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Doctor insights on: Acupuncture For Plantar Fasciitis

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What can to if I have plantar fasciitis?

What can to if I have 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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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How to know if I have plantar fasciitis?

How to know if I have plantar fasciitis?

See Podiatrist: who can make the diagnosis. Usual signs and symptoms are heel and/or arch pain on weight bearing or walking: especially after periods of rest. Stretching exercises, ice/massage and more supportive foot wear are often helpful. ...Read more

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What are some causes of plantar fasciitis?

A few things: Injury to the heel and/or ach, overuse, worn out shoes, inadequate stretching, and faulty foot mechanics can lead to plantar fasciitis. See a podiatrist for specific diagnostic and treatment information. ...Read more

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How can I be 19 and have plantar fasciitis?

Weight: Several factors can lead to plantar fasciitis; excess weight over training non-supportive shoes tight achilles tendon old trauma. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis : You first must get an accurate diagnosis because it could be another pathology for example nerve entrapment or heel fracture. So seeing a podiatrist can help you make a correct diagnosis. If its simple plantar fasciitis then stretching, ice, nsaids and orthotics can help. If its still hasn't improved then an injection might be warranted and surgery is def. Last resort. ...Read more

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What really works to fix plantar fasciitis fully?

Many things: Many different treatments work, orthotics, night splints, special stretches, injections under ultrasound. ...Read more

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How might you help ease the pain of plantar fasciitis?

Stretching/support: Stretching plantar fascia with golf ball. Wear good supportive shoes with arch support. Take antiinflammatory motrin, advil, naprosyn (naproxen) type medication. ...Read more

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How could you help ease the pain of plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis: It has been my experience with plantar fasciitis seen ion the office that [patients have already tried everything otc has to offer as well as anecdotal remedies. See your podiatrist for an evaluation and treatment plan. ...Read more

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So duration of plantar fasciitis is really unpredictable?

Yes: You are correct, the duration is unpredictable. However, the sooner it is treated, the easier and faster it resolves. Once it becomes chronic (usually defined by over 6 months), treatment time can take longer and more invasive treatments may be necessary. ...Read more

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What are the causes of plantar fasciitis? What are the causes of chronic plantar fasciitis?

Many: It isn't always clear what causes plantar fasciitis but what is commonly thought to contribute: weight, repetitive trauma to the area/overuse, poorly fitting shoes, abnormal gait(how you walk), heel spurs, or underlying degenerative changes to the hindfoot(heel area). ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Plantar Fasciitis (Definition)

Pain at the area where the band of tissue referred to as the plantar fascia on the bottom of the foot inserts into the heel bone. Too much tension brings on pain. Wearing flat shoes, going barefoot on hard surfaces can be some of the causes that bring this pain. Do not let it linger too long. Can last for months. Pain mostly when standing up ...Read more