Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 209 lbs
  • 5' 9"
  • Ocala, FL
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Runner No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Ramharack

Treatment Ratings

    Rest, Weight loss
    Not Improved
    Ice, Supportive Shoes, Stretching

I have been dealing with plantar fasciitis for about 4 years. In the beginning, it was a pain, but eventually it became absolutely debilitating, especially first thing in the morning, and after a long day at work. My doctor initially recommended that I do some stretching techniques, involving draping a long towel over my foot and pulling the front end of my foot back toward me before getting out of the bed in the morning. This didn't make a lot of difference. Then he recommended special shoes for over-pronators. This didn't really help either, although it definitely lightened my wallet. His best advice was to loose weight, which I have done. I've lost almost 70 pounds, and this has taken a lot of pressure off my feet, which has made the problem more tolerable, but it is far from gone, and I am only 45 years old, so I fear I will be completely disabled by the time I am older if I don't get something done about it. I am encouraged by the possibility of a cure, although I'm terrified of having someone massage my feet, which hurt most of the time. I'm going to have to give this a try myself.

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