Plantar fasciitis is not a need for surgery - I have it and the best thing to do is tape your foot so that your ankle is at a right angle overnight - PF is due to the foot being too relaxed too much and tightening, and that muscle getting pullllllled the rest of the time. When you're at home relaxing, consciously pull your foot up, do calf stretches as they will also help stretch out that muscle, wear good tennis shoes instead of lesser shoes, and get insoles (they make special insoles just for PF). It can take a while to get rid of, but this is what my doc told me to do and it worked! If I feel it coming on again, all I have to do is wear my tennis shoes constantly for a couple of days and I'm good again!
at 11:53 PM on Dec. 16, 2010