Traditional Medical Treatments for Plantar Fasciitis
Learn why therapies prescribed by conventional doctors carry risk
Plantar fasciitis is most often treated medically with steroid injections combined with stretching exercises, and oftentimes orthotics (arch supports) are added. Some doctors also offer surgery (cutting the fascia to relieve pressure).
I wouldn't suggest the drugs or the surgery unless your situation is severe and surgery is absolutely necessary. Prolonged use of steroids also carries risks and has been linked to:
Steroid injections come with a list of serious side effects as well, including increased risk of bone loss, thinning skin, and muscle weakness.
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