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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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Will hallux rigidus cause planter fasciitis?

Will hallux rigidus  cause planter fasciitis?

In theory yes: Limited range of motion of the hallux can cause bio mechanical strain to other parts of the foot including the plantar fascia ...Read more

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Could plantar fasciitis cause toe numbness?

Could plantar fasciitis cause toe numbness?

Yes: They could be enough swelling to put pressure on the nerves to the toes. ...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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Could new arch supports worsen plantar fasciitis pain?

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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What sandals are good for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

They aren't!: The best shoes for a person with plantar fasciitis are those that have a sturdy back to them, which sandals don't have. You want a supportive shoe that cups your heel and holds it steady. Sandals tend to allow your heel and arch to function in whatever position it wants to, which might be what caused the plantar fasciitis in the first place. ...Read more

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Difference between a heel spur or plantar fasciitis?

Difference between a heel spur or plantar fasciitis?

Heel spur : Is a projection of bone on the bottom part of the heel. Plantar fascitiis is a broad banded ligament that originates from the bottom of the heel and supports the arch. The symptoms and treatment are virtually the same. ...Read more

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Is plantar fascitis the same thing as heel spurs?

Is plantar fascitis the same thing as heel spurs?

Technically : No a spur is a bony prominence, plantar fascia is a broad banded ligament, but the symptoms are essentially the same. ...Read more

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Do heel spurs bruise the heel?

Do heel spurs bruise the heel?

Heel spurs: Heel spurs do not bruise the heel. But you can bruise the heel spur. Heel spurs normally hurt as the soft tissue attachment and around the spur becomes inflamed. If you step on something hard and bruise the heel if can set up pain at the heel spur. Your local podiatrist can help you. ...Read more

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Best sneakers for Achilles tendonitis and pronation?

Best sneakers for Achilles tendonitis and pronation?

No: There are no pathologic specific shoes. Purchase a cushioned neutral shoe and focus on strengthening your entire lower extremity. ...Read more

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Can a foot arch fracture aggrivate plantar facsi?

Can a foot arch fracture aggrivate plantar facsi?

Absolutely: The plantar fascia ligament plays an important part of the foot arch structure as do the bones. If you fracture a bone considered part of the arch then it could place more stress on the plantar fascia ligament for support. See a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment if you have this issue. ...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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Achilles tendon & heel pain from sciatic nerve pain?

Heel pain: More likely cause is heel spur where achilles tendon attaches to calcaneus (heelbone), especially in women who wear high heels often. But sciatica is also possibility in one who has degeneration in spine. Heel spurs respond to gradual stretching of achilles tendon (i.e. Lower heels on shoes). See neurologist to determine which source is cause of your pain. ...Read more

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What causes achilles' tendonitis?

What causes achilles' tendonitis?

Over use: Achilles tendinitis is often a running injury or other sport-related injury resulting from overuse, intense exercise, jumping, or other activities that strain the tendon and calf muscles. ...Read more

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What causes heel spurs?

Wolff's Law...: Paraphrased, bone grows in relation to stress. When an abnormal "pull" is placed on the bone, it will grow in that direction over time. After enough time, a "heel spur" can be visualized. It's more the sign of a chronic condition that the source of the pain. ...Read more

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Are painful heels a sign of plantar fasciitis?

Are painful heels a sign of plantar fasciitis?

See a podiatrist: It can be due to a number of things- plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, bursitis, stress fracture, arthritis, or tarsal tunnel. The right diagnosis is necessary to properly address this. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. ...Read more

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Can plantar fasciitis cause lots of ankle pain?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Pain in your ankle wouldn't be attributed to plantar fasciitis. I would suggest evaluation by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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