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can you please tell me about effective home remedies for plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Plantar fasciitis: Best managed with stretching your arch and soft supportive orthotics/shoe inserts. Night splints can sometimes be of benefit. Cortisone injections are also popular and effective. There has been recent interest in platelet rich plasma injections. Avoid surgery if possible.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
A few things: Make sure your shoes have good cushion and support and are not excessively worn. If so, replace them. You might want to try over-the-counter arch supports. Doing runners stretches consistently can be a big help. You can also try over-the-counter antiinflammatories. If not improved, see a podiatrist who can offer prescribed medicine, physical therapy, injections, foot orthoses. Surgery is rare.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Sarah Benjamin
16 years experience Podiatry
Plantar Fasciitis : Plantar fasciitis which is inflammation of the plantar fascia. Tightens at night causing pain in am. Rest, ice, stretching, avoid barefoot, good shoes and over the counter arch supports can help. See a podiatrist for further evaluation including a x-ray. The doctor can help with cortisone injections, custom orthotics and other treatment.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
Home remedies: Plantar fascitis can be very painful. Try the rice method. Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Stretching the foot back toward the shin with a towel or stretch band. Nsaids medication like Ibuprofen might help. If all else failed see your doc.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Libby Putnam
11 years experience Podiatry
Combo treatment. : 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 may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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See an orthopedist: Some recommend a podiatrist but i personally prefer an orthopedist for this problem.

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