Graston Technique for Plantar Fasciitis

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  • Ruth Plantar Fasciitis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 153 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • Phoenix
    13
    Jan2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Runner No
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing
    • Walk with no pain 1 mile

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Physical Therapy, Orthotics, Graston Technique, Supportive Shoes, Night splint,
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Taping, Rest, Ice
      Worsened
      Compression Socks

    PT helped but temporarily, just got custom orthotics, has helped stay on my feet longer but still aches at the end of the day. Can't wait to get off my feet after 10 hour days.


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  • Ace Plantar Fasciitis

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    • 198 lbs
    • 6' 2"
    • Omaha, NE
    28
    Dec2017
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Runner No
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting
    • Walk with no pain 4-8 blocks

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Graston Technique, Physical Therapy, Supportive Shoes,
      Not Improved
      Taping, Night splint, Dry Needling, Ice, Orthotics, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Boot,

    Pain started in Jan 2017. Ignored it until May 2017. Went to a podiatrist in May 2017 and he gave me the diagnosis of PT and then gave me a cortisone shot in the heel. Told me I should feel better in a few days. After a few days, felt little to no improvement. Went back in early June 2017 and he gave me another cortisone shot. Still no impact. This office was really pushing their custom orthotic solution so I shelled out the $500 for this '95% cure' solution. In August 2017 I started wearing the orthotic. Made absolutely no difference. Had them adjusted 3 times. No difference. He told me I had to wear them for over a year before contacting him again.

    In November 2017 I decided to see a Physical Therapist (PT). He told me that my major issue was that I had little flexibility where my big toe attached to my foot. His theory was that this was leading to tightness which in turn caused the pain (I am really not describing this accurately). Anyway, starting in mid November 2017 I was doing daily stretching and strengthening exercises and also getting once to twice a week Graston and Dry Needling (this is somewhat painful). He told me that I only needed a month to see marked improvement.

    Here I am in late December 2017 and I feel I am about 20% improved. He was expecting at least 60% by this time. Some days I forget I have PT and some days it feels that I am back to square one. I will give Physical Therapy another month or two before looking for the next solution. Meanwhile, it seems that if I stay off my bare feet (always wear shoes with a supportive heal) and limit my running/standing/walking then I won't flare up too bad.


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  • Shahnaz Plantar Fasciitis

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 185 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • Queenbury
    20
    Dec2017
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Runner No
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Shockwave, Acupuncture, Brace, Supportive Shoes, Graston Technique, Compression Socks,

    I'm nothing to doing anything now


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  • Sissy Plantar Fasciitis

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 155 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Phoenix AZ
    27
    Nov2017
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Runner No
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Quite a bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Distressing

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Taping, Graston Technique, Ice, Supportive Shoes,
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Rest, Orthotics, Compression Socks

    Inj. Made the pain go away for 5 months but came back. PT helped but only some. Orthotics are painful, good supportive shoes help some but no matter what I wear my feet hurt after about 3 hours.


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  • Anonymous Plantar Fasciitis

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 185 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • Gladewater, TX
    03
    Nov2017
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Runner No
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Somewhat
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Somewhat
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Discomforting

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Compression Socks, Graston Technique, Supportive Shoes, Taping, Night splint, Rest, Ice, Orthotics, Physical Therapy,
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

    I have good days and bad days. I have tried a lot of things and now dr recommends surgery. But not ready for that. So trying everything I can here at home.


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  • Michael Plantar Fasciitis

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    • 220 lbs
    • 5' 9"
    • East Providence, RI
    24
    Oct2017
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Runner No
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Horrible

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Night splint, Taping, Dry Needling, Acupuncture, Shockwave, Ice, Strassburg Sock, Graston Technique, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching,
      Not Improved
      Supplements, Weight loss, Chiropractor, Boot, Physical Therapy, Compression Socks
      Worsened
      Orthotics

    It effects me greatly. I used to be in the gym 3-5 times a week and now I’m lucky to go once.
    I work at a convention center which is where I hurt my foot.
    Incidentally, I was diagnosed with PF for two years until last week a dr in Massachusetts diagnosed me with a bone spur and heel bursitis!