A 35-year-old member asked:
what helps heal plantar fasciitis faster?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Bromson answered
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lots of things: Most cases of plantar fasciiitis will get better with time. Things that help include comfortable shoes; heel cups or orthotic devices, activity modification, ice, night splints, and probably most importantly, a plantar fasciitis stretching program. Clearly, if the pain has lasted more than a few weeks, seeing an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist or a podiatrists is recommended.
Answered on Feb 11, 2014
Dr. Robert Leland answered
30 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Combined treatment: The vast majority of plantar fasciitis can be resolved with non surgical management including heel cord stretching, deep tissue mobilization, over the counter arch supports, anti inflammatories, and night splints. While each of these treatments in of themself may be effective, a combined approach is more likely to heal it "faster".
Answered on May 5, 2016
Dr. Peter Nefcy answered
38 years experience Radiology
Therapy: Plantar fasciitis can get better or worse with standard treatment. I disagree with the standard therapy. My Rx: After the acute phase (about 1-2 weeks), ice and braces are counterproductive. To heal naturally, you have to increase blood flow to feet (nightly hot soaks of feet), keep feet warm in bed with socks, and daily activation of the skin reflexes to improve blood flow and diminish pain.
Answered on May 3, 2019
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