Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity Under 1 Month
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Runner No

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Boot, Supportive Shoes, Night splint
    Not Improved
    Ice, Rest, Orthotics, Brace, Taping, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises
    Compression Socks

After surgery and a soft cast from an avulsion fracture of my fifth metatarsal, I started walking again at 3 months. Thought I needed a physical therapist but was told I didn't from my podiatrist. Started feeling a tug as I walked, like a hitch. Little did I know, I was tearing my plantar fascia. Went back to doctor to confirm that I had developed plantar fasciitis. I then spent hundreds of dollars on remedies, bought: a sleeve with an arch, a special tight footless sock, a sleeve with a balloon it in, orthotic inserts for my shoes, a night splint provided by doctor, did exercises, got a reflexology rolling thing, ice, NSAIDS, rest, put my soft cast back on, you name it. The only effective things were, the night solint, the rest and cast but they didn't fix it, just provided relief. Shoes made by Kuru were fabulous relief but not a fix. Finally, the reflexology rolling thing but the best was an incredibly strong sports massage therapist who pinched the heck out of my foot and 15 minutes later, 70%+ improvement. I walked around that day like an almost normal person. This is four months after a perfect healed metatarsal, nothing, nothing healed the plantar fasciitis before the massage treatment.

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