Follow up questions after doc visit

1. I’ve had foot pain for a while and I saw a Podiatrist for the first time a week ago, he said I have plantar fasciitis. I am concerned that I may be developing spurs on my feet, shouldn’t he have ordered an x ray to get an accurate picture of the condition of my feet? 2. Also, if the spur(s) (assuming I have spurs) are small and haven’t been there long, doesn’t that mean I have a chance of getting rid of them with just rest and ice for several months?

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    Hello and thank you for the question. Heel spurs do not mean anything when it comes to plantar fasciitis and patient pain. Consider the spur and incidental finding and not what’s actually causing your pain. Even though xrays would show a spur it’s not 100% necessary in diagnosing plantar fasciitis. Consider plantar fasciitis a soft tissue condition / inflammation or degeneration of your plantar fascia and should be treated with rolling your foot on a golf ball or RAD Roller (, avoiding impact related activities (running / jumping) and possible steroid injections or NSAIDs. A majority of plantar fasciitis resolves with conservative treatment including the above. I hope this helps!

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