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Besides ice and stretching, what can u do for plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
9 doctors agree

In brief: A lot of things

Using anti-inflammotry medications could helpful, using insert in the shoes could help and injection of steroids could help and last the surgery to release it could be very helpful.

In brief: A lot of things

Using anti-inflammotry medications could helpful, using insert in the shoes could help and injection of steroids could help and last the surgery to release it could be very helpful.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
Try the heel cup- Tusa is very good. Also, sleeping in the stretch sock helps.
Dr. Carlos Rojas
A night splint and custom made orthotics are also part of a comprehensive treatment plan.
Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Rest

Plantar fasciitis is a common overuse injury in addition to stretching(i recommend non weight bearing stretching) and icing: antiinflammatories, night splints, no barefoot, good shoes and supports at all times when ambulating and no weight bearing fitness activity.
The less you are on your feet, the better. Visit apma.Org. Dr l.

In brief: Rest

Plantar fasciitis is a common overuse injury in addition to stretching(i recommend non weight bearing stretching) and icing: antiinflammatories, night splints, no barefoot, good shoes and supports at all times when ambulating and no weight bearing fitness activity.
The less you are on your feet, the better. Visit apma.Org. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Jodee Brown
Podiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: A lot

There are quite a few treatments available for foot pain resulting from plantar fasciitis; namely corticosteroid injections, padding/strapping, custom orthotics, physical therapy, massage, ultrasound therapy etc.
Several treatments can be used in combination depending on your specific issues.

In brief: A lot

There are quite a few treatments available for foot pain resulting from plantar fasciitis; namely corticosteroid injections, padding/strapping, custom orthotics, physical therapy, massage, ultrasound therapy etc.
Several treatments can be used in combination depending on your specific issues.
Dr. Jodee Brown
Dr. Jodee Brown
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
acupuncture and Gua Sha too.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
3 doctors agree

In brief: Orhtotics

The most common cause of heel pain or plantar fasciitis is abnormal mechanics causing stress along the plantar fascia.
The best way to control abnormal mechanics is by using a over the counter or custom orthotic. A semi-rigid device proves to be the most beneficial. Go to www.Eastpennfoot.Com and request a copy of our heel pain report or book heel pain 101.

In brief: Orhtotics

The most common cause of heel pain or plantar fasciitis is abnormal mechanics causing stress along the plantar fascia.
The best way to control abnormal mechanics is by using a over the counter or custom orthotic. A semi-rigid device proves to be the most beneficial. Go to www.Eastpennfoot.Com and request a copy of our heel pain report or book heel pain 101.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Many things

Orthotics to take pressure off the plantar fascii.
Cortisone injections' physical therapy extra corporeal activation therapy (epat).

In brief: Many things

Orthotics to take pressure off the plantar fascii.
Cortisone injections' physical therapy extra corporeal activation therapy (epat).
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Combo treatment.

If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes.
#2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area.

In brief: Combo treatment.

If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes.
#2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Massage

Massage is another way to reduce pain and strain and help relieve inflammation

In brief: Massage

Massage is another way to reduce pain and strain and help relieve inflammation
Dr. Kelvin Barry Sr
Dr. Kelvin Barry Sr
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