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what can i do to get help with plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Visit your local: Podiatrist. Various forms of conservative care, starting with orthotics, icing and stretching exercises are the beginning of what is usually a successful process.
Answered on Oct 3, 2014
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Support/rest/massage: Plantar fasciitis is condition caused by lack of adequate support on the feet. Long term management is directed at getting proper support from shoe and/or inserts. Symptoms may also be helped with rest, massage as well as ice/heat therapy. Stretching exercises also are helpful in lessening the tension on the plantar fascia.
Answered on Oct 3, 2014
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Get Treated: Plantar fasciatis is a very common foot problem. Most cases respond to conservative treatment.
Answered on Oct 3, 2014
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Proper foot support: Plantar fasciitis is most often the result of not enough support and stability of the feet. Shoes with more support as well as inserts are usually helpful. Stretching exercises may also be beneficial. Consult with your podiatrist.
Answered on Jan 21, 2018
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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. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area.
Answered on Oct 3, 2014

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