Plantar fasciitis can be very debilitating and extremely difficult to eliminate. I’ve had it twice myself and struggled for quite some time with fixing it! The first time I had it I was able to get rid of it with constant stretching and activity modification (rest). The 2nd time stretching didn’t fix it but a night splint over several months did the trick.
I have many patients who have been struggling with plantar fasciitis for months or years and nothing has helped. Many patients try the stretching, orthotics, night splints, ice massage, physical therapy and eventually progress to steroid injections which do help some patient.
Unfortunately, it is all to frequent that nothing else helps and these patients are seeking surgery as an option to finally eliminate their pain!
We have found that nearly all of our patients respond to Prolotherapy (or PRP depending on the patient) for plantar fasciitis. The procedure we use works extremely well.
While we certainly treat the source of the pain (the junction of the plantar fascia with the calcaneous), we also want to help restore the normal arch of the foot which reduces the strain on the plantar fascia. When we do that we dramatically reduce the likelihood of recurrence of plantar fasciitis.
Check out this video on Prolotherapy for plantar fasciitis and see how simple it really is! Most patients require 3-6 procedures. The healing is a process over time but it works for most patients.