Re: Unbearable Foot Pain/Plantar Fascitis
I had that a few years ago. The length of recovery depends on how inflamed the plantar facia is. Physical therapy will help stretch the tendon slowly so that it will no longer become irritated when stretched out--it is a slow process, however. Has you pod. recommended cortisone injection? I saw immediate relief of pain, but continued with pt and exercises. I, too, used and still use store bought arch supports. They have done a great job for me. I also used ibuprofen to help the inflammation. Rest is one of the best remedies too. Your pt should give you some exercises to do BEFORE you get out of bed that will minimize the discomfort from initially putting weight on the foot.
Best of luck!