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plantar fascitis - 7 months on !!!!

Posted by slater on 10/28/04 at 15:00 (162344)

i was diagnosed with plantar fascitis back in march after landing heavy on my foot playing football.I have had 4 months physio and steroid injections and still have inflamation problems,my main concern is that my ankle aches constantly now and Im not sure what to do,I have been to have a bimechanical test done and was diagnosed with rear foot varus and forefront supinatis leading to pronation,does that mean I'm a cripple ?
I have been told by the padiatrist to have orthopedics at a cost of £280,seems a bit expensive?and will it cure my problems.

Re: plantar fascitis - 7 months on !!!!

Pat on 10/28/04 at 17:57 (162354)

I'm not sure what your diagnosis means but I had the surgery for PF release 10 years ago on the left foot and was diagnosed with PF on my right foot last year. I went through physical therapy, cortisone shots etc. and the cortisone shot worked and they fitted me for orthodics and I was o.k. for a year and this year it came back. And despite everything I tried (icing, taping, night splints, casting, physical therapy etc) I ended up getting a stress fracture and am now scheduled for surgery next week. I'm not happy about it and the orthodics may help you but they didn't help me.

Re: plantar fascitis - 7 months on !!!!

Ed Davis, DPM on 10/28/04 at 20:39 (162374)

Please don't allow some of the bad stories scare you. Most cases of plantar fasciitis are curable. Orthotics, if well made can be an effective modality. Wearing them is a bit like wearing eyeglasses and you would not refer to an eyeglass wearer as a 'cripple' or necessarily handicapped. Read Scott's Heel Pain Book on this site to get the big picture on this. Hopefully your podiatrist's treatment will do the trick for you.

Re: plantar fascitis - 7 months on !!!!

David R on 10/29/04 at 22:43 (162457)

Best solution Soft Orthotics full length. Change out good shoes on a regular basis.