Our expert says:
Plantar fasciitis is a complicated and often frustrating condition to treat because there are so many factors that can cause it. A full examination should include an assessment of your shoes, muscles of the lower leg and foot type. You should also have an x-ray to check if there is a heel spur. Treating plantar fasciitis involves changing incorrect shoes, losing weight, muscle stretching exercises, ice therapy, anti-inflammatories and possibly a presciption insole or orthotic. You need to go and see a podiatrist as this is a condition that we treat all the time.
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