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What causes plantar fasciitis?

What causes plantar fasciitis?

Inadequate support: Of foot due to either inadequate shoewear or poor biomechanics is the main reason. See podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...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 is plantar fasciitis treated?

How is plantar fasciitis treated?

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. ...Read more

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How do I treat plantar fasciitis ?

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. ...Read more

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Can plantar fasciitis ever go away?

Can plantar fasciitis ever go away?

Plantar fascia: Yes. It is just an inflammation of its attachment. With proper care it will go away. In chronic cases, a partial surgical release may be needed. This can be done endoscopically. ...Read more

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How can you treat plantar fasciitis?

How can you treat 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. ...Read more

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Treatement for plantar fasciitis !! ?

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. ...Read more

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Can I exercise with plantar fasciitis?

Can I exercise with plantar fasciitis?

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. ...Read more

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How can I deal with plantar fasciitis?

How can I deal with plantar fasciitis?

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. ...Read more

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What can I do about plantar fasciitis?

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. ...Read more

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What can to if I have plantar fasciitis?

What can to if I have 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 if I have plantar fasciitis?

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. ...Read more

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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 can be done about plantar fasciitis ?

What can be done about plantar fasciitis ?

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. ...Read more

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What are some causes of plantar fasciitis?

A few things: Injury to the heel and/or ach, overuse, worn out shoes, inadequate stretching, and faulty foot mechanics can lead to plantar fasciitis. See a podiatrist for specific diagnostic and treatment information. ...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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How can I be 19 and have plantar fasciitis?

Weight: Several factors can lead to plantar fasciitis; excess weight over training non-supportive shoes tight achilles tendon old trauma. ...Read more

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Is it difficult to cure plantar fasciitis ?

Yes: Plantar fasciitis can be difficult to get rid of. There are many different treatments and it often depends on patient compliance to treatment plan. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have plantar fasciitis?

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. ...Read more

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What are some exercises for plantar fasciitis?

What are some exercises for plantar fasciitis?

Stretching such as: Standing on your toes on a step and then dropping heels below level of toes is great as mentioned in another answer. Something else I have found has helped is take a golf ball or a water bottle (empty a little water out first) and freeze them. Sit in a chair and place either one under your foot and massage foot back and forth on the frozen object. Many people get great relief with this. ...Read more

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