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Old 05-13-2016, 05:22 AM   #1
Joe Bianchi
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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Bolton  ON Canada
Posts: 21
Plantar Fasciitis

I started Crossfit in 2009. About a year later I developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot. After about a year of constantly searching and trying different rehabilitative techniques (like ball rolling and taping) as well as not doing box jumps, skipping, etc. it went away and I was able to do all those things again, even running. I want to add that I visited multiple medical practitioners like Chiropractors, physiotherapist, Osteopaths, etc...

I was good for a while, but in January 2014 it came back. I was wearing inov-8 shoes (very minimalist) while running on an indoor oval track. The pain came back worse than the 1st time I had it. Once again I've tried many different therapies including visiting Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, taping, rolling, icing, heat...pretty much everything. I went to see my doctor a few weeks ago and we had an x-ray and ultrasound done. Results came back that I have bilateral plantar fasciitis and a small heel spur.

I'm at a loss now as I don't know what to do or where to turn to. It's been nearly 2.5 years. I'd like to add that its a constant pain, but some days are better than others depending on what I did that day or the day before. i've been wearing orthotics and I think they help some days, while not so much on other days.

In addition, this pain has obviously made me walk somewhat unbalanced and now my knee and hip are starting to feel the strain. If I don't resolve this issue I'm worried everything will get worse.

I think I need to find a specialist but I don't know what to look for. I live in Ontario so if anyone has a suggestion I would be very appreciative.
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