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When You Have Acute Plantar Fasciitis Should You Rest The Foot Elevated Or Down
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Keep heels elevated: Plantar fasciitis is caused by strain on the attachment to the heel bone(calcaneus). Going barefoot, even only @ night, or wearing any flat shoes, ie., flip flops, sandals, bedroom shoes, etc., can keep enough strain on the plantar fascia to make it hurt. Rest the plantar fascia by wearing a small heeled shoe with all weight bearing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had plantar fasciitis for about 15-16 weeks. I do ice, stretch, nightsplints, massage therapy, exercises, heat, rest, good shoes, custom orthotics? What else
Pain in small spot bottom of foot, toward heel- in morning and walking. Feels like it's pulling from heel up back of my leg too. Plantar fasciitis?
Probably: Plantar fasciitis is typically in the bottom of the heel. Worse in morning and after rest. It can hurt up the leg too from walking differently to compensate. Try ice, Achilles stretches, NSAIDs, orthotics, good shoes. Avoid barefoot and flat shoes without support. See you local podiatrist. It could be this problem or something else. They can help you get better. ...Read more
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