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1/22/18 1:20 P

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Miracle healing from my sons knowledge! my son is a factor9 hemophiliac as well as a collegiate athlete (1st hemophiliac to run for ncaa in 27 states). he has an amazing mind & sync with muscles & his joints. long story short I had a severe planters fascitis and he showed me stretches for my foot and within 3 days I cancelled my treatment! u can find the stretches on YouTube. goodluck

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1/10/18 1:41 P

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If you aren't being treated by a Podiatrist...then go get their opinion. You mentioned a foot doctor, so perhaps you are already seeing a good one....

One thing to remember about "reviews" online: people who have had BAD experiences tend to vent... People who have good experiences tend to just get on with their lives!!

If you've been struggling with foot pain for quite awhile, a good podiatrist can also evaluate your need for orthotics. Word of advice: Don't just go buy "any" over the counter product: they come in different styles. A well meaning reputable shoe salesman gave me a Superfeet pair...unfortunately, those were too narrow for my heel and actually caused me to unconsciously twist my foot which led to plantar fasciitis. When the podiatrist evaluated me...I got a different brand which fit MY foot...and those really helped me! For many years I was able to use recommended "over the counter" ones ($45.00), but eventually my foot required custom orthotics ($300). WELL WORTH the investment in my case!!

As for shots... I haven't had them for Plantar fasciitis, but did to help diagnose a Morton's neuroma. It didn't hurt much at all---my podiatrist is very experienced in the placement, and they use copious amounts of bupivacaine mixed with the Kenalog (cortisone). You could try one, and see if it helps. Again, I would suggest getting it from a Podiatrist.
All the best,
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1/10/18 12:25 P

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they have shots for that? I didn't know that!



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1/9/18 9:52 P

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I had plantar fascitis and while the shot was one of the most painful experiences ever, it solved the problem almost immediately. Custom inserts and lots of stretching have kept it at bay for 15 years, so I would say that it was worth it.

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1/9/18 12:47 P

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I went through the same thing a number of year ago. Same thing everyone has said...tried P.T., went through a series of around 10 shots...nothing helped except staying off of it and stretching...good arch in my shoes probably helped the most. I still won't walk around barefoot.
Good luck!

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1/9/18 12:33 P

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I dealt with plantar fasciitis for about 5 solid years. One foot, then the other and then back to th first foot. I did PT, ultrasound, injections, ice, stretches, iontopheresis. You name it I did it. I was initially told that it would go away on its own in about 1 1/2 to 2 years whether it was treated or not. Turned out to be true. Good luck. Once it finally went away it hasn’t returned, but every little twinge in your heel will have you fearful it’s coming back.



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1/9/18 8:50 A

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Why not get a second opinion? Explain your concerns and see what another doctor has to say? Every person's experience will be different.

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1/9/18 7:42 A

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I had 5 shots in 1 foot and 6 in the other about 15 years ago. I was treated for plantar fasciitis for 6 months by the regular MD and then finally went to the podiatrist who told me it was Morton's Neuroma. The cortisone, according to the podiatrist was not the type that would absorb in my system. Don't know how true this was but I had the shots, was able to walk again and haven't looked back. I have changed the shoes I wear (think not cute or toe pinching ever again) but I have zero regrets.



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1/9/18 7:25 A

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don't do it...just continue to stretch the glutes and hamstrings and especially the calves. It's more related to tightness



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1/9/18 7:18 A

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I have been going to physical therapy and doing stretches, icing my foot, and stopped running for 6 months. My plantar fascitis is not improving and I'm actually starting to get it in my other foot.. My foot doctor has wanted to give me a shot for about 5 months now, and I am afraid to as I've read different negative things about it. Anyone have any advice on this being helpful or not.

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