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I was recently diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I want to know what is the best treatment for this. Also does this condition ever go away?

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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 (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, or eswt if available in your area.

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 (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, or eswt if available in your area.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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In brief: Conservative therapy

There are many treatment options before surgery.
You can use ice, have a podiatrist strap your foot, use heel cups. If this is not helpful you can have orthotics made. Change your shoe gear, etc. Seek a podiatrist for a solution to your pain.

In brief: Conservative therapy

There are many treatment options before surgery.
You can use ice, have a podiatrist strap your foot, use heel cups. If this is not helpful you can have orthotics made. Change your shoe gear, etc. Seek a podiatrist for a solution to your pain.
Dr. Robert Breiner
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Dr. Christopher Ferguson
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Stretching

Stretching exercises help.
Other things such as sleeping in a night splint, orthotics, heel cups and physical therapy can help as well. The condition usually goes away but can return.

In brief: Stretching

Stretching exercises help.
Other things such as sleeping in a night splint, orthotics, heel cups and physical therapy can help as well. The condition usually goes away but can return.
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
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In brief: NEED FOR SUPPORT!

There are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis being a distinct probability) 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: NEED FOR SUPPORT!

There are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis being a distinct probability) 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. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry

In brief: Yes

Yes, 90% of the time it goes away, even without treatment.
The best treatment depends on a lot things, age, activity, pmh because there can be a lot of causes of plantar fasciitis. Start with stretching (doing the wall or runner's stretch) 3x daily for 30 sec each leg. Ice, rest, use antiinflammatory meds and possible otc inserts. If pain continues, seek further assistance from your doctor.

In brief: Yes

Yes, 90% of the time it goes away, even without treatment.
The best treatment depends on a lot things, age, activity, pmh because there can be a lot of causes of plantar fasciitis. Start with stretching (doing the wall or runner's stretch) 3x daily for 30 sec each leg. Ice, rest, use antiinflammatory meds and possible otc inserts. If pain continues, seek further assistance from your doctor.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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In brief: Foot pain

Usually always goes away best treatment for plantar fascitis that does not go away is surgery.

In brief: Foot pain

Usually always goes away best treatment for plantar fascitis that does not go away is surgery.
Dr. Steven Bernstein
Dr. Steven Bernstein
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In brief: Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is treated with stretching, physical therapy & sometimes orthotics.
The condition can resolve-as ling as you stop doing or modify the activities that caused the plantar fasciitis. For example-if it is due to increased weight-then weight loss will help. Increased running-then a decrease in running. Dr george tsatsos anklenfootcenters.

In brief: Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is treated with stretching, physical therapy & sometimes orthotics.
The condition can resolve-as ling as you stop doing or modify the activities that caused the plantar fasciitis. For example-if it is due to increased weight-then weight loss will help. Increased running-then a decrease in running. Dr george tsatsos anklenfootcenters.
Dr. George Tsatsos
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