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Inflammation.: Plantar fasciitis is inflammation in the thick, fibrous band of tissue that helps support the arch of your foot. This can occur because of poor shoegear (unsupportive flats, heels, flips flops, old canvas shoes), an increase in activity (training for an athletic event), or an increase in weight or other stress to your feet. See your podiatrist for treatment options.See 3 more doctor answers
See below: Ice, heat, taping, anti-inflammatory medication, injections, stretching and physical therapy are all considerations. Ultimately better foot support is needed in form of better footwear and perhaps orthotics. Surgery is a last resort after failed consertive treatment and is rarely necessary.See 3 more doctor answers
Plantar faciitis: Stretching and nsaids (aleve, (naproxen) ibuprofen, etc) are the treatments you can do at home.....If that does not resolve the issue... See a specialist..... You may not have plantar fasciitis... X-rays and sometimes a MRI are needed to rule out other heel pain causes.See 4 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.See 2 more doctor answers
Be persistent. ..: Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the strong band of tissue that runs along the sole of your foot attaching at to the heel where pain is often felt. Have a look at. .. http://patient. Info/health/heel-and-foot-pain-plantar-fasciitis. .. for some structured advice. This condition will usually get better with persistence in conservative management, ie; rest, foot supports, NSAIDs, and exercises.See 2 more doctor answers
Plantar fasciitis: Get evaluated by an md, short answer is yes, but need appropriate shoes, inserts and timing, avoid impact exercises when the condition is acute, do a lot of stretching before and after and use night splints to stretch at night.See 1 more doctor answer
Seek a podiatrist: Many other questions need to be asked in order to answer this.....how long have you had it? Activity level? Past treatments? Shoe styles? There are classic symptoms of heel pain. It is all about overuse of function. Need to modify what you do, how you do it and what you do it in. If you have had it more than a month, seek a Podiatrist. Try Dr. Saxena. I think he is in your area.
Arch supports, shoes: Most people with common heel pain get relief of their symptoms with stretching of the calf muscles and better support of the arches. This can be with better shoes, or arch supports. Functional orthosis are the best but are expensive. I recommend trying over the counter firm supports first and if your symptoms are not better seek a podiatrist consult.See 3 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.See 2 more doctor answers
See Podiatrist: Who can make the diagnosis. Usual signs and symptoms are heel and/or arch pain on weight bearing or walking: especially after periods of rest. Stretching exercises, ice/massage and more supportive foot wear are often helpful.
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".See 2 more doctor answers
A few things: Make sure your shoes have good cushion and support and are not excessively worn. If so, replace them. You might want to try over-the-counter arch supports. Doing runners stretches consistently can be a big help. You can also try over-the-counter antiinflammatories. If not improved, see a podiatrist who can offer prescribed medicine, physical therapy, injections, foot orthoses. Surgery is rare.See 3 more doctor answers
Plantar fasciitis: You first must get an accurate diagnosis because it could be another pathology for example nerve entrapment or heel fracture. So seeing a podiatrist can help you make a correct diagnosis. If its simple plantar fasciitis then stretching, ice, nsaids and orthotics can help. If its still hasn't improved then an injection might be warranted and surgery is def. Last resort.See 2 more doctor answers