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A 50-year-old female asked:

I have plantar fasciitis and my feet continue to twitch and cramp in the arch , what can i do to stop them? it's 24/7, i've had new orthotics fitted.

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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Injection or surgery: Plantar fasciitis can resolve at some point on its own, but if it does not the options are primarily threefold: noninvasive things such as orthotics, stretches, therapy, ultrasound, etc.; or injection therapy usually with steroid or a variety of growth factors available; or surgery. There is really not too much else out there for it.
Dr. Sanjay Patel
Podiatry 33 years experience
Crampy arch needs to be stretched on a regular basis. Your new orthotics should help, make sure you have a stretching splint to use at bight, as well rolling out the fascia on a round hard object on a daily basis. Try frozen bottle of water.
Mar 2, 2015

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