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I have plantar fasciitis and my heel and arch hurts but now the side of my foot hurts as well. Is this unusual?

I have plantar fasciitis and my heel and arch hurts but now the side of my foot hurts as well. Is this unusual?

NO: You're walking differently to avoid the painful area, thus putting undue pressure on other areas of the foot. ...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 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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While running, the inside of my foot on the bottom left side below my heel starting hurting suddenly. Could it be plantar fasciitis?

While running, the inside of my foot on the bottom left side below my heel starting hurting suddenly. Could it be plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis.: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. ...Read more

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I recently had endoscopic surgery for plantar fasciitis, now I have numbness in my foot, across the heel and down the side of my foot, what's going on?

I recently had endoscopic surgery for plantar fasciitis, now I have numbness in my foot, across the heel and down the side of my foot, what's going on?

Local nerve: Bruising, pressure, inflammation, infection, may have damaged the local cutaneous nerve.
See your surgeon.
Did the numbness occur immediately or delayed?
Local swelling, temperature, redness? ...Read more

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GP said plantar fasciitis, but I've no heel pain, and it doesn't hurt first thing in the morning. Foot arch hurts, lateral side of feet starts hurting?

GP said plantar fasciitis, but I've no heel pain, and it doesn't hurt first thing in the morning. Foot arch hurts, lateral side of feet starts hurting?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is typically plantar heel pain normally first step out of bed in morning or getting up from rest. Pain in the arch can often be posterior tibial tendinitis. Pain on the outside of the ankle and foot could relate to the perineal tendons. ...Read more

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I have heel pain on the right side of my left heel. Hurts even when resting. It's on the bone so doesn't seem like plantar fasciitis. What could it be?

I have heel pain on the right side of my left heel. Hurts even when resting. It's on the bone so doesn't seem like plantar fasciitis. What could it be?

Varies: There are a number of other possibilities, the more common of which include tarsal tunnel syndrome, a calcanesl stress fracture, a tendinitis of the Achilles' tendon to name a few. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What to do if I have plantar fasciitis, how can I help my feet not hurt so badly?

What to do if I have plantar fasciitis, how can I help my feet not hurt so badly?

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. A partial release may be done surgically in chronic cases that don't respond. ...Read more

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I've had plantar fasciitis for 3 yrs in both feet and have tried everything, is there a cure?

I've had plantar fasciitis for 3 yrs in both feet and have tried everything, is there a cure?

ESWT.: If you've tried supportive shoes, inserts, icing, stretching, and oral antiinflammatories for 6-8 weeks straight, you may need cortisone injections or physical therapy. Check in your area to see if eswt (sound wave therapy) is available, and in rare cases some people do require surgery. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I have tried everything and my feet still hurt! What can I do!

I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I have tried everything and my feet still hurt! What can I do!

Exercise orthotics: I hope for your sake that you have not done everything that you can do. Initial treatment of plantar fasciitis includes orthotics and firm soled shoes. Rehabilitation can also be quite helpful in includes stretching of the hamstring and achilles as well as strengthening of the small muscles in the foot. Please see http://www. Eorthopod. Com/videos/plantar-fasciitis. ...Read more

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I was bitten several months ago, reaction bright red on feet, on fire, peeled several times. I am experiencing plantar fasciitis, is this from bite?

I was bitten several months ago, reaction bright red on feet, on fire, peeled several times. I am experiencing plantar fasciitis, is this from bite?

Not likely.: If they are at all related, it would likely be due to the way you have been walking. After the bite, if you were in pain, you would have changed your gait to compensate for the irritated area. You may have strained the arch and heel and caused plantar fasciitis to develop. (but most likely they are entirely separate.). ...Read more

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How is plantar fasciitis (pain in feet) treated?

Plantar Fascitis: Stretch every morning your achilles tendon. Also if you have some spare time during the day stretch some more. Wear shoes with a heel. It will take some of the stresses off the achilles tendon. Also take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
Plantar fascitis can often take a year to treat. Surgery is almost never necessary. ...Read more

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I'm having foot pain. Could it be plantar fasciitis?

I'm having foot pain. Could it be plantar fasciitis?

It could: Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for arch and heel pain in the boot of the heel. If in back of the heel, it could be achilles tendonitis or bursitis. If pain is strictly under the heel it may be bursitis.

Other causes of heel pain can be tarsal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, a stress fracture, referred nerve pain among others. ...Read more

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Should I apply pure DMSO to my feet for plantar fasciitis?

Doesn't treat it: Plantar fasciitis is a ligament inflammation that is deep inside your heel. Topical medications (or the latest fad) doesn't treat the actual disease but masks the pain caused by the pathology. It may temporarily mask the pain, but the "old school" method of actually treating the cause of the pain works better. I hope this was informative. ...Read more

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What to do if I have foot pain. Could it be plantar fasciitis?

What to do if I have foot pain. Could it be plantar fasciitis?

Heel pain?: Planner fasciitis is a very specific problem. It has classic symptoms. The most classic symptom is heel pain, on the inside bottom of your heel, that's worse following periods of rest. Like when you get up in the morning. So if that's what you have, yes you have plantar fasciitis. See you local area podiatrist who will have lots of options. ...Read more

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When you have acute plantar fasciitis should you rest your foot?

When you have acute plantar fasciitis should you rest your foot?

Depends: If you have a small tear in the ligament, then rest will help. But inflammation of the fascia can be better treated (methods that allow you to continue activity).... See a specialist for options and a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I've had plantar fasciitis on my foot for over a year! Is there a solution?

Yes: There are many things to try to treat it. It depends OB what you have tried so far. You will need to go to a podiatrist. ...Read more

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When you have acute plantar fasciitis should you rest the foot elevated or down?

When you have acute plantar fasciitis should you rest the foot elevated or down?

Your choice: Whatever makes you feel better. If you have been on it all day then its time to elevate and ice. If you have been asleep and get up then its time to stretch and heat it..... ...Read more

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What exactly is the worst thing that can happen to my foot from plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasaciitis: You could get a tear in the fascia and or develope chronic pain in the arch that prevents you from walking without pain. Its easy to treat in most cases. I would see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I think I have case of plantar fasciitis, just did various foot stretches, rolled bottle of ice under foot, etc. Why did it make pain way worse?

I think I have case of plantar fasciitis, just did various foot stretches, rolled bottle of ice under foot, etc. Why did it make pain way worse?

Easy does it: Why you ask. Because everything you described doing to you foot merely added more injury to an already inflamed (injured fascia). The area must be allowed to calm down. You can help it by applying heat, Staying off it as much as you can. Do not go barefoot for any reason. As the inflammation subsides and the damaged tissue begins to heal you can take an NSAID to speed things up. ...Read more

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I think I have plantar fasciitis in my left foot. What can I do to heal it, I must keep working I'm a mover. Am I risking further/more serious injury?

I think I have plantar fasciitis in my left foot. What can I do to heal it, I must keep working I'm a mover. Am I risking further/more serious injury?

Shoe inserts: Calf stretches against the wall with the knee in extension as well as massaging or stretching the planter fascia with a tennis ball can work quite well ...Read more

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Is there correlation between flat feet and plantar fasciitis?

Is there correlation between flat feet and plantar fasciitis?

Yes!: A flat foot causes increased stresses along the arch, which over-stretches the plantar fascia and causes tearing away from the heel bone, which leads to inflammation and pain. There are many excellent treatments to help with current pain as well as to help prevent the pain in the future. I recommend you see a podiatrist, there are many in the DFW area. My office is in McKinney, Tx. ...Read more

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I have all the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, but I don't even have flat feet?

I have all the symptoms of plantar fasciitis, but I don't even have flat feet?

Don't have to: To get plantar fasciitis you don't have to have flat feet. Any one can get it more common in diabetics, it is due to inflammatory changes in plantar fascia it causes severe pain while walking, steroid injection may help along with distribution of weight with supports. ...Read more

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What do I do if I have plantar fasciitis in my left foot and orthotics aren't working?

Be patient: Orthotics treat the actual cause of the condition, which is a small correction in the alignment of the foot bones. This can take several weeks to months to work, assuming they were made correctly. Have you rested? Stretched? Physical therapy is excellent. If worst pain is in morning, a night splint should be used. If you have had treatment for 5-6 months, consider shock wave or topaz. ...Read more

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What should you do if you think you have Plantar fasciitis. I have very severe pain in my foot?

Be seen: If you have "very severe pain" in your foot, I would probably be seen first just to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other potential causes of severe foot pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take to have newly made orthotics adjusted to your feet for treatment of plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis: With orthotics it is necseeary to build up to full use - usually over 5-7 days. Then it may take 4-6 weeks to realize pain relief. Be patient, but don't let the time slip by either. If either seems to be taking too long see you podiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have chronic plantar fasciitis. Throughout the course of the day my feet goes numb. Is that normal or should I be worried?

See a Podiatrist: I suggest you see a podiatrist for an evaluation. You may or may not have numbness due to plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis associated with overpronation may cause swelling or pressure on the plantar nerves thus causing numbness. You may have other medical problems which may also be causing numbness, such as, diabetes. Get it checked! ...Read more

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I have insane foot and knee clickin/popping and light pain, plantar fasciitis?

Foot / knee clicking: There are several reasons that this can be. There is no way of knowing from this exchange but you do not have to remain in the dark or put up with it.
Most of the time it is related to inflimation, poor alignment, sprain/strain or even a partial tendon tear.
Go see your podiatrist or orthopedic doctor and in the meantime avoid activities that hurt or bother the areas.
Good luck. ...Read more