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Is taping with plantar facitis still effective with bone spurs present?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes

Plantar fasciitis can respond to taping of the arch and foot despite the presence of a bone spur. Many times the pain and discomfort of plantar fasciitis comes not from the bone spur itself, but from the straining of the plantar fascia (the band of ligaments that go from the heel to the forefoot.
) taping is certainly worth a try but be sure to consult with your physician to confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Yes

Plantar fasciitis can respond to taping of the arch and foot despite the presence of a bone spur. Many times the pain and discomfort of plantar fasciitis comes not from the bone spur itself, but from the straining of the plantar fascia (the band of ligaments that go from the heel to the forefoot.
) taping is certainly worth a try but be sure to consult with your physician to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Daily AM non-weight bearing stretching. Use a bath towel, do it BEFORE getting out of bed every AM.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
still recommended to stretch every morning before any weight bearing

In brief: Better to use insole

Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www.
Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist.

In brief: Better to use insole

Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www.
Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist.
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. Eric Silvers
Podiatry

In brief: Yes

Taping is a good conservative way of treating plantar fasciitis with or without bone spurs present.

In brief: Yes

Taping is a good conservative way of treating plantar fasciitis with or without bone spurs present.
Dr. Eric Silvers
Dr. Eric Silvers
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes.

Taping is effective for taking stress off the plantar fascia and allowing it to heal.
But it should be done in conjunction with a stretching and strengthening regimen.

In brief: Yes.

Taping is effective for taking stress off the plantar fascia and allowing it to heal.
But it should be done in conjunction with a stretching and strengthening regimen.
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
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