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What is the best treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Florian Boschi (Beverly Hills, CA) on Aug 15, 2012
It's quite easy to treat with acupuncture. It take about 3 to 5 treatments. I have a high success rate with plantar fasciitis.
Fardeen Arif (Aurora, IL) on Aug 15, 2012
The inflammation in the plantar fascia can be result of any of the muscles that have tendons or connective tissue running into the bottom of the foot. Ideally you would massage all the mucles of the lower leg, along with the retinaculum of the leg and foot. Pressure should be firm gradually going to deep and finishing light.
Fardeen Arif (Aurora, IL) on Aug 15, 2012
The inflammation in the plantar fascia can be result of any of the muscles that have tendons or connective tissue running into the bottom of the foot. Ideally you would massage all the mucles of the lower leg, along with the retinaculum of the leg and foot. Pressure should be firm gradually going to deep and finishing light.
Tammy Jones (Moreno Valley, CA) on Aug 15, 2012
There are quite a few things that you can do for plantar fasciitis, one is freeze a water bottle, 16 or 20 oz, and roll it under your foot. Using deep tissue work on the foot will also help to stretch the fascia. Putting your foot against a wall will help, your foot is against the wall, and the heel is on the floor, stepping into the wall will help also.
Jerome Jefferson (Saint Petersburg, FL) on Aug 15, 2012
The best treatment for this is mainly keeping it rested, do stretching and flexing exercises and icing it to help with the inflammation and pain of the heal.
Ta-Li Chang (La Habra, CA) on Aug 15, 2012
Acupuncture with Tui-Na then follow by stretching and strengthening
Andrea Scott (Newington, CT) on Aug 15, 2012
The best treatment for plantar fasciitis is an ice pack and a tennis ball. You will need to place the ice pack at the bottom of your feet until it is numb this may take 10min or so. Then you would remove the ice pack and get your tennis ball and roll it up and down the bottom with some pressure for about 10 to 15 min. What the tennis ball does is loosen up the muscle that is constricting the tendons and causing discomfort at the heel and ball of the feet. But, please make sure you have seen your doctor and have been diagnose with plantar fasciitis.
Carlos Chapa (Mesquite, TX) on Jan 7, 2013
Have you considered Acupuncture? The REAL question is WHY are you having these symptoms? We do NOT simply focus on the plantar fasciltis. Your practitioner will want to treat the root cause. This can be a vitamin deficiency, a weak organ or nerve damage. Eastern Medicine has treated billions of patients for thousands of years. Pharmacological drugs and steroids are not the only option. Side effects, dependency and not treating the ROOT cause and only the symptoms is not the way to cure these problems. Don't be surprised if your Doctor brings up your diet and will probably recommend some diet changes. Make sure you go to a Licensed Acupuncturist (not certified) that has graduated from at least a Masters Degree program. Every state is different and some require little to no exams or training.
Richard Bartlett (Lansing, MI) on Dec 11, 2012
Deep tissue massage can be very effective for treating this. Find someone who is experienced at working with athletes, or in a rehabilitation setting. It will be tender at first, but with regular sessions it should improve. I recommend several short (15 min.) sessions, at least 2 or 3 per week for a week or two, then see how symptoms are progressing. A week or two may be all it takes to get it under control.
Luis Rivera (Marietta, IL) on Nov 12, 2012
A treatment session that works on loosening the musculature and fascia of the lateral, medial, and posterior compartments of the leg, and thigh help much. Also balancing the pelvic muscles can help in many ways. This will prevent you from having an unequal walking and swinging pattern. Thank you for writing.
Barbara Chudiak (Plainville, CT) on Oct 15, 2012
Regular Reflexology treatments.
Katherine Turner (Schertz, TX) on Sep 28, 2012
i have done reflexology on this and seems to help people with this problem