12 years ago, underwent cortisone injections (4 in each heel over a period of a year) which I now hear was a big big no-no. (This was done by a military orthopedic surgeon
Also underwent heel lifts, stretching, ultrasound, hot/cold, NSAIDS, etc...
Not much relief with the exception of the cortisone injections (what a relief, painful as hell, but wonderful for about 3 months)
Have lived with the pain for about 12 years now, and usually eases after about 2 hours in the morning.
Now for the last 3 months, pain has been consistent throughout the day.
Went to get x-rays, and to see a podiatrist... Podiatrist explained that:
1) Deformities in the feet were present
Diag is: Retrocalcaneal Exostosis and Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis
He said that unfortunately, there was not much further for treatment as the methods indicated above have not helped... he basically shook his head and said "I'm sorry, nothing we can do" he did refer me to physical therapy, and gave me PPT heel lifts
Any advice? Long term diag? Is this forever, and is it going to get worse? Am I going to be in a wheel chair soon?
Thanks for anything!
Stuck with the pain