Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 230 lbs
  • 5' 11"
  • loomington In
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity Under 1 Month
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Runner No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr Oglesby

Treatment Ratings

    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Orthotics, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Massage, Rest, Taping, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises

Heel spur and plantar fasciitis due to extensive walking on paved trail with dog walking group at a faster than normal pace for myself. Excruciating pain in right heel made it difficult, and almost impossible, to take those first 10 steps when waking up and getting out of bed. Tried ice, rest, arch support inserts in shoes, ibuprofen. ER visit sent me to a podiatrist (Dr Oglesby in Bloomington In) where I got a cortisone injection in my heel to relieve pain, a pad taped to my arch for 6 days, and stretching and strenthening exercises explained to me on how and why they are necessary. Possibly will need custom orthotic inserts made to go in my shoes. I go back in 2 weeks for another injection. That helped more than anything else to lessen the pain. Still hurts. Sore and somewhat painful, but I can tell I am getting better. Dr says it could easily take 3 to 6 months to recover, even with daily stretching and strenthening exercises and pain relief meds.

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