Do I need to see a doc for plantar fasciitis treatment?
October 18, 2012 10:59 PM Subscribe
I know I have plantar fasciitis. I'm stretching and working to decrease my inflammation. Do I need to see a doc?
posted by gilsonal to health & fitness (25 answers total) 20 users marked this as a favorite
I have Crohn's disease and a lot of extra inflammation due to food allergies. The increase in inflammation has coincided with the development of plantar fasciitis.
I am doing stretches and using a foot roller several times a day. This worked initially but isn't sufficient anymore. Unfortunately, symptoms are getting worse instead of better, and I'm tired of limping all day. I often work sitting for an hour or so, then walk a moderate distance, which appears to be just enough time for the pain to set in again.
Is there anything a doctor can do for me other than recommend continued stretches, avoiding my food allergies, and continuing to take my immune suppressants? (NSAIDs are not an option.) I don't mind the visit but I'd rather avoid missing work to get "keep doing what you're doing" as an answer.