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When treating plantar fasciitis do you have to stay off of your feet completely?

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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Activity and stretching are recommeneded.

In brief: No

Activity and stretching are recommeneded.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Usually not

Plantar fasciitis can be painful, but normal ambulatory activities and stretching exercises are usually beneficial.
Like my colleague above stated, it depends on your specific circumstance and treatment modality, so talk to your podiatrist/orthopedist for specific guidelines.

In brief: Usually not

Plantar fasciitis can be painful, but normal ambulatory activities and stretching exercises are usually beneficial.
Like my colleague above stated, it depends on your specific circumstance and treatment modality, so talk to your podiatrist/orthopedist for specific guidelines.
Dr. Joseph Newman
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
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In brief: What treatment...

...Are you currently exploring? If you are going the antiinflammatory route, with cortisone injections and oral drugs like ibuprofen, then you want to rest as much as possible.
If you're doing physical therapy and eswt, those work with your inflammation processes, and you can continue to be active during treatment.

In brief: What treatment...

...Are you currently exploring? If you are going the antiinflammatory route, with cortisone injections and oral drugs like ibuprofen, then you want to rest as much as possible.
If you're doing physical therapy and eswt, those work with your inflammation processes, and you can continue to be active during treatment.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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In brief: Non weight bearing

No. Actually, it is important to be active but not to excess.
This condition often worsens from long periods off the feet.

In brief: Non weight bearing

No. Actually, it is important to be active but not to excess.
This condition often worsens from long periods off the feet.
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry

In brief: Not Completely.

Not necessarily, but a reduction in the time on you feet will certainly help.
Trying to last it out usually just makes thing worse and lengthens your recovery time.

In brief: Not Completely.

Not necessarily, but a reduction in the time on you feet will certainly help.
Trying to last it out usually just makes thing worse and lengthens your recovery time.
Dr. Scott Keith
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