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Posted by JudyS on 11/01/00 at 23:05 (031799)

Dr's - Is it true that Plantar Fasciitis is considered to be present only if there is classic morning pain? If so, what then would be the diagnosis of heel and/or arch pain occurs only after an hour or two on the feet?

Re: PF

Dr. Biehler on 11/02/00 at 08:31 (031808)

Pain with the first step after a period of rest is 'the' classic presentation of plantar fasciitis of the medial band. It does not, however, rule out other presentations for the same problem. Also, the symptoms can change as the body trys to protect the area through compensation. If the pain doesn't start for an hour or two, you start to look for strains and stresses starting in the muscle attachments, at the joints and damage due to repetative trama. This is ussually caused by an over worked or over-loaded biomechanical problem. Rest and support can be major factors in the healing process. Dr. B.

Re: PF

Dr. Biehler on 11/02/00 at 08:31 (031808)

Pain with the first step after a period of rest is 'the' classic presentation of plantar fasciitis of the medial band. It does not, however, rule out other presentations for the same problem. Also, the symptoms can change as the body trys to protect the area through compensation. If the pain doesn't start for an hour or two, you start to look for strains and stresses starting in the muscle attachments, at the joints and damage due to repetative trama. This is ussually caused by an over worked or over-loaded biomechanical problem. Rest and support can be major factors in the healing process. Dr. B.