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I have had horrible pain in the bottom of both feet for over 3 years now. I used to walk 6 miles a day every day until the bottom of my feet started hurting. The pain started in my heel and then spred to my arches and now my ankles hurt as well.
I was diagnosed as having plantar fasciitis and tried all of the typical treatments (ice, rolling over the water bottle, night splint, ibprophen as well as other meds, stretching, custom orthotics, etc). I got and x-ray, everything was fine there. Got an MRI and it showed a deltoid ligament sprain but it still does not explain the horrible pain on the bottom of both feet. Both feet started hurting at the same time and deltoild sprains are very uncommon.
I believe that it may have started out as PF but has turned into something much more serious. I have seen many doctors, podiatrists, did physical therapy with zero results. I did not have the classic presentation for PF either. My foot hurt more as the day went on rather than in the morning. I am now and have consistantly been at the point where I cannot stand for more than 5 minutes. This has ruined my life. I now dream of cutting my feet off when I sleep.
I avoided cortisone injections because they are more of a band aid than a solution and I will not do surgery. Anyone else have this or have any answers? I can barely hold down a job because I cannot stand up and I had to drop out of school because of this. The pain gets worse the longer I stand even in my shoes with custom orthotics and I never go barefoot ever!
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