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I suffer from plantar fasciitis. What can I do to get some relief?

I suffer from plantar fasciitis.  What can I do to get some relief?

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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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 suffer with plantar fasciitis. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

I suffer with plantar fasciitis. What can I do to alleviate the symptoms?

Treatment options: Begin with rest, ice massage, otc anti-inflammatories, & stretching the foot/ heel throughout the day. Make sure you are wearing shoes with an appropriate amount of support... Consider shoe inserts (arch support), and wearing night splints... Prp or steriod injections may be considered after the above options. For more information please see http://drmarkgalland.Com/what-is-plantar-fasciitis/. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from plantar fascitis?

How can I get relief from plantar fascitis?

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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How can I get relief from a plantar fascitis?

How can I get relief from a plantar fascitis?

Try wearing: An arch support, night splints are helpful to get rid of morning pain, a frozen water bottle (16 oz Poland spring) rolled under your foot while sitting, Achilles' tendon stretches, oral antiinflammatories like alleve if not contraindicated, if pain is severe see local foot doctor who may decide to inject some steroid. ...Read more

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What can I do to get relief from cancerophobia?

It's possible: A good psychiatrist, psychotherapist, and primary care doctor can work as a team to help you. Recognizing that your fears of cancer are unrealistic is a huge step! your primary care doctor can take good care of your overall health, and check into anything needed. Your psychiatrist & talk therapist can help you understand and deal with with your anxieties. Good luck to you! ...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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What can I do to alleviate a sore heel from running?

What can I do to alleviate a sore heel from running?

Get a heel cushion: Buy the heel cushion or get an orthotics, meanwhile, antiinflamatories like Ibuprofen , ice, foot soaks in epsom salt and foot massage may help. ...Read more

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What can I do to get a lifetime relief from pharyngitis?

What can I do to get a lifetime relief from pharyngitis?

Not possible: Pharyngitis is a generic term for infection/inflammation of the throat. If you're talking about streptococcal tonsillitis, tonsillectomy should cure that. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of plantar fasciitis?

What can I do to get rid of plantar fasciitis?

Protocol...: I'd say 98% of my plantar fascitis patients respond to non-surgical treatments... Rest, supportive insoles, rx orthotics, otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve), prescription nsaid's, steroid injections, prp injections, physical therapy, etc... If all else fails... Surgery. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate pain from a sore heel?

What can I do to alleviate pain from a sore heel?

Ice it: Try antiinflammatories, wear a night splint and an arch support, stretch. Seek podiatric consult if the above are not working for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to do for plantar fasciitis pain relief?

Get evaluated: See your local Podiatrist for an evaluation. I suggest physical therapy, stretching, icing (10 minutes on/5 off), custom inserts, anti-inflammatory meds. There are also injections which can be done by a Podiatrist which may be effective. ...Read more

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What can I do to get relief from my wrist pain?

What can I do to get relief from my wrist pain?

Wrist Pain: First thing is rest the wrist. Second thing, have it evaluated as there are many forms of wrist pain, some of which i.E scaphoid and scapho-lunate ligament injuries, can get always get a lot worse. There are certain conditions that are readily treatable non-surgically early on, only to be come difficult surgical challenges if left to progress. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat soreness from gout?

What can I do to treat soreness from gout?

NSAIDS: Most soreness and aches from gout can be treated with topical nsaids to oral nsaids. I use our cutting edge pain laser to reduce soreness in many of our gout patients. ...Read more

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I suffer from boils for most of my life i need to kno what can I do to get rid of them i hurt so much for them?

I suffer from boils for most of my life i need to kno what can I do to get rid of them i hurt so much for them?

Address the hair: If these are caused by ingrown hairs in a person with curly hair, at some point you need to address the hair. There are shaving techniques if this is facial and possible laser treatments to be added to a skin care program. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I suffer from back pain , what can I do or what medication I can take for the pain ?

See doc for eval: 19 year old female with back pain may be referral from uterus as well as spine pathology. See your doc for complete exam to determine exact cause, then treatment options will beci ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get relief from knee pain so I can keep playing sports?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the pain. The first step is to have the knee evaluated to determine the cause. Then you will know how to treat it. ...Read more

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I can't get rid of plantar fasciitis, who do I see about this?

I can't get rid of plantar fasciitis, who do I see about this?

Plantar fascitis: See a podiatrist. Plantar fasciitis is, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of the foot. Txs include rigid arch support to decrease the pull of the fascia, combined with antiinflammatory medication (oral and/or injectable) to reduce the inflammation. A partial release may be done surgically in chronic cases that dont respond. ...Read more