Healing from Plantar Fasciitis will take a commitment from you. You’ll need to commit to daily rest periods, icing, stretching and the daily wear of specialized orthotics. Some people find it hard to make the time or make the promise to themselves to do what they need to in order to recover. If you’re finding this a challenge, consider the fact that undertaking the work of treating your Plantar Fasciitis now at home could save you from having to take injections or undergo costly surgeries later. Your chances for recovery are extremely good, if you’re ready to make the commitment, and Heel That Pain is ready to help you, every step of the way .
Knowing the true, psychological etiology of plantar fasciitis (versus the pathomechanical gibberish we were taught in school), we now have justification for our anti-orthotic position. There is no doubt that such a stance would have us branded as heretics by othe rmembers of our profession. In addition to not addressing the actual source of the problem, one is doing a disservice to the patient by providing another external support besides the shoe. One must also consider the risk of eliciting the infamous symptom imperative if a placebo "cure" should be achieved.
Adequate conservative therapy of plantar fasciitis, as described above, must be pursued for several months before any surgical intervention is contemplated. It is unwise to operate on a patient who has had only a limited trial of conservative treatment and who has incomplete control of the abnormal mechanics that have caused the symptoms. Surgical intervention may be indicated in the small percentage of patients who have failed to benefit from conservative methods and who still have significant plantar heel pain after a lengthy period of treatment.