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Can just anyone answer my questions about my plantar fasciitis or do I need podiatrist?
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Many can aswer
Podiatrist have a great amount of experience on the topic.

In brief: Many can aswer
Podiatrist have a great amount of experience on the topic.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See a physician
You want to make sure that you are getting answers to your questions but that you have been properly diagnosed with the right condition.
There are many things that present as heel pain and a foot specialist (ie podiatrist or foot/ankle ortho) can help.

In brief: See a physician
You want to make sure that you are getting answers to your questions but that you have been properly diagnosed with the right condition.
There are many things that present as heel pain and a foot specialist (ie podiatrist or foot/ankle ortho) can help.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Mark Bromson
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not anyone
Assuming you do have plantar fasciitis, there is some good information on the web - you can check the websites for the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons or american orthopaedic foot & ankle society.
If the pain doesn't go away, you can see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon or a podiatrist. Be wary of anyone who doesn't recommend a stretching program as part of the treatment regimen.

In brief: Not anyone
Assuming you do have plantar fasciitis, there is some good information on the web - you can check the websites for the american academy of orthopaedic surgeons or american orthopaedic foot & ankle society.
If the pain doesn't go away, you can see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon or a podiatrist. Be wary of anyone who doesn't recommend a stretching program as part of the treatment regimen.
Dr. Mark Bromson
Dr. Mark Bromson
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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry
In brief: Specialist is best.
Primary care physicians often know a lot about plantar fasciitis, but to get all the tips and most aggressive treatment, you'll want to see a specialist.
Podiatrists deal specifically with the foot and ankle, and can set up treatment regimens combining medications, injections, orthotics, shoe recommendations, and stretching exercises.

In brief: Specialist is best.
Primary care physicians often know a lot about plantar fasciitis, but to get all the tips and most aggressive treatment, you'll want to see a specialist.
Podiatrists deal specifically with the foot and ankle, and can set up treatment regimens combining medications, injections, orthotics, shoe recommendations, and stretching exercises.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Dr. Libby Putnam
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: Plantar fasciitis
You can read a lot about it and do the exercises, lots of good sites such as the aofas.
Org or the medscape etc, your primary doctor is a good place to start.

In brief: Plantar fasciitis
You can read a lot about it and do the exercises, lots of good sites such as the aofas.
Org or the medscape etc, your primary doctor is a good place to start.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
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