Painful Plantar Fasciitis

Hello Doctor.

I have had plantar fasciitis for several months now. I’ve been doing the stretching, rolling, icing and NSAIDs as my Dr recommended but I still have pain. Is this something I just have to live with or is there something else I should do? Should I consider physical therapy?

Thank you.

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    If you have had plantar fasciitis for several months with little improvement and have not yet done a steroid injection, I would highly recommend this option.

    Many patients do a good job of alleviating the stress to the tissue but then never fully address the tissue inflammation. Tissue inflammation is like a road block that is preventing further tissue repair.

    If you are fully against the steroid injection then I would consider other modalities such as laser therapy to address the inflammation. If you have not done physical therapy this is also a great option.

    However you want to make sure you address the inflammation and are not just doing exercises. Other options you can consider include orthotics and a night splint.

    I hope this helps.

    Dr. Emily Splichal
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