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I've had plantar fasciitis on my foot for over a year! is there a solution?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Johnnie Alston
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Combo treatment.

If you have plantar fasciitis, 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 (eswt is great for chronic cases).

In brief: Combo treatment.

If you have plantar fasciitis, 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 (eswt is great for chronic cases).
Dr. Libby Putnam
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2 doctors agree

In brief: See a doctor

You need professional help to determine the cause and treatment which may include surgery after a year of trouble.

In brief: See a doctor

You need professional help to determine the cause and treatment which may include surgery after a year of trouble.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
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In brief: There can be

...Plantar fasciitis can usually be resolved within 6 months via conservative care.
Starting with means of support such as taping, a good orthotic, adding on stretching, ice/massage, oral or injectable antiinflammatory medications. If necessary, laser therapy, shockwave treatments, up to the occasional need for surgery.

In brief: There can be

...Plantar fasciitis can usually be resolved within 6 months via conservative care.
Starting with means of support such as taping, a good orthotic, adding on stretching, ice/massage, oral or injectable antiinflammatory medications. If necessary, laser therapy, shockwave treatments, up to the occasional need for surgery.
Dr. Brandon Macy
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In brief: Protocol...

I'd say 98% of my plantar fascitis patients respond to non-surgical treatments.
.. Rest, supportive insoles, rx orthotics, otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve), prescription nsaid's, steroid injections, prp injections, physical therapy, etc... If all else fails... Surgery.

In brief: Protocol...

I'd say 98% of my plantar fascitis patients respond to non-surgical treatments.
.. Rest, supportive insoles, rx orthotics, otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve), prescription nsaid's, steroid injections, prp injections, physical therapy, etc... If all else fails... Surgery.
Dr. David Hettinger
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