Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 190 lbs
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Runner No

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Orthotics, Stretching
    Massage, Rest, Supportive Shoes

My Plantar Fasciitis was so bad, there were days I could not walk. Even walking just a few feet to my bathroom form my bedroom would bring many tears of pain. A podiatrist gave me one shot of cortisone in my heel and THAT pain was just as bad as the Plantar Fasciitis, plus it did not help at all. I went online and found exercises to stretch my muscles and tendons of my feet. There was GREAT improvement. Then I bought some Berkinstock shoes, which have a molded foot-bed made of cork. The shoes gave me some more relief. At least now I had shoes I could walk in. All my other shoes made my pain worse and none of them are heels, they were all flat soled. Then I bough some orthodontic inserts for my boots. That enables me to wear my boots in the winter. I massage my feet a couple of times a week and that helps. Rest helps. But sometimes I still need to ice my feet if it's been a long day.

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