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Plantar Fasciitis Topic Guide

Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis: Inflammation of the plantar fascia (fibrous connective tissue on the bottom of the foot) is referred to as plantar fasciitis. Causes may include injury, arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Symptoms sharp, severe foot and heel pain, difficulty bearing weight on the foot, difficulty walking especially in the morning, and swelling. Treatment may involve orthotics, cortisone injections, physical therapy, or medication.

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Plantar Fasciitis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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diclofenac Diclofenac

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medicine works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation...learn more »

cortisone Cortisone

Cortisone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

prednisone Prednisone

Prednisone is a steroid. Prednisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. Prednisone also suppresses the immune system......learn more »

prednisolone Prednisolone

Prednisolone is a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation...learn more »

naproxen Naproxen

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Naproxen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »

ibuprofen Ibuprofen

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Ibuprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body...learn more »