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ONDAMED Case Studies — Plantar Fasciitis

FS is a 57 year-old woman diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in April 2005.

She had been experiencing pain for at least one year prior to diagnosis. The podiatrist prescribed orthotics and anti-inflammatory medications. FS described the anti-inflammatory medications as a “band-aid” that only worked temporarily. The swelling and pain would still return. However, the orthotics did help the pain during the day. But she still experienced pain at night, especially when in bed. She would also arise in the morning with pain and stiffness and it would take her some time to get out of bed and be able to walk (even with the orthotics). Her doctor also recommended arthroscopic surgery for the plantar fasciitis.

FS had surgery on the left foot in April 2007 and the right foot in May 2007. She had hoped that this would rid her of the pain but in fact there was no further relief from the plantar pain. She still could not walk without the orthotics. The pain was still constant when she did not wear the orthotics. FS could only wear shoes that could support an orthotic such as sneakers and sports shoes. She works for the post office and does a lot of walking in a large building with hard concrete floors.

FS received her first treatment on 4/15/08 (program 1 and 2). She received her next treatment on 5/6/08 and she reported no change. She received another treatment on 5/8/08 and it was after the treatment on 5/14 that she noticed she did have less pain at night and she could wake up in the morning with less pain and stiffness. She received further treatments on 5/15/08, 5/20/08, 5/22/08 and 5/27/08. She still wears the orthotics during the day at work. She felt significant pain relief, but she still had some stiffness in the evening and in the morning from time to time.

She came back for treatment again on 8/13/08 during which time the advanced program was used. She received treatment on 8/14/08, 8/21/08 and 9/3/08. With the advanced program, the results were dramatic. She felt much better and had no pain at night or in the morning. She could easily get out of bed and start walking. She still used the orthotics during the day. FS could finally wear shoes without orthotics for social occasions. During her interview on 9/23/08 she still had no pain in the morning or tightness in the plantar. She still uses orthotics at work and can still wear sandals and other shoes when she is not at work. She is delighted with the results and would consider further treatment if the pain returns.    (Case Study Conducted by Dr. Peter Holyk)

GW is a 55 year-old male diagnosed with plantar fasciitis on 3/15/08 by a podiatrist.
He also pulled his peroneal muscle (muscles of the lower leg) on 6/15/08. He also had a prior sports injury as large as a ½ golf ball on the insertion point on 5/15/08. His pain level prior to any treatment was 9.

He received one shot of cortisone during his visit to the podiatrist on 3/15/08. He is not sure that it helped. He also received physical therapy and massage starting on 5/15/08 twice per week for 5 weeks. His pain level in the peroneal muscle reduced to a 5 when inactive and the plantar fasciitis pain reduced from a 9 when active to a 3. These treatments offered some moderate temporary relief. 

He received his first Ondamed treatment on 6/17/08 for 30 minutes. When he returned for his next treatment on 6/20/08 he reported that the pain lessened a little bit and the pain level in the peroneal muscle had reduced to a level 5 when active from an 8. When he was inactive (at rest) the pain reduced to a level of 1-2 from a 3. The plantar pain level reduced to a 2 from a previous 3.

During his treatment on 6/23/08, GW reported that he did (2) five-mile runs since last treatment with absolutely no pain. He felt substantially better. The pain level in the peroneal muscle was now reduced to a level of 0 from 5 when active and exercising. When he was inactive (at rest) the pain level also reduced to 0 from 1-2. The plantar fasciitis pain reduced to a level 1 from a 2 when active. GW reported he was feeling great and will return for treatment if any pain starts to return. He was delighted that a natural treatment was able to work so well.   (Case Study conducted by Dr. Shari Lieberman)

SH is a 57-year old woman diagnosed with plantar fasciatis (PF) in January 2007.

She had traveled to Europe for 5 weeks between October and November 2006 and walked extensively during the trip. She is 5’2” and 175 pounds and the weight on her feet may have been the cause of the PF. She had no history of PF before this time. She experienced severe pain and went to numerous physicians including a podiatrist. She tried an anti-inflammatory drug and experienced severe constipation and insomnia. It made her feel terrible so she stopped taking it and refused to take any further medication. The drug did not help her PF. Ultrasound and ice would help the pain to some degree temporarily, but then the pain would come back. SH also saw a physical therapist which decreased the pain to some degree right after the session, but then the pain would return within a short time. Her PT was still causing great pain. SH removed nightshades from her diet (potato, tomato, eggplant, peppers) which and followed the dietary advice from the book “Stop Inflammation Now” by Richard Fleming that helped reduce the pain and inflammation to some degree. However, the pain was still there. She became depressed from the pain and the fact that nothing significantly helped her PF.

SH had her first ONDAMED treatment in February 2007. She received one treatment per week and after the first 3 treatments her attitude improved, she felt less depressed, she had more energy and her pain was noticeably less. In March she stepped up the ONDAMED treatment and received 4 treatments in 10 days. For the first of the 4 treatments she hobbled up the stairs to the practitioners office. By the 4th treatment she could walk normally for the first time since being diagnosed with PF and she had significantly less pain. The pain continued to significantly decrease and subside with each ONDAMED treatment. She had so much success with ONDAMED that she bought her own machine and diligently uses it 2 times each week. She has virtually no pain, she can walk and live normally and she is able to increase her exercise without pain. If she feels any discomfort in her feet, she uses ONDAMED to relieve the discomfort. She no longer experiences debilitating pain from the PF and is able to lead a full and active life.   (Case Study conducted by Dr. Shari Lieberman)

SP is a 55-year old male diagnosed with plantar fasciatis of the left foot in January 2007.

The onset was sudden and the patient was limping and unable to put his full weight on the foot. The patient is obese and weighs 350 pounds. He was given diclofenac for 3 weeks and there was no alleviation of the pain. Prior to receiving a steroid injection to the foot, the patient was given one ONDAMED treatment. Shortly after the treatment the patient was able to walk normally since the pain was completely gone. Two weeks later some of the pain returned (not as severe as before). He received two treatments in one week. After the second treatment the pain from the plantar fasciitis was completely gone. SP has remained pain free for more than 7 months. He has not received any steroid injection to the foot and is not taking any pain medications.   James Fugedy    (Case Study conducted by Dr. Shari Lieberman)

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