15 Years and still struggling with Plantar Fasciitis heel pain

by Peter Williams
(Bournemouth, Dorset, England)

I was first diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis about 15 years ago (in both of my darned heels/feet!) and despite trying and failing miserably to get help through my GP I am still having to live with this curse.

Some of the treatments I have had:
1. Cortisone injections - through the side of my heel - no joy!
2. Cortisone injections - through the sole of my foot - very, very painful and still no joy!
3. Physiotherapy - words fail me.
4. Ankle/Foot Taping - helped but the physio would only do this once and let thinking/feeling what was the point and it is a tad awkward.
5. Various anti-inflammatory gels - pointless.
6. Anti-inflammatory tablets - causes stomach cramps etc. and pointless
7. Self-medication with the strongest pain relief the chemist will sell me (helps withe pain but can cause other issues)

the list goes on . . . .

So where am I left. My heels/feet are constantly in pain, disturbed sleep and twitching/stretching of my feet in bed at night. I live with it as my GP is no real help (maybe time to change doctor).

I often resort to buying some strong pain relief at the chemist and once a week take a anti-histamine to help me get at least one night of undisturbed sleep (usually Sat evenings)!

I have just ordered a book from the web too see if this has any new ideas.

AM I alone with this? Any ideas please help. Have thought about Kinestic Taping and if I am honest if there was an operation to cure this affliction I would jump for joy and have it!!!!!!!


Joshua Answers:

Hey Peter.

Thanks for sharing! Sorry for the long term pain.....

Good news/bad news, nothing you've said so far about your Plantar Fasciitis dynamic is out of the ordinary. That's kind of just how it goes, sooner or later.

Tendonitis is a dynamic. It consists of muscles getting tighter, connective tissue getting tighter, a chronic Process of Inflammation.

You're suffering from a Pain Causing Dynamic. Your doctor(s) treated the SYMPTOM of your problem. That spot of pain in your feet? That's where the problem ENDS UP. That's not actually the problem.

Another way of saying that is, those painful injections that you got...weren't even close to the problem.

Yes you have some dysfunction in your actual feet, but you need to focus on the SOURCE of the problem. And that's the back of your lower leg.

Too short. Too tight. Tugging on the connection at your heels.

Hopefully that book you got of the internet will be helpful. If not, I highly suggest my 'The Plantar Fasciitis Treatment That Works' DVD, specifically for the Quick Start Companion ebook that comes with it (that talks about the lower leg).

Let me know how it goes!

Please reply using the comment link below. Do not submit a new submission to answer/reply, it's too hard for me to find where it's supposed to go.

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Joshua Tucker, B.A., C.M.T.
The Tendonitis Expert

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