My story begins with both heels so sore I could barely walk. Work was almost impossible. I was referred to a podiatrist who diagnosed me with plantar fasciitis in both feet, but the right foot was worse so I was told to wear a brace at night..given stretches to do and wear orthotics in my shoes at all times. Well 3 weeks later nothing had changed so I went back to the doctor he decided to do cortisone shots in both feet. It worked for the left foot, but not the right so two weeks later I went back..by now I am frustrated..work is so hard to do..it hurts with each step, so I am almost pleading with my doctor. He thinks the next step is Plantar Fascia Release (surgery) on the right foot is the next step..so 4 days later I have the surgery. It goes without any problems. I am set home to recover. 4 weeks later I have a check up and I am suppose to go back to work but I am still unable to walk normal..it still very sore. Doctor notices a large amount of scar tissue has built up..and the pain in my left foot is back so he thinks that Astym therapy would be beneficial. So I continue with Astym therapy for 8 weeks..twice a week..and wow is all I can say!…What a difference!..I can walk normal..the scar tissue is almost gone…and the pain in my left foot in gone! Thank you Astym therapy!
Treating Clinic: Altru Rehabilitation Center
1300 South Columbia Road
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: 701-780-2315 Website: www.altru.org