Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 142 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • phila, PA
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Runner No

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching
    Boot, Supportive Shoes, Ultrasound Therapy, Night splint, Rest, Cortisone Injection, Orthotics
    Not Improved
    Ice, Taping

plantar fascitis treated with cortisone injections, ice, rest, stretches, yoga, taping occasionally and a night splint. Eventually, I tookk a different type of job requiring less time on my feet. It worked for a while. Later, it made a mild return but came with huge heel spurs that eventually tore the fascia. Then a boot for 3 months and lots of ice, stretching, and eventually more yoga and orthodics. Needless to say, I never wear heels, or flat sandals. All of my shoes have support and I can put orthodics in them. I love to walk miles at a time, so I have to wear really supportive sneakers that have great arch support and low heel wells. If they're cushy enough, I can walk a few miles a day without too much trouble (a little ice and sometimes a few ibupropin). I always sleep with a foot splint as it makes it much easier to walk in the mornings when both feet are a little stiff until I get walking a bit. From the beginning until now, it's been 10 years, with only the last few really problematic. As long as I don't work on my feet all day, I do ok now.

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