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How Long Does It Take To Recover From Plantar Fasciitis Surgery
How long has it hurt: Depending on how long the pain was present prior to treatment, it ca take several weeks to months to fully heal. If it's a chronic problem that has been ongoing for years, even with eswt, physical therapy, and injections it can take 3 months or more. If there is additional nerve damage in the area, it may be even longer. ...Read more
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
Ask your sugeon: I am kind of surprised this question would be asked after the surgery and not before. All doctors have different protocols. You did not mention if you are on crutches, in a cast, in a splint, allowed to walk? Did you have the plantar fascia cut? Was a bone spur resected as well? All this info would be needed to know. Without knowing I would tell you 6-8 weeks. But that depends on many variables. ...Read more
Yes: I would recommend that you try conservative treatment first before you consider surgery. Oral anti-inflamatories and steroid injections, custom orthotics, ultasound treatments and streching can be very benificial in trating plantar fasciitis. Only 5% of my patients need surgery for plantar fasciitis. Most patients respond well to conservative treatment. ...Read more
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
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
Last resort: Normally this is a last resort since this is caused by improper biomechanical support. Injections, taping, orthotics and stretching exercises are often successful. Surgery to remove spur and release tension on plantar fascia can be considered if other measures do not work. Diagnosis should be re-evaluated first. Surgery if often but not always successful. ...Read more
I have surgery scheduled for plantar fasciitis this Friday but would like a second opinion. I have tried everything my doctor had suggested.
Second opinion: That is a viable option. You wrote in to the health education portion of health Tap. We can not provide a second opinion. Heath Tap Concierge and Prime offer medical advice/ treatment. However, to allow for direct physical examination - consider seeing a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon in your area. ...Read more
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 had Plantar fasciitis surgery 3 weeks ago. The dr said to alternate betadine and NEOSPORIN. Would mupirocin ointment work?
Midfoot bone spurs - are a cause of overpronation and plantar fasciitis? My running progress is hindered by foot issues, should I get surgery?
Surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, tumor on nerve about 2wks ago. Painful still. Dr. Gave me a shot of cortisone didn't help. Next?
Follow up: With your surgeon, let them know your condition. Be patient but concerned. 2 weeks post- op is still considered part of the healing time. ...Read more
I recently had endoscopic surgery for plantar fasciitis, now I have numbness in my foot, across the heel and down the side of my foot, what's going on?
I have tried many things to try and get rid of my plantar fasciitis. Icing my feet, custom orthotics, wearing a stretch sock at night, stretching during the day, physical therapy, cortisone shots, and a walking boot. Should I consider surgery?
Second opinion?: Have you tried getting a second opinion? Sometimes a fresh set of eyes is all you need ☺ ...Read more
How long does it take to have newly made orthotics adjusted to your feet for treatment of plantar fasciitis?
I have been diagnosed with a plantar fasciitis! How long does it usually take for a plantar fasciitis to go away?
Depends: On what you do for it. Would be wise to start reating. Usually is easier to get rid of in the acute stage than the chronic stage. ...Read more
How long will a rupture of the plantaris tendon take to heal? (I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis and tarsal tunnel syndrome due to a fall.)
I took a 500 naproxen 10 hours ago, can I take a meloxicam 7.5 for migraine & post surgerical plantar fasciitis? Or is Ibrouphen 800 better?
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: icing (10 min at a time). #5: stretching your foot and calf (keep your knee straight and your heels on the ground, don't bounce, and hold the stretch for 60 seconds). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections. ...Read more
Anti-inflammatories: All of the anti-inflammatories can help with pain - Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen) are available over the counter and there are a myriad of prescription ones as well. The place to start is with proper footwear, good stretching (a runners type stretch of the calf muscles), and icing. An injection of corticosteroid into the place the fascia inserts on the hell can help. Losing weight can help. ...Read more
Plantar faciitis: Stretching your calf muscle.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Do not take more than one Non steroidal antiinflammatory at a time. You are increasing your chances of negative side effects and toxicity. Your kidney function and cardiovascular function are at the top of the list. See a practitioner to help you with non medication approaches to your problem. ...Read more
I have plantar fasciitis. Taking celebrex (celecoxib) alone isn't helping much...Can I take it together with paracetamol? Thank you.
Yes, one can...: Both are pain relievers. They work by different mechanisms, different cautions. Celebrex (celecoxib) is a variant of nsaid, with somewhat less inflammation of GI tract can still affect kidney function, bp, esp w/ longtime use (which also can increase cv risk). Paracetamol risk with liver (careful w/ alcohol intake). Stagger doses (not both at same time). Need to stretch, daily, a lot. ...Read more
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?
Exercises & arch supports from gp for plantar fasciitis 2y ago. Mostly better but standing for long time causes pain and ridged feet can I do any more?
Stretch the...: Achilles tendon. The more limber it is, the less the foot has to work. Twice a day for five minutes. ...Read more
I have bilateral plantar fasciitis and chronic pain of right ankle due to some injuries. Can I take dance lessons (salsa, tango, swing.) &go dancing?
Not wise: The plantar fasciitis is unlikely to heal with an activity such as dancing. I would suggest you consult with a physician to discuss treatment options for you, so that you can see improvement and then eventually get back to dancing. Although you probably could push through the discomfort, your condition can not heal without a period of rest from stress on the fascia. ...Read more
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