A 33-year-old member asked:
what should i do if i have plantar fasciitis?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Eric Bluman answered
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Stretching...: Surgery for planter fasciitis should only be used if all conservative methods have failed. Things that should be tried first include physical therapy/stretching protocol, medication, radial shockwave therapy, and in some cases injections of anti-inflammatories. I would seek the attention of an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Orthodoc.Aaos.Org/footankle.
Answered on Nov 18, 2013
Dr. Arnold Beresh answered
40 years experience Podiatry
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation. May also want to try aleve (naproxen) for pain, orthotics for support.
Answered on Aug 21, 2014
Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla answered
21 years experience Podiatry
Plantar fasciitis : You first must get an accurate diagnosis because it could be another pathology for example nerve entrapment or heel fracture. So seeing a podiatrist can help you make a correct diagnosis. If its simple plantar fasciitis then stretching, ice, nsaids and orthotics can help. If its still hasn't improved then an injection might be warranted and surgery is def. Last resort.
Answered on Jan 12, 2015
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