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Dr. Phil Chen Dr. Chen
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Tear in plantar fascia. Thickened. I've tried cortisone inject., night splint, custom orthotics, pt, stretching. No help. Doc recommending surgery?

Dr. Phil Chen Dr. Chen
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Tear in plantar fascia. Thickened. I've tried cortisone inject., night splint, custom orthotics, pt, stretching.  No help.  Doc recommending surgery?

Weight loss: If you overweight, weight loss is also important thing to do. You pretty much tried all the treatments. If you worry shout surgery, you can see another podiatrist or orthopedic for second opinion before making decision on surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more


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Cortisone inj anterior tib tendon no effect.Other possibilities?Worn boot,done physio,taken anti-inflammatories,worn orthotics.Slipped 1 1/2 yrs ago.

Cortisone inj anterior tib tendon no effect.Other possibilities?Worn boot,done physio,taken anti-inflammatories,worn orthotics.Slipped 1 1/2 yrs ago.

See details: Have you had a recent MRI? If not, get one. It is difficult to suggest specifics without being able to perform an exam or review an MRI. ...Read more

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Do podiatrist recommended bunion splints?

Do podiatrist recommended bunion splints?

No: Bunion splints are not effective so they are not recommended. Although some stores may sell them, it's a marketing gimmick (snake oil) because a splint will not correct bone deformity. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Overworked aching 10 months both knees been diagnosed with osgood schlatters, patellar tendonitis, patellofemoral syndrome. Icing, pt, Advil (ibuprofen) don't work?

Overworked aching 10 months both knees been diagnosed with osgood schlatters, patellar tendonitis, patellofemoral syndrome. Icing, pt, Advil (ibuprofen) don't work?

Clarify diagnosis: You need re-evalaution, muscle strengthening with the pt but also on your own many times a day. Will need x-rays and maybe ultrasound/mri in addiiton to clarify the diagnosis. Need to clarify what you meen and don't work. ...Read more

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Have overpronation/flat feet & wear orthotic Do orthotic stop pressure on tibial nerve & tarsal tunnel(tarsal tunnel syn) 100% or orth shoes recomend?

Tarsal tunnel: Orthotics will help with tarsal tunnel , but can't necessarily alleviate all the pressure . Sometimes the fibrosis/scarring can only be relieved by surgery . Consult your podiatrist for assistance. ...Read more

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Do compression sleeves help shin splints?

Do compression sleeves help shin splints?

No: But they may make you feel better. Shin Splints usually improve after a reduction of activity for a few weeks. ...Read more

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Does tibial stress syndrome require shin guard?

Does tibial stress syndrome require shin guard?

Mayo clinic website : Recommends the following for medial tibial stress syndrome, commonly known as shin splints: rest, ice to the effected area, decrease swelling by elevating leg above the heart, wear proper shoes, consider getting arch supports, and take otc pain meds. If your doctor has ordered something else, however, i would follow his or her directions because they know your case well. ...Read more

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Torn ankle ext. retinaculum. surgeon won't fix. Tenosynovitis tib post & tendonitis tib ant/Achilles - bowstring strain. Type dr give steroid injects?

Torn ankle ext. retinaculum. surgeon won't fix. Tenosynovitis tib post & tendonitis tib ant/Achilles - bowstring strain. Type dr give steroid injects?

Orthopedic surg or .: An orthopedic surg, a Physiatrist or a sports med, specialist. Could give inj of steroid. You could also be a candidate for a different tpye of injection called prolotherapy. It involves a type of solution that stimulates thickening of damaged ligaments and tendons. ...Read more

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Valgus knees, patellar tendinitis, Trouble walking, pain, swelling, PT helps a bit. What else can I do? orthopedic surgeon? MRI? Use crutches on trip?

Valgus knees, patellar tendinitis, Trouble walking, pain, swelling, PT helps a bit. What else can I do? orthopedic surgeon? MRI? Use crutches on trip?

Significant valgus -: -knees can cause patellar femoral stress syndrome. The force of the quadriceps tendon has a greater lateral force direction causing repeated lateral movement in the patella-femoral groove,& this causes wear of the lateral facet of the patella. You have lived with it 42 years so activity modification may help. See a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon for eval & Rec for treatment ...Read more

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Pateller strain or tibia shin splints?

Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia bone. ...Read more

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Had Tenex (guanfacine) surg 4 chronic plantar fasciosis 7 weeks ago, no relief. Also tendon repair on outer ankle. Also tried p/t, orthotics, boot. Next step? Pain!

Many options: Shock waver treatment is effective in about 75% oif cases. Platelet rerich plasma ( prp) has been shown in at least one study to be more effective than steroid injections. Ultimate treatment ios surgery which is aboiut 85% sucessful. ...Read more

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Do orthotics help for metatarsal neuroma?

Do orthotics help for metatarsal neuroma?

Orthotics may help: neuroma pain in some cases. They can alleviate pressure near or between the metatarsals by reducing the pressure in the area of symptoms. Not all neuromas respond well with orthotics however, but it is a good conservative start for treatment. ...Read more

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Would you recommend PRP or surgery for chronic plantar fasciitis/fasciosis & a spur that hasn't responded to orthotics, PT, steroid injection, taping, stretching?

I have used: Prp and traditional surgery for fascitis that doesn't respond. Prp is expensive and not covered. May try endoscopic plantar fasciotomy. ...Read more

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Do custom in-shoe orthotics work well for acquired flat feet (valgus)?

Do custom in-shoe orthotics work well for acquired flat feet (valgus)?

They can be...: See a podiatrist and your visit should include a foot examination, possibly xrays and gait (walking) evaluation. Orthotics are prescription devices to help accommodate and help the foot function. As a means to treat conservatively (avoid surgery), many times, orthotics are used to hold the foot in good anatomic position and avoid abnormal mechanics which can lead to further problems. ...Read more

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