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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, 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'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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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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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 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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