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How do I know if I have plantar fasciitis or my heel infected?
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Plantar fasciitis.
The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot.
It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. See your podiatrist to rule out stress fracture, infection, or tarsal tunnel syndrome.

In brief: Plantar fasciitis.
The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot.
It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. See your podiatrist to rule out stress fracture, infection, or tarsal tunnel syndrome.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Exam
I would recommend that if there is any question about a potential infection an exam would be the best way to find out.
If plantar fasciitis, then treatment would be ice, stretching, shoe inserts, therapy etc.

In brief: Exam
I would recommend that if there is any question about a potential infection an exam would be the best way to find out.
If plantar fasciitis, then treatment would be ice, stretching, shoe inserts, therapy etc.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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Dr. Michael Wynn
Podiatry
In brief: Heel pain
You need to see a specialist, he is trained to examine and test you, to find out.
... Don't guess at the difference....See a doctor.

In brief: Heel pain
You need to see a specialist, he is trained to examine and test you, to find out.
... Don't guess at the difference....See a doctor.
Dr. Michael Wynn
Dr. Michael Wynn
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