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A 45-year-old member asked:

i've had plantar fasciitis for 3 yrs in both feet and have tried everything, is there a cure?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
No: While there is no reliable cure for recalcitrant plantar fasciitis there are surgical procedures including gastronemius recession (strayer type procedure) which offer the hope of curing this aggravating condition.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
Podiatry 40 years experience
ESWT, Surgery: Last resort treatments for plantar fasciitis would include shock wave therapy or eswt. Surgical intervention in the form of a plantar fascial release also can be effective but requires more healing time.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
ESWT.: If you've tried supportive shoes, inserts, icing, stretching, and oral antiinflammatories for 6-8 weeks straight, you may need cortisone injections or physical therapy. Check in your area to see if eswt (sound wave therapy) is available, and in rare cases some people do require surgery.

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