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What are the treatment options for plantar fasciitis?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Plantar fasciitis
There are a range of treatment options and all should incorporate a good stretching regimen.
Treatment recommended may also include physical therapy, orthotics, injections and rarely surgery. For more information, visit: http://www.Foothealthfacts.Org/footankleinfo/heel-pain.Htm.

In brief: Plantar fasciitis
There are a range of treatment options and all should incorporate a good stretching regimen.
Treatment recommended may also include physical therapy, orthotics, injections and rarely surgery. For more information, visit: http://www.Foothealthfacts.Org/footankleinfo/heel-pain.Htm.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many treatments
Treatments for plantar fasciitis include (from conservative to more aggressive): stretching (in the am before any weight bearing), massage or physical therapy, arch supporting insoles, anti-inflammatory medications, night splints, cortisone injection, and surgery.
See your family doctor, orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist for your specific treatment.

In brief: Many treatments
Treatments for plantar fasciitis include (from conservative to more aggressive): stretching (in the am before any weight bearing), massage or physical therapy, arch supporting insoles, anti-inflammatory medications, night splints, cortisone injection, and surgery.
See your family doctor, orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist for your specific treatment.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hot or cold.
From the moment your fascia became injured, your body began to go into a healing mode.
All the time that you are continuing to do your normal activity, you are increasing the demand on the tissue to heal. Eventually the healing can't keep up and now you have pain. You must close the gap between damage and healing. Stretching the tissue and applying ice is one way to go. Heat, elevation the other

In brief: Hot or cold.
From the moment your fascia became injured, your body began to go into a healing mode.
All the time that you are continuing to do your normal activity, you are increasing the demand on the tissue to heal. Eventually the healing can't keep up and now you have pain. You must close the gap between damage and healing. Stretching the tissue and applying ice is one way to go. Heat, elevation the other
Dr. Scott Keith
Dr. Scott Keith
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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 for dosing). #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. Very few people go on to surgery, but it is a possible treatment.

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 for dosing). #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. Very few people go on to surgery, but it is a possible treatment.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: There are many
Some include, orthotics or arch supports, radial wave or shock wave treatments.
Achilles tendon stretches, rolling your foot over a frozen water bottle, antiinflammatories, sometimes injections may help. If you try some of these and still have pain see a podiatrist or orthopod.

In brief: There are many
Some include, orthotics or arch supports, radial wave or shock wave treatments.
Achilles tendon stretches, rolling your foot over a frozen water bottle, antiinflammatories, sometimes injections may help. If you try some of these and still have pain see a podiatrist or orthopod.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine
In brief: Treatment
http://www.aidmyplantar.com/plantar-fasciitis/plantar-fasciitis-surgery-rehabilitation.
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In brief: Treatment
http://www.aidmyplantar.com/plantar-fasciitis/plantar-fasciitis-surgery-rehabilitation.
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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Dr. Clarence Lyons
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In brief: Plantar fascitis
Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of the foot.
Txs include rigid arch support to decrease the pull of the fascia, combined with antiinflammatory medication (oral and/or injectable) to reduce the inflammation. A partial release may be done surgically in chronic cases that dont respond.

In brief: Plantar fascitis
Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of the foot.
Txs include rigid arch support to decrease the pull of the fascia, combined with antiinflammatory medication (oral and/or injectable) to reduce the inflammation. A partial release may be done surgically in chronic cases that dont respond.
Dr. Gerard Kerbleski
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