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Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis In part one, plantar fasciitis was identified as a painful condition on the bottom of the heel. This article explores treatment options. In any injury always use the RICE mnemonic: Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate. Plantar fasciitis is a painful, persistent problem that can be prevented/treated by proper personal care and the assistance of a trained professional. Immediate attention will help to prevent the development of bone spurs. Home exercise can be beneficial. Rolling the foot on a golf...

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What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis? In Latin, plantar refers to the weight bearing, ground-striking part of the foot and “itis” means inflammation. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the bottom of the foot. Plantar fasciitis is commonly referred to as policeman’s foot or jogger’s heel. The inflammation is typically characterized by swelling, redness and pain in the bottom of the foot, typically found on the front of the heel bone—the calcaneus. Sometimes plantar fasciitis is called subcalcaneal pain...

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