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I had an old calcanea stress fracture with swelling. Can long-term foot instability, plantar fasciitis, sural neuropathy cause back problems?

I had an old calcanea stress fracture with swelling. Can long-term foot instability, plantar fasciitis, sural neuropathy cause back problems?

Heel fracture: The answer is simply yes. Long term instability, plantar faciitis, and sural neuropathy...All cause pain. And, trying to ambulate through it, will cause you to limp. This limping will effect your back. See a specialist, and get help. ...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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My husband had pain and swelling in his foot. The doctordiagnosed plantar fasciitis. Three days later, his swelling isgone and he has no pain. Then he said it was a vein infection. What could it be?

?: The dr said it was plantar fascitiis then a vein infection? The two are clearly different. Regardless, you stated your husband was better.....So everything is good. If you were asking the diffence between the two, there is a clear difference and the should be no confusion. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis. My toes swell up a little at the end of the day. Is this serious? Could there be another underlying cause?

I have plantar fasciitis. My toes swell up a little at the end of the day. Is this serious? Could there be another underlying cause?

Not serious: Hi! Welcome to me, Dr. Ivy Fisher
with health tap. Plantar fasciitis is
common with stretching of the long tendon.
You can buy online specs heel cords to put
in your shoes and sneakers for better walking
and less pain Ice to the toes and feet up at end of the day. If swelling persists or progresses in your feet, contact your MD. ...Read more

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Is plantar fasciitis common in girls 24 yrs old? What causes it?

Plantar fascitis: Pf is really not common in that age group.

Plantar fascitis is caused by the plantar fascia being tight.. ...Read more

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What are some causes of plantar fasciitis?

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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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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Can plantar fasciitis pain lasting for several hours cause slight fever (99)? Body reacting to the pain somehow by causing fever?

Can plantar fasciitis pain lasting for several hours cause slight fever (99)? Body reacting to the pain somehow by causing fever?

Unlikely: Unless the plantar fascia is infected, which is extremely rare, it should not cause a fever. Also, in medical terms, a fever is 100.4 of greater. A temp of 99 in the summer can be normal for some or if elevated for you, is unlikely to be related to plantar fasciitis. ...Read more

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Could plantar fasciitis cause toe numbness?

Could plantar fasciitis cause toe numbness?

Yes: They could be enough swelling to put pressure on the nerves to the toes. ...Read more

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Can plantar fasciitis cause pain under the heel and a rhythmic throb?

Yes: Yes it can, get it evaluated. I recommend a course of physical therapy, stretching, icing (10 minutes on). See your local Podiatrist as you might benefit from custom inserts. ...Read more

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Can plantar fasciitis cause my toes to go numb?

Fasciitis& numb toes: Plantar fasciitis (inflammation of the ligament w/c originates from the calcaneus & attaches to the met heads in the plantar aspect of the foot) is a common cause of heel pain, but not likely to cause toes to go numb. What could cause toe numbness is impingement of the post tibial n. As it innervates the sole of the foot (if bilateral, suspect a systemic condition i.e. Neuropathy). ...Read more

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Can plantar fasciitis cause lots of ankle pain?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Pain in your ankle wouldn't be attributed to plantar fasciitis. I would suggest evaluation by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Can plantar fasciitis cause pain/cramping in calf?

Can plantar fasciitis cause pain/cramping in calf?

Overuse of: Most definitely, especially if you have begun to compensate for the heel pain by not putting weight on the heel properly. The lifting of the heel to keep it of the ground is causing the calf to fatigue and start cramping. You need to consult a specialist about treating the fasciitis. ...Read more

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Can gout crystals form on plantar fascia and cause plantar fasciitis while otherwise asymptomatic for gout?

No: No only develops inside a joint like the big toe joint or ankle joint. A joint is where to bone come together. Lumps within the plantar fascia are normally plantar fibromas. Most of the time if they don't hurt we don't do anything about them. ...Read more

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What else can cause heel pain other than plantar fasciitis. Back and bottom heel pain. Feels good in am. Worse as day goes on.?

Nerves, tendons...: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, but there are others, too. An irritated or entraped nerve can cause pain as the day goes on, as can tendinitis: the three most common being achilles, peroneal, or posterior tibial tendinitis. You may also have a haglund's deformity: a bony bump that can irritate the achilles from the inside. ...Read more

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Have seen dr for bilateral plantar fasciitis. 2 sets of cortisone shots/stretching/ice with little help. Could sjogrens be the cause?

Have seen dr for bilateral plantar fasciitis. 2 sets of cortisone shots/stretching/ice with little help. Could sjogrens be the cause?

Yes: See a rheumatologist if you are concerned about Sjogrens or other connective tissue disease. Most cases of plantar fasciitis take along time to resolve and can be very frustrating-stretch, stretch, stretch ...Read more

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Can plantar fasciitis heal itself if it is just a minor case of it? I got it by wearing the wrong shoes. I have normal arches but shoe caused it.

Yes: Plantar fasciitis can heal itself. Work on actively stretching the plantar fascia. Rolling a golf ball under your foot is often a good technique for stretching it. Physical therapy can be beneficial! ...Read more

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Is it possible that a tight plantar fasciitis cause a high arched foot?

Is it possible that a tight plantar fasciitis cause a high arched foot?

Plantar fascia: A tight plantar fascia will not cause you to have a high arched foot. This is a boney configuration. ...Read more

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Does only calf tightness cause plantar fasciitis? Can atrophied/weak calves cause plantar fasciitis as well? If so can PT help?

Does only calf tightness cause plantar fasciitis? Can atrophied/weak calves cause plantar fasciitis as well? If so can PT help?

Plantar Fasciitis: Tight calf muscles are part of the problem in many patients. Yes, any weakness that makes you unstable can make the plantar fascia strain. Physical therapy is a great place to start for sure. Here is a blog link.

http://www. Drblakeshealingsole. Com/2016/01/plantar-fasciitisgeneral-principles-of. Html ...Read more

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Should you soak foot with sesamoiditis in hot bath or ice instead? Also can sesamoiditis cause symtoms similar to plantar fasciitis/heel pain?

Try both: See which you like better there is no right or wrong here. The symptoms are usually pain…can they be similar yes….treatment also would consist of trying to off eight bear the first met head region and trying to avoid propulsion or bending of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. ...Read more

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Can a tight plantar fasciitis brace cause a high arched foot?

No: It would help support the plantar fascia but cannot cause a foot to becomr "high arched". ...Read more

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Can plantar fasciitis cause toe pain on top of my foot? Mainly if I'm going upstairs. It's in like the first joints.

Probably not: Plantar fasciitis is mainly an issue with the arch and heel on the bottom of the foot also called the plantar surface of the foot. This may be another issue such as hallux rigidus (arthritis of the great toe joint), sesamoiditis. I would recommend you see a local podiatrist who can examine your foot and give you a better assessment of the problem. ...Read more

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Can weakened soleus muscle cause achilles/heel pain and maybe plantar fasciitis? If so, what is the best way to strengthen it?

Can weakened soleus muscle cause achilles/heel pain and maybe plantar fasciitis? If so, what is the best way to strengthen it?

Tight Soleus: More likely due to tight gastrocnemius and/or Soleus muscle. Stretching exercises to make these more flexible would be a great help in addition to wearing more supportive shoes and inserts. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more