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Day 33: And the diagnosis is...

Friday, June 21, 2013

I had my podiatry appointment today, almost a month after my sudden onset of heel pain. The diagnosis is what I ultimately suspected: plantar fasciitis. I got a cortisone injection and some exercises to perform three times a day, and I'll go back in a month.

I'm actually pretty happy with this. (Especially the fact that, including driving time, I only lost 1 hour from work. Efficiency!) It's not something that is going to necessarily affect me for the rest of my life. I can return to my regular activities. I'll take it easy because I'm still not used to walking correctly, so my hips hurt when I walk from overcompensation, but I'm glad this is the ultimate result. I hope the shot takes care of the residual pain I have now, and I can move past this.

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    Hi there! I would be interested to hear what the exercises are for your foot as I have been dealing with the same thing for the past few months. Some days are better than others. If you have time, and can share, that would be great! Thanks!!
    1823 days ago
    I am glad you have a diagnosis and a treatment p,an. I hope you feel better very soon!
    1825 days ago
    I have plantar fasciitis also- mine lasted almost a year! I stopped going barefoot even in my house - I wear some nice 'slides' with good cushion, I avoid sandals and flip flops which is really hard! and I replace my work out shoes a lot more frequently (like every 3 months) it has really subsided - my doctor didn't give me the shot ( he felt that was the next step) howevery I was given a boot to wear at night so my foot doesn't relax so much while I'm sleeping-
    my advice -watch what shoes you wear- I'm back to walking/jogging, but it does sort of flare up a bit
    best of luck getting over this!
    I'm a fellow mighty mocha hunter too! emoticon
    1825 days ago
    So glad it is what you thought it was!
    1825 days ago
    Wishing you a speedy recovery, my friend! emoticon
    1826 days ago
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