Plantar Fasciitis Patient Story

Which came first for Margie, the Plantar Fasciitis or Morton’s Neuroma? Plantar fasciitis is a disorder resulting in pain in the heel and bottom surface of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. Mortons Neuroma is a painful condition that affects one or both feet. People say that they feel as though they are standing on a rock caught in their shoe, but the sensation never goes away. For Margie Viramontes Mortons Neuroma is what brought her to us. Months before she came to Elite Physical Therapy for treatment she was diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis in the same foot. She wonders if the combo of wearing high heels and the Plantar Fasciitis is what brought on Morton’s symptoms. Either way, she needed relief and treatment fast!

Margie enjoys being active, but due to her symptoms she had to stop partaking in some of her
regular activities. She stopped attending her Barre workout classes, stopped attending her yoga
class, and also no longer was able to go walking. She credits Elites to helping her achieve her
goals in recovery. Margie needed to take things slowly at first, but was able to begin her
exercise classes and walking again after only 8 physical therapy visits. She pays attention to
any feelings of discomfort and is willing to reach out if she recognizes anything that feels “off”.
This allows Elite to make sure that she is always safe and prevents reoccurring issues, which
was one of her primary treatment goals.

Another one of her goals was to learn how to prevent Morton’s Neuroma symptoms from
beginning again. Elite welcomes the opportunity to provide educational opportunities for our
patients. We are always happy and ready to help educate whenever we can, certainly when it
helps keep patients on their feet (no pun intended).

Margie says “It has been great! I feel I have been doing all the necessary exercises to get
better.” Working the Home Exercise Program that we provide patients specific to their treatment
is key in helping the recovery processes. She says “Today I am pain free today! Thanks to the
treatment that was created just for my needs. I am very thankful.”

If you are interested in Feeling Better Faster for a heel pain or plantar faciitis, contact us for a free consultation.  To request an appointment, click here, or call directly to one of our three locations during regular business hours:

Cool Springs: 615-224-9810
Shelbyville: 931-684-0027
Spring Hill: 931-489-2022

Disclaimer:  The information in this blog is intended to be informational only, and is not intended to be used in lieu of medical care.  Consult a doctor or a physical therapist before attempting treatment on your own.


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