Review for Plantar Fasciitis

  • Age 55+
  • Female
  • 147 lbs
  • 5' 4"
  • Ohio
  • Injury Status In Pain
  • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
  • Chronicity 4 - 6 Months
  • Repeat injury? No
  • Runner No
  • Doctor/Care Giver Waxman

Treatment Ratings

    Not Improved
    Boot, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Weight loss, Supportive Shoes, Taping, Night splint, Massage, Orthotics, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ultrasound Therapy
    Cortisone Injection

Most all of my jobs required standing on concrete or hard floors for 8-10 hrs a day. We were never allowed to wear comfortable shoes unless we had a written note from a foot doctor, then it had to be renewed every 6 months. Over the 20+ years, my condition worsened with every step taken, even while wearing orthotics. I spent at least $1,000 a month on therapies, injections, massage, anything that should have helped or cured it. My insurance did not cover any of it plus I had a $35 specialist doctor copay. To this day I'm still in pain. My last resort is surgery, and I haven't committed to that yet and probably never will. Bottom line I can't afford it anymore, PERIOD.

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