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what can to if i have plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Libby Putnam
11 years experience Podiatry
Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, 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 Apr 11, 2014
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Inject first. Plantar fasciitis is an entopathic disorder. Podiatrist do not understand this! Based on looking at responses on Healthtap! It needs local treatment, but is usually a manifestaion of a systemic disorder! Look at my chapter on imAGING IN kEELEY'S TEXTBOOK OF RHEUMATOLOGY!
Jun 22, 2013
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Initially try ice for 20 min twice daily, stretch, consider an orthotic and try an otc anti-inflammatory such as aleve (naproxen).
Answered on Jul 7, 2013
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Notice the perostitis of the os calcus. Most cases are enthesopathic arthritis!
Jul 7, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. May need mild steroid injection and stretching the correct way. Nsaid will help and consider custom orthotics. Last resort is surgery.
Answered on Jul 7, 2013

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