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Treating Plantar Fasciitis

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
40 years experience Podiatry
Non weight bearing: No. Actually, it is important to be active but not to excess. This condition often worsens from long periods off the feet.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Not really!: A corticosteroid injection with shoe inserts are your least expensive and best bets!
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Plantar fasciitis: Best managed with stretching your arch and soft supportive orthotics/shoe inserts. Night splints can sometimes be of benefit. Cortisone injections a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
39 years experience Podiatry
Orthotics, Stretches: Orthotics and calf muscle stretching.
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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Inadequate support: Of foot due to either inadequate shoewear or poor biomechanics is the main reason. See podiatrist for evaluation and treatment.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Possibly: However, plantar fasciitis is caused by lack of proper mechanical support of feet. So while symptoms can improve, if cause is not addressed, problem w ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay D Helman
47 years experience Podiatry
None: Most sandals lack proper support and cushioning. If you insist on a sandal you need one with at least a 1/2 inch heel.
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Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends : PT is one of my primary treatment options for PF. I find about 80% of patients see a benefit. night splinting, good footwear, rest from offending acti ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Smith
28 years experience Podiatry
Marijuana: There have not been any specific studies re marijuana on plantar fascitis that i know of but in some states its legal to use it for chronic pain and p ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Either...: As a podiatrist i feel that we know more about the latest research and treatment trends of most foot conditions, including plantar fasciitis. Orthope ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Conservative/Surgica: Stretching, icing, nsaids, orthotics, pt and injections. When these measures have been exhausted, surgery for plantar fasciitis may be indicated. Surg ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Best shoe for you: There is no one shoe that heals plantar fasciitis. The key is keeping shoes updated (changing every 9-12 months, sooner if a heavy runner) and finding ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: You need shoes with a good innersole support system. New balance does a good job as well as brooks. You need to find what feels good to you. Often t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
42 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Short Answer--Yes: Plantar fasciitis is difficult to treat--but topical DMSO can be very helpful. Get good arch supports for your shoes, and avoid the activity that cau ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
24 years experience Podiatry
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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
They essentially : Mean the same thing. The diagniosis is made is ultrasound or MRI. Treatments could include a cam walker boot, some give PRP injections. The latest tre ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Similar : But not exactly the same. Heel spur technically refers to a protruding sharp edge of bone on the bottom or back of the heel. Plantar fasciitis is a so ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Not so Simple....: There is at least a dozen acceptable ways of treating plantar fasciitis. When used in combination the treatment regimens can be quite extensive, but m ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Protocol...: Mainly, the need for support. I'd say 98% of my plantar fascitis patients respond to non-surgical treatments... Rest, supportive insoles, rx orthotic ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Depends on cause: Orthotics and supportive, well fitting shoes. Stretching exercises. See your podiatrist.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Clark Wallabees: I'm not an expert but i found wearing clark wallabees with thick gummy rubber soles or wearing sketcher rocker shoes has relieved the problem for me.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience Pathology
NO: Although used loosely, a fibroma is more common, usually single or multiple and localized, with a simple removal being curative. Fibromatosis is used ... Read More

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