Plantar Fasciitis - Mayo Clinic Video

"There's nothing like foot pain to make you crazy. That's what an expert at Mayo Clinic says he hears from patients who have a condition called plantar fasciitis [fashee-EYE-tis]. It's very common and can make walking across the room a miserable experience. What can you do about it?"

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  1. There are a number of things you can do to relive and eventually cure Plantar Fasciitis. First, get high quality shoe inserts for your existing shoes. DO NOT keep wearing worn out shoes. They add to the problem.

    Buy a pair of cork-footbed shoes like Haflingers or Kumfs to wear as often as possible including around the house. Don't run around barefoot. That exacerbates the problem.

    To prevent that excruciating heel pain in the morning, start wearing a night splint to bed at night and when you're going to be sitting for long periods.

    And maybe most importantly of all is to do foot stretches every day, three times a day. There a special foot stretch that has proven to cure plantar fasciitis over time. You can find it on my website at

  2. Does anyone have experience with shock wave therapy? Does it work?