Plantar Fasciitis Diagnosing


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      Diagnosing Plantar Fasciitis

      Your doctor will perform a physical exam to check for tenderness in your foot and the exact location of the pain. This is to make sure that the pain isn’t the result of a different foot problem.

      During the evaluation, they may ask you to flex your foot while they push on the plantar fascia to see if the pain gets worse as you flex and better as you point your toe. They’ll also note if you have mild redness or swelling.

      Your doctor will evaluate the strength of your muscles and the health of your nerves by checking your:

      • reflexes
      • muscle tone
      • sense of touch and sight
      • coordination
      • balance

      An X-ray or an MRI scan may be necessary to check that nothing else is causing your heel pain, such as a bone fracture.

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