Plantar Fasciitis (cont.)
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When To Call a Doctor
If you think you might have plantar fasciitis, call your doctor. The earlier a doctor diagnoses and treats your problem, the sooner you will have relief from pain.
Call your doctor immediately if you have heel pain with fever, with redness or warmth in your heel, or with numbness or tingling in your heel.
Call your doctor if you have:
Call your doctor if you have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and the home treatment you agreed on is not helping to control your heel pain.
If you have heel pain:
Who to see
The following health professionals can evaluate and diagnose plantar fasciitis and recommend nonsurgical treatment:
If nonsurgical treatments fail to relieve your pain, your doctor may refer you to a specialist such as an orthopedist or podiatrist. If you are an athlete, your doctor may refer you to a sports medicine specialist to look for problems with how your feet strike the ground, how your feet are shaped, or your training routine.
The following health professionals can do surgery:
To prepare for your appointment, see the topic Making the Most of Your Appointment.
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