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how to make a night splint for plantar fasciitis

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Maybe: A night splint is an option that is used by many patients, yet i wouldn't say that it is always important. There are more important treatments includ ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis
41 years experience Podiatry
Plantar fasciitis : You have a difficult diagnosis to treat. That being said the doctor has to consider a plan that both of you can agree with. Everything from custom ort ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neil Horsley
36 years experience Podiatry
Plantar Fasciitis: Perhaps you will need to be evaluated for another painful heel condition such as stress fracture paget's disease rheumatoid arthritis sickle cell anem ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis fernando Mesta carrillo
Specializes in Medicina Ocupacional
Establish the cause: Biomechanical dysfunction of the foot and repetitive microtrauma is the most common etiology of plantar fasciitis, which required a specialist for a s ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
20 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Should be quick: Orthotics are for comfort and should feel better soon after getting them. Orthotics alone will not cure plantar fascitis. Stretching is the key.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bruckner
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Use sparingly: In general cortisone injections should be used sparingly, because while they can decrease the inflammation and therefore pain associated with the plan ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Buddy Tape to 4th: Many injuries to the pinky can be splinted to the fourth finger with tape. Allowing the joints to move. However, you need to have a proper diagnosis ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Not so easy.: A very sensible approach. The problem is that the arch support design is really dependent on your foot structure. Without knowing that detail, advice ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: Try the otc insoles first. If they don't seem to help with the discomfort, you may need specially molded orthotics by a podiatrist.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Depends: It depends on the purpose and location of the splint, as well as, your job description. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon.
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Not sure exactly where the injury is located. I'd say somewhere between 2 and 6 weeks depending on the severity.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Stretch: The first thing to do is stretch your foot by standing with just your toes on a stair step. Relax your leg such that your heel moves toward the stair ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Perez
18 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Its ok to use a splint while you get things figured out provided the splint is helpful. It will not cure it.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
A cam walker: Is an acceptable treatment for plantar fascitiis. I would think it would be easier to use normal shoes and use an orthotic though..,,,
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradly Shollenberger
35 years experience Podiatry
First steps : Plantar fasciitis is all about support. Quit walking barefoot, in sandals or flipflops. Live in a good pair of sneakers. Ice the arches. Try Ibuprofen ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Pop Pop Fizz Fizz: Yes it is. It at times may seem a slow process, but relief is possible. One just needs to isolate the cause and then begin the treatment.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Selene Parekh
21 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Silastic heel cups: Research has shown that silastic heel cups are 86% effective in helping with the treatment for plantar fasciitis.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Neither: Neither has been shown to be extremely effective, but you can try either. Generally cold is better for inflammation while heat is better to help prom ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Mihalich
20 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Absolutely: If that option has not been offered or you have not tried it, you should not be considering surgery.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
I'd be happy to.....: The one i like is the darco body armor night splint. That's not to say which one is the best, but i get a great deal of compliance and results with t ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suman Das
Dr. Suman Das answered
53 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends!: There are varieties of wrist splint for specific conditions of wrist problem.So, you need to know first what kind of wrist splint you need.To learn th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not long: The occupational therapist with take a mold of your wrist, then they can either make there in the office or send it out to be made. Probably no longer ... Read More
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