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What is this pain?

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by Grasor, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. Grasor

    Grasor New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I injured my foot in April 2017 and have tried physical therapy and seen a podiatrist. I have been fitted for custom orthotics which I have worn in all of my shoes for the past six months. The doctor thinks is plantar faciitis, but I'm not entirely convinced as the pain moves all around my foot. See below for details.

    Where it Hurts - Left foot, Generally I have an ache in the arch, but sometimes it's just behind my big toe joint on the bottom of my foot, sometimes it's in the ball of the foot, or behind the ball of the foot. Every now and again the pain is in the bones on the medial side of the arch or towards my ankle or even on top of the foot!

    How Long Has it Hurt - About 18 months.

    How Bad is the pain - It hurts all of the time, even at rest. It's not enough to limit activity, but I notice it all of the time. It does not have the characteristic stabbing morning pain associated with PF. Feels like a burning pain.

    What I was doing when it started - Army Basic Training

    What Have I done so Far - Ice, Heat, Massage, Physical Therapy, NSAIDS, PF strap, Custom Orthotics

    Anything Relieve It - Feels better when not wearing shoes, but that's really about it.

    What I've been told so far - That it's plantar faciitis and to suck it up and wait it out.

    Is it affecting your ability to work or play sports - Affects work a bit even though I sit at a desk, dang thing is just so irritated. For sports I'm fine so far, I still run a 6:00/mile.

    Other Symptoms - I have intermittent pain in my left glute the doctor has diagnoses as a piriformis injury.

    Country: United States

    I'm just tired of dealing with this every day and am looking for alternative diagnosis or maybe some other exercises I might try. Stretching my calf and rolling a tennis ball under it just makes it worse. I can feel a marked stretch as though the muscles are tight in the bottom of my foot when I purposefully stretch it.

    Anyone have any advice?


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