Anonymous 

Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 305 lbs
  • 5' 5"
  • 44231
09
Jul2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Runner No
  • Doctor/Care Giver stoddard

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ice, Stretching
    Not Improved
    Compression Socks, Strengthening Exercises, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy
    Worsened
    Orthotics, Ultrasound Therapy

It came on suddenly and usually leaves in the same way one day it it here then i notice one day it is gone. but that usually takes two years.. I have had little relief, except through ice and some stretching nsaids help me make it through the day but doesn't really resolve the issue just makes it more tolerable. Barely when I my on my feet all day. This is the 4th time I have had it and the second time in the right foot . the last two time it was the left foot. i can usually take about 3 hours on my feet then after that I am hobbling around the rest of the day. ( I work in a warehouse so I am on my feet a lot.I tried therapy when that didn't work or help after 6 weeks I stopped wasting my money. I also did cortisone treatments which after three, I got zero relief so I stopped doing them too. all while doing heal drops, massage, ice and golf balls, lunges and towel stretches to the foot. the stretching was usually done at least 4 times a day sometimes more. during PT we worked on strengthening as well. they also focused on stretching my calf muscles as they claimed they were the problem. I bought expensive custom made orthodics, helped initially then it worsened the condition. I now use an OTC gel heal pad with a little arch support in it just to get by. I have R A so I already take a lot of anti- inflammatory meds. and still I get little relief. I lost 60 lbs, yes I know i need to lose more but it is a start. I also have thyroid issues and BTW I got Fasciitis this time after I had already lost 50lbs. losing ten more hasn't helped the condition either. Although My Dr disagrees with me, I find when I am on the right RA med the plantar fasciitis goes away. ( I have to switch meds about every 3 years because I get immune to them. I find myself sitting out of activities i would normally participate in on the weekends because I need to rest my feet so I can work The week, I skip evening walks, hikes and even shopping so I am off my feet. all I can say is this is not a great way to live life. instead of counting my steps to get fit I count mine to stay in the minimal pain zone. An average work day can be 15,000 - 20,000 steps in 8 hours. yes that is thousands. I just want to live not just exist. When your feet hurt it affects your balance and i find I don't do a lot of things because of pain and I am afraid I will fall.


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