Will any medicine help?

Aspirin, acetaminophen (one brand name: Tylenol), naproxen (brand name: Aleve), ketoprofen (brand names: Orudis, Actron), or ibuprofen (some brand names: Advil, Motrin, Nuprin) can ease your heel pain, but talk to your doctor before you take any medicine.

What if my foot still hurts after doing the exercises, using the arch supports and taking other measures?

If stretching, arch supports, medicine and exercises don't help, your doctor can suggest other treatments. You may need to wear splints on your foot at night, tape your foot or have injections of corticosteroids (anti-inflammatory medicines) into the plantar fascia. In a few cases, surgery is needed. You and your doctor can decide which treatment is best for you.



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