After 8 weeks of treatment, I became pain free . . . temporarily (sigh!). I was able to run my May half without pain and that was fantastic, but within 2 weeks, the pain returned. Back to physical therapy I went for more scraping. My second session of PT was for 4 weeks and involved only . . . scraping (starting to think PT's are masochists). Here is a photo from my 2nd go go-around . . .
|Were you expecting a photo of scraping? This was the stress ball (actually it was a star) that I was squeezing during the scraping and it hurt so unbelievably much that I accidentally ripped it in half - didn't know my own strength I guess!|
So where am I today? My PF still hurts especially if I stand for a long time or after I run, but the pain doesn't last very long and can definitely be knocked down by giving it a few rolls with The Stick. I say that my PF is under control and is being managed. It's awesome to be at this stage. I seriously hope it goes away for good at some point, but if this all the better I get - I can live with this!!!
Ever had PF?
yepWhat was the one thing that made it better?
(my first round of treatment 10 years ago - wearing a night splint definitely made it improve; my second round of treatment 6 years ago - orthotics definitely made it better; and this time - scraping (sigh) made it better)