Anonymous 

Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Male
  • 170 lbs
26
Dec2015
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Runner No

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Physical Therapy, Orthotics, Rest, Night splint, Supportive Shoes, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises
    Not Improved
    Cortisone Injection

I let it go for 3 months or more before going to a doctor. I was fearful of the cortisone shot because of something I was told once, so I put off going. The shot wasn't that bad at all, but it also didn't help and in fact I had more pain 24 hrs afterwards. You have to be very religious about the stretching exercises and, if you let it go for a long time before seeking treatment, don't expect it to go away soon either. That foot still bothers me but I don't work the same job, where I was standing on my feet for most of the work day. I've retired. I don't feel like it ever went clear away but it's better. However I don't know if it's just better because I'm not on my feet a lot anymore. Definitely were the orthotics and don't go with some cheap imitations. Get molds made of your feet. Everyone's feet are different.


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