Patient Comments: Plantar Fasciitis - Treatment

What treatment was effective for your plantar fasciitis?

Comment from: kmw, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 26

I have a bad case of insertional Achilles tendonitis with a bursa at the bone spur site. I've had physical therapy, cortisone injection, orthotics, systemic anti-inflammatories, ice, and even tried acupuncture for plantar fasciitis. Nothing seems to relieve the pain. Now I'm faced with surgery so I can get back to normal physical exercise.

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Comment from: WhatNext?, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 02

About 15 years ago I had heel spurs in both feet. I tried cortisone injections, massage, alternating hot and cold water applications and wearing an orthotic. Nothing helped. Then a friend with the same problem told me she could wear sandals as long as they were Birkenstocks. So I tried a pair and instantly got relief and I am pain free to this day. I now have a closet full of Birkenstocks.

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Comment from: jdukedog, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 06

I have had two cortisone in the last 2 months, but the pain is still really bad.

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Comment from: Tpguy, 55-64 Male Published: August 20

As a runner I sometimes get plantar fasciitis, but the symptoms are relieved with appropriate trigger point massage and stretching.

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Comment from: Magnua, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

Nothing has relieved my plantar fascitis. Have had 3 cortisone injections in one year and shoe inserts. Ice and Advil is only temporary. Stretching is OK, but temporary also. Any other ideas?

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Comment from: Footsore, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

My diagnosis of plantar fasciitis was confirmed with an x-ray and sonar scans. There are spurs on both heels. There is also pain in the tendon from my ankle to my tibia and my ankle ligament on the outside of my foot. Physio, a cortisone injection, immobilization, wearing a boot and a night splint all helped to treat the problem to the point where there is no pain. The pain returns within minutes of exercising (walking, cycling or swimming).

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Comment from: Delraye, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 29

Eight years ago I had a heel spur in my left foot. I had s cortisone shot and it made it worse. A different doctor told me wear a cam walker 24/7 unless in the shower. It took 6 months, but it worked. I have it now in my right foot.

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