Carolyn 

Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 198 lbs
  • 5' 5"
  • Greeneville, TN
25
Sep2016
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Runner No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Dr. Chanalane

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Dry Needling, Acupuncture
    Improved
    Boot, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Night splint, Astym�, Physical Therapy
    Not Improved
    Massage, Ultrasound Therapy, Compression Socks, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Taping, Orthotics, Ice, Rest
    Worsened
    Cortisone Injection

I worked for over 32 years standing on concrete floors. No matter what shoes I wore the pain seemed to always get worse. I have tried almost everything but surgery. I have heel spurs as well as the planters fascia. This is doing better after a couple of different treatments. One is Astem and the other is dry needle. I will be honest and tell you that both have helped me greatly but they hurt like crazy. Both are worth the pain. I am taking six weeks off from therapy to rest my foot. I am still sleeping in a boot. I have suffered for 7 months this go round. Be sure and don't go barefoot even in your house. Wear shoes designed for planter fascia. I was told that it could take up to 16 weeks to heel. Rest your feet all you can. Also I use a LaCrosse ball to work on the heel spurs. This really helps. Good luck.


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