Anonymous 

Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 190 lbs
  • 5' 5"
  • Fortuna, CA
24
May2016
  • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
  • Chronicity 6-18 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Runner No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Breen

Treatment Ratings

    Improved
    NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ice, Massage, Rest
    Not Improved
    Supportive Shoes, Weight loss, Stretching

It began after we went sightseeing in Virginia City, NV in July 2015. It affected only my left foot, heel, ankle and calf. I finally talked to my dr about it, since I have had ongoing back issues ( that also affects my left leg) since I hurt my low back at work Jan 2013. My regular doctor ordered xrays, the radiologist didn't see a bone spur or plantar fasciitis. So my regular dr sent me to a foot doctor, Dr Kelley, here where I live, to further investigate the issue. Dr Kelley said he magnified the x-ray and he could see a bone spur. He put inserts in my shoes, told me to ice it as often as possible, gave me a prescription for , and suggested I massage my foot often. I continued doing all these things, but nothing really helped. I began seeing a nurse practitioner at a different office and she suggested I get a second opinion. I went to Dr Green and he agreed with the finding, although he thinks it is a direct result of my back and leg pain that now affects my foot. He recommended ultrasound therapy, but they no longer offer that here where I live. I now need to call his office and ask what he wants me to try. He did mention steroid injections last time so that's probably what I'll do.


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