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walking cast is a nonsurgical treatment for
plantar fasciitis. Simpler treatments—such as
rest, ice, heel cups, or cushions—are usually tried before a walking
Having your foot in a cast for several weeks
causes some weakening of the foot, ankle, and calf muscles and some loss of
flexibility. After the cast is removed, you will need some rehabilitation to
restore strength and range of motion. But a cast forces you to rest your
foot. This rest may be very
helpful for relieving plantar fasciitis.
Casting is somewhat more
expensive and inconvenient than other nonsurgical treatments. But if less expensive treatments are not helpful, you often will have many more
doctor visits. These visits add to the overall cost.
A removable cast
(CAM walker) can also be effective. But you must wear it 22 to 23 hours a
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerGavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Gavin W.G. Chalmers, DPM - Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery
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