Anonymous 

Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 200 lbs
  • Tulsa, OK
15
Jan2016
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Runner No

Treatment Ratings

    Cured
    Other

I developed plantar fasciitis on both feet, not through injury but gradually over a several month period. The pain first started about 15 (maybe longer) ago. After suffering for over a year, I went to a foot doctor. He immediately decided I needed orthotics�which not only didn't help, they made things worse. He then prescribed the foot/leg brace for the right foot (the worst one), but that only helped a little in the morning. The pain would come back during the day. I tried anti-inflammatory drugs, but I'm allergic to Celebrex and I simply don't like the possible side effects with all the other RX and OTC drugs. They didn't help that much anyway. I finally did some research myself and discovered that I've apparently always had not enough "padding" on the bottom of my feet. I found an OTC very cushiony shoe insert that provided good arch support yet provided lots of cushioning to the pain area. I don't wear shoes that I can't put the insert in. I NEVER, repeat, NEVER go barefoot�I even wear soft flip-flops in the shower. When I'm at home, I wear Crocs or similar shoes with the insert in them. I cured myself within just a few months, and remain pain-free today. And, I cured 2 other friends with the same suggestions.


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