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A 44-year-old female asked:

would planter facitis ever clear up if i have fibromylgia as foot doctor said an op may not work?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alvin Stein
Pain Management 60 years experience
Not logical: Plantar fasciitis is secondary to weak ligaments in the longitudinal arch of the foot and not at all related to fibromyalgia which had a neurotransmitter imbalance cause. Prolotherapy will resolve the plantar fascitis with treatment of those ligaments.Visit www.getprol.com or www.Aaomed.Org to ;learn about prolotherapy. www.neurosciecnccemyths.com to learn about neurotransmitters problems.
Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Fibromyalgia: Alot of doctors don't like to operate on pts with fibromyalgia since those patients have low tolerance for pain and usually high expectations for spectacular yet unachievable surgical results. Together the two are a recipe for worsening both conditions.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Possibly: A person voiced concerned that an operation for plantar fasciitis would be ineffective in patients with #fibromyalgia. There is no evidence for this speculation, and most doctors would probably regard the two disorders to be mutually exclusive. Treatment for plantar fasciitis is probably efficacious irrespective of underlying fibromyalgia.
Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
No association: Fibromyalgia is an increased general sensitivity to pain, plantar fasciitis is a local inflammatory condition in the sole of the foot. Fibromyalgia doesn't preclude surgery of any kind. Quite literally fibromyalgia hurts but it won't hurt (damage) you

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