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What exercises should I do while recovering from plantar fasciitis?
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In brief: Stretching
Any exercise you can do seated is ok.

In brief: Stretching
Any exercise you can do seated is ok.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Stretching Exercises
The mainstay of treatment for plantar fasciitis is stretching.
You should do this daily. You may need to sleep in a splint designed for this. You may need to use flexible band, do toe risers, roll foot on frozen can of liquid, and perhaps see a physical therapist. Stretch, stretch, stretch!

In brief: Stretching Exercises
The mainstay of treatment for plantar fasciitis is stretching.
You should do this daily. You may need to sleep in a splint designed for this. You may need to use flexible band, do toe risers, roll foot on frozen can of liquid, and perhaps see a physical therapist. Stretch, stretch, stretch!
Dr. Danny Proffitt
Dr. Danny Proffitt
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Combo treatment.
The more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes.
#2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: icing (10 min at a time). #5: stretching your foot and calf (keep your knee straight and your heels on the ground, don't bounce, and hold the stretch for 60 seconds). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections.

In brief: Combo treatment.
The more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes.
#2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: icing (10 min at a time). #5: stretching your foot and calf (keep your knee straight and your heels on the ground, don't bounce, and hold the stretch for 60 seconds). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections.
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Brynn Ewen
Podiatry
In brief: Calf stretches
Calf stretches are the best exercises to prevent recurrence of plantar fasciitis.

In brief: Calf stretches
Calf stretches are the best exercises to prevent recurrence of plantar fasciitis.
Dr. Brynn Ewen
Dr. Brynn Ewen
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