and meloxican and to my dismay i have become immune to their effects. my doctor wont prescribe anything else. is there anything better?
I also suffer from plantar fascitis and my podiatrist originally started me on Celebrex, which I was allergic to (Sulfa drug) and could not take. His next step was oral steroids, so for 6 days I was on the Medrol Dose Pack. With the Medrol Dose Pack, you start day one with 6 tablets of Medrol 4 mg, and each day work your way down... 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 until you finish the pack. That took the edge off for about one month only. Next step was steroid injections in the bottom of both feet. I was pain free for about 4 to 6 months.
The most relief I've gotten is from changing my shoes. When at all possible I wear Crocs, and I am almost completely pain free. If you haven't already tried elastic arch supports that might be worth a try. Last, if you can tolerate the feeling of Capsaicin, try Synovium Pain Relieving Gel (from Walgreens). It's odorless and greaseless, and specifically designed for feet, ankles, and knees. It's even helped my arthritic knees. Good luck to you.
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