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how do i stretch my calf muscle to prevent plantar fasciitis

A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Call the surgeon: You should alert the surgeon about this problem. We need to make sure that you do not end up with a blood clot in the leg because of inactivity .

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a fellowship -: -trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon with an interest in running. There may be orthotics that will help as well as some common sense advice to ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kelvin Barry
16 years experience Podiatry
Not normal: throbbing is not normal for stretches. Throbbing indicates some type of injury.
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
20 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Gastrocnemius: Gastrocnemius stretching is the best for plantar fascitis. The key is frequency.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Overuse of: Most definitely, especially if you have begun to compensate for the heel pain by not putting weight on the heel properly. The lifting of the heel to k ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Blake
44 years experience Podiatry
Plantar Fasciitis: Tight calf muscles are part of the problem in many patients. Yes, any weakness that makes you unstable can make the plantar fascia strain. Physical th ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
28 years experience Podiatry
Heel pain: Plantar fasciitis is a misleading term as this type of heel pain is not inflammatory but rather degenerative in nature. A better term for this would b ... Read More
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Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience Podiatry
Being in a cast: or splint during the healing phase of an ankle phase will give calf atrophy. This will be reversed in most patients and get better over time. Plantar ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Replacement insoles: Shoes with removable insoles. Take the insoles out of your shoes and replace them with ones that have more cushioning and support. I like spenco prod ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Plantar: Good footwear is important in preventing plantar fasciitis and proper inserts should also be helpful. Resist the temptation of buying poor footwear. A ... Read More
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