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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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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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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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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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I have an extremely sore heel, not the sole (plantar fasciitis) or achilles, but the actual heel bone. What could this be?

Heel pain: There are a number of reasons for heel pain. Most common being plantar facsiitis. If it is the calcaneous (heel bone) it may be a stress fracture or a bone bruise. There are some arthritic conditions that can cause this problem. Best to have it checked out by your local podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How is plantar fasciitis (pain in feet) treated?

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 ?

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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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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