Plantar Fasciitis

I have Plantar Fasciits, but I am not overweight (5'5" 118 lbs.) and my calf muscle is apparently so flexible it's ridiculous (my foot bends up more than the norm as per PT and DPM), so those two prime causes aren't true in my case. I almost always wear good quality athletic shoes, and that has been true my whole life, so poor shoes could not have been a contributing factor. Orthotics do not seem to be helping (they actually seem more UNcomfortable than my normal shoes). I have iced, used various Rx anti-inflammatories, used a Rx topical anti-inflammatory/ muscle relaxant, tried night splints and gone to physical therapy (ultrasound and stretching). Still there has been no relief. What is left (other than surgery which hasn't been recommended)? I'm about to try something radical like running till my feet fall off to see if the opposite kind of treatment will help. What kind of advice can you give me given my "non-classical" case.

Posted By Renee Van Valkenburgh on February 24, 2003 at 14:00:27:

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