The maximum dose prescribed under a doctor's care is g daily. Otherwise,
the over-the-counter (OTC) maximum daily dose is g daily. Dosage depends
upon the age, weight, and any current medical conditions of the patient. Several
drugs interact with ibuprofen so check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other
health care professional with questions in regard to this drug. Doctors don't
know if it is safe to take ibuprofen if your are pregnant, therefore it is not
recommended if you are pregnant. According to the American Academy of
Pediatrics, ibuprofen is safe to take while breastfeeding.
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.
Surgery for PF is used in around 5% of people whose symptoms do not improve, even after continuous treatment. However, the success rate is still only estimated at around 70-80%. In most cases now a procedure called a plantar fascia release is performed which releases (cuts) between 30 and 50% of the fascia's fibres. This helps to reduce the pull and stress on the bony attachment, as well as the fascia itself. Complications can include nerve damage, fallen arches, infection and ongoing symptoms. Recovery after surgery if successful is around 9 to 12 weeks before the patient may return to work. Read more on surgery .