Foot question on plantar fascitis and bone degeneration

Patient : Hi. I have been dealing with plantar faschitis for two and a half years. This January the pain in my heal became so extreme that I was limping. I started seeing a foot doctor who did some shock wave therapy and I had some physical therapy, but both treatments did not fix the foot. I started deep connective tissue massage therapy and acupuncture. They seem to help but, I am tender the next day and if I miss a week I am back to limping. The foot doctor ordered an MRI back in August, and two days ago I picked up a copy of the report. The report states I have edema and cystic bone degeneration on my heal where the fascia insterts, which is causing the plantar fascitis and heal pain. It also states a tiny ankle diffusion and a 3 mm cyst on my distal tibia. I'm upset with the doctor for not telling me this, but that is not the issue... I just turned 40 in August. I am a personal trainer and highly active. Two years ago I was doing plyometrics, and I do cardio almost every day for an hour along with strength training. I love to run, and have been unable to do so in over a year. Id like to know if this is fixable? Is it odd for me to have bone degeneration since I am active and only 40? Can other things other than osteoporosis cause bone degeneration? Will I be able to run again? Is the cyst a concern? And what type of doctor should I be seeing? I'm really not comfortable with the idea of going back to the foot doctor I was seeing. Thankyou for your time. Jeannine
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