I developed plantar fasciitis about two years ago. It makes my foot hurt like crazy, especially when I first get up in the morning. I have been wearing some good boots and using some excellent gel insoles in an effort to ease the pain this condition causes me. When my foot hurts, I stand and walk all wonky, so my hip hurts also.
I have not experienced too much trouble with it this season, but last week I worked for three days in a row at the entrance station. Yesterday, my foot hurt really bad.
When Fabgrandpa and I went out to dinner for our anniversary, he dropped me off at the front door to the lodge, and then went to park the truck. After dinner, he walked back to the parking lot and got the truck, then came to pick me up. That doesn’t happen every day–but it shows you how much my foot was hurting.
Back in February, I talked to me doctor in Alabama about this. He prescribed a medication that is a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory combined–etodolac. It does help, but this time it hasn’t helped as much. Dr. Samouy also said if it got worse, he could give me a shot in my heel that would help. So, today, I called the Kane County Medical Clinic and made an appointment to go next week and get that shot. I can not imagine getting a needle stuck anywhere in the bottom of my foot! So, my question is, have any of you, my readers, ever had this condition? Have you had the shot for it? If so, did it hurt for long? Did the shot help you with the pain and discomfort you were experiencing with the plantar fasciitis? And can you recommend a good manufacturer of orthopedic shoes?