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The common term for the plantar arch is the arch that the bottom of the foot makes behind the ball of the foot to the heel on the inside (medial plantar arch) of the foot; however, there is actually another arch that is across the ball of the foot called the transverse arch just behind the ...Read more
They aren't!: The best shoes for a person with plantar fasciitis are those that have a sturdy back to them, which sandals don't have. You want a supportive shoe that cups your heel and holds it steady. Sandals tend to allow your heel and arch to function in whatever position it wants to, which might be what caused the plantar fasciitis in the first place. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I ve had pain in my feet for 18 months misdiagnosed as plantar fasciitis finally sent to a specialist that said my lab work shows a systemic inflammatory issue I have no other symptom other than pain in my feet x rays look normal MRI showed tensoyvitis in
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See below: Ice, heat, taping, anti-inflammatory medication, injections, stretching and physical therapy are all considerations. Ultimately better foot support is needed in form of better footwear and perhaps orthotics. Surgery is a last resort after failed consertive treatment and is rarely necessary. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If a diagnosis of plantar fasciitis was correct, would an MRI show tears? I have been treating it for two years with no success and still have extreme pain. The MRI showed only fluid.
Plantar fasciitis: If your diagnosis is plantar fasciitis and after 2 years of treatment you have not been helped, then it stands to reason that either the treatment is innappropriate for you or the diagnosis may need to be more comprehensive then just your foot problem. Generally, patients who do not heal through conventional therapies need to take a very close look at their immune system. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. Is it ok for me to continue day to day activities like gentle slow walking to grocery shops, etc ?
Usually not: Plantar fasciitis can be painful, but normal ambulatory activities and stretching exercises are usually beneficial. Like my colleague above stated, it depends on your specific circumstance and treatment modality, so talk to your podiatrist/orthopedist for specific guidelines. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sure: Your foot may take time to adapt to it. If the device is not made well this would also be problematic. ...Read more
Maybe, but...: We do not know. It certainly has the ability to make you feel better and may relieve some pain. Since current therapy for PF is not reliable or consistent with results, anything that helps you should be considered. Depending on the person, it may be better for you than standard medical drugs you get from the pharmacy or your Doctor, with less side effects. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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How would you know if plantar fasciitis is chronic or not? By the number of episodes w/I a period of time,or is there a test a podiatrist can perform?
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