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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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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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I've got plantar fasciitis & need arch support. But i hate shoes! any suggestions?

I've got plantar fasciitis & need arch support. But i hate shoes! any suggestions?

Fascitis: Stretch the calf muscles and planar fascie continuously. Shoes obviously play a major part of treatment. Cryotherapy is an alternative to treat the condition as well. ...Read more

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Whats the best insoles and shoe for plantar fasciitis foot arch pain? Don't have benefits for orthotics so wanting to try a cheaper option first.

Whats the best insoles and shoe for plantar fasciitis foot arch pain? Don't have benefits for orthotics so wanting to try a cheaper option first.

Not so easy.: A very sensible approach. The problem is that the arch support design is really dependent on your foot structure. Without knowing that detail, advice on which support to use is difficult and many times wrong. Some supports are for higher arches and some for lower arches. Some are more flexible than others. Shoes need to have a removable insole so that a better fitting one can be fit. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a tight plantar fasciitis cause a high arched foot?

Is it possible that a tight plantar fasciitis cause a high arched foot?

Plantar fascia: A tight plantar fascia will not cause you to have a high arched foot. This is a boney configuration. ...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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Swollen and painful sole from arch to heel. Seems plantar fasciitis. Icing and stretching helped. Is hiking / walking recommended? What else?

Swollen and painful sole from arch to heel. Seems plantar fasciitis. Icing and stretching helped. Is hiking / walking recommended? What else?

Plantar fascitis: Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of the foot. Txs include rigid arch support to decrease the pull of the fascia, combined with antiinflammatory medication (oral and/or injectable) to reduce the inflammation. Non weight bearing activity while recovering. ...Read more

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How can I help treat plantar fasciitis without using steroids. Also I have a high arch and I am underweight.

How can I help treat plantar fasciitis without using steroids. Also I have a high arch and I am underweight.

Plantar Fasciitis: Stretching calf including the use of night splint. Intrinsic muscle strengthening of foot. Antiinflammatory and ice. Accommodative splint or orthotic. The use of injection therapy including prolotherapy, or platelet rich plasma may all be used for conservative therapy. If still symptomatic consider surgery. ...Read more

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Tried going w/o custom orthotics for a day. Could barely walk-arch pain the next day. Sound like plantar fasciitis? I'm diagnosed but don't understand

Tried going w/o custom orthotics for a day. Could barely walk-arch pain the next day. Sound like plantar fasciitis? I'm diagnosed but don't understand

Wear orthotics: The orthotics keep your foot in better alignment and give you support. If you don't wear them and also walk in shoes with little support like flats, then you're basically re-injuring your fascia. This process brings back the inflammation and pain ...Read more

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