A 39-year-old member asked:
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when you have acute plantar fasciitis should you rest your foot?

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Dr. Jay Ryan
Dr. Jay Ryan answered
12 years experience podiatry
Depends: If you have a small tear in the ligament, then rest will help. But inflammation of the fascia can be better treated (methods that allow you to continue activity).... See a specialist for options and a diagnosis.
Answered on Feb 2, 2019
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Dr. Adam Teichman
18 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
If there is no sign of a tear in the fascial band rest will help but not needed. Orhtotics, icing and injecitons along with physical therapy will help. Seeking medical attention for this condtionis highly recommmend. This problem should not be ignored.
Apr 1, 2012

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