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When You Have Acute Plantar Fasciitis Should You Rest Your Foot
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: Activity and stretching are recommeneded.Get a more detailed answer ›
Plantar Fasciitis for 3 years, tried ice, rest, stretching and PT. wear superfeet insoles everyday. now have pttd. Would a walking cast help
It may help: A walking cast is a non surgical treatment for Plantar Fascitis and it can be used if ice,rest,streching and others are not successful. Havivg acast can cause some weakening of muscles and one may need may need rehab PT to gain the strength back Talk to your Podiatrist if it will work for you ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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