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What can I do at home to treat plantar fasciitis?

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In brief: Stretching exercise

Use plantar arch stretching exercises with golf ball in mid arch 15 minutes daily.
Get otc inserts, take otc Motrin if no history of heart or GI problems and no allergy. If still symptomatic see podiatrist.

In brief: Stretching exercise

Use plantar arch stretching exercises with golf ball in mid arch 15 minutes daily.
Get otc inserts, take otc Motrin if no history of heart or GI problems and no allergy. If still symptomatic see podiatrist.
Dr. Marshall Solomon
Dr. Marshall Solomon
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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: See below

Ice, stretching, off the shelf orthotics, aleve (naproxen).

In brief: See below

Ice, stretching, off the shelf orthotics, aleve (naproxen).
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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