Medication for Plantar Fasciitis
Medication that is typically used in the treatment of plantar fasciitis includes:
• Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen (Aleve): These are used to reduce pain and inflammation and not to resolve the underlying cause of the problem.
• Corticosteroids: This type of medication may be delivered through a process called iontophoresis or by using an injection.
Surgical and Other Procedures for Plantar Fasciitis
Although very rare, the most extreme forms of treatment for plantar fasciitis include:
• Extracorporeal shock wave therapy