Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 157 lbs
  • 5' 6"
  • Fort Collins, CO
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Runner No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Emily Webb

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Boot, Supportive Shoes, Taping, Rest, Dry Needling, Acupuncture, Cortisone Injection, Physical Therapy
    Not Improved
    Ice, Night splint, Chiropractor, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Strengthening Exercises

I developed a severe case after having to wear crocs at work while I was walking a lot. The boot helped to bring down the inflammation a fair amount to get where I could start working with a PT. But I just couldn't get the pain level down very far using the stretches, icing and exercises I was given. The stretching made it actually feel worse most times when I did them. When I saw a podiatrist, she gave me a cortisone shot that greatly reduced the pain to almost zero for a couple of weeks. But it started to come back after that. She then made me some custom orthotics which have definitely had the most impact on reducing my pain. I'd say most days that I'm a 1 or 2 out of 10 on the pain scale now. Although, if I increase my activity levels, it often times will bump up to a 3 or 4 out of 10. I've had this for two years now and am hoping to get back to being able to play sports.

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