Anonymous 

Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 170 lbs lbs
  • Illinois
29
Dec2015
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Runner No

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Supportive Shoes, Taping, Night splint, Rest, Acupuncture, Massage, Ice, Orthotics, Physical Therapy, Compression Socks

I kept getting pain in my foot especially in my right heel and along the bottom of my foot that steadily got worse. The worst time was in the morning getting out of bed then it would subside but be real painful if I sat for too long and if I walked too much. I had to hold on to furniture to walk to the bathroom from my bedroom and on to the desk to get to the filing cabinet, it seemed so severe some days. I tried rolling a bottle of ice every so often and actually I have found that stretching exercises do help me a lot. I must do stretches at least 3 times a day. I also massage my foot every morning and every night and had seen an acupuncturist for a couple weeks but could not afford to continue. I also take Ibuprofen every so often perhaps every 3 days once a day because it still hurts me real bad some days, not as severe as couple months ago but still there. I wear shoes that lace up and are sturdy and firm with inner soles that I purchased to accommodate my feet. I cannot wear a pair of shoes that is not laced up or holds my feet securely locked in. My house slippers are now sandals that have adjustable straps. i also wear compression socks for at least 8 hours in the day. It is a very slow recovery and diabetes does not make it any easier, but I am getting there. I have also been drinking ginger tea every day, since ginger is good for inflammation and I also take tumeric and magnesium pills every other day. I really don't know what helps but together everything seems to help alleviate the pain as I move forward.


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