Quick summary. I have had PF for a little over a year now. Last summer I started seeing a podiatrist. Was told I have PF and a pinched nerve in 2nd toe. Had 4 or 5 shots the heel and the pad. 4 or 5 each. Fast forward to Jan 2009.... I am crawling to the bathroom in the morning because both feet hurt so bad, I can't walk. Yes, I now, apparently, have PF in both heels along with the above mentioned pinched nerve and...wait for it... a cyst that has formed somewhere over said pinched nerve. Lucky me.
I have been getting 3 shots a week since the beginning of January. My toe is no better, my left heel was better until I woke up Saturday with pain in my arch, close to my heel, of the right foot. Last night it felt a little better, this morning it hurt, but I limped around doing the dusting. By noon there was swelling in the arch and slight redness. Now the swelling and the redness are in two seperate areas. The swelling is closer to the heel and the redness is in the middle. I called the dr. I went in and his answer was to give me two more shots. One of which hurt so bad I almost hit him out of reflex. He was rolling that needle around in the side of my foot like he had all the time in the world. Anyway, I still have no clue as to why the swelling occured, the dr didn't, wouldn't or couldn't say. The shot didn't help at all. I'm still swollen and in pain and now my left heel hurts once again, along with the outside edge of my right foot, as a consequence of having to compensate. I did no abnormal activities to cause swelling.
On to the actual question.....Is this doctor making things worse? Should I have this many shots? What caused the swelling? I seem to be almost worse off now.