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What was the treatment of plantar fasciitis in the 1800s?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: No way to know
This diagnosis was not documented at that time.
One possibility is that before the advent of cushioned shoes, people had stronger intrinsic foot muscles, making this condition less prevalent. It is also possible that there were other more debilitating problems that took precedent.

In brief: No way to know
This diagnosis was not documented at that time.
One possibility is that before the advent of cushioned shoes, people had stronger intrinsic foot muscles, making this condition less prevalent. It is also possible that there were other more debilitating problems that took precedent.
Dr. Lauren Elson
Dr. Lauren Elson
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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No way to know
This diagnosis was not documented at that time.
One possibility is that before the advent of cushioned shoes, people had stronger intrinsic foot muscles, making this condition less prevalent. It is also possible that there were other more debilitating problems that took precedent.

In brief: No way to know
This diagnosis was not documented at that time.
One possibility is that before the advent of cushioned shoes, people had stronger intrinsic foot muscles, making this condition less prevalent. It is also possible that there were other more debilitating problems that took precedent.
Dr. Lauren Elson
Dr. Lauren Elson
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: Unknown
Plantar fasciitis was likely not a recognized entity at that time.
It is likely that with poor footwear and hard labor that many people suffered from what we now call plantar fasciitis. I don't have any information on the treatments at that time.

In brief: Unknown
Plantar fasciitis was likely not a recognized entity at that time.
It is likely that with poor footwear and hard labor that many people suffered from what we now call plantar fasciitis. I don't have any information on the treatments at that time.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Nolan Segal
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: None
Unlikely that plantar fasciitis was specifically diagnosed and treated as such in the 1800's.

In brief: None
Unlikely that plantar fasciitis was specifically diagnosed and treated as such in the 1800's.
Dr. Nolan Segal
Dr. Nolan Segal
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