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I suffer from plantar fasciitis. What can I do to get some relief?

I suffer from plantar fasciitis.  What can I do to get some relief?

Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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Plantar Fasciitis (Definition)

A condition in which pain is felt at the heel of the foot, mostly when standing up ...Read more


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I suffer with plantar fasciitis. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

I suffer with plantar fasciitis. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

Treatment options: Begin with rest, ice massage, otc anti-inflammatories, & stretching the foot/ heel throughout the day. Make sure you are wearing shoes with an appropriate amount of support... Consider shoe inserts (arch support), and wearing night splints... Prp or steriod injections may be considered after the above options. For more information please see http://drmarkgalland.Com/what-is-plantar-fasciitis/. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from plantar fascitis?

How can I get relief from plantar fascitis?

A few things: Make sure your shoes have good cushion and support and are not excessively worn. If so, replace them. You might want to try over-the-counter arch supports. Doing runners stretches consistently can be a big help. You can also try over-the-counter antiinflammatories. If not improved, see a podiatrist who can offer prescribed medicine, physical therapy, injections, foot orthoses. Surgery is rare. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from a plantar fascitis?

How can I get relief from a plantar fascitis?

Try wearing: An arch support, night splints are helpful to get rid of morning pain, a frozen water bottle (16 oz Poland spring) rolled under your foot while sitting, Achilles' tendon stretches, oral antiinflammatories like alleve if not contraindicated, if pain is severe see local foot doctor who may decide to inject some steroid. ...Read more

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What can I do to get relief from cancerophobia?

What can I do to get relief from cancerophobia?

It's possible: A good psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and primary care doctor can work as a team to help you. Recognizing that your fears of cancer are unrealistic is a huge step! your primary care doctor can take good care of your overall health, and check into anything needed. Your psychiatrist & talk therapist can help you understand and deal with with your anxieties. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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What can I do to get help with plantar fasciitis?

What can I do to get help with plantar fasciitis?

Proper foot support: Plantar fasciitis is most often the result of not enough support and stability of the feet. Shoes with more support as well as inserts are usually helpful. Stretching exercises may also be beneficial. Consult with your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate a sore heel from running?

What can I do to alleviate a sore heel from running?

Get a heel cushion: Buy the heel cushion or get an orthotics, meanwhile, antiinflamatories like Ibuprofen , ice, foot soaks in epsom salt and foot massage may help. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a lifetime relief from pharyngitis?

What can I do to get a lifetime relief from pharyngitis?

Not possible: Pharyngitis is a generic term for infection/inflammation of the throat. If you're talking about streptococcal tonsillitis, tonsillectomy should cure that. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of plantar fasciitis?

What can I do to get rid of plantar fasciitis?

Protocol...: I'd say 98% of my plantar fascitis patients respond to non-surgical treatments... Rest, supportive insoles, rx orthotics, otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve), prescription nsaid's, steroid injections, prp injections, physical therapy, etc... If all else fails... Surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate pain from a sore heel?

What can I do to alleviate pain from a sore heel?

Ice it: Try antiinflammatories, wear a night splint and an arch support, stretch. Seek podiatric consult if the above are not working for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do for plantar fasciitis pain relief?

Get evaluated: See your local Podiatrist for an evaluation. I suggest physical therapy, stretching, icing (10 minutes on/5 off), custom inserts, anti-inflammatory meds. There are also injections which can be done by a Podiatrist which may be effective. ...Read more

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What can I do to get relief from my wrist pain?

What can I do to get relief from my wrist pain?

Wrist Pain: First thing is rest the wrist. Second thing, have it evaluated as there are many forms of wrist pain, some of which i.E scaphoid and scapho-lunate ligament injuries, can get always get a lot worse. There are certain conditions that are readily treatable non-surgically early on, only to be come difficult surgical challenges if left to progress. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat soreness from gout?

What can I do to treat soreness from gout?

NSAIDS: Most soreness and aches from gout can be treated with topical nsaids to oral nsaids. I use our cutting edge pain laser to reduce soreness in many of our gout patients. ...Read more

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I suffer from boils for most of my life i need to kno what can I do to get rid of them i hurt so much for them?

I suffer from boils for most of my life i need to kno what can I do to get rid of them i hurt so much for them?

Address the hair: If these are caused by ingrown hairs in a person with curly hair, at some point you need to address the hair. There are shaving techniques if this is facial and possible laser treatments to be added to a skin care program. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I suffer from back pain , what can I do or what medication I can take for the pain ?

See doc for eval: 19 year old female with back pain may be referral from uterus as well as spine pathology. See your doc for complete exam to determine exact cause, then treatment options will beci ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get relief from knee pain so I can keep playing sports?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the pain. The first step is to have the knee evaluated to determine the cause. Then you will know how to treat it. ...Read more

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I can't get rid of plantar fasciitis, who do I see about this?

I can't get rid of plantar fasciitis, who do I see about this?

Plantar fascitis: See a podiatrist. Plantar fasciitis is, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of the foot. Txs include rigid arch support to decrease the pull of the fascia, combined with antiinflammatory medication (oral and/or injectable) to reduce the inflammation. A partial release may be done surgically in chronic cases that dont respond. ...Read more

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I suffer from plantar fasciitis. What can I do to get some relief?

Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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How to get pain relief from plantar fasciitis?

How to get pain relief from plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is treated by podiatrists every day. If the frozen bottle trick worked we wouldn't see patients in the office. See your podiatrist for an exam and a treatment plan to get the relief you need ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do for plantar fasciitis pain relief?

Get evaluated: See your local Podiatrist for an evaluation. I suggest physical therapy, stretching, icing (10 minutes on/5 off), custom inserts, anti-inflammatory meds. There are also injections which can be done by a Podiatrist which may be effective. ...Read more

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Tried NSAIDS for plantar fasciitis pain which offered no relief. Is time and ice the best medicine to treat?

Tried NSAIDS for plantar fasciitis pain which offered no relief. Is time and ice the best medicine to treat?

Time & ice: are excellent to use for plantar fasciitis. I also highly recommend stretching at least 3x/day, massaging the area with an anti-inflammatory (natural or prescribed), wearing supportive shoes, not going barefoot when walking, and refraining from aerobics or jogging for around 6 weeks! NSAIDS and local steroid injections can be used, however not always needed. Surgery is not typical. Get better! ...Read more

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B/L pain plantar aspect both feet with radiation into medial ankles; dx as plantar fasciitis. No relief from injections or orthotics. Next step?

B/L pain plantar aspect both feet with radiation into medial ankles; dx as plantar fasciitis.  No relief from injections or orthotics. Next step?

Second opinion: There are a number of more involved options for plantar fasciitis that does not respond to traditional treatments including orthotics and injections as you have had; among these options is surgery. You might consider getting a second opinion as well. Tarsal tunnel syndrome could potentially explain the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more

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I suffer with plantar fasciitis. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

Treatment options: Begin with rest, ice massage, otc anti-inflammatories, & stretching the foot/ heel throughout the day. Make sure you are wearing shoes with an appropriate amount of support... Consider shoe inserts (arch support), and wearing night splints... Prp or steriod injections may be considered after the above options. For more information please see http://drmarkgalland.Com/what-is-plantar-fasciitis/. ...Read more

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What can I do to get help with plantar fasciitis?

Proper foot support: Plantar fasciitis is most often the result of not enough support and stability of the feet. Shoes with more support as well as inserts are usually helpful. Stretching exercises may also be beneficial. Consult with your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of plantar fasciitis?

Protocol...: I'd say 98% of my plantar fascitis patients respond to non-surgical treatments... Rest, supportive insoles, rx orthotics, otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve), prescription nsaid's, steroid injections, prp injections, physical therapy, etc... If all else fails... Surgery. ...Read more

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How do you get healed of plantar fasciitis?

Long term care: Plantar fasciitis didn't start overnight, nor will you be cured overnight. If you happen to get better with conservative care, you can expect the course to be about two months. If surgery is required, you need to double that number. ...Read more

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Can I get plantar fasciitis from swimming?

No: No you can not get plantar fasciitis from swimming. Plantar fascitis is caused by weightbearing which causes the plantar fascia to stretch and pull at the insertion on the heel which becomes inflamed. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of plantar fasciitis?

My treatment: I do not agree with current therapies for plantar fasciitis, especially when chronic. My at home therapy: to help healing, improve circulation with nightly soaking of feet in hot water and wearing heavy socks at night to keep feet warm. Activate local skin reflexes to increased local circulation and for pain control. Follow daily until completely resolved. Drugs are not needed. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of plantar fasciitis?

See below: Rest, ice, compression, elevation. May need orthotics, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, cortisone injection, surgery. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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With severe osteoposis (secondary), degen discs, plantar fasciitis, what kind of exercises can I do, how can I get back to being healthy&normal?

GET IN THE POOL!: Aqua-exercise is perfect for someone who has the above conditions. It will take the pressure off your back and joints because of the buoyancy of water. It will allow you to both strengthen your muscles and improve range of motion, without aggravating your joints. Good luck! ...Read more

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How does one get rid of plantar fasciitis?

How does one get rid of plantar fasciitis?

Combo treatment. : The more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help myself to get rid of pain from plantar fasciitis?

Is there a way to help myself to get rid of pain from plantar fasciitis?

Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the morning, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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I can't get rid of plantar fasciitis, who do I see about this?

Plantar fascitis: See a podiatrist. Plantar fasciitis is, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of the foot. Txs include rigid arch support to decrease the pull of the fascia, combined with antiinflammatory medication (oral and/or injectable) to reduce the inflammation. A partial release may be done surgically in chronic cases that dont respond. ...Read more

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Can I please get a referral to my physio for my very painful plantar fasciitis? I am a triathlete and I cannot train with the pain.

Plantar Fasciitis: It would be best to discuss a referral with your GP. Dependent on your medical aid plan, you could make a direct appointment with your physiotherapist without a referral letter.

You should be able to search on your medical aid website which physiotherapists are designated service providers contracted in on your medical aid.

All the best with your rehab ...Read more