s for sure. This year I’ve walked long days on hard pavement through cities as a tourist; climbed the Brocken in the Harz Mountains, the highest point in northern Germany; and taken long hikes in the mountains of my Colorado home – and I don’t have to limp anymore.

The Web site, now at two alternative URLS, has a primary focus on “self-cure” and a secondary focus on Aggressive Treatments: medical interventions for those who can’t self-cure. But if you have plantar fasciitis, you’re probably among the 90 % of us who, the docs say, can cure themselves. Like I did. But what does it mean, “cured”?

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New Plantar Fasciitis Web site

Bobbing for Answers has popped its Plantar Fasciitis section out as a new Web site with a new URL specifically for Plantar Fasciitis: … for those Web seekers interested ONLY in that topic. Meanwhile, Plantar Fasciitis will continue to be a part of Bobbing for Answers, as it continues to be a part of some 4 million American feet.

When Not to Fix


A lot of surgeries that are done for orthopedic conditions – from rotator cuff tears to knees and plantar fasciitis — are not actually necessary, suggests Dr. Howard Luks, Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at New York Medical College and Chief of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at Westchester Medical Center

“Many patients are under the unfortunate impression that if something is torn it must be fixed,” according to Dr. Luks. “Nearly all patients who are informed that they have a torn meniscus or a torn rotator cuff will immediately conclude that they need surgery to repair the problem.”

Too many doctors don’t really listen to their patients or talk to them about alternatives, says Dr. Luks. “Patients who are informed fully about the various risks and benefits of surgical and nonsurgical measures generally tend to opt for less-invasive procedures.”

A summary of  — and link to — Dr. Luks’ July 23, 2013, editorial is available at:

ChatForums – Plantar Fasciitis and Gout

ChatForums feature real people with real problems, comments and questions, and ChatForum answers on plantar fasciitis and gout:  “My bf seems to have all the symptoms of gout … I really want to help him …” or “… BEEN SUFFERING WITH HEEL CRAP FOR 6 MONTHS NOW …THIS IS NIGHTMARE …” or “… every step I take is excruciating. I have had cotizone injections, Physiclal Therapy, Ultrasound, you name it …The suggestions in your article have been beneficial in aiding my search!..” ChatForums at: