Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 190lbs lbs
  • Phoenix az
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 2 - 3 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Runner No

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Supportive Shoes, Other
    Ice, Rest, Stretching
    Not Improved

Woke up one morning a year ago with pain along bottom of my foot...tried to wait it out for 2 months to no avail, just got worse. Went to foot doctor ($$cha ching$$, money out of pocket), who took X-ray and said I had plantar fascitis. His nurse taped it which came apart within a day. Went back to foot doctor ($$cha ching$$ more money out of pocket) and they said to rest and ice it. Went back to foot doctor for follow up ($$$cha ching cha ching$$$ more money out of my pocket), where I was told my insurance does not cover orthotics which I was told would be around $800, and there is nothing more we can do for you and they drop kicked me out their door. Just love how doctors give a sh@* these days. My whole experience with the foot doctor was a huge waste of money!! Went to my chiropractor because my body was jacked from walking weird due to foot pain and he told me about arch aid, a Velcro band you wear around your foot arch which I purchased at a local running store here for about $11 dollars, and did research on line for over the counter orthotics called powerstep pinnacle maxx for $50 dollars and he said my new balance tennis shoes were excellent to wear. It took about 8 months of shoes, orthotics, arch aid, stretching, aleve analgesic, and never walking barefoot but I can say the pain and discomfort is 95% gone. It does have a tendency to flair up it I walk barefooted so I always try to have shoes with orthotics in them on my feet. December 2015 makes one year I have had plantar fascitis.

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