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A 41-year-old member asked:

What exercises will speed recovering from plantar fasciitis?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 43 years experience
Many: Toe raises and heel raises will help to stretch the plantar fascia, wall stretches will help. May want consult a physical therapist.
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Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 33 years experience
Stretching: Stretching exercises geared toward stretching tight structures which may have caused problem. The "wall push up" where you push up from the wall while keeping your back heel on ground will help. Placing towel under foot and pulling both sides of towel upward is another exercise. Your podiatrist can provide a night splint to position the ankle in a such a way as to stretch structures at rest.
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 51 years experience
Stretching: You want to stretch the achilles and the plantar fascia.
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 14 years experience
Not just exercises!: 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.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What exercises should I do while recovering from plantar fasciitis?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Stretching Exercises: The mainstay of treatment for plantar fasciitis is stretching. You should do this daily. You may need to sleep in a splint designed for this. You may need to use flexible band, do toe risers, roll foot on frozen can of liquid, and perhaps see a physical therapist. Stretch, stretch, stretch!
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Last updated Dec 10, 2013
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