Originally Posted by splitwdw
We talked about plantar fasciitis back in May and was wondering if any of you had tried the ultrasound treatment like I had. As I said back then, had the cortisone injection the first time and it worked but was very painful. I waited almost a year to get treatment the second time I had it because the injection was so painful. New doctor that I tried said he didn't recommend injections but used ultrasound. Haven't had a problem since.
p.s. did try all the exercises and night splint.
I have not tried ultrasound yet, but have read that ultrasound of 1 mhz frequency can be helpful. Ultrasound machines can be purchased inexpensively, (less than $75.00) and I have considered getting one. I have also read that a TENS units may also be helpful.
Thus far for me I have found that consistent use of a night splint and routinely wearing Orthaheel shoes is keeping this hateful condition at a low roar about 80% of the time. I refused to get cortisone because I knew what it can do to healthy tissue, especially in a small confined area. Very deep (and painful) massage seemed to start the healing process more than anything, but I think consistent stretching will help as well.