HELP! Foot pain is terrible!
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Okay, I have had ongoing heel pain (plantar fasciitis) since February of this year. I went to the doctor who referred me to a specialist. Both my doctor and the specialist said - stay off your foot and no long walks. Well, walks are usually how I get exercise in.
The specialist gave me a cortazone injection in my foot. That worked for almost two months and then the pain came back. I was then referred to physical therapy which was helping but my insurance only covers 6 sessions. So last week was my final session. The physical therapist told me that I need to tape and wrap my foot everyday and continue with my stretching exercises for the foot. This is okay but I still shouldn't walk long distances and she told me that this could take 4-6 months to heal. I CAN'T WAIT THAT LONG!!
Have any of you had this problem? Any suggestions.. I do swim and bike but I am not getting the same results that I do with walking.