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is plantar fasciitis common in young adults

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Not rare: Not common, but definitely not rare. This will usually occur when a person increases there activity suddenly, such as joining the track team or jrotc ... Read More
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Not Commonly: Before the closure of the growth plates a condition in the younger population, called calcaneal apophysitis, is more common. After the closure of the ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Can be: It does not discriminate based on age. Though more common in 30's and up then teens.

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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bad shoes: Arch support is important. High heels a bad idea.
Dr. Steven Bernstein
31 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
plantar fascitis: Pf is really not common in that age group. Plantar fascitis is caused by the plantar fascia being tight..
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Trettin
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Dupuytren's?: Plantar fasciitis is extremely common.Pain in the heel when first arising in the morning is typical.' palmar ' fasciitis is different if u are referri ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Shields
28 years experience Podiatry
Bone spurs: It is very common to have bone spurs and plantar fasciitis in both feet. Most of the time this does not require surgery. Your local podiatrist should ... Read More
A 32-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 67-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 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Wear proper shoes-: -specifically like good Nike, Rebok,new balance or other. Not cheap ones.it is usually self limiting. The other route is to see a Podiatrist, get inse ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wynn
39 years experience Podiatry
Plantar faciitis: Stretching and nsaids ( aleve, (naproxen) ibuprofen, etc ) are the treatments you can do at home.....If that does not resolve the issue... See a speci ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Well it is common: and you certainly could. There are Physical therapy recommendations for this which are easy to google. Or you could see a health care provider for an ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Often treatment and physical therapy will help to eradicate the problem. In a small percentage of people surgery may be required.

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