Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 140 lbs
  • Syracuse, ny
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Runner No

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Stretching, Cortisone Injection
    Compression Socks, Strengthening Exercises, Supportive Shoes, Taping, Night splint, Rest, Massage, Ice, Orthotics
    Not Improved
    Chiropractor, Weight loss, Physical Therapy

This is a chronic issue (15+ yrs) due to standing long hours on a hard surface (health care industry). All treatments tried have not resulted in a cure but have made it bearable enough to continue working. The most effective treatment to date is stretching. I stretch and massage the soles of my feet before they touch the floor in the morning. I try to remember to pull my feet up toward my knees before getting up from a sitting position. Then I stand on an incline board for 10 minutes twice a day (working your way up to a 45 degree angle). 10 mins in the morning while I'm getting ready for work and 10 in the evening while watching TV. It was explained to me years ago that you need at least 10 mins, your muscles will fight the stretch for approx 7 mins then become fatigued and allow a good stretch for the last 3 mins.

My husband is a marathon runner who also follows this regimen and has never had a plantar fasciitis issue.

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