Thank goodness for health benefits!
I've previously met with three different doctors, completed 6 months of physio, two rounds of cortisone injections in my heel (talk about painful), and custom orthotics. All to no avail.
I've just started physio again, with a new practitioner and am amazed at the results. After one session with her, I've had more progress than with any other method.
The pain is ridiculous, when I'm walking, sitting, pretty much doing anything my heel/arch ranges from light throbbing to stabbing.
While on maternity leave and before my termination is processed, I still have access to my benefits, so now is as good as time as any to see if we can make any headway with the pain. My first assessment/treatment appointment was an hour and cost $90 - $60 was covered by my plan and $15 by Jordan's. There's a $75 annual deductible for Jordan's plan, so now that it's covered, all of my subsequent visits ($60/30 minutes) will be paid for 100%. Which is excellent because she wants to see me 2-3 times a week for a while.
The greatest part is I was able to submit both online, and within two days was already reimbursed.
So yay benefits, and yay new physiotherapist.
Oh! For anyone interested, she used ultrasound and then taped my heal/ankle to receive pressure on the tendon and it was amazing! I couldn't believe a few cents of medical tape releived so much pain AND that no one else has thought to try it.