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I take mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg daily but was instructed to take another anti-inflammatory for 2 weeks to help with plantar fasciitis. What would be the best OTC?

I take mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg daily but was instructed to take another anti-inflammatory for 2 weeks to help with plantar fasciitis. What would be the best OTC?

DO NOT COMBINE: I do not feel you should use two NSAID's together. If the Mobic (meloxicam) isn't working, discontinue that one before you start a second. NSAID's are not harmless drugs. ...Read more

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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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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How do I treat plantar fasciitis?

How do I treat plantar fasciitis?

Plantar faciitis: Stretching and nsaids (aleve, (naproxen) ibuprofen, etc) are the treatments you can do at home.....If that does not resolve the issue... See a specialist..... You may not have plantar fasciitis... X-rays and sometimes a MRI are needed to rule out other heel pain causes. ...Read more

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How can you treat plantar fasciitis?

How can you treat 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. ...Read more

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What helps heal plantar fasciitis faster?

What helps heal plantar fasciitis faster?

Combined treatment: The vast majority of plantar fasciitis can be resolved with non surgical management including heel cord stretching, deep tissue mobilization, over the counter arch supports, anti inflammatories, and night splints. While each of these treatments in of themself may be effective, a combined approach is more likely to heal it "faster". ...Read more

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Is it difficult to cure plantar fasciitis?

Yes: Plantar fasciitis can be difficult to get rid of. There are many different treatments and it often depends on patient compliance to treatment plan. ...Read more

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What are some exercises for plantar fasciitis?

What are some exercises for plantar fasciitis?

Stretching such as: Standing on your toes on a step and then dropping heels below level of toes is great as mentioned in another answer. Something else I have found has helped is take a golf ball or a water bottle (empty a little water out first) and freeze them. Sit in a chair and place either one under your foot and massage foot back and forth on the frozen object. Many people get great relief with this. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis will I need crutches?

No: Crutches won't be needed if you get treatment with injections, ice, rest custom orthotics eswt etc. There are many treatment options that can help. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis what is the best cure?

I have plantar fasciitis what is the best cure?

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, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help plantar fasciitis?

What is the best way to help 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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What is the best way to treat plantar fasciitis?

What is the best way to treat plantar fasciitis?

Stretching, inserts: Plantar fasciitis is best treated with stretching exercises (heelcord and plantar fascia) as well as inserts (viscoelastic heel cups or otc orthotics) and activity modification and nsaids may help. Pf is an overuse problem results in ligament degeneration. Some cases will require more aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my plantar fasciitis is cured?

No heel pain: Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation often a chronic inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament attachment to the heel. If your heel pain is no longer present, your plantar fasciitis is cured but may return without proper stretching and foot support. ...Read more

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What's the best casual wear for plantar fasciitis?

Running shoes: I would suggest shoes which are well cushioned with a good arch support. Very important in the treatment is consistent stretching of the plantar fascia and achilles tendon. ...Read more

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What is plantar fasciitis and how do you treat it?

Heel pain: Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the bottom surface of the foot. It is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot. Some treatments include stretching, anti inflammatories, injection therapy with corticosteroids, orthotics, physical therapy and rarely surgery. ...Read more

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What is an effective way to treat plantar fasciitis?

What is an effective way to treat plantar fasciitis?

Conservative/Surgica: Stretching, icing, nsaids, orthotics, pt and injections. When these measures have been exhausted, surgery for plantar fasciitis may be indicated. Surgery involves release of the plantar fascia itself and is done via an open procedure with one of several incisional approaches or endoscopically. The procedure chosen by a surgeon is based on preference and patient selection criteria. ...Read more

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How would you recommend I cure my plantar fasciitis?

How would you recommend I cure my 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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What are some conditions that mimic plantar fasciitis?

Entrapped: Medial calcaneal nerve, a tear of the fascia versus an acute inflammation, or chronic degeneration of the fascia, spur pain, stress fracture of the calcaneus, radiculopathy from the back amongst some. ...Read more

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If I develop plantar fasciitis, how will it be treated?

If I develop plantar fasciitis, how will it be treated?

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 think I'm getting plantar fasciitis. What should I do?

I think I'm getting plantar fasciitis. What should I do?

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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What is plantar fasciitis and how do I know if I have it?

Pain: It is inflammation & dysfunction of the soft tissue on the bottom of your foot. This tissue makes up the tissue support for the arch of the foot. The diagnosis is a made clinically, ie no imaging is usually necessary, that can be made by a qualified medical provider. It typically causes sharp, tearing pain at the bottom of your foot that classically is the worst when you 1st get out of bed. ...Read more

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Should I use the mbt footwear if I have plantar fasciitis?

Maybe.: Mbt makes a type of shoes known as rocker soled shoes. These shoes are very stiff on the bottom and they have a curved sole which reduces stress on the plantar fascia. If your plantar fasciitis is very tender, it will reduce pain. However, it is not necessarily healthy for your feet to be "over supported" because the muscles may weaken over time. Wean out of them as your plantar fasciitis improv. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fascitis: 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 after sitting or sleeping. ...Read more

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Could I have plantar fasciitis and metatarsalagia at the same time?

Yes: You can have more than one foot problem at the same time especially if you compensate for your heel pain by walking on the ball of your foot. ...Read more

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How can I prevent plantar fasciitis?

Plantar Fasciitis: There is no true prevention, but you can minimize your risks by doing plantar fascial wall stretches 2-3 times daily. Go to YouTube and type "drblakeshealingsole plantar fascial stretches" Good Luck. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more

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How can you prevent plantar fasciitis?

Stretching exercises: Stretching exercises, not walking barefoot, good lace supportive shoe gear and arch supports (orthotics) if necessary. ...Read more

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Are painful heels a sign of plantar fasciitis?

Are painful heels a sign of plantar fasciitis?

See a podiatrist: It can be due to a number of things- plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, bursitis, stress fracture, arthritis, or tarsal tunnel. The right diagnosis is necessary to properly address this. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of plantar fasciitis?

Pain in the morning.: Usually pain with the first steps after sitting or sleeping. Pain will be in one or both heels, and you may experience tingling or burning in the area, as well, especially along the inside of your heel. ...Read more

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Should somebody with plantar fasciitis wear high heels?

Should somebody with plantar fasciitis wear high heels?

Yes and no.: The heels will take a strain off your achilles tendon, but will not be very supportive in the arch or rearfoot. A good supportive structured shoe is best when treating plantar fasciitis: think of it like a brace for the arch of your foot. Like with any injury, you want to brace the area as it heals, whether that's with a sling, cast, or in this case, a supportive athletic shoe with orthotic. ...Read more

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How could I tell if I have plantar fasciitis or fibromyalgia?

See specialist: Plantar fasciitis is a biomechanically induced condition affecting arch (plantar fascia) of foot. Fibromyalgia is a painful condition that can affect many areas of body rgardless of biomechanics or weightbearing and even affect sleep patterns. See podiatrist and/or rheumatologist. ...Read more