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9 months and frustrated

Posted by Jill H. on 10/25/04 at 11:02 (162096)

After 9 months of PF and trying so many things I am at the point where I can usually walk around the block but not more. I can't figure out why some days I hurt more than others. I have not tried night splints - I don't have morning pain and originally got PT while jogging, would night splints be something that might be beneficial? At this point, do I just have to continue to be patient? I have orthodics, had PT, cast, crutches, shots and graston tech. Thanks so much.

Re: 9 months and frustrated

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/25/04 at 14:50 (162117)

JIll:
Another option is ESWT considering the length of time you have had the problem. ESWT does seem to work better when morning pain is present though. Make sure you are using the optimal shoes in combo with your orhtotics and have someone to turn to for advise with respect to that.
Ed