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Do a lot of people get plantar fasciitis?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Yes: It is very common, could effect both male and female during middle age.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Yes: Plantar fasciitis is a very common foot problem.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 13 years experience
Yes! Very common. : The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. See your podiatrist to rule out stress fracture or tarsal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Yes: It is the single most common complaint a podiatrist hears and lucky for our patients many treatment options are available!

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A 46-year-old member asked:

How do you get healed of plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Todd Schafer
Podiatry 34 years experience
Long term care: Plantar fasciitis didn't start overnight, nor will you be cured overnight. If you happen to get better with conservative care, you can expect the course to be about two months. If surgery is required, you need to double that number.

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