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Plantar fasciitis treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions

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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about my plantar fasciitis?

Yes. In most cases, a doctor on Maple would be able to treat plantar fasciitis online by asking about your symptoms and observing your condition. Once you describe your symptoms to the doctor, they’ll be able to diagnose you, prescribe appropriate medication, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. 

If the doctor suspects you have a more serious problem, they may suggest for you to go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination.

Can I get a prescription on Maple?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or we’ll deliver it right to your door at no additional cost.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the fibrous tissues along the heel bones in the foot and is the most common cause of heel pain. At risk are people aged 40-60, regular runners, physical workers, and those with obesity.

What are the symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis causes intense pain near the heel region of the feet. It can be triggered after increase stress on the heel, which may be caused as a result of long periods of standing or rising from sitting. Additionally, exercising can worsen the pain.

How can I treat plantar fasciitis?

Doctors are able to prescribe medication which would reduce the pain and inflation of the fibrous tissues in the heel. Additionally, you could get a referral to a clinic for physical therapy which would include massages, stretches, ultrasonography, etc. 

Doctors may also be able to refer you to shock-wave therapy which would involve “shocking” the heel with sound waves in order to treat plantar fasciitis.

What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start consulting with a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.

You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video.

Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

Additionally, you may request a psychotherapy consultation right on Maple to discuss your seasonal affective disorder. To learn more about how our online physcotherapy assessments work, please click here

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