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What is the best way to treat plantar fasciitis?
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
3 doctors agree
In brief: Stretching, inserts
Plantar fasciitis is best treated with stretching exercises (heelcord and plantar fascia) as well as inserts (viscoelastic heel cups or otc orthotics) and activity modification and nsaids may help.
Pf is an overuse problem results in ligament degeneration. Some cases will require more aggressive treatment.

In brief: Stretching, inserts
Plantar fasciitis is best treated with stretching exercises (heelcord and plantar fascia) as well as inserts (viscoelastic heel cups or otc orthotics) and activity modification and nsaids may help.
Pf is an overuse problem results in ligament degeneration. Some cases will require more aggressive treatment.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Plantar fascilitis
Depends on the cause and the health of the patient.
Most problems are due to repetitive stress on the plantar fascia from exercise in poor fitted shoes if this is the case then see a sports doctor about your problem for diagnosis and treatment.

In brief: Plantar fascilitis
Depends on the cause and the health of the patient.
Most problems are due to repetitive stress on the plantar fascia from exercise in poor fitted shoes if this is the case then see a sports doctor about your problem for diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Dr. Albert Pizzo
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
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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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
In brief: Many
Arch supports, night splints, antiinflammatories, achilles tendon stretches, ice, see a podiatrist if pain persists.

In brief: Many
Arch supports, night splints, antiinflammatories, achilles tendon stretches, ice, see a podiatrist if pain persists.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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