Plantar fasciitis

Treatment of plantar fasciitis often takes time. Numerous treatments may be helpful for plantar fasciitis, including:

  • Regular stretching of the plantar fascia and calf
  • Strengthening exercises of foot and ankle muscles
  • Cross friction massage of the heel
  • Icing the heel for 15 minutes up to three times a day
  • Wearing shoes with good support
  • Using heel inserts and arch supports
  • Weight loss
  • Over-the-counter medication such as acetaminophen or NSAIDs
  • Night splint

When plantar fasciitis does not improve with the above treatments, other options may include:

  • Corticosteroid injection
  • Minimally invasive ultrasound-guided procedures such as tenotomy, platelet-rich plasma injection, or Tenex procedure


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