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how is plantar fasciitis treated?

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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 needed in form of better footwear and perhaps orthotics. Surgery is a last resort after failed consertive treatment and is rarely necessary.
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
48 years experience Podiatry
Conservative: Treatment is best to start. Stretching, night slints, orthotics, should help. If pain persists see your podiatrist.
Answered on Apr 6, 2019
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Dr. Peter Nefcy
38 years experience Radiology
Poorly: Unfortunately, the current recommended treatments are inconsistent and unreliable. Some patients respond to one kind of therapy or another, and other patients do not. The symptoms come and go and resolve sometimes despite therapy. Treatment should be focused on increasing the blood circulation for healing and using the bodies mechanisms for pain relief.
Answered on Jan 13, 2020
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Dr. Peter Nefcy
Dr. Peter Nefcy commented
38 years experience Radiology
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Treatments based on the Principles of Intrinsic Medicine can help.
Jun 12, 2015
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Ginormous.: Treatment begins with a thorough understanding of the patient's unique set of circumstances. There does not seem to be a "one size fits all" treatment protocol that seems to have consistent success. Variables such as sex, weight, profession, foot type, age, injury, shoes and foot type are just some items that must be considered.
Answered on Apr 18, 2018
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