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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Plantar Fasciitis (Overview)

A condition in which pain is felt at the heel of the foot, mostly when standing up after sitting or sleeping.


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What causes plantar fasciitis?

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Inadequate support: Of foot due to either inadequate shoewear or poor biomechanics is the main reason. See podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
526 doctors shared insights

Plantar Fasciitis (Overview)

A condition in which pain is felt at the heel of the foot, mostly when standing up after sitting or sleeping.


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Besides ice and stretching, what can u do for plantar fasciitis?

Besides ice and stretching, what can u do for plantar fasciitis?

A lot of things: Using anti-inflammotry medications could helpful, using insert in the shoes could help and injection of steroids could help and last the surgery to release it could be very helpful. ...Read more

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Treating Plantar Fasciitis (Checklist)

Stretch the arch of the foot by flexing the toes
Daily
Use a frozen water bottle to ice and massage the heel/arch
3x day
Avoid flat shoes or walking barefoot
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Will hallux rigidus cause planter fasciitis?

Will hallux rigidus  cause planter fasciitis?

In theory yes: Limited range of motion of the hallux can cause bio mechanical strain to other parts of the foot including the plantar fascia ...Read more

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Could plantar fasciitis cause toe numbness?

Could plantar fasciitis cause toe numbness?

Yes: They could be enough swelling to put pressure on the nerves to the toes. ...Read more

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What sandals are good for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

They aren't!: The best shoes for a person with plantar fasciitis are those that have a sturdy back to them, which sandals don't have. You want a supportive shoe that cups your heel and holds it steady. Sandals tend to allow your heel and arch to function in whatever position it wants to, which might be what caused the plantar fasciitis in the first place. ...Read more

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Heel pain/plantar fasciitis/collapsed arch, what to do?

Heel pain/plantar fasciitis/collapsed arch, what to do?

Orthotic: I would advise a good custom molded functional foot orthotic. We have them made all the time and patient's with your symptoms do very well. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Pain in the morning.: Usually pain with the first steps after sitting or sleeping. Pain will be in one or both heels, and you may experience tingling or burning in the area, as well, especially along the inside of your heel. ...Read more

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How is plantar fasciitis treated?

See below: Ice, heat, taping, anti-inflammatory medication, injections, stretching and physical therapy are all considerations. Ultimately better foot support is needed in form of better footwear and perhaps orthotics. Surgery is a last resort after failed consertive treatment and is rarely necessary. ...Read more

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Are painful heels a sign of plantar fasciitis?

Are painful heels a sign of plantar fasciitis?

See a podiatrist: It can be due to a number of things- plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, bursitis, stress fracture, arthritis, or tarsal tunnel. The right diagnosis is necessary to properly address this. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. ...Read more

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Difference between a heel spur or plantar fasciitis?

Heel spur : Is a projection of bone on the bottom part of the heel. Plantar fascitiis is a broad banded ligament that originates from the bottom of the heel and supports the arch. The symptoms and treatment are virtually the same. ...Read more

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If a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis was correct, would an MRI show tears? I have been treating it for two years with no success and still have extreme pain. The MRI showed only fluid.

Plantar fasciitis: If your diagnosis is plantar fasciitis and after 2 years of treatment you have not been helped, then it stands to reason that either the treatment is innappropriate for you or the diagnosis may need to be more comprehensive then just your foot problem. Generally, patients who do not heal through conventional therapies need to take a very close look at their immune system. ...Read more

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Is plantar fascitis the same thing as heel spurs?

Is plantar fascitis the same thing as heel spurs?

Technically : No a spur is a bony prominence, plantar fascia is a broad banded ligament, but the symptoms are essentially the same. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. Is it ok for me to continue day to day activities like gentle slow walking to grocery shops, etc ?

I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis.  Is it ok for me to continue day to day activities like gentle slow walking to grocery shops, etc ?

Usually not: Plantar fasciitis can be painful, but normal ambulatory activities and stretching exercises are usually beneficial. Like my colleague above stated, it depends on your specific circumstance and treatment modality, so talk to your podiatrist/orthopedist for specific guidelines. ...Read more

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Could new arch supports worsen plantar fasciitis pain?

Could new arch supports worsen plantar fasciitis pain?

Sure: Your foot may take time to adapt to it. If the device is not made well this would also be problematic. ...Read more

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Would marijuana help plantar fasciitis?

Would marijuana help plantar fasciitis?

Maybe, but...: We do not know. It certainly has the ability to make you feel better and may relieve some pain. Since current therapy for PF is not reliable or consistent with results, anything that helps you should be considered. Depending on the person, it may be better for you than standard medical drugs you get from the pharmacy or your Doctor, with less side effects. ...Read more

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How would you know if plantar fasciitis is chronic or not? By the number of episodes w/I a period of time,or is there a test a podiatrist can perform?

Well...: There is a lot a podiatrist can do for plantar fasciitis after evaluating it in person: From prothetic inserts for your shoes, to teaching exercises, to splints, injections and even forms of ultrasound. You should not panic, and be proactive. ...Read more

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