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How to know if i have plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
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. Stretching exercises, ice/massage and more supportive foot wear are often helpful.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is plantar fasciitis and how do I know if I have it?

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Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Pain: It is inflammation & dysfunction of the soft tissue on the bottom of your foot. This tissue makes up the tissue support for the arch of the foot. The diagnosis is a made clinically, ie no imaging is usually necessary, that can be made by a qualified medical provider. It typically causes sharp, tearing pain at the bottom of your foot that classically is the worst when you 1st get out of bed.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How do you know when you plantar fasciitis is gone for good?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
No gurantees: It may or may not return depending on the forces and activity that are affecting it. Supportive shoes, orthotics and stretching exercises can greatly reduce risk of recurrence.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What should I do if I have plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Stretching...: Surgery for planter fasciitis should only be used if all conservative methods have failed. Things that should be tried first include physical therapy/stretching protocol, medication, radial shockwave therapy, and in some cases injections of anti-inflammatories. I would seek the attention of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle.

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