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how could i tell if i have plantar fasciitis or fibromyalgia?

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Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See specialist: Plantar fasciitis is a biomechanically induced condition affecting arch(plantar fascia) of foot. Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that can affect many areas of body rgardless of biomechanics or weightbearing and even affect sleep patterns. See podiatrist and/or rheumatologist.
Answered on Mar 15, 2014
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Dr. Peter Nefcy
38 years experience Radiology
Rule of thumb: In general, plantar fasciitis is localized to the foot/ankle, while fibromyalgia is a more generalized disease affecting multiple muscles and joints around the body.
Answered on Mar 12, 2016

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