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New shoes.: A new pair of high quality running shoes may alleviate the condition. Decrease mileage for a while to give the tissue a chance to rest. Apply ice to area, Ibuprofen for a week or two. Custom orthotics/arch supports. Consult a local podiatrist with experience in this area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
CALFhttp://eastpennf: Stretching for plantar fasciitis is focused on stretching the fascial band along the bottom of the foot and the achilles tendon in the back of the heel. Rolling your foot along a tennis ball, using a towel to stretch out the achilles tendon, and static calf stretches against a wall are all great stretches for you condition. Go to www. Heelpainow. Com or eastpennfoot. Com/heelpaincenter for info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stretch: Plantar fasciitis could be quite painful. Doing some stretches for it including dorsiflexion of your foot using a towel or sheet (pulling back on toes), putting a golf ball on the floor and rolling your foot on it as well as anti-inflammatories like aleve (naproxen) or advil will help. If nothing works, you can see a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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Hot diggity dog.: Your description is typical of at least 5 different conditions that can found on the bottom (plantar) surface of the foot. Each is treated differently. I suggest you remove all doubt and have your foot examined by a specialist. ...Read more
When the plantar loses fat and sponginess, what can you do? I feel like I am treading on hot coals all the time?
I have plantar f. began stretching (not vigorously) often as I was told my PT. Having more pain since I began stretching and icing. Is this normal?
What do you expect.: The fascia is made of dense irregular connective tissue. This type of tissue has a poor blood supply. If injured or inflamed, an increase of blood is necessary to promote healing. Applying ice may numb the tissue but it also reduces blood flow and therefore can slow the healing process. Stretching the inflamed fascia can do more damage to the tissue. Apply heat and stop or restrict your activity. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 for dosing). #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
Conservative options: Plantar fasciitis can be treated conservatively with stretching exercises, anti inflammatory medications, ice applications, physical therapy and orthotics/inserts. Steroid injections may be administered for moderate to severe cases. A majority of cases resolve within a few months of treatment. Cases that don't resolve may be treated surgically. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers