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I have plantar fasciitis will I need crutches

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Bromson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually not: Unless the plantar fasciitis is so severe that you can't bear weight, or if you fail conservative treatment and need surgery, crutches are generally n ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See below: Ice, heat, taping, anti-inflammatory medication, injections, stretching and physical therapy are all considerations. Ultimately better foot support is ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Conservative Rx: Generally plantar fasciitis responds in several months to conservative treatments which include resting, icing the painful area and stretching. Pain r ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cassandra Lee
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Maybe: Achilles tendinitis has many causes. If the tendon is inflammed, potential activity modification, icing, anti-inflammatory medication, stretching, an ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See below: Need more flexiblity and foot support. When muscles in back of legs are excessively tight, muscles and tendons at front of leg have to work harder to ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Yes, if comfortable: High heel will actually relax tension on achilles tendons which will reduce pain, but if done for a prolonged period of time will cause tendon to adap ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wynn
39 years experience Podiatry
Heel pain: You need to see a specialist, he is trained to examine and test you, to find out.... Don't guess at the difference....See a doctor.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See Podiatrist: who can make the diagnosis. Usual signs and symptoms are heel and/or arch pain on weight bearing or walking: especially after periods of rest. Stretch ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
You can: You may continue to play if it does not cause too much discomfort. Make sure your shoes and cleats are of good design, fit and not worn out. Make su ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mathew John
22 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Have a good athletic sneaker is always beneficial for someone suffering from plantar fascitis. The Merrells that you have are great but a sneaker will ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Stretching...: Surgery for planter fasciitis should only be used if all conservative methods have failed. Things that should be tried first include physical therapy/ ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Yes you can: Stretch or find a physical therapist that can help you with a stretching routine. The most common stretch is called the "runner's" stretch or "wall s ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See a podiatrist: You need an exam and evaluation.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Possibly: If you have ruptured your tendon you will probably already have had surgical repair and will be on crutches for a while. If you can work effectively ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
At night : If it is a night brace.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Try an insole: You can always try an insole in your shoe along with ice and stretching. If no results make an appointment with a podiatrist.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
See podiatrist: On your own: ice heel, wear arch support, night splint, achilles' tendon stretches.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Libby Putnam
11 years experience Podiatry
Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jimmy Bowen
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Achilles: Question is whether it is tendinitis or tendinosis. Tendinitis indicates inflammation. It is relatively recent. It responds to relative rest, ice, an ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Some people have found them to be helpful.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Don't know: It depends on your injury, how long ago, type of injury. Best to consult your treating doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Ask your doctor: Talk to your doctor for specific treatment guidelines. Usually mild-moderate exercise can be doe to tolerance. Make sure you are doing your stretching ... Read More

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