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should i see a doctor about plantar fasciitis or keep treating it at home?

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Dr. Libby Putnam
11 years experience Podiatry
Combo treatment. : If at home treatment hasn't worked, or the pain began more than 3 months ago, see a podiatrist. If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You.
Answered on Jan 30, 2019
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Answered on Sep 18, 2014
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