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What exercises will speed recovering from plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Toe raises and heel raises will help to stretch the plantar fascia, wall stretches will help. May want consult a physical therapist.

Answered Aug 11, 2012

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Dr. Ronald Oberman answered

Specializes in Podiatry

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.

Answered Feb 22, 2013

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Dr. Alan Ettinger answered

Specializes in Podiatry

You want to stretch the achilles and the plantar fascia.

Answered Sep 12, 2012

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Dr. Libby Putnam answered

Specializes in Podiatry

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 Dec 10, 2013

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