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    • CommentAuthorwilly
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2010
    Will my heel ever heal? - How long for the heel to heal?
    It is not so funny because I am still in pain and I am a good boy following my podiatrist orders. I wear my custom made orthotics and I am icing. I take Advil every once in a while and I don't carry weight etc. It has been a couple of months since I started to treat my feet although I feel better I am still in pain.
    I wanted to ask you if you know how long does it take until your pain is completely gone?
    • CommentTimeAug 17th 2010
    Hi Willy
    I don't want to discourage you but the average time for plantar fasciitis to completely go is 6 months. But the real pain is gone after a few weeks.
    As long as you are taking care of your feet and treating it nice, you will get better faster.
    • CommentAuthorgogo
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2010
    I am done with my heel pain after a month. My doctor said it is plantar fasciitis and recommended me to make custom made orthotics.
    I did and I stretched very good and boom the pain is gone and I am one month pain free.
    • CommentAuthorAnna
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2010
    I feel like you Willy. Being good & doing all the right things w/ limited relief! I've totally changed my exercise routine to let my heel rest for the past month w/ no improvement noted. I'm dreading my next appt. to the podiatrist b/c I've already had 4 cortisone shots & gone through PT w/ limited results, the pain just keeps coming back. It's so frustrating b/c I've been pretty active & this injury has me sidelined.
    • CommentAuthorAnna
    • CommentTimeAug 22nd 2010
    Has anyone w/ PF ever had a PRP injection(plasma rich platelet injection)? Any info or feedback would be appreciated.
    • CommentAuthormanama
    • CommentTimeAug 30th 2010
    4 months for the pain to disappear completely. But after a month my pain got really nice and considerate.
    • CommentAuthorDanie
    • CommentTimeSep 3rd 2010
    More than a year and I cannot say that I am pain free. But there was a painful first month at the beginning and then the pain has become minor. If you follow the basic instructions you will get better fast - don't worry.
    • CommentAuthoradi k.
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2010
    You just have to be patient and try to correct your daily behavior that caused the plantar fasciitis in the beginning. I was in the same situation and I thought the pain is here to stay for lifetime. But after two months of stretching and icing and shoe inserts I started to feel better and today I am almost done.
    • CommentAuthorBarb
    • CommentTimeSep 24th 2010
    My heel pain has gone with no special treatment but stretches and change of daily routine. It took about 3-4 months.

    Take care
    • CommentAuthorKal
    • CommentTimeOct 6th 2010
    After 6 months of treatment I can say that I am a lot better now. My pain is almost completely gone although I still take care of my feet
    • CommentAuthorsam1
    • CommentTimeAug 4th 2011
    I think my heel pain started 6 years ago as my first son was born. It was there a couple of months and then went away without any special treatment, or at least I thought so.
    A year ago the pain came back with a vengeance. I treated it as plantar fasciitis and today I am almost over it though my doc says I will have to pay attention to flare ups for all my life.
    So... if we are back to the question that started this thread - Will my heel ever heal? or how long does it take to cure plantar fasciitis?
    The answer can be either a couple of months or a year or never. I guess it depends on how you define a healed heel. Just don't give up!
    • CommentAuthorkristal
    • CommentTimeSep 15th 2011
    I had plantar fasciitis in both feet. I am a teacher and I was used to work on my feet all day. I have tried all the conventional treatments that my podiatrist recommended and indeed my left foot healed after about 6 months or so. My right foot though refused to get better and after a year and a half I decided to do a surgery.
    Today 4 months after the Plantar Fasciotomy my right foot is still painful but the pain has moved from the heel to the balls. my podiatrist says that we are not done yet and there are still things to do.
    Anyway I am a good example for long recovery from PF - left 6 months, right 2 years.
    Take care
    • CommentAuthorMos
    • CommentTimeApr 21st 2012
    A few months of traditional treatment and I am much better. I could hardly get out of bed in the morning and today I have only the slightest pain.