A 36-year-old member asked:
what can to if i have plantar fasciitis?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Libby Putnam answered
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
Dr. Arnold Beresh answered
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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