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What are the treatment options for plantar fasciitis?

What are the treatment options for plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis: There are a range of treatment options and all should incorporate a good stretching regimen. Treatment recommended may also include physical therapy, orthotics, injections and rarely surgery. For more information, visit: http://www.Foothealthfacts.Org/footankleinfo/heel-pain.Htm. ...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 or 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


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Is there a treatment for plantar fasciitis?

YES!!!: It is very common, treated by podiatrists every day. Injection and custom orthotics usually works fastest. Other options include physical therapy, night splint, oral anti-inflammatory like NSAID or steroid, cast or boot immobilization, stretching, icing, ultrasound, and even surgical repair. ...Read more

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Is acupuncture used for plantar faciiatis?

Is acupuncture used for plantar faciiatis?

Yes, it can be: Please see reference: shi ping zhang, tsui-pik yip, and qiu-shi li. Acupuncture treatment for plantar fasciitis: a randomized controlled trial with six months follow-up. Evidence-based complementary and alternative, medicine, volume 2011 (2011), article id 154108. ...Read more

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Is potaba effective for plantar fibromas?

Is potaba effective for plantar fibromas?

Haven't heard of it: Potaba is potassium para-aminobenzoate, and has been used for scleroderma, for dupuytren's contractures, and for peyronie's disease of the penis. Potaba is believed to block the formation of abnormal fibrous tissue, but it is hard to find exact results about how well it works in the 3 preceding conditions. Unable to find any research / information on it's effectiveness for a plantar fibroma. ...Read more

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What the treatment options for plantar fibroma?

What the treatment options for plantar fibroma?

Plantar fibroma: Treatment ranges from conservative to surgical. Conservative treatment consists of orthotics that accommodate the mass, use of topical verapamil, or injection therapy. Surgical excision can be performed but fibromas can recur. There are some studies supporting radiation therapy as well for very invasive and recalcitrant cases. ...Read more

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How effective is physical therapy in treating chronic plantar fasciitis?

How effective is physical therapy in treating chronic plantar fasciitis?

Depends : PT is one of my primary treatment options for PF. I find about 80% of patients see a benefit. night splinting, good footwear, rest from offending activities and possible orthotics and non-corticosteroid injections such as PRP & amniotic membrane injections are often part of my treatment plan as well. If I can help, join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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Can physiotherapy for plantar fasciitis work?

Can physiotherapy for plantar fasciitis work?

Possibly: However, plantar fasciitis is caused by lack of proper mechanical support of feet. So while symptoms can improve, if cause is not addressed, problem will tend to recur. ...Read more

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What are treatments for plantar warts?

What are treatments for plantar warts?

Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: i've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding. ...Read more

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What are options of treating plantar fascitis?

What are options of treating plantar fascitis?

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 ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for plantar fibroma?

What are the treatment options for plantar fibroma?

Plantar fibroma: Treatment ranges from conservative to surgical. Conservative treatment consists of orthotics that accommodate the mass, use of topical verapamil, or injection therapy. Surgical excision can be performed but fibromas can recur. There are some studies supporting radiation therapy as well for very invasive and recalcitrant cases. ...Read more

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Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

Is heat therapy effective for treating Achilles tendonitis / tendonosis?

Sometimes: If you have tendinitis - icing is best to help decrease inflammation as well as NSAID medication (i.e. Ibuprofen, naprosyn). Heat may help "loosen up" the tissue prior to therapy/exercises. Icing should be resumed post exercise to again decrease inflammation. ...Read more

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How useful is laser treatment for plantar warts?

How useful is laser treatment for plantar warts?

It can be: There are many different ways to treat warts. The laser is a useful (and expensive) tool to treat them, but i cannot say that using one works significantly better than other measures. See a podiatrist or dermatologist to discuss your treatment options. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for ankle arthritis?

Are there effective natural treatments for ankle arthritis?

They say yes: I do not know of any effective remedy for that. If there are remedies i want to have to treat mine? Thank you. ...Read more

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Are platelet rich plasma injections a successful treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Are platelet rich plasma injections a successful treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Yes: A recent multicenter study showed that platelet rich plasma injections, particularly if guided by ultrasound for better precision, is beneficial for different tendinopathies. http://www.aaos.org/news/acadnews/2012/aaos15_2_8.asp. ...Read more

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Which treatments for lisfranc foot fracture are most cost-effective?

Which treatments for lisfranc  foot fracture are most cost-effective?

Hard to say: There are several ways to address the lisfranc injury/fracture. These are complex and require complex information and diagnostics as an operating surgeon to make the treatment decision. Treatment ranges from casting and immobilization to internal fixation to fusion of the joint. A specialist would need to do a thorough evaluation to make that call. ...Read more

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Alternatives for steroid foot injections for neuromas?

Alternatives for steroid foot injections for neuromas?

Dehydrated alcohol: Injections, i find them to be more effective without the side effects of the steroid. I.E skin atrophy. ...Read more

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Which therapy works best for planter faciitis like ultrasound ot laser therapy?

Which therapy works best for planter faciitis like ultrasound ot laser therapy?

It depends: The treatment that worse the best with the least risk and disruption to your life would seem the best to me. Everyone responds diffrently. Sometimes simple stretching will do the trick and other people will require orthotics or surgery. Your local podiatrist will be able to take of this for you. Podiatrist see this all day long and are very successful at treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for plantar fasciitis?

Is there a surgery for plantar fasciitis?

Yes: When all other measures have been exhausted, surgery for plantar fasciitis may be indicated. Surgery involves release of the plantar fascia itself. This can be done by an open procedure with one of several incision approaches or endoscopically. The procedure chosen by a surgeon is based on preference and patient selection criteria. ...Read more

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