How To Treat Plantar Fasciitis

Curing Plantar Fasciitis Naturally.

Do you suffer from foot pain in the morning, after or while walking, after sitting, sleeping and running and looking for ways of curing plantar fasciitis naturally? You may be having plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia.

Don't bother; you can get rid of Plantar Fasciitis pain by using natural home treatments. Take a look at the symptoms, causes and diagnosis, before knowing about treatments for curing plantar fasciitis naturally.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to help treat Plantar fasciitis?
    What is something that can be done to help or relieve pain if i have Plantar Fasciitis? I am not the one who has this but my friend does and they do not have a wrap for there foot. I was trying to find a way to help (At least with the pain) with out having to go to the doctor or anything like that. Sorry i cant go into more detail but apparently the pain is really bad and I don't doubt it. Ive read a little about it. If its not to much of a bother can someone please explain what this is and does to me and tell me what can be done to help.

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  2. QUESTION:
    Self-treating plantar fasciitis?
    I've been suffering from at least one heel spur and plantar fasciitis since May. It came on suddenly. My symptoms match the symptoms listed on reputable website EXACTLY. I have crappy insurance and am going to purchase a night splint, arch supports, heel supports, and a pair of better shoes for work. I've read that ice-packing and heat-packing is also recommended but can find nothing about WHEN and for HOW LONG to ice pack and/or heat pack. Does anyone know when I should ice my foot and when to heat it or is it personal preference? I was thinking that heat in the morning would be better since increasing blood flow after being in bed might soften the tendon better and icing at night after being on my feet all day would help relieve inflammation. Any ideas?

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  3. QUESTION:
    How long does it take for a plantar fasciitis to heal if treated right?
    Well im 14 years old and i have plantar on my left foot and i play basketball im really good i play on the junior team and im in grade 9 and i wanna recover fast to play with the senior team i have 2 weeks before or next tournament and i been resting for a about 6 days now
    The treatsments i do for it is :
    icing my foot with a frozen water bottle
    i strech it
    and i do calf raises

    • ANSWER:
      Don't be discouraged if it takes a few weeks to a few months. Most of the time the condition is self-limiting, meaning it doesn't last forever but will get better with a little time and attention. In some rare cases, it can take up to a full year or more for the problem to be resolved. Fortunately, age is on your side.

  4. QUESTION:
    Is my foot pain plantar fasciitis? How should I treat it?
    Late last week, my left foot started to hurt on the outside edge. I thought it would go away shortly, but it didn't. My foot still hurts, but the pain has migrated to the back of my arch. I'm not in pain all the time. It goes away when I sit (no surprise there) and often when I go barefoot. How should I treat myself? The pain seems to decrease when I press something against my arch. Right now, I have a nerf ball taped to the bottom of my foot. Is that a wise treatment, or would it harm me?
    My everyday shoes were an old pair of running shoes or an old pair of slip-ons. I think that my continued wearing of them has caused my pain. What should I do for footwear? What kind of exercise is good? I like to run, and the lack of vigorous aerobic activity is maddening.
    I have normal to high arches.

    • ANSWER:
      Go barefoot as much as you can on natural surfaces.

  5. QUESTION:
    what is plantar fasciitis how long does it last and how long to heal or what is the best way to treat it?

    this is for a elderly person

    • ANSWER:
      There are a number of good informational sites that help you with these questions. I'll post one of them in the source.
      Treatment usually involves stretches at home and/or wearing a night splint.
      The link in the source has some good at home exercise to help you with your plantar fasciitis.

      Hope you get better.
      http://nightsplint.info/

  6. QUESTION:
    Should I consider corticosteroid shots for plantar fasciitis?
    I have been having arch pain in both feet for a couple of years. Recently, the pain seems to worsen due to my increased participation in running activities. I have tried the arch support prescribed by my doctor for approximately 1 month but the pain still does not go away. Currently, I am waiting for my appointment with a bone specialist as my previous doctor does not seem to know how to treat my condition and that she suspected that my condition is plantar fasciitis. I have also tried taking painkillers, and applying anti-inflammatory drugs on my painful site but all these does not seem to work. On further research, I found that corticosteroid shots seems to work for a lot of people but complications may develop. Moreover, corticosteroid shots are painful as I have heard from a lot of people and through talks on forums on the web. Now I am at a loss as to what I should do. Can anyone provide me with some advice? Your advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      There is no cure for plantar f. and anything that is prescribed just alleviates the pain or numbs it. What could help you is foor gels. Like Dr. Scholls.

  7. QUESTION:
    How to alleviate the pain of plantar fasciitis?
    Any ideas? I have had it before and have been treated with injections, which worked. Don't really want to resort to that again. Have the usual gel inserts in shoes, try to keep feet elevated etc., but I am on the go all day! I just have to walk through the pain, but it is getting worse. Someone suggested potassium - any other tried and tested tips? I could always be thinner, but I am not particularly overweight, so I don't think that is an issue.
    Thanks Pam - icing definitely helps

    • ANSWER:
      Try doing a lot of stretching the back of the heel ankle and calf's. Massage the calf's and ice the feet. I had a similar problem, and they wanted to do surgery on my feet. But instead I did physical therapy and got over it. It took about of month of stretching every day to be pain free. Good Luck

  8. QUESTION:
    Plantar Fasciitis?
    So i have been running alot lately, about 5-6 miles a day. Recently i have been having alot of pain in the arch of my foot. someone told me it may be Plantar Fasciitis.
    I am leaving for basic training here shortly, and i need some advice on how to treat it, fast and effectivily.
    they told me not to run for a few days is that going to mess up my exercise schedule, Im mostle worried about my cardio.

    is it going to be a problem?

    Any advice please help.

    • ANSWER:
      take ibuprofen to reduce the inflammation and take care of some of the pain. make sure you stretch really well after running and when you get up in the morning. stretch your calf muscles many times during the day by placing your hands against the wall, stepping back with one foot and pressing against the wall while your back foot is flat on the ground. do this for a few days. there are splints that you can purchase to wear while you sleep that may help also.

  9. QUESTION:
    plantar fasciitis won't go away?
    I've had plantar fasciitis for two years. I've been in physical therapy for 8 weeks and I haven't seen any improvement. Anyone here have plantar fasciitis for long periods of time? If so, did it ever go away? Has there been cases of chronic plantar fasciitis? If so, how did you get rid of yours?

    Please, don't give me advice on how to treat it, I know just about every trick in the book from rigorous stretching, ultrasound, electro-shock, prescription orthotics, ice coke bottle, golf ball, night splint, ice therapy, taking time off from activities, heel cups, steroid patches, oral medication (all of these under supervision of qualified podiatrist and physcial therapist).

    Only two things I haven't tried yet is cortisone injection and surgery. Does cortisone injection help heal it or is it just temporary relief?

    I'm planning on going into military service so I need to get this fixed within the year.

    • ANSWER:
      You are not alone, I also have had plantar fasciitis for two years now. I've also done all the remedies you listed, except for shots and surgery, which I just won't do. One thing that has helped alot is an arch support that slips in your shoe, a hard support - not one of those soft gel rubbery ones. You can find them at Rite-Aid drug stores (USA). Using this insert actually provided instant relief, but the healing process will take a long time, I'm told.

  10. QUESTION:
    plantar fasciitis?
    i just found out this monday i have plantar fasciitis in boh my feet but i have probably had it for about three months. I play rep soccer so i am constantly on my feet, and when i run is when my feet hurt because of this. So far the last 3 months my feet have been pretty sore, but not bad. But these last 2 weeks (including this week) the pain has been so excruciating its been hard for me to continue with my soccer. my feet become sore after the simplest little run for like 2 minutes. and the pain becomes so bad i feel like i am going to break down and cry. For my plantar fasciitis my doctor recommended getting orthotics which i am going to do, but i havent got them yet so thats why my feet are in pain. i just really want to know why my feet are hurting so bad now even though ive had it so long and i was wondering if i could get some tips on how to prevent this pain or treat it.
    i also forgot to metion that the pain i feel is mainly in the arches of my feet so its super painful.

    • ANSWER:
      I have that and it was just killing me for about a year until I talked to our physical therapist at school (I am a special ed. teacher and am on my feet all day) She gave me a simple exercise to do several times a day and it worked like a charm. I was pain free within 2 days and now whenever I feel it starting back up, I do the exercise and it goes right away. What you do is lean up against a counter or wall with your arms straight and your good leg about a foot from the wall. -You might have to bend that leg a little...Take your bad foot and reach behind as far as you can and put it down straight on the floor with the heel touching the floor. You will feel a strong pull and maybe a little pain in your Achilles tendon at the back of your ankle. Keep the pressure on it for about a minute and relax, then do it several times. Do this whenever you have a few minutes during the day. You are stretching the tendon that connects to the heel that is causing the main pain and I swear it helped me a LOT.

  11. QUESTION:
    Does anyone have plantar fasciitis or pttd?
    I am 14 years old and EXTREMELY athletic.
    I have been running 3 miles a day for quite some time now and recently have had pain in my archs and tendons. I go to the doctor next week, but i was doing some research online and these diagnoses seem like what i have. I have also talked to other athletes and they have mention plantar fasciitis and pttd also. I was just hoping someone could tell me how you got it, how to treat it, ect.

    THANKS so much.

    • ANSWER:
      i have it. i think i got it from a combination of things. flat feet, being over weight, and running too much. the only thing that seemed to help was cortisone shots in my feet, which helped me lose some weight, and running with out the extra weight was A LOT better. alas i have gotten outta shape in the last 3 yrs so i'm back to running heavy.
      I've found this helps:
      freeze one of those water bottles. and then roll it under your foot. its like an ice massage. it works well. Also the boot helps to keep your foot stretched and it helps with pain in the mornings.

  12. QUESTION:
    I have plantar Fasciitis and am in extreme pain!!?
    I do not go to see the specialist until july 22nd and i get an xray tommorrow but i will not see the actual dr, my question is how do i alleviate the pain? i only have a few vicodin left and i dont want to go to the er because around here where i live they will treat me like im an idiot and dont really need to be there:( any suggestions from people with this condition?

    • ANSWER:
      Buy a roll of guaze and wrap your foot snugly (almost tight) from the arch of your foot over the top of your foot back around about 4 or 5 times and secure it with tape.
      Believe me when I tell you this will give you relief. Vicodin is a bad choice of pain relievers for this condition. What you really need is some Naproxen such as 220 mg 2 tabs every 12 hours or take Ibuprophen 800 mg every 6 hours. The podiatrist or your doctor will be ordering a medrol dose pak and these OTC drugs for the inflammation caused by the irritated fascia in your foot. He may also order Anaprox for it.
      Vicodin will not relieve your pain.
      Also, the doctor will be ordering orthotics for your shoes. He will measure your foot and make casts of your feet for these. I didnt find the orthotics to be very helpful, and they cost a lot of money.

  13. QUESTION:
    Plantar fasciitis?
    any info on it
    how to treat it

    • ANSWER:
      My dad's got it (too much golf)

      It can be operated on...(ouch)

      He remidied his with specially fitted (made to measure) inserts in his shoes! (found an ad in the Sunday paper)

  14. QUESTION:
    Plantar fasciitis how... long?!?
    Ok I was recently diagnosed with plantar fasciitis, tuesday to be exact. The doctor said it was very hard to cure. I had already thought I had it so I look up stretches and started doing those, and I'm rolling a frozen can under my feet at night, and soaking it in hot water in the morning just like he told me to. He said it should heal up in about a week, atleast that's how long my excusal note from gym said. I'm in 9th grade, and I play on a soccer team. I want to get back to the field as soon as possible. Does anyone know how long it will take to go away? It's EXTREMELY painful, and I want it gone! OH and I had the pain for about a week before I finally went to the doctor...I heard the sooner you start treating it the sooner it heals. So how long will it take to go away and does anyone know any other tips for the pain and faster healing?
    The reason I'm doubting the doc on it healing in a week is because it's been four days and it still KILLS.

    • ANSWER:
      One source I found in a web search said with the usual treatments most patients find relief within 3 months and 90% within a year.

      It did mention cortisone shots, but said that 2 potentially bad effects could be fat pad atrophy and plantar fascial rupture.

      It also mentioned Extracorporeal shock wave therapy as a new treatment http://orthopedics.about.com/od/footankle/i/shockwave.htm

      But it would be best to correct the problem, instead just treating the pain, by getting shoes that fit properly with proper arch support. I developed something that felt like heel spurs from cheap Walmart shoes. I finally got better quality shoes and the heel pain totally disappeared (years ago, never to return).

  15. QUESTION:
    what injury could i have? and how to treat it?
    ok so about two weeks ago about an hour after i woke up, i was walking out the door and the arch of my foot hurt really bad. it felt kind of like someone was pushing on it or there was a rock there or something. anyway for the next few days the same thing kept happening to me. i only had pain in the morning. then, the next week i felt a little pain during the day. now i feel it sometimes in the morning, sometimes in the afternoon, and sometimes at night. i thought it might be plantar fasciitis but there is no pain in my heel. the pain is in the arch toward the inside of my foot above the heal. its hard to explain. anyway im a dancer and i really need to be healed quickly. im also 13.

    PLEASE HELP!
    what disease/injury could i have?
    and how can i treat it?

    • ANSWER:
      perhaps its just cramps, if it really is bothering you and stopping you from doing your everyday activities go see your doctor

  16. QUESTION:
    Will I be able to go on Pointe agian?
    I have been on Pointe for two months, but I have developed an irritation in my left arch, it is highly likely it is a condition called Plantar Fasciitis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantar_fasciitis) although I have not been to the doctor for clarification as of yet, although the symptoms do match what I am having.
    What I want to know is, how do they treat it, and will I be able to go on Pointe again afterwards or continue Ballet? Or is down to how bad it is and how soon I seek treatment?
    Thanks,
    Vicky xx

    • ANSWER:
      Hi
      There are many things you can do to treat your plantar fasciitis. I had plantar fasciitis for about a year and I discovered that treatment is individual. Things that work for one will not necessarily work for the other. The good news is that you have many treatments you can try but you must be persistent and patient.
      I have followed a good plantar fasciitis treatment review website in:
      http://www.plantar-fasciitis-elrofeet.com/How_is_Plantar_Fasciitis_Treated.html
      There are many self care treatments ideas in there but I think you should consult a podiatrist before do something.
      Take care

  17. QUESTION:
    Swelling, pain in forefront of foot, pls help?
    I have swelling, sharp pain in the forefront of my right foot for about 3 days now. It feels like a knife is stabbing the underside of my food near the toes. I tried elevating the foot, icing it, and taking NSAID's and it hasnt worked, the pain wont go away. I googled my symptoms and it said I might have metatarsalgia and to buy specific insoles. I bought the insoles but it's even more painful to walk in the insoles than without them. 2 months ago I had plantar fasciitis and I bought a night splint for it and the pain went away. Now I'm having pain but in a different area of my foot. Can someone tell me what I have and how to treat it. I dont play sports or run, but I do work 10 hour days standing and walking every day. I wear gym shoes to work. plshelp.

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  18. QUESTION:
    Swelling, sharp pain in forefront of foot, please help?
    I have sewlling, sharp pain in the forefront of my right foot for about 3 days now. It feels like a knife is stabbing the underside of my food near the toes. I tried elevating the foot, icing it, and taking NSAID's and it hasnt worked, the pain wont go away. I googled my symptoms and it said I might have metatarsalgia and to buy specific insoles. I bought the insoles but it's even more painful to walk in the insoles than without them. 2 months ago I had plantar fasciitis and I bought a night splint for it and the pain went away. Now I'm having pain but in a different area of my foot. Can someone tell me what I have and how to treat it. I dont play sports or run, but I do work 10 hour days standing and walking every day. I wear gym shoes to work. plshelp.

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  19. QUESTION:
    Swelling, pain in forefront of foot, please help?
    I have swelling, sharp pain in the forefront of my right foot for about 3 days now. It feels like a knife is stabbing the underside of my food near the toes. I tried elevating the foot, icing it, and taking NSAID's and it hasnt worked, the pain wont go away. I googled my symptoms and it said I might have metatarsalgia and to buy specific insoles. I bought the insoles but it's even more painful to walk in the insoles than without them. 2 months ago I had plantar fasciitis and I bought a night splint for it and the pain went away. Now I'm having pain but in a different area of my foot. Can someone tell me what I have and how to treat it. I dont play sports or run, but I do work 10 hour days standing and walking every day. I wear gym shoes to work. plshelp.

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  20. QUESTION:
    Pain in the sole of my foot?
    I looked in the other questions and did not find an answer. All the references I saw for plantar fasciitis talk about the heel, and that is not where my pain is. It is right in the middle of the sole of my foot when I put weight on my foot a certain way, and especially if I put weight on my toes. It feels like a pulling that is shocky or stingy. What could it be, and how is it treated? I have not put any unusual stress on it, but have begun a workout program that I don't want to stop. Any answers?

    • ANSWER:
      There could be several things, but I'm just really thinking of one here...
      Check with your doctor about getting a foot examination. Quite often, I've noticed, people with this sort of pain have flat feet, falling arches, pronated feet (twisted inwards or outwards) etc. and don't even know it!

      There's the possibility as well that the workout program is stretching the muscles in your feet in a way that you didn't realize... if this is the case, try stretching a little more before starting. It seems like such a small area, but it can hurt like the dickens if its pulled out of place.

      I had a feeling similar to what you described, when I was younger. the only way I could put it into words is that it felt like something was 'poking its way out the bottom of my foot'. turns out both my feet are pronated, and I have metatarpalysis (sp? increased space between the 'knuckle' bones of the toes)

      This and similar things can be solved with insoles. And not your ...*silly*... Dr. whatshispickle's ones either. Those are generic, whereas the ones health care centers provide are modeled specifically for your feet. They work wonders!

  21. QUESTION:
    My wife wants to quit her k job that is supporting the family. Asked once, not enough answers. Help?
    Back in 2002, my wife (21 at the time) and I (20) had our first child. After his birth it took my wife and I 2 years to find a "stable job" to support him under since we both struggled with low paying jobs that we kept getting fired/quit from. From 2003 to 2010 I worked a job that brought in the majority of the income (ending pay was k); meanwhile, my wife was going for her associate's degree in accounting and working various jobs to help with bills. In April of 2010, I lost my job and fell hard into depression as a result. My wife then took on a job that has supported the family since then. My wife now makes k a year (almost as much as I did) and still gets to see the kids about as much as she would if she was home because they are in school now. But this doesn't make my wife happy. My wife wants to quit her job and force me back into a career making the household income so she can stay home and get her bachelor's and play with her girlfriends. Meanwhile, I don't have ANY college education and since I was FIRED from my last employer, finding a job in Michigan (with 13% unemployment rate in the state and most of that in my area) will be extremely difficult. I have several disabilities that prevent me from working including: generalized anxiety disorder, attention deficient disorder, two fused discs in my back causing me back pain when lifting heavy items, either lactose intolerance or irritable bowel syndrome, anal fissure that gets aggravated due to the irritable bowl syndrome situation, constant anxiety attacks with muscle tension in my back, and lately my feet have been hurting which sounds a lot like Plantar fasciitis... If my health is so terrible, and if she's already making k, can you explain to me why she would want to be home and push me out into the world to work that high stress and body damaging crap all over again? Emotionally and mentally I'm not a cripple, but physically and psychologically I am. Do you think my wife is being selfish/irrational? Or do you think that I'm being selfish for not doing my Christian duty as being the "man of the house" and "providing for my family" like a real "Man" would do? (Sorry for the attitude but you know all that is a stereotype right?)

    Help me work out a compromise here. I'm running out of ways to tell my wife that I'm not fit to work because to her she sees them as all "lies" even though doctors are the ones saying I have these conditions...

    Just so everyone knows: I do ALL the house chores. I mean ALL of them. The only thing I'll try to skip out on doing is making dinner because I'm not a good cook. I even take care of the kids 90% of the time while my wife hides in the basement to pay bills, socialize with her girlfriends, and plays games. So don't assume that all I do is lay around the house; you house wives know what it's like to take care of a family of 4. Constantly cleaning messes, constantly doing laundry, constantly disinfecting rooms, constantly caring for animals, constantly vacuuming, and all the other things we at home's do. It's actually really hard work to keep a house up to "keeping up with the jones's" standards!!!! So don't give me this "you're lazy" bull crap; I work probably harder than her at home! How hard is it to crunch numbers in front of a computer if you've been TRAINED to do that? I want to add too that I take care of ALL of my wife's emotional needs that I can. I rub her back and pop her zits and scrape her skin and massage her body and go OUT of my way to make her life working comfortable/convenient.

    Answer me this: If you had to work but you came home and you were treated like a king/queen, would YOU stop working?

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  22. QUESTION:
    My wife wants to quit her k job that is supporting the family because she believes it's a man's job to work?
    Back in 2002, my wife (21 at the time) and I (20) had our first child. After his birth it took my wife and I 2 years to find a "stable job" to support him under since we both struggled with low paying jobs that we kept getting fired/quit from. From 2003 to 2010 I worked a job that brought in the majority of the income (ending pay was k); meanwhile, my wife was going for her associate's degree in accounting and working various jobs to help with bills. In April of 2010, I lost my job and fell hard into depression as a result. My wife then took on a job that has supported the family since then. My wife now makes k a year (almost as much as I did) and still gets to see the kids about as much as she would if she was home because they are in school now. But this doesn't make my wife happy. My wife wants to quit her job and force me back into a career making the household income so she can stay home and get her bachelor's and play with her girlfriends. Meanwhile, I don't have ANY college education and since I was FIRED from my last employer, finding a job in Michigan (with 13% unemployment rate in the state and most of that in my area) will be extremely difficult. I have several disabilities that prevent me from working including: generalized anxiety disorder, attention deficient disorder, two fused discs in my back causing me back pain when lifting heavy items, either lactose intolerance or irritable bowel syndrome, anal fissure that gets aggravated due to the irritable bowl syndrome situation, constant anxiety attacks with muscle tension in my back, and lately my feet have been hurting which sounds a lot like Plantar fasciitis... If my health is so terrible, and if she's already making k, can you explain to me why she would want to be home and push me out into the world to work that high stress and body damaging crap all over again? Emotionally and mentally I'm not a cripple, but physically and psychologically I am. Do you think my wife is being selfish/irrational? Or do you think that I'm being selfish for not doing my Christian duty as being the "man of the house" and "providing for my family" like a real "Man" would do? (Sorry for the attitude but you know all that is a stereotype right?)

    Help me work out a compromise here. I'm running out of ways to tell my wife that I'm not fit to work because to her she sees them as all "lies" even though doctors are the ones saying I have these conditions...

    Just so everyone knows: I do ALL the house chores. I mean ALL of them. The only thing I'll try to skip out on doing is making dinner because I'm not a good cook. I even take care of the kids 90% of the time while my wife hides in the basement to pay bills, socialize with her girlfriends, and plays games. So don't assume that all I do is lay around the house; you house wives know what it's like to take care of a family of 4. Constantly cleaning messes, constantly doing laundry, constantly disinfecting rooms, constantly caring for animals, constantly vacuuming, and all the other things we at home's do. It's actually really hard work to keep a house up to "keeping up with the jones's" standards!!!! So don't give me this "you're lazy" bull crap; I work probably harder than her at home! How hard is it to crunch numbers in front of a computer if you've been TRAINED to do that? I want to add too that I take care of ALL of my wife's emotional needs that I can. I rub her back and pop her zits and scrape her skin and massage her body and go OUT of my way to make her life working comfortable/convenient.

    Answer me this: If you had to work but you came home and you were treated like a king/queen, would YOU stop working?

    • ANSWER:
      If i had to work but came home and was treated like a queen i would not stop working. unless i would still be treated the same way unemployed.
      Put it to her like this. Agree to find a minimum wage job. But she has to keep her job. She would pay the bills while your money would go into an emergency fund or to the bank for later. then while keeping your sucky job (maybe at bk. i dont think you need your back or self respect for that job) you'll keep looking for one. Eventually you WILL find one. But your wife seems extremely selfish in this situation!! once you guys are sure your financially stable and you have a GOOD job, she can quit her job, OR she can keep it and you guys can all live very comfortably and go on family vacations.
      I hope this is a good solution. I dont have a family of my own or anything so im just going on pure rational thought. I hope things work out for you, i really do.
      If that doesnt you can argue with her that ur the househusband she made you. but im not sure thats a good way to go..
      anyway good luck!!

  23. QUESTION:
    plantar fasciitis?
    I've been in physical therapy for 6 weeks for plantar fasciitis. I asked my physical therapist if it ever fully heals and he told me yes. But I've also heard that once you get it, it will always stay with you and it can come back at anytime. But the physical therapist told me getting plantar fasciitis isn't gonna make it more likely to get it again in the future.

    I'm also probably gonna get a cortisone injection a week from now. How effective is this in treating it? Does it heal it? does it help heal it?

    I'm planning on joining the marine corps next year and I really need to know. Foot problems are a disqualifying factor so I need to get rid of this once and for all.
    I've been in physical therapy for 7 weeks....
    I've been undergoing shockwave therapy and ultrasound therapy for the past 7 weeks. I've been doing a routine stretch instructed by my physical therapist as well. I have not responded to any of the treatments that's why I may get a cortisone injection. I also wear a night splint.
    the new "procedure" you had a year ago is what I've been going through, and it's very expensive. Nothing's working.

    • ANSWER:
      Hi- I am sorry to hear about this. I have been suffering for approx. 10 months. Ive been doing different treatments for 8 of those. I can say that you need to kind of try everything and mix some treatments with others and give them a chance. I will normally give a new treatment about a month or so to see if it gets better or worse. Here is my suggestion from my months of research and what is sort of working for me.

      Stay off your feet for a little while, or ice them until nice and numb after you are on your feet.

      Continue the therapy because so far that is the ONLY thing that I have had even the slightest improvement. Do they Ice you after? Try that.. a good 10 minutes right after ultrasounds.

      Take Ibuprofin to help with the inflammation

      I have yet to do cortisone because there is not one solid peice of evidence that is really beneficial. It normally causes more pain and doesn't last.

      You really need to try and rest your foot, ice, stretch.. religiously!

      I hope that your pain gets better and remember it is going to take time. When it heals, as long as you wear orthotics and semi keep up on some stretching you shouldnt have a problem in the long run. But i am not there yet- hopefully soon.

      Oh and don't waste your money on a chiropractor!! The problem is in the tendons in your foot. That guy is crazy. Where is his proof of this??
      Jody