Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 210 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 2 - 3 Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Runner No

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Physical Therapy
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Compression Socks, Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor, Taping, Acupuncture, Massage, Orthotics
    Not Improved
    Rest, Supplements, Ice, Ultrasound Therapy
    Cortisone Injection

Started while I was wearing old shoes. I started tripping. I replaced with new shoes buying the Sketcher's memory foam shoes. I went from no fasciitis to excruciating pain. I went and got running shoes, and compression socks which helped to a point. I had 1 course of PT that ended when it flared the pain. I had four cortisone injections from the first podiatrist. The first helped both feet. The left stayed better for quite some time, the right was worse in 1 week's time. A follow up injection triggered the nerve running along the back of the heel and along the bottom of the foot to have pain. Another podiatrist injected cortisone for that which later I learned was a contraindicated treatment. I had nerve pain for over 6 months. I could barely walk. I have had another course of PT which has improved but not eliminated the pain. That in combination with orthotics, continuing stretches, and orthopedic walking shoes has been the best relief in about 18 months. The pain still wakes me up about 2 in the morning.

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