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What is the best remedy for my heel pain (plantar fasciitis)?

What is the best remedy for my heel pain (plantar fasciitis)?

Stretching: Stretching is a good start but you may also need anti-inflamatorices, injections, support,
or shock wave therapy. Consult a podiatrist. ...Read more

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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Heel pain/plantar fasciitis/collapsed arch, what to do?

Heel pain/plantar fasciitis/collapsed arch, what to do?

Orthotic: I would advise a good custom molded functional foot orthotic. We have them made all the time and patient's with your symptoms do very well. ...Read more

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For heel pain/plantar fasciitis, what kind of doctor should I see?

For heel pain/plantar fasciitis, what kind of doctor should I see?

A podiatrist!: Podiatrists are specialists of the foot and ankle. We do surgery (bunions, hammertoes, ankle fractures, etc.), wound care for diabetics or trauma patients, treat athlete's foot and toenails fungus, ingrown toenails, tendinitis, sports injuries, birth defects or deformities, bracing and orthotics--just about anything affecting the foot or ankle. Including a lot of plantar fasciitis! ...Read more

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How effective is ultrasound rehab on heel pain (plantar fasciitis)?

How effective is ultrasound rehab on heel pain (plantar fasciitis)?

Mildl to moderately: Might be a good adjunct therapy. Supportive shoe gear and orthotics will provide best long term success. Ice, massage and strtching will also be helpful. ...Read more

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I have insane foot and knee clickin/popping and light pain, plantar fasciitis?

I have insane foot and knee clickin/popping and light pain, plantar fasciitis?

Foot / knee clicking: There are several reasons that this can be. There is no way of knowing from this exchange but you do not have to remain in the dark or put up with it.
Most of the time it is related to inflimation, poor alignment, sprain/strain or even a partial tendon tear.
Go see your podiatrist or orthopedic doctor and in the meantime avoid activities that hurt or bother the areas.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How might you help ease the pain of plantar fasciitis?

Stretching/support: Stretching plantar fascia with golf ball. Wear good supportive shoes with arch support. Take antiinflammatory motrin, advil, naprosyn (naproxen) type medication. ...Read more

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How could you help ease the pain of plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis: It has been my experience with plantar fasciitis seen ion the office that [patients have already tried everything otc has to offer as well as anecdotal remedies. See your podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Will the pain from plantar fasciitis go down as I run?

You need to rest it!: The plantar fascia is inflamed and must be reversed. It will not get better from running, but will most likely get worse. The fastest way to treat this is via anti-inflammatories via orally or via cortisone injection, taping with padding and rest. When it is feeling better then you may begin passive stretching exercises. ...Read more

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How to ease the pain of plantar fasciitis - or how to prevent the condition?

Common condition: Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition and its treatment centers around reducing the inflammation to the area. Treatment can take many different directions: nsaids like Motrin (etc), liniments, massage, stretching exercises, night splint, better shoes/inserts, orthotics (you can not get this at a stores scanner), steroid injections, laser therapy or physical therapy. Very few need surgery. ...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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How to know what exercises should I do to stretch my plantar fascia in order to relieve pain from plantar fasciitis?

How to know what exercises should I do to stretch my plantar fascia in order to relieve pain from plantar fasciitis?

OMM: Osteopathic manipulative medicine can be very effective in treating pain in the feet. A variety of manipulative techniques may be brought to bear but especially the relatively new modalities in the fascial distortion model have been particularly helpful for plantar fascitis.
You can also use pulsed electromagnetic therapy and or kinesio taping to help with plantar fascitis. ...Read more

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What doctor recommend exercises should I do to stretch my plantar fascia in order to relieve pain from plantar fasciitis?

What doctor recommend exercises should I do to stretch my plantar fascia in order to relieve pain from plantar fasciitis?

Not just exercises!: 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, cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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Can red led therapeutic lights reduce pain in plantar fasciitis of the foot? And would vibram five toes shoes stretch that problem to fix it too?

Can red led therapeutic lights reduce pain in plantar fasciitis of the foot? And would vibram five toes shoes stretch that problem to fix it too?

Led: Well said dr fox! The vibram thing is designed to lighten your wallet. Led thing is just that. Folks come up with 'stuff' all the time to try to convince the unknowing public to seek their product rather seek real help. They do this because real help costs a bit more. Why? Because we know what we are doing, which is exactly why you are on this site asking anonymous questions. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 25 and have low back pain and plantar fasciitis (heel pain). what should I look for in a physical therapist?

Consider: More supportive shoes and orthotics to provide more support for feet. This may alleviate much of your back pain. Anyway, get examination before determining is physical therapy is a viable option. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 11 months ago but ankle is still weak and stiff. Could it be causing my ball of foot pain? Perhaps plantar fasciitis? Achilles t?

Sprain or fracture: Was it x-rayed? If it is not a missed fracture or widened mortise, your inactivity could be a cause. Failure to dorsiflex your foot fully will cause metatarsalgia-forefoot pain. Plantar fasciitis although it is a really different problem is about the underside of the heel and is actually a bursa. If it was neg/x-ray start runner's stretches and get the ankle loose. ...Read more

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How do I know if heel pain is plantar fasciitis or stress fracture?

X-ray.: The best way to know is to get an x-ray of your foot. Another clue is when it hurts: stress fractures are all the time, while pf hurts most with the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting for a long time. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if the pain from my plantar fasciitis stays at the same intensity all day?

Pain=Help!: If you are having pain, your body needs help. If you are having plantar fascitis pain, the diagnosis tells you that the tissue under foot is inflamed and needs to be turned off. Inflammation is the key. Once you turn off this process via anti-inflammatory meds (oral or injection) you can treat the cause of the problem, which can be a tight achilles tendon/plantar fascia. No stretch til pain=0. ...Read more

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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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What else can cause heel pain other than plantar fasciitis. Back and bottom heel pain. Feels good in am. Worse as day goes on.?

Nerves, tendons...: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, but there are others, too. An irritated or entraped nerve can cause pain as the day goes on, as can tendinitis: the three most common being achilles, peroneal, or posterior tibial tendinitis. You may also have a haglund's deformity: a bony bump that can irritate the achilles from the inside. ...Read more

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Can weakened soleus muscle cause achilles/heel pain and maybe plantar fasciitis? If so, what is the best way to strengthen it?

Can weakened soleus muscle cause achilles/heel pain and maybe plantar fasciitis? If so, what is the best way to strengthen it?

Tight Soleus: More likely due to tight gastrocnemius and/or Soleus muscle. Stretching exercises to make these more flexible would be a great help in addition to wearing more supportive shoes and inserts. ...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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Can plantar fasciitis pain lasting for several hours cause slight fever (99)? Body reacting to the pain somehow by causing fever?

Can plantar fasciitis pain lasting for several hours cause slight fever (99)? Body reacting to the pain somehow by causing fever?

Unlikely: Unless the plantar fascia is infected, which is extremely rare, it should not cause a fever. Also, in medical terms, a fever is 100.4 of greater. A temp of 99 in the summer can be normal for some or if elevated for you, is unlikely to be related to plantar fasciitis. ...Read more

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How is plantar fasciitis (pain in feet) treated?

Plantar Fascitis: Stretch every morning your achilles tendon. Also if you have some spare time during the day stretch some more. Wear shoes with a heel. It will take some of the stresses off the achilles tendon. Also take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
Plantar fascitis can often take a year to treat. Surgery is almost never necessary. ...Read more

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I'm having foot pain. Could it be plantar fasciitis?

I'm having foot pain. Could it be plantar fasciitis?

It could: Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for arch and heel pain in the boot of the heel. If in back of the heel, it could be achilles tendonitis or bursitis. If pain is strictly under the heel it may be bursitis.

Other causes of heel pain can be tarsal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, a stress fracture, referred nerve pain among others. ...Read more

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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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