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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Plantar Fasciitis (Overview)

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 after sitting or sleeping.


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Besides ice and stretching, what can u do for plantar fasciitis?

Besides ice and stretching, what can u do for plantar fasciitis?

A lot of things: Using anti-inflammotry medications could helpful, using insert in the shoes could help and injection of steroids could help and last the surgery to release it could be very helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Kass
502 Doctors shared insights

Plantar Fasciitis (Overview)

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 after sitting or sleeping.


Dr. Susan Wingo Dr. Wingo
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Plantar fasciitis (Tip)

Plantar fasciitis is usually worst for the first few steps you take after sitting a while. ...See more

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Treating Plantar Fasciitis (Checklist)

Stretch the arch of the foot by flexing the toes
Daily
Use a frozen water bottle to ice and massage the heel/arch
3x day
Avoid flat shoes or walking barefoot
Once
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What are the signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Pain in the morning.: Usually pain with the first steps after sitting or sleeping. Pain will be in one or both heels, and you may experience tingling or burning in the area, as well, especially along the inside of your heel. ...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

Dr. Susan Wingo Dr. Wingo
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Plantar fasciitis (Tip)

Do use heel lifts to reduce pain for plantar fasciitis. ...See more

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If a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis was correct, would an MRI show tears? I have been treating it for two years with no success and still have extreme pain. The MRI showed only fluid.

If a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis was correct, would an MRI show tears? I have been treating it for two years with no success and still have extreme pain. The MRI showed only fluid.

Plantar fasciitis: If your diagnosis is plantar fasciitis and after 2 years of treatment you have not been helped, then it stands to reason that either the treatment is innappropriate for you or the diagnosis may need to be more comprehensive then just your foot problem. Generally, patients who do not heal through conventional therapies need to take a very close look at their immune system. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. Is it ok for me to continue day to day activities like gentle slow walking to grocery shops, etc?

I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. Is it ok for me to continue day to day activities like gentle slow walking to grocery shops, etc?

Usually not: Plantar fasciitis can be painful, but normal ambulatory activities and stretching exercises are usually beneficial. Like my colleague above stated, it depends on your specific circumstance and treatment modality, so talk to your podiatrist/orthopedist for specific guidelines. ...Read more

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Plantar fasciitis (Tip)

Ice the heal when inflamed (after prolonged standing or walking). Curl the toes to help stretch. ...See more

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How would you know if plantar fasciitis is chronic or not? By the number of episodes w/I a period of time, or is there a test a podiatrist can perform?

Well...: There is a lot a podiatrist can do for plantar fasciitis after evaluating it in person: From prothetic inserts for your shoes, to teaching exercises, to splints, injections and even forms of ultrasound.
You should not panic, and be proactive.
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What is the best insole for your shoes when you have plantar fasciitis?

What is the best insole for your shoes when you have plantar fasciitis?

Various: There are various insoles that work for a wide variety of patients. Some athletes require a custom molded orthotic that is stiffer and more supportive. Some elderly patients require a softer more cushioned arch support that is prefabricated. Many of the insoles sold in stores are not worth the money and have little support for many people. See your foot doctor for the best insole for you. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Plantar fasciitis (Tip)

It hurts more in the morning then it does later on in the day usually. ...See more

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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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What to do if I have plantar fasciitis and this ligament was so inflamed that it showed up in the x-ray. What does this mean?

What to do if I have plantar fasciitis and this ligament was so inflamed that it showed up in the x-ray. What does this mean?

Thickening: There may be severe thickening or even calcification within the plantar fascia. Best to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Plantar fasciitis (Tip)

It's wise to get second opinions from a podiatrist or orthopedist, and also an osteopathic physician. ...See 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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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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Is there a treatment for plantar fasciitis?

YES!!!: It is very common, treated by podiatrists every day.
Injection and custom orthotics usually works fastest.
Other options include physical therapy, night splint, oral anti-inflammatory like NSAID or steroid, cast or boot immobilization, stretching, icing, ultrasound, and even surgical repair. ...Read more

Dr. Susan Wingo Dr. Wingo
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Plantar fasciitis (Tip)

Do use heel lifts to reduce pain. ...See 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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Plantar fasciitis (Tip)

Wearing orthotics or arch supports may be helpful. ...See more

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What can I do to get rid of plantar fasciitis?

What can I do to get rid of plantar fasciitis?

Protocol...: I'd say 98% of my plantar fascitis patients respond to non-surgical treatments... Rest, supportive insoles, rx orthotics, otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve), prescription nsaid's, steroid injections, prp injections, physical therapy, etc... If all else fails... Surgery. ...Read more

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How can you prevent plantar fasciitis?

Stretching exercises: Stretching exercises, not walking barefoot, good lace supportive shoe gear and arch supports (orthotics) if necessary. ...Read more

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Plantar fasciitis (Tip)

The bone spur itself is rarely the problem. It is typically a sign of arthritis or plantar fasciitis. ...See 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