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What is the usual time frame for recovery from plantar fasciitis?

What is the usual time frame for recovery from plantar fasciitis?

About 4 weeks: If you treat it well with ice packs, rest and antiinflammatories, the minimum time to attain wellness is about 4weeks minimum. So, hang in there. See what activities you were involved in and try to avoid or minimize them as much as possible. ...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 just had plantar fasciitis surgery. How long will the recovery time be?

I've just had plantar fasciitis surgery. How long will the recovery time be?

Ask your sugeon: I am kind of surprised this question would be asked after the surgery and not before. All doctors have different protocols. You did not mention if you are on crutches, in a cast, in a splint, allowed to walk? Did you have the plantar fascia cut? Was a bone spur resected as well? All this info would be needed to know. Without knowing i would tell you 6-8 weeks. But that depends on many variables. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting recurring plantar fasciitis all the time?

Why do I keep getting recurring plantar fasciitis all the time?

NEED FOR SUPPORT!: Most shoes aren't that bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons (posterior tibial tendon dysfunction leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the feet, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Could I have plantar fasciitis and metatarsalagia at the same time?

Yes: You can have more than one foot problem at the same time especially if you compensate for your heel pain by walking on the ball of your foot. ...Read more

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Can plantar fasciitis come on in one day all of the sudden, or does it slowly build up over time?

Varies: Plantar fascia is thick fibrous band of connective tissue originating on the bottom surface of the calcaneus (heel bone) and extending along sole of the foot towards the toes. Usually gradual.I personally had sudden plantar fasciti.S walking off curb of a street. Most people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps after sitting or standing a long time.High and flat arches. ...Read more

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Can you have gout and plantar fasciitis at the same time?

Can you have gout and plantar fasciitis at the same time?

Absolutely: There is no rule that says you can only have one disease or illness at a time. Sometimes it is difficult to determine which disease is causing what symptom, however. ...Read more

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Tried NSAIDS for plantar fasciitis pain which offered no relief. Is time and ice the best medicine to treat?

Tried NSAIDS for plantar fasciitis pain which offered no relief. Is time and ice the best medicine to treat?

Time & ice: are excellent to use for plantar fasciitis. I also highly recommend stretching at least 3x/day, massaging the area with an anti-inflammatory (natural or prescribed), wearing supportive shoes, not going barefoot when walking, and refraining from aerobics or jogging for around 6 weeks! NSAIDS and local steroid injections can be used, however not always needed. Surgery is not typical. Get better! ...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?

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 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. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis on my left heel. It started 6 weeks ago after running a series of sprints with "barefoot" shoes. I typically do sprint workout 3 times a week with better padding. Since it has not healed How long to discontinue sprinting?

I have plantar fasciitis on my left heel.  It started 6 weeks ago after running a series of sprints with "barefoot" shoes. I typically do sprint workout 3 times a week with better padding.  Since it has not healed  How long to discontinue sprinting?

Ask your doctor: especially if your not healing well. Get a second opinion from a podiatrist to see what the cause is. If calcification's present from a heel spur, then you may need to have it lasered. Probably won't go away on its own. Always get 2nd opinion. You may have more going on than you think! So see a doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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