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A 33-year-old female asked:

Reoccurrence of heel pain (plantar fasciitis) though had physiotherapy & cortisone (steroid)shot in 2017 & 2018 respectively. what can i do? help!pain

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Start with: Home treatment is shoe inserts as needed ,NSAIDS such as ibuprofen and rolling the foot across frozen water bottle several times a day.If that does not resolve it then see a Podiatrist and may need steroid injections,physical therapy as well as more specialized inserts/shoes and night splints.Last is surgery for severe cases that do not improve.
Dr. Richard Mallia
A Verified Doctoranswered
Podiatry 22 years experience
Biomechanics: Often times when this condition recurs after resolution the cause is bio-mechanical. An analysis of your gait (the way you walk) and elimination of other issues such as a limb length discrepancy is important. Sometimes the answer is simple like a pair of orthoses and other times more invasive interventions are needed. The important factor is the cause of the fascia inflammation is determined.

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