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Old 09-21-2014, 06:35 PM   #21
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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.
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Well worth the $30 I paid (doctor is semi-retired and only takes cash patients) and that was almost instant relief after almost a year if pain.
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The night splint cured it for me. Took about 6 weeks of consistent use.
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I wanted to thank the members here for this and the previous discussion about PF. I didn't know what it was - just had sharp heel pain. For me - it got a lot worse when I retired in June because I was going barefoot significantly more than when I worked.

I started the exercises mentioned in the OP *AND* purchased a night splint. I don't know which is the most beneficial since I'm doing both. But I can now get out of bed in the morning without fear of pain.

Thanks Folks!!!!
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I wanted to thank the members here for this and the previous discussion about PF. I didn't know what it was - just had sharp heel pain. For me - it got a lot worse when I retired in June because I was going barefoot significantly more than when I worked.

I started the exercises mentioned in the OP *AND* purchased a night splint. I don't know which is the most beneficial since I'm doing both. But I can now get out of bed in the morning without fear of pain.

Thanks Folks!!!!
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