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plantar fascitis/spurs

Posted by lilace p on 1/19/04 at 10:45 (142368)

If I have plantar fascitis does it affect my legs and knees too? When I wake up in the morning my feet hurt but the hurt don't stop at my feet it goes all the way to my knees. Is all this a cause from the heal spurs or plantar fascitis? If so by getting shoe supports will it take care of all the pain in my legs and knees too. Are the connected? Thank you

Re: plantar fascitis/spurs

Richard, C.Ped on 1/19/04 at 11:14 (142369)

Many times we see knee, hip and lower back pain come about due to compensation from pf. It is possible that someone can favor the sore foot and put more pressure on their other foot which throws everything out of whack.

A properly made foot orthosis can help align the ankle in, or as close to, sub talor neutral as possible, thus spreading the load more evenly.