A 20-year-old female asked:
what is the best arch support or brace to wear for plantar fasciitis while running long distances?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Steven Sheskier answered
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Heel cups: Mf heel cups can ease the pain of plantar fasciitis in most cases . It works by using your own heel fat pad more efficiently . There are many other deviscs you can try over the counter. The cure usually requires a regimen of achilles stretching, intrinsic muscle exercises and night splints i dorsiflexion (esp. If suffering from early am pain). See doc if worsens sometimes stress fracture mimics pf.
Answered on May 17, 2014
Dr. Angelo Mitsos answered
40 years experience Podiatry
Orthotics: Soft over the counter orthotics or arch support can help. The top of the line orthotic is a custom made device generally obtained from a podiatrist...Preferably who sees athletes on a regular basis.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
Dr. Libby Putnam answered
12 years experience Podiatry
A custom orthotic!: A good, supportive shoe and a custom orthotic is the very best. See your podiatrist for recommendations on shoes for your particular feet, and ask them about over the counter vs. Custom orthotics.
Answered on Sep 21, 2013
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