Conservative treatment is almost always successful, given enough time. Treatment can last from several months to 2 years before symptoms get better. Most patients will be better in 9 months.
Initial treatment usually consists of:
Heel stretching exercises
To relieve plantar fasciitis:
Apply ice to the painful area. Do this at least twice a day for 10 - 15 minutes, more often in the first couple of days.
Rest as much as possible for at least a week.
Take acetamin for pain or ibuprofen for pain and inflammation.
Try wearing a heel cup, felt pads in the heel area, or an orthotic device.
Use night splints to stretch the injured fascia and allow it to heal.
Wear properly fitting shoes.
If these fail, putting the affected foot in a short leg cast (a cast up to but not above the knee) for 3 - 6 weeks is often successful in reducing pain and inflammation. Alternatively, a cast boot (which looks l...
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