Plantar Fasciitis: is it affected by the weather?

Patient

Q: Does cold weather affect Plantar Fasciitis?

Doctor

A:    No, the weather is not an exacerbating factor for the pain in plantar fasciitis. In fact, during the physical therapy treatment for such condition, alternating local warm and cold compresses are used for some patients, along with the stretching exercises of the plantar fascia, and the proper cushioned footgear.

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