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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, 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

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
475 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, 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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Treating 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
2 Min, Daily for 3 Weeks
Use a frozen water bottle to ice and massage the heel/arch
5 Min, 3x day for 3 Weeks
Avoid flat shoes or walking barefoot
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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

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Dr. Susan Wingo Dr. Wingo
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Treating 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.

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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Treating Plantar Fasciitis (Tip)

Treating Plantar Fasciitis

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