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Plantar Fasciitis and Multiple Sclerosis
Several members of MyMSTeam experience plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. While plantar fasciitis is not a symptom of multiple sclerosis (MS), it can be caused by gait issues that people with MS often experience. Plantar fasciitis usually feels like a stabbing pain in the heel.
One member wrote: “I'm thinking I got plantar fasciitis because I'm walking so wrong.”
“My feet don't flex properly and my range of motion isn't right. The podiatrist said this is really common for MS patients,” another member with plantar fasciitis commented.
Plantar fasciitis can be extremely painful. A member shared a hack to ease pain using a frozen water bottle: “Set the bottle on the floor. Put your feet on it and roll it back and forth. Trust me - it helps.”
Treatment for plantar fasciitis can include physical therapy and orthotic inserts. “I have some new balance exercises that will hopefully help stabilize a better gait,” one member shared. Another member added, “with proper shoes and orthotics I found relief.”
On MyMSTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with multiple sclerosis, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Plantar fasciitis is a frequently discussed topic.
Here are some conversations about plantar fasciitis:
Here is a question-and-answer thread about plantar fasciitis:
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