Prolotherapy for Plantar Fasciitis

Within the first few weeks of my car accident, my feet were hurting me badly. So badly that I had trouble walking down stairs and in fact slipped on a stair and fell hard on my back as I bounced down the remaining few. That did not help my back, but I digress. On one visit to the doctor I told him of the pain in my feet and he did some manual adjustments on my knee and legs. In fact it did help alleviate some of the pain.

However, after he finally released the whiplash and pain in my back started to subside, the pains in my feet became more noticeable and bothersome again. I was surprised that the feet could have been hurt in the accident, but the doctor pointed out that they were in contact with the floor of the car and the frame did get hit at about 20 or more mph. That is trauma!.

After squeezing my feet in different places the doctor noted that I had Plantar Fasciitis. The plantar fascia is the connective tissue on the bottom of the foot that supports the arch and connects the whole bottom of the foot from heel all the way to the toes. I was surprised when the doctor squeezed the sides of my feet and I jumped through the roof. Clearly treatments were going to be necessary.

I have seen videos of some doctors giving prolotherapy shots in the bottom of the foot to treat this disorder. However, my doctor said he won’t do shots there because of the plethora of nerves in the area. He noted that the shots from the top of the foot, near the base of the toes, could easily reach the ligaments in the area that needed to be strengthened.

I had both feet treated with more than a dozen injections, and within a month of the shots virtually all my foot pain was gone. There was still some pain in the heel and achilles area which will need more treatments, but I could not have been more pleased with the results of these prolotherapy treatment for plantar fasciitis.