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A 45-year-old member asked:

if i develop plantar fasciitis, how will it be treated?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Stretching: Usually it will be treated with stretching exercises and nsaids depending on your response, you might require a local cortisone injection, physical therapy or shoe inserts.
Dr. Mathew John
Podiatry 23 years experience
Multiple treatments: Plantar fascitis is complex condition that can be treated with simple stretching but in severe cases may require surgery. Typical treatments include: home stretching, nightsplints, orthotics, cortisone injections, physical therapy, shockwave treatment (eswt), and on rare cases plantar fasciotomy (partial release of the plantar fascia ligament).
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 years experience
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.
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Protocol...: I'd say 98% of my plantar fascitis patients respond to non-surgical treatments... Rest, supportive insoles, rx orthotics, otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve), prescription nsaid's, steroid injections, prp injections, physical therapy, etc... If all else fails... Surgery.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a plantar fasciitis to heal if treated correctly?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
1-6 weeks: Properly treated plantar fasciitis can heal in as little as one week, or can take six or more weeks. Much depends on the severity of the strain that occurred to the plantar fascia.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What exercises should I do while recovering from plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Stretching Exercises: The mainstay of treatment for plantar fasciitis is stretching. You should do this daily. You may need to sleep in a splint designed for this. You may need to use flexible band, do toe risers, roll foot on frozen can of liquid, and perhaps see a physical therapist. Stretch, stretch, stretch!
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A 25-year-old member asked:

What are the treatment options for plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Many treatments: Treatments for plantar fasciitis include (from conservative to more aggressive): stretching (in the am before any weight bearing), massage or physical therapy, arch supporting insoles, anti-inflammatory medications, night splints, cortisone injection, and surgery. See your family doctor, orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist for your specific treatment.
A member asked:

Do a lot of people get plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: It is very common, could effect both male and female during middle age.
A 48-year-old member asked:

How do I treat plantar fasciitis ?

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Dr. Michael Wynn
Podiatry 40 years experience
Plantar faciitis: Stretching and nsaids ( aleve, (naproxen) ibuprofen, etc ) are the treatments you can do at home.....If that does not resolve the issue... See a specialist..... You may not have plantar fasciitis... X-rays and sometimes a MRI are needed to rule out other heel pain causes.

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