Anonymous 

Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • Michigan
10
Sep2016
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Runner No

Treatment Ratings

    Cured
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Night splint, Supportive Shoes, Stretching

Retired Registered Nurse. Had steroid injections one time with some improvement. The best is NSAID's such as Ibuprofen. Exercise like standing on stair step, facing upward, move feet back balancing on balls of feet and raise up on toes and Then Dow below stair level, slowly 10 times, at least twice a day. This stretches the calf while stretching the plantar fascia. The covers at the bottom of your bed, it's a MUST that they are NEVER tucked in. Place them on top of the bed to prevent shortening the plantar fascia because the covers cause you to basically point your toes, a no no, if you sleep on your back. Another remedy is to wear inexpensive high top tennis shoes to bed. This keeps your foot in that 90 degree angle, like standing. If hot, cut the toes out. Much cheaper and less cumbersome than an Ortho boot. NEVER walk barefoot. Arch support is needed. Reebok tennis shoes for women, Princess style, but any high arched shoe works great. Also, the original Crocs which I always wear around the house. Once you are comfortable (cured) continue the exercises at least 3 times a week and, again, always keep those covers from hanging over the end of the bed. If, when, I feel it tighten I increase the stretching and take NSAID's for a few days.


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