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Most importantly, Dobrowlski advocates stretching. Place your affected foot on the opposite knee, grabbing your toes with your hand and pulling them back. Hold the stretch for 10 seconds, and repeat the exercise three times per day.

Fridley Podiatry Clinic
(763) 244-8584
7260 University Avenue NE
Fridley, MN
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Monday Closed
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Bunion Treatment, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Orthopedics, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Dr.Guy Werkhoven
(612) 332-7720
825 Nicollet Mall # 517
Minneapolis, MN
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Podiatrist
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Dr.KENNETH AMMONS
(651) 232-4800
Ste 570, 1690 University Ave
Saint Paul, MN
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Adam Reed Johnson, DPM
(612) 873-3000
HennepinCountyMedicalCenter , 701ParkAve.S.
Minneapolis, MN
 
Kari E. Prescott, DPM
(612) 338-4731
825 Nicollet Mall #441
Minneapolis, MN
 
North Suburbs Podiatry
(651) 317-8250
3485 Willow Lake Blvd
Vadnais Heights, MN
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Monday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Bunion Treatment, Foot Orthotics, Foot Pain, Podiatric Deformities, Podiatric Disorder Treatment, Podiatric Surgery, Podiatrists

Dr.Steven Keister
1020 Bandana Boulevard West
Saint Paul, MN
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Podiatrist
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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(763) 520-2980
2805 Campus Dr # 345
Minneapolis, MN
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Advanced Foot & Ankle Care - Robert S Mullin DPM
(612) 333-2976
825 Nicollet Mall #601
Minneapolis, MN
 
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825 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN
 
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By Bryce Edmonds

You may be sad to relegate your flip-flops to storage, but your feet are likely rejoicing. Getting out of those overly flexible, nonsupportive shoes should help reduce the heel and arch pain caused by plantar fasciitis. According to Christine Dobrowlski, DPM, a podiatrist and owner of Northcoast Footcare, this condition—caused when the ligament-like plantar fascia along the bottom of the foot is torn or inflamed—will most likely make itself known with a sharp or stabbing pain at the inside of the heel or arch when you first step out of bed. While the pain might work itself out during the day, for some it will mean chronic agony—even after mere minutes of mild activity, such as walking.

To ease the pain, avoid all shoes that don’t have good arch support, says Dobrowlski. “To test your shoe, grab the heel of the shoe, place the toe of the shoe on the ground, and press down vertically,” she says. “If the shoe collapses or folds in half, it’s not supportive enough.”

Most importantly, Dobrowlski advocates stretching. Place your affected foot on the opposite knee, grabbing your toes with your hand and pulling them back. Hold the stretch for 10 seconds, and repeat the exercise three times per day.

Finally, avoid stairs, hills, and high-impact activities as much as possible while you heal. “Take a break from even simple activities, such as gardening, which involve squatting and placing excess stress on the arch,” Dobrowlski says. And, just as you would do for many other injuries, ice your heel for 15 to 20 minutes two to three times a day. For an ice-massage combo, roll your foot over a frozen water bottle.
—Bryce Edmonds

Author: Bryce Edmonds

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