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do vitamins help with plantar fasciitis

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Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience Podiatry
DO NOT COMBINE: I do not feel you should use two NSAID's together. If the Mobic (meloxicam) isn't working, discontinue that one before you start a second. NSAID's are ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Macy
40 years experience Podiatry
Visit your local: Podiatrist. Various forms of conservative care, starting with orthotics, icing and stretching exercises are the beginning of what is usually a succes ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
39 years experience General Practice
Conservative Rx: Generally plantar fasciitis responds in several months to conservative treatments which include resting, icing the painful area and stretching. Pain r ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wynn
39 years experience Podiatry
Plantar faciitis: Stretching and nsaids ( aleve, (naproxen) ibuprofen, etc ) are the treatments you can do at home.....If that does not resolve the issue... See a speci ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: There is no evidence that would suggest you should not exercise with plantar fasciitis. In fact with proper stretching regimen prior to exercise, you ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: You need a sandal that has a built in arch support such as a clark or birkenstock. There are custom sandals that can be bought from your podiatrist t ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A lot of things: Using anti-inflammotry medications could helpful, using insert in the shoes could help and injection of steroids could help and last the surgery to re ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Try dr. Scholl's orthotics. They can be found in any pharmacy for under $20.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
RICE+: Rest, ice, compression, elevation, stretching, orthotics. Antiinflamatories.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doug Mason
32 years experience Podiatry
Seek a podiatrist: Many other questions need to be asked in order to answer this.....how long have you had it? activity level? past treatments? shoe styles? There are cl ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Sort of: Wearing any type of shoe or brace to stretch the plantar fascia will help this type of problem. I believe that stretching is probably the most impo ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Look for : Good arch support within the shoe, if it isn't there you can add your own, .
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Those with : Arches, so if they don't have a good one you can simply get one and turn any shoe into a good have by putting the arch support in it.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
See below: Massage, ice, stretching exercises or anti-inflammatory medication will help. Long term success and prevention of recurrence is best achieved with pro ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Newman
31 years experience Podiatry
Arch support: Look for shoes that have adequate arch support and cushioning. If you need more, add an over-the-counter arch support. Try on a number of shoes, and s ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Roll tennis ball: Be barefoot, roll over the tennis ball with your foot back and forth to help stretch out this tendon. Many yoga moves that stretch your foot out and h ... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
20 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Gastrocnemius: Gastrocnemius stretching is the best for plantar fascitis. The key is frequency.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brent Rubin
40 years experience Podiatry
Fascitis: Stretch the calf muscles and planar fascie continuously. Shoes obviously play a major part of treatment. Cryotherapy is an alternative to treat the co ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Best shoe for you: There is no one shoe that heals plantar fasciitis. The key is keeping shoes updated (changing every 9-12 months, sooner if a heavy runner) and finding ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Farber
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Yes, if done well. : Orthotics will help if the underlying reason is flat feet. Proper running mechanics play a large role as well. Sometimes silicone heel cups and a stre ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Pedorthist: Recommend a fitting by a certified pedorthist to determine the best shoes for you.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
6 and 12: B6 and B12 seem to have some value in treating neuropathy.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
If : If you have failed icing, stretching, nsaid's such as advil, (ibuprofen) taping, and physical therapy, then you may need injection therapy such as ste ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Feinberg
36 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: This is often the main treatment used for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs. Other treatments are available if thus does not work. Sounds like you ha ... Read More

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