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How can you treat plantar fasciitis?

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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry

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.

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.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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In brief: Stretching inserts

Stretching mid arch with golf ball start gently and use more pressure avoid ball and heel of foot.
Otc Motrin if no his of cardiovascular heart problems liver or stomach problems, get otc arch supports. If still symptomatic see podiatrist.

In brief: Stretching inserts

Stretching mid arch with golf ball start gently and use more pressure avoid ball and heel of foot.
Otc Motrin if no his of cardiovascular heart problems liver or stomach problems, get otc arch supports. If still symptomatic see podiatrist.
Dr. Marshall Solomon
Dr. Marshall Solomon
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: Start with ice

Achilles' tendon stretches, rolling a frozen water bottle under your arch while sitting, wearing arch supports, if pain persists see a podiatrist.

In brief: Start with ice

Achilles' tendon stretches, rolling a frozen water bottle under your arch while sitting, wearing arch supports, if pain persists see a podiatrist.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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