A: Plantar fasciitis may be treated by a family physician or general practitioner, or you may be referred to an orthopaedic surgeon if your heel pain gets worse or if you are unable to find relief using non-surgical options.
A: The pain from plantar fasciitis may get worse at certain times of day, after waking in the morning or getting up after a period of inactivity. It can also flare up after prolonged activity.
A: Pain from plantar fasciitis usually develops over time. As it is a progressive condition, ignoring symptoms may allow it to worsen. You should see a doctor immediately if you experience severe pain or swelling, numbness or tingling in the heel, or if you are unable to bend your foot, point your toes or walk normally.