Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 165 lbs
  • 5' 1"
  • Goffstown NH 03045
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Runner No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr.Karen Rios, Lauren Gorgol, PT

Treatment Ratings

    Dry Needling
    Almost Cured
    Physical Therapy, Taping
    Supportive Shoes, Stretching, Cortisone Injection
    Not Improved
    Rest, Ice, Orthotics, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

I have had plantar fasciitis for five or six years at least. Initially the treatment was cortisone shots. They provided relief but the symptoms returned not too long after each shot. The most comfortable shoes have been Crocs. I have been buying good quality shoes, and if not the Crocs, sneakers are the next most comfortable. I had custom orthotics made but they don't seem to help much. In physical therapy I learned how to tape my feet. That, along with the exercises, provided some relief. It wasn't until the physical therapist suggested trigger point dry needling, and I agreed, that there was true success. I left physical therapy painless and hopeful. I wouldn't hesitate to have the trigger point dry needling again if called for.

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