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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).

Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. As you get up and move more, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or after rising from sitting.


Often times REST and STRETCHING can relieve pain caused by plantar fasciitis.  When this does not solves the problem, often times physicians will recommend foot orthotics to support the fascia and relieve heel pain.

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What will my insurance cover?

Often times commercial insurance plans will have an orthotic benefit, however, Medicare and managed Medicare plans do not cover orthotics with a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis.  You can call your insurance and tell them of your diagnosis and ask them about coverage for HCPC code L3020.


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