Anonymous 

Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
26
Jan2016
  • Injury Status Cured
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 18+ Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Runner No

Treatment Ratings

    Cured
    Orthotics, Night splint, Supportive Shoes, Stretching
    Improved
    Physical Therapy, Massage
    Not Improved
    Compression Socks, Ultrasound Therapy

My cure was based on proper arch support (super feet insoles, chacos, keen, merrill, orthaheel (vionic)), stretching upon waking and before bed, and wearing night splint (Healwell Cub Night Splint). My PF had become so severe that I had developed bone spurs on my heels from the chronic inflammation and calcification. It took over a year of proper treatment, but it cleared up completely. Stick with it and be patient...it takes time for the body to heal and reabsorb the calcification. Keeping the tendons stretched at night with the splint helps eliminate the morning damage/inflammation that occurs when you step out of bed and pull/tear those tendons that have tightened up over night.

I still have to make sure to ALWAYS wear footwear with arch support and NEVER GO BAREFOOT, and if I feel a flareup coming on I wear the splint at night for a few days, but it has been at least 5 or 6 years without pain.


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