Treatment consists of ice, relative rest, anti-inflammatory medications, and stretching. Arch taping, heel cups, and orthotics are also useful. Once these treatments have begun to work then a strengthening program can be started. Using your toes to pick objects (eg. socks, newspaper, or marbles) off the floor is a simple exercise to help strengthen the muscles in the foot. All of the modalities -- including strengthening -- should not increase pain. Listen to your body and adjust your rehab. program accordingly.
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