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When you have acute plantar fasciitis should you rest the foot elevated or down?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.....

In brief: 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.....
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan
Thank
Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: No difference

Healing will occur regardless of whether it is elevated.
The effect of elevation is more upon swelling than on healing. Excessive swelling is a different matter, but is not as common with plantar fasciitis.

In brief: No difference

Healing will occur regardless of whether it is elevated.
The effect of elevation is more upon swelling than on healing. Excessive swelling is a different matter, but is not as common with plantar fasciitis.
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu
Thank
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