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I suffer from plantar fasciitis. What can I do to get some relief?

I suffer from plantar fasciitis.  What can I do to get some relief?

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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Plantar Fasciitis (Definition)

Pain at the area where the band of tissue referred to as the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot inserts into the heel bone. Too much tension brings on pain. Wearing flat shoes or going barefoot on hard surfaces can be some of the causes that bring this pain. Do not let it linger too long. Can last for months. Pain mostly when standing up ...Read more


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How to get pain relief from plantar fasciitis?

How to get pain relief from plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is treated by podiatrists every day. If the frozen bottle trick worked we wouldn't see patients in the office. See your podiatrist for an exam and a treatment plan to get the relief you need ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do for plantar fasciitis pain relief?

Get evaluated: See your local Podiatrist for an evaluation. I suggest physical therapy, stretching, icing (10 minutes on/5 off), custom inserts, anti-inflammatory meds. There are also injections which can be done by a Podiatrist which may be effective. ...Read more

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Tried NSAIDS for plantar fasciitis pain which offered no relief. Is time and ice the best medicine to treat?

Tried NSAIDS for plantar fasciitis pain which offered no relief. Is time and ice the best medicine to treat?

Time & ice: are excellent to use for plantar fasciitis. I also highly recommend stretching at least 3x/day, massaging the area with an anti-inflammatory (natural or prescribed), wearing supportive shoes, not going barefoot when walking, and refraining from aerobics or jogging for around 6 weeks! NSAIDS and local steroid injections can be used, however not always needed. Surgery is not typical. Get better! ...Read more

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B/L pain plantar aspect both feet with radiation into medial ankles; dx as plantar fasciitis. No relief from injections or orthotics. Next step?

B/L pain plantar aspect both feet with radiation into medial ankles; dx as plantar fasciitis.  No relief from injections or orthotics. Next step?

Second opinion: There are a number of more involved options for plantar fasciitis that does not respond to traditional treatments including orthotics and injections as you have had; among these options is surgery. You might consider getting a second opinion as well. Tarsal tunnel syndrome could potentially explain the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more

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I suffer with plantar fasciitis. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

I suffer with plantar fasciitis. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

Treatment options: Begin with rest, ice massage, otc anti-inflammatories, & stretching the foot/ heel throughout the day. Make sure you are wearing shoes with an appropriate amount of support... Consider shoe inserts (arch support), and wearing night splints... Prp or steriod injections may be considered after the above options. For more information please see http://drmarkgalland.Com/what-is-plantar-fasciitis/. ...Read more

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What can I do to get help with plantar fasciitis?

Proper foot support: Plantar fasciitis is most often the result of not enough support and stability of the feet. Shoes with more support as well as inserts are usually helpful. Stretching exercises may also be beneficial. Consult with your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of plantar fasciitis?

What can I do to get rid of plantar fasciitis?

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. ...Read more

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How do you get healed of plantar fasciitis?

Long term care: Plantar fasciitis didn't start overnight, nor will you be cured overnight. If you happen to get better with conservative care, you can expect the course to be about two months. If surgery is required, you need to double that number. ...Read more

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Can I get plantar fasciitis from swimming?

No: No you can not get plantar fasciitis from swimming. Plantar fascitis is caused by weightbearing which causes the plantar fascia to stretch and pull at the insertion on the heel which becomes inflamed. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of plantar fasciitis?

My treatment: I do not agree with current therapies for plantar fasciitis, especially when chronic. My at home therapy: to help healing, improve circulation with nightly soaking of feet in hot water and wearing heavy socks at night to keep feet warm. Activate local skin reflexes to increased local circulation and for pain control. Follow daily until completely resolved. Drugs are not needed. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of plantar fasciitis?

See below: Rest, ice, compression, elevation. May need orthotics, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, cortisone injection, surgery. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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With severe osteoposis (secondary), degen discs, plantar fasciitis, what kind of exercises can I do, how can I get back to being healthy&normal?

GET IN THE POOL!: Aqua-exercise is perfect for someone who has the above conditions. It will take the pressure off your back and joints because of the buoyancy of water. It will allow you to both strengthen your muscles and improve range of motion, without aggravating your joints. Good luck! ...Read more

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How does one get rid of plantar fasciitis?

How does one get rid of plantar fasciitis?

Combo treatment. : 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. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help myself to get rid of pain from plantar fasciitis?

Is there a way to help myself to get rid of pain from plantar fasciitis?

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 more

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I can't get rid of plantar fasciitis, who do I see about this?

I can't get rid of plantar fasciitis, who do I see about this?

Plantar fascitis: See a podiatrist. Plantar fasciitis is, 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. A partial release may be done surgically in chronic cases that dont respond. ...Read more