Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 165 lbs
  • Right heel and left heel
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Runner Yes
  • Doctor/Care Giver Various

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Cortisone Injection
    Stretching, Weight loss, Strengthening Exercises, Massage, Graston Technique, Ice, Orthotics, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
    Not Improved
    Strassburg Sock, Supplements, Ultrasound Therapy, Night splint, Rest, Acupuncture
    Shockwave, Boot

I've had it in both feet not at the same time. The first one occurred after a half marathon. It lasted 7 years. I tried anything available. I was living in Germany at the time. In the end it went away with cortison shots and radiation therapy. This is a controversial therapy but it was a last effort attempt to deal with this long standing issue. I also tried reflex zone therapy which also didn't help. 2 years later after moving back to the states I got it on my left frustrating. Here in the USA they face me the boot which worsened it. I wore it for 8 months and had 3 injections. None of this helped. Eventually a doc gave me a topical cream with a mix of steroids, zinc and analgesics and it worked like a charm. I'm a massage therapist and the truth is no one really knows what works. Prevention is the best medicine, calf stretching in both straight leg and bent knee positions, foot exercises and massage are the best prevention and also staying thin.

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