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What are other alternatives to ibuprofen and steroid injections when treating plantar fasciitis?

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In brief: Orthotics, Stretches

Orthotics and calf muscle stretching.

In brief: Orthotics, Stretches

Orthotics and calf muscle stretching.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
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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 (like ibuprofen--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. Eswt is also an option.

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 (like ibuprofen--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. Eswt is also an option.
Dr. Libby Putnam
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