Anonymous 

Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 35-54
  • Female
  • 200 lbs
31
Jan2016
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Runner No

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Taping
    Improved
    Orthotics, Massage, Supportive Shoes, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises, Yoga, Compression Socks

I have had this injury for 8 months now dealing with it on my own. I thought it would go away with rest and ice and maybe taping for a bit but I'm still in pain. The pain in the morning is debilitating and I feel like I need a walker. The pain subsides as the day goes along. I wear padded thick socks and memory foam slippers during the day and that helps me feel more comfortable. I teach fitness everyday so this is really a problem for me. I am really energetic when I teach so I am sure the pressure I am putting on my feet is not helping me get cured. I love what I do so I believe I will most likely have to get a cortisone shot to alleviate the pain. This pain has caused me to gain at least 15 lbs since I can't really do the amount of classes I was used to. I had to cut back on intensity of movement as well. I have tried just about everything and mostly the pain gets relieved for daily functioning but not physical fitness or dancing. I am a dancer, I need to keep it moving. What has worked: aspercreme, salon past patches, arch supporters, athletic orthotics, heel pads, naproxin sodium, mortrin, ice and heat therapy, massages and Epson salt soaks really hot.....but yet again it's still there in the morning like a beast but after a good soak in Epson salt and tea tree oil the heel pain is almost gone and the swelling is really down.


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