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Plantar faciitis


I have been suffering from plantar faciitis in one foot for several months.
I am currently taping the bottom of the fool and using Dr. Sholl’s arch supports (which I built up to better conform to my high arch).
The taping really helps and the arch supports some.
I have done calf stretch for a week or two but not religiously.
What exercises would be best. Also, is there another arch support that you would recommend.
I tried on Birkenstocks and felt that they were built up too much under the metatarsal area causing discomfort when I walked in them.

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