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How Can I Treat Policeman Heel
Orthotics: These help anyone standing/walking long term a during work by restoring proper joint alignment and reducing the stress and workload of tendons which support the foot. Custom inserts are usually best for this line of work. Injections and other methods are extremely helpful in acute pain flares. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't treat them: Heel spurs don't hurt. They are a byproduct of plantar fasciitis. If you reduce the inflammation of the fascia with support, antiinflammatories, stretching, icing, etc and continue to support with good shoes and possibly orthotics, there is little need to do anything to the spur. If all else fails, they can be removed, but it is the cutting of the attached plantar fascia that helps the pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Few ways: First, usually the pain is the ligament that attaches to the heel known as the plantar fascia. Ice, a good arch support, stretching of the achilles tendon are good starts, as is an antiinflammatory. If these initial treatments fail time to see the foot doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 steps: 1. Increase mobility of the plantar fascia--Stretch your foot and ankle daily, morning and night. Wear a night splint at night, which can be prescribed 2. Wear better support--if your shoes are worn out or flimsy, replace them with supportive shoes. Add inserts, either prescription or over-the-counter 3. Treat inflammation with oral meds or injections Surgery is only necessary 10% of the time ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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