When To Call A Professional
Call your doctor whenever you have significant foot or heel pain, especially if this pain makes it difficult for you to walk normally.
The outlook is excellent for most people with plantar fasciitis. At least 90% of patients respond either to the first six to eight weeks of conservative therapy or to conservative therapy followed by six to eight weeks of wearing night splints.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse 1 AMS Circle Bethesda, MD 20892-3675 Phone: (301) 495-4484 Toll-Free: (877) 226-4267 Fax: (301) 718-6366 TTY: (301) 565-2966 http://www.niams.nih.gov/
American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) 9312 Old Georgetown Rd. Bethesda, MD 20814-1698 Phone: (301) 571-9200 Toll-Free: (800) 275-2762 Fax: (301) 530-2752 http://www.apma.org/