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how do i treat plantar fasciitis ?

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Dr. Michael Wynn
39 years experience Podiatry
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.
Answered on May 1, 2018
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Dr. Oliver Wang
9 years experience Podiatry
Multiple ways: Treatment requires a combination of stretching, icing, physical therapy, anti-inflammatories, change in shoegear and custom made orthotics that are well made. Other more invasive options include shock wave therapy, cortisone injections, and surgery to release the tight plantar fascia.
Answered on Nov 1, 2017
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
few ways: Good supportive shoes or arch supports. If the fascia is "stressed" whether by a degenerative process or inflammation it needs to be supported while ambulating and have the strain taken off of it. Iceing the heel is helful. Stretching of your achilles tendon helps, antiinflammatories can be useful as well. Night splints often help to relieve morning pain or pain on the first few steps.
Answered on May 1, 2018
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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 Oct 3, 2014
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
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.
Answered on Oct 3, 2014
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Start with ice: Achilles' tendon stretches, rolling a frozen water bottle under your arch while sitting, wearing arch supports, if pain persists see a podiatrist.

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