Diagnosing Plantar Fasciitis
To provide a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis, your doctor is likely to check each of your foot thoroughly and scrutinize you as you walk and stand. He or she is likely to ask you about past pain or previous injuries. Your doctor is likely to check on your symptoms like the time of the day you experience the most pain or activities that are most painful. He or she will also ask you about your occupation as well as the type and level of physical activity that you undergo on a regular basis. Finally, you may be asked to take an X-ray or MRI of your foot to confirm the diagnosis of plantar fasciitis and eliminate other causes like stress fracture.