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I've had Plantar Fascitiits in my right foot on and off for about 11 months now. This has got to be the most painful, frustrating condition that I have ever had the displeasure of dealing with. It has completely disrupted my quality of life. I have had 5 cortisone injections in the last 11 months. It gets better, but never completely goes away, and then comes back. I had this many years ago, (don't remember which foot it was in), but I had 1 or 2 cortisone injections and it went away and never came back until now. I'm getting very worried that I'm never going to get rid of this. It has become completely obvious to me that I am doing something to
re-aggravate it, but I have no idea what I am doing, I am on my 2nd podiatrist, due to an insurance change, and am seriously thinking about seeing an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in foot issues to see about having PF release surgery. I am so tired of dealing with this. I only work part time, about 25 hours a week, and even that is becoming difficult. I am not an athlete, runner and I don't walk much, but need to more due to a back injury, but cannot now due to this. I have no idea how or why I got this. Some days I feel like I just want to cut off my foot to make the pain stop. I had new $450.00 custom orthotics made by my new podiatrist, have been doing stretches and am wearing a night splint. I am taking Mobic 7.5 mg twice a day as well as Naproxen twice a day to try to get the inflammation under control. I am becoming very depressed and don't look forward to getting out of bed in the morning not knowing if I'm going to be able to make it through the day without intense pain. This is such a frustrating condition. I cannot even do daily activities like grocery shopping, laundry or cook dinner. I just want to have the surgery and be done with this. Has anyone had PF release surgery and can tell me what it's like and a little bit about the recovery time? My current podiatrist is conservative and wants to wait on surgery, but I don't know how much more I can take.
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