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i am having a lot of pain in my heel and outside bottom of rt foot. i am a server so i stand & walk all day. should i see my pcp or a podiatrist. i?

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Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience Podiatry
SEE A PODIATRIST: A podiatrist is the expert for this problem. It sounds like you have "plantar fasciitis." There are many treatment options. Being a server, perhaps Rx inserts-orthotic devices-may help. Sincerely, Dr. Latva
Answered on May 27, 2016
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Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Over use, under use.: This is common with those people who spend a lot of time on their feet, especially when they have to. First look at your shoes. As your shoe start to wear out, they loose the ability to support the foot effectively. When this happens the arch suffers and begins the condition known as plantar fasciitis. Secondly, try to reduce the time on your feet, say 20%. Consult a podiatrist for fine tuning.
Answered on May 27, 2016
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Podiatrist: unless your insurance forces you to see pcp first
Answered on May 29, 2016

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