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Doctor insights on: Good Stretches Prevent Plantar Fasciitis

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Are there good stretches to prevent plantar fasciitis?

Are there good stretches to prevent plantar fasciitis?

No: The current stretching exercises that are recommended for PF are really for stretching the calf muscles and Achilles tendon and can be useful for those. With few exceptions, stretching the PF is not helpful, and I do not recommend it. A stretched PF will give poor support to your foot arch, and cause further problems for you in the future. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Plantar Fasciitis (Definition)

A condition in which pain is felt at the heel of the foot, mostly when standing up ...Read more


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What sandals are good for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

What sandals are good for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

They aren't!: The best shoes for a person with plantar fasciitis are those that have a sturdy back to them, which sandals don't have. You want a supportive shoe that cups your heel and holds it steady. Sandals tend to allow your heel and arch to function in whatever position it wants to, which might be what caused the plantar fasciitis in the first place. ...Read more

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Will sleeping in shoes help plantar fasciitis?

Will sleeping in  shoes help plantar fasciitis?

No: What you need is a dorsiflexory night splint that will stretch your achilles tendon and your plantar fascia. See a podiatrist and they can help set you up with them. ...Read more

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Will sleeping in tennis shoes help plantar fasciitis?

Facial band: Sleeping in tennis shoes is very doubtful at resolving plantar fasciitis..... But, it would not hurt you to try...Go ahead....And, then if the issue is not resolved , go see a specialist. ...Read more

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Will sleeping in good shoes or boots help plantar fasciitis?

No: Shoes will not help, however night splints which help keep the plantar fascia stretched out may help keep the tissue loose and prevent first step in the morning pain. ...Read more

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What helps heal plantar fasciitis faster?

What helps heal plantar fasciitis faster?

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". ...Read more

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What are some good workout shoes for plantar heel pain?

What are some good workout shoes for plantar heel pain?

Pedorthist: Recommend a fitting by a certified pedorthist to determine the best shoes for you. ...Read more

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Can physiotherapy for plantar fasciitis work?

Possibly: However, plantar fasciitis is caused by lack of proper mechanical support of feet. So while symptoms can improve, if cause is not addressed, problem will tend to recur. ...Read more

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Could new arch supports worsen plantar fasciitis pain?

Could new arch supports worsen plantar fasciitis pain?

Sure: Your foot may take time to adapt to it. If the device is not made well this would also be problematic. ...Read more

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Best sneakers for Achilles tendonitis and pronation?

Best sneakers for Achilles tendonitis and pronation?

No: There are no pathologic specific shoes. Purchase a cushioned neutral shoe and focus on strengthening your entire lower extremity. ...Read more

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How do runners help plantar fascititis?

How do runners help plantar fascititis?

New shoes.: A new pair of high quality running shoes may alleviate the condition. Decrease mileage for a while to give the tissue a chance to rest. Apply ice to area, Ibuprofen for a week or two. Custom orthotics/arch supports. Consult a local podiatrist with experience in this area. ...Read more

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Swollen and painful sole from arch to heel. Seems plantar fasciitis. Icing and stretching helped. Is hiking / walking recommended? What else?

Swollen and painful sole from arch to heel. Seems plantar fasciitis. Icing and stretching helped. Is hiking / walking recommended? What else?

Plantar fascitis: Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of the foot. Txs include rigid arch support to decrease the pull of the fascia, combined with antiinflammatory medication (oral and/or injectable) to reduce the inflammation. Non weight bearing activity while recovering. ...Read more

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Are there cheap inserts that can help my plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

Yes.: But they will not be custom-made for your feet, and they'll tend to break down in about a year or so, depending on how much you wear them. Custom inserts can last up to 5-10 years. ...Read more

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Can a tight plantar fasciitis brace cause a high arched foot?

No: It would help support the plantar fascia but cannot cause a foot to becomr "high arched". ...Read more

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What are the best shoes for plantar fasciitis?

What are the best shoes for plantar fasciitis?

See below: You need shoes with a good innersole support system. New balance does a good job as well as brooks. You need to find what feels good to you. Often times its not the shoe but a needed orthotic for support. ...Read more

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Can both heel spurs and plantar fasciitis get better over 6 months with stretching exercises and orthotic device?Are they self-limiting?

Can both heel spurs and plantar fasciitis get better over 6 months with stretching exercises and orthotic device?Are they self-limiting?

Yes: This is often the main treatment used for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. Other treatments are available if thus does not work. Sounds like you have a good doc treating you. ...Read more

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