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Is walking a lot with flip flops, particularly on an incline plane bad? Could this lead to plantar fasciatis?

Is walking a lot with flip flops, particularly on an incline plane bad?  Could this lead to plantar fasciatis?

Go figure.: The odd thing about plantar fasciitis is that some people never suffer from it no matter how long they stand or walk. They seem to be immune from the problem despite wearing, what seems to be, totally inadequate shoes and engaging in activity that stretches normal biomechanics to the limit. Having said that be prepared. ...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, 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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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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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?

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