There is hope! I was a 5+ year sufferer of plantar fasciitis in both feet after being misdiagnosed with neuropathy by a different podiatrist. My new primary care physician questioned that diagnosis and recommended Dr. Jessica Herzog. After trying more traditional methods of pain relief, Dr. Herzog recommended ESWT (Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy). As a researcher both by education (Ph.D.) and by trade (analyst), I was skeptical. A few years ago, the reviews fell short of 100%, 90%, or even 75% effectiveness. What were the chances that I would fall into the group where it worked? But, having a little extra funds in my flexible spending account last year, I decided to take the plunge. I don’t have an ounce of regret! My first test was house painting. I painted the entire weekend and every part of me hurt...except my feet! I know I am at the earlier stages of my journey, but after suffering for so long I am now optimistic that I’ll be able to do the things I love to do. If you have suffered for a long time with plantar fasciitis, I highly encourage you to give ESWT a try.
Dr. Laura Kesner