Anonymous 

Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 135 lbs
  • Eunice, LA
03
Feb2016
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Chronicity 18+ Months

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    Strassburg Sock

Over a year ago I developed PF. I work as an Admin. Assist. but some days I have to walk a lot and on cement. I do have very flat feet which makes me more prone to have PF. Anyway, after reading about the condition, I did stretching excercises which I wasn't sure helped, but I did anyway. I bought shoes that had good arches and nothing too flat. Everybody's foot is different so you have to find a shoe that fits your foot. I found a decent pair at a store that sells shoes for hospital workers and eventually they were my go-to shoe even though they weren't the most fashionable. I did buy some good tennis shoes and bought PF insoles from Hibbets Sports that seem to help. The most helpful thing was about a year into the problem, I bought a Strassburg Sock and wore to bed. It seemed to help me get over the worst part. Also, a doctor in Baton Rouge invented a flip flop. I bought it and it didn't help. Very expensive. I sent it back. For me, I need a shoe that also supports the ankle and the flip flop even though at first was comfortable, it didn't seem to help at all and it was too expensive to keep. Anyway, I was on a pain level of 8 on a scale of 1-10 for about a year, I am now on a 2-3 level depending how much I walk, what I wear and how long I have to wear the same shoe. I did get steroid injections at first in both feet but it helped with one foot and not the other and eventually the pain came back in the one that it helped. I believe the only thing one can do is to buy shoes that have an arch and very good cushion, take ibuprofen when it is at its worse, and be very patient.


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