Anonymous 

Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • Miami, FL
21
Dec2015
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Runner No

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Boot, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Night splint, Ultrasound Therapy, Massage, Ice, Orthotics, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
    Not Improved
    Cortisone Injection, Taping, Rest

Excruciating pain for a year and a half, just by stepping out of bed one day. It hurt so badly, I went right to the floor, couldn't bear any weight on my right foot at all. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. Three months of physical therapy, 4 cortisone shots, ultrasound, massage, ice, orthotics, night splint, walking boot, special shoes, prescription NSAIDs. You name it, I did it. My favorite treatments were the massage followed by wrapping foot in ice for 20 minutes after physical therapy. Wouldn't have been able to walk without my Powerstep orthotics, they provided immediate relief. I put them in my Skecher's sneakers, the ones with the rocker soles, and I was walking without a limp. Lodine (etodolac) twice a day (rx only) for pain worked wonders too. One day, 18 months after it started, it miraculously went away. Now I stretch my foot before I get out of bed every morning so it doesn't recur.


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