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What is the best remedy for my heel pain (plantar fasciitis)?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Stretching

Stretching is a good start but you may also need anti-inflamatorices, injections, support, or shock wave therapy.
Consult a podiatrist.

In brief: Stretching

Stretching is a good start but you may also need anti-inflamatorices, injections, support, or shock wave therapy.
Consult a podiatrist.
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
3 doctors agree

In brief: Heel pain

Stretching exercises, very very often and persistence will pay off but must be sure it is plantar fasciitis.

In brief: Heel pain

Stretching exercises, very very often and persistence will pay off but must be sure it is plantar fasciitis.
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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Plantar Fasciitis

Stretching calf including the use of night splint.
Intrinsic muscle strengthening of foot. Antiinflammatory and ice. Accommodative splint or orthotic. The use of injection therapy including cortisone, prolotherapy, or platelet rich plasma may all be used for conservative therapy. If still symptomatic consider surgery.

In brief: Plantar Fasciitis

Stretching calf including the use of night splint.
Intrinsic muscle strengthening of foot. Antiinflammatory and ice. Accommodative splint or orthotic. The use of injection therapy including cortisone, prolotherapy, or platelet rich plasma may all be used for conservative therapy. If still symptomatic consider surgery.
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Combo treatment.

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.

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.
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Dr. James Amis
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Stretch your calves

Here is the straight up answer. Stretch your calves 3 min.
3 times everyday and you will get over it. Everything else you try might make it feel better, but when it comes to correcting the cause, your tight calves, all else is just busy work and expensive. Stretch your calves, save your feet. Onestretch.Com.

In brief: Stretch your calves

Here is the straight up answer. Stretch your calves 3 min.
3 times everyday and you will get over it. Everything else you try might make it feel better, but when it comes to correcting the cause, your tight calves, all else is just busy work and expensive. Stretch your calves, save your feet. Onestretch.Com.
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Dr. Sammy Masri
Sports Medicine

In brief: Stretching in the AM

If stretching does not alleviate the pain platelet rich plasma injections are used for advanced cases.

In brief: Stretching in the AM

If stretching does not alleviate the pain platelet rich plasma injections are used for advanced cases.
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