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I am a 16 yo level 10 gymnast and practice 25 hours a week. I have had foot pain since last september (2013) and it just slowly got worse. I told a trainer at my gym about it and he said it was PF and i would be fine. At that point i was able to push through and get by just icing. The pain become unbearable by summer, however at the time we were using the pit a lot so i was still able to practice. By august we started landing on the hard mats again and that is when i finally went to the doctor and had trouble walking. They took an xray, saw nothing abnormal, and said it was pf. Docs told me i could do whatever i could tolerate and suggested I go to PT. I went to pt fm mid sept to mid dec without any improvement. I did everything they doctors said including wearing only shoes with orthotics, icing, motrin, stretching and it only got worse. I even saw a chairopractor a few times and got accupuncture. I got an mri in jan and they said it was "normal". After thay i went in a cast and crutches for 6 weeks to "reduce inflamation" and i thought this would be the fix. Wrong!! I was in the same amount of pain when it came off. Now i have been in a walking boot for the past two months. I went to a new doctor for another opinion and she said that she thinks i partially tore more PF. Is this different than plantar fascitis? I am going for a steriod injection on tuesday and am praying this relieves my pain. Does anyone have any experience with this?
Someone please help I am desperate and just want to get back to my sport.
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