- Age 55+
- Injury Status In Pain
- Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
- Chronicity 18+ Months
- Runner No
ultrasound, cortison injections, painkillers and anti-inflammatory pills (pain ambulance of hospital as a last resort), massages (all kinds of; changed therapists for yet another kind almost once a year for 16 years) all sorts of gadgets [I just checked: out of my last Amazone orders alone 9 were at least in part about PF: on the way: new type of shoe, yoga toes; some kind of timber for self torture; braces; various calf stretching devices; epsom salt inside and outside (whole baths, foot baths); walked on any herbs available for whole summers; used als sorts of ointment; custom made orthotics (one pair every year), worst of all was my 12 x X-ray treatment (had to sign that I had been informed about the increased risk of cancer etc.) - anything, I feel, apart from operation (doctors originally refused to operate, saying it might well be worse afterwards; now they would; but I won't let them) - at the moment I am stretching the other way round (toes to calf and not to shin)...