Sudden Weight Gain - A little too much turkey after the turkey trot followed by Christmas cookies and a winter wonderland of slippery streets not always conducive to running can help add a few pounds. Pregnancy also often comes with some rapid weight gain as well a hormone called Relaxin which can make joints more unstable. Modify your daily activities and exercise regime to lessen the stress on the foot. Stretching exercises for plantar fasciitis only help reduce the pain for a short amount of time, but returns during rest. Any severe or persistent plantar fasciitis should always be diagnosed by a medical professional, so never avoid visiting your Podiatrist. I have had both rounds of RT on my left foot. Following week one after round 2 of RT. I began to have intense pins and needles, numbness of toes, pain in the heel, pain in ankle & over all swelling. I had MRI of the ankle. They has said it is Tarsal Tunnel. The posterior tibia tendon is inflamed causing problem and thickening inside the tarsal runnel. My podiatrist recommend surgery to release the pressure in the tunnel. I on the other hand, am seeking conservative methods. I went for a 2nd opinion and was told he did not think it was true tarsal tunnel. Your doctor also needs to know about any previous hospitalizations, as well as any current or past medical problems, even if they are not the reason you are going to the doctor this time. Genetics matter too, so having your family's health history can be helpful. The U.S. Surgeon General offers a free web-based tool called "My Family Health Portrait" that can help you put one together. In western medicine, these symptoms are usually treated by the painkillers (i.e., salicylates, Aspirin, etc.), some corticosteroids, or COX inhibitors, but results are un-certain and with well known side effects. If you happen to discover you possibly can stroll more simply and without as much pressure by strolling more slowly than you usually do - then it's essential to become conscious of your speed and try to stroll slowly and simply, permitting the foot to roll without ache, and the weight to transfer firmly yet easily from one foot to another. Cold compression with ice cubes is an integral part of post operative care as it helps in bringing down the inflammation in the foot. The swelling can further be relieved if the foot is kept in a raised position. Surgeons prescribe suitable painkillers to reduce the pain. Donning really good shoes all of the time is very important for treating this problem and preventing it from the start. It's very common to develop plantar fasciitis as a result of repeated wearing of incorrectly fitted shoes. Stay away from walking without shoes or using flip-flops since the back heel doesn't have any padding and this may hurt the plantar fascia. Many different treatments have been effective. Without treatment resolution may be delayed for up to and over a year.2 Initial treatment includes stretching of the Achilles tendon and plantar fascia, keeping off the foot as much as possible, weight loss, arch support, heel lifts, and taping.