Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • Injury Status Recovering
  • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? Yes
  • Runner No

Treatment Ratings

    Almost Cured
    Physical Therapy, Orthotics, Rest, Supportive Shoes, Stretching
    Weight loss

Pain so bad I had sweats when walking. Started in my 30's and I'm 61 now. Now I can walk fine as long as I wear my orthotics or Birkenstocks (not worn out ones - they have to be in good shape). I can never go barefoot - ever. I had ONE cortisone shot in the heels once, and it helped temporarily. Physical therapy years and years ago was a huge help, but I quit wearing my orthotics and went back to square one and that was a huge mistake. Went to Birkenstocks after that when I found that tennis shoes were killing me and was a HUGE improvement. Now I wear those 90% of the time. I wear my orthotics in any shoe I can fit them into otherwise. I have severe Psoriatic Arthritis so I can't wear tennis shoes - way too painful. High arches and very wide feet. The top of my arches hurt all the time, so tennis shoes are out - way too painful. Too bad, b/c they are supposed to help. Not for me. But I do super with the orthotics in shoes that don't hurt my arches. I have to exercise my feet constantly throughout the day - every day and even at night if I wake up. I am doing great now!

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