This is an update. Not sure anyone can help but this is where I'm at with the plantar fasciitis. I purchased custom orthotics. I've had 2 sets of cortisone shots. I've purchased 'night' splints. I've purchased a set with a foot roller and stretch band. The feet still hurt. I've used anti inflammatories and not gotten relief. Many people I've talked with say they had the problem and all but one has healed. My podiatrist spends 5 minutes with me and has recommended therapy. Does it make sense to do stretching exercises that hurt when you are hurting? I'm not sure what to do next.View Thread
Thank you for responding. The orthotics have not arrived yet. I went back to the podiatrist who said I should be taking anti-inflammatory meds at least until I get the orthotics. So I am trying that. I've had recent blood work and all is well. I have many signs of plantar faciitis, so I don't think I need to see a neurologist. I will post again once I get the orthotics.View Thread
Thank you for responding. Can you tell me if a neurologist did your workup. So far I went to a podiatrist who says I need orthotics due to very high arch. I am wondering if I should have gone elsewhere. Do you have diabetes? This is a common cause of our symptoms. I do have have diabetes.View Thread
To anyone who is watching this thread,here is the diagnosis. Very high arches plus tight calf muscle. Doc prescribed custom orthotics plus exercises. He feels the orthotics will work and I'll wish I had them years ago. Also said he didn't think meds were needed. So we will see.View Thread
Yes, I just came from my first appointment with a new doctor. She suggested plantar fachitis (wrong spell). I guess I should have kept questioning her. What kind of doctor if not an internist?View Thread
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