Anonymous 

Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 18-34
  • Female
  • 220 lbs
  • FL and CA
22
Dec2015
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Runner No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Yes

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Rest
    Improved
    Strengthening Exercises, Orthotics, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Chiropractor
    Not Improved
    Weight loss, Taping, Brace, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Acupuncture, Massage
    Worsened
    Cortisone Injection, Ice, Night splint

My PF is the result of injuries to my feet. I broke the 5th metatarsil in my right foot leading to pronation and PF. Then a few years later I broke my left ankle leading to atrophy of muscles and fallen arch and PF in that foot. I've tried most of the less expensive treatments and the only thing that truly helps is rest. But as soon as I stop resting the pain returns. Constant rest when you're in your early 30s and have 2 young children is impossible and impractical. When I do rest I feel great guilt. I know that other people judge me as lazy. When I sit on a bench instead of playing with my kids at the playground I get dirty looks. I'm not lazy, I'm in chronic pain. Doctors tell me to lose weight. I did early on. I lost over 50 lbs. It didn't help. The exercising I did just made it worse. So the only way for me to be in less pain is to be fat and lazy.


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