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Doctor insights on: Fibromyalgia And Plantar Fasciitis

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

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

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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I believe I have Plantar fasciitis?

I believe I have Plantar fasciitis?

Well it is common: And you certainly could. There are Physical therapy recommendations for this which are easy to google. Or you could see a health care provider for an evaluation to confirm your diagnosis and recommend treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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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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Does DMSO help plantar fasciitis?

Evidence says: No. According to doctors who study effective medicine and treatments, there is no good published study in peer reviewed journals that shows DMSO effectively treats plantar fasciitis. Although there are "experiences" with patients who have good results, these may be placebo-effects and not "evidence" based medicine. ...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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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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Can I get plantar fasciitis from swimming?

No: No you can not get plantar fasciitis from swimming. Plantar fascitis is caused by weightbearing which causes the plantar fascia to stretch and pull at the insertion on the heel which becomes inflamed. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to run with plantar fasciitis?

Is it advisable to run with plantar fasciitis?

Remember: Part of the treatment for bothersome plantar fasciitis is to decreasing physical activities that may have caused or aggravated your symptoms. If you started running and this set off your plantar fasciiitis or running causes pain, be mindful that you may have to find an alternative exercise while your body is healing. ...Read more

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How to get pain relief from plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is treated by podiatrists every day. If the frozen bottle trick worked we wouldn't see patients in the office. See your podiatrist for an exam and a treatment plan to get the relief you need ...Read more

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Has anyone here done surgery for plantar fasciitis?

Surgery works...: ...But should be a last resort. The vast majority of plantar fasciitis cases are handled with conservative treatment. In columbus, consider a second opinion with dr charles greiner or dr animesh bhatia. ...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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Are there good stretches to prevent plantar fasciitis?

Are there good stretches to prevent plantar fasciitis?

No: The current stretching exercises that are recommended for PF are really for stretching the calf muscles and Achilles tendon and can be useful for those, but will not prevent PF. With few exceptions, stretching the PF is not helpful, and I do not recommend it. A stretched PF will give poor support to your foot arch, and cause further problems for you in the future. ...Read more

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Is plantar fasciitis common in young adults and teens?

Can be: It does not discriminate based on age. Though more common in 30's and up then teens. ...Read more

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Will the pain from plantar fasciitis go down as I run?

You need to rest it!: The plantar fascia is inflamed and must be reversed. It will not get better from running, but will most likely get worse. The fastest way to treat this is via anti-inflammatories via orally or via cortisone injection, taping with padding and rest. When it is feeling better then you may begin passive stretching exercises. ...Read more

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Will plantar fasciitis heal on its own without surgery?

Will plantar fasciitis heal on its own without surgery?

Usually.: The more you can do together, the better:
#1: supportive shoes.
#2: firm inserts or orthotics.
#3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor for dosing).
#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. Very few people go on to surgery, but it is a possible treatment. ...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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Can you have gout and plantar fasciitis at the same time?

Can you have gout and plantar fasciitis at the same time?

Absolutely: There is no rule that says you can only have one disease or illness at a time. Sometimes it is difficult to determine which disease is causing what symptom, however. ...Read more

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What is better for plantar fasciitis, putting heat or cold?

Cold.: For acute pain, ice is better. For chronic plantar fasciitis ice is probably better. Heat can be used in certain situations, but its better as part of a supervised physical therapy program. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


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