A 42-year-old member asked:
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should somebody with plantar fasciitis wear high heels?

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Dr. John Thaler
41 years experience Prosthodontics
No: You want to stretch the back of the leg in the other direction. Toes up, heel down. See your podiatrist !
Answered on Dec 26, 2013
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Dr. Libby Putnam
12 years experience Podiatry
Yes and no.: The heels will take a strain off your achilles tendon, but will not be very supportive in the arch or rearfoot. A good supportive structured shoe is best when treating plantar fasciitis: think of it like a brace for the arch of your foot. Like with any injury, you want to brace the area as it heals, whether that's with a sling, cast, or in this case, a supportive athletic shoe with orthotic.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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Dr. Thomas Namey
48 years experience Rheumatology
I go with NSAIDs and steroid injection on day one!
Jun 18, 2013

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Dr. Steven Bernstein
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No: Plantar fascitis may actually feel better in high heels.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Yes: It could be one of the causes.
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Dr. Ellen Golden
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No: It would help support the plantar fascia but cannot cause a foot to becomr "high arched".

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