- Age n/a
- 180 lbs
- both feet
- Repeat injury? No
- Doctor/Care Giver kaiser
I am a ICU nurse, I am on my feet 75% of my shifts. I have had plantar fasciitis for going on 3 years, I have researched and have taken part in many different therapies to no avail. Just when I think that it is under control and getting better it is back with a vengeance.
I had many hydrocortisone injections, 6-8 mo. of acupuncture, physical therapy (which only made it worse), deep tissue massage ( very helpful for a week or so), special made orthotics( not helpful on any level). prila therapy (injections of D50 into the fascia of the foot, and then in a boot for a week, this was a total of 7 injections, to increase the inflammatory response, due to the chronic nature of the plantar fasciitis) helped for only a brief period.
I then went and to the Chiropractor and had my feet molded for another not so cost effective orthotics. to my surprise they have been the only things that have provided the most comfort at this point.
Next stop is Massage therapist that specializes in plantar fasciitis, then Rolfing. I have been trying to bypass surgery at all cost.
I am continuing my journey and remaining hopeful.