Re: My Plantar Fasciitis Is Severe

Without examining your foot, I can not say anything for sure. If you have a sudden onset of this pain, then I would be suspicious of either a tear in the plantar fascia or a stress fracture of the heel bone.

When I have a patient who is in pain such as you describe, I sometimes put them in a cast boot to immobilize the area. This might help you get around without crutches. There are medications for inflammation, rolling your foot on a frozen water bottle may help dull the pain as well as massage the area.

If your doctor did not offer much in the way of treatment, find another.

Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on March 18, 2006 at 20:17:00:

In Reply to: My Plantar Fasciitis Is Severe posted by Sarah on March 18, 2006 at 17:05:24:

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