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Is A Stationary Bike Good Exercise When You Have Plantar Fasciitis
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
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
Plantar fasciitis: Get evaluated by a md, short answer is yes, but need appropriate shoes, inserts and timing, avoid impact exercises when the condition is acute, do a lot of stretching before and after and use night splints to stretch at night. ...Read more
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What should I do if I have been suffering with plantar fasciitis, what shoes would be a good choice?
Hello. Please, let me know if Epsom salts with hot water can help me with my problem of plantar fasciitis... I did a lot of exercise. I have tried ice?
Both Epsom salt : Soaks an ice may be helpful. Neither would cause any damage. Just don't burn yourself or freeze your skin. ...Read more
No: Shoes will not help, however night splints which help keep the plantar fascia stretched out may help keep the tissue loose and prevent first step in the morning pain. ...Read more
Superfeet: The type of insert that you should get depends on your foot type; whether you have high or low arches and how much you pronate. However, superfeet has a variety of inserts, and some are custom moldable (heat moldable). Custom orthotics are always best, but can be expensive, so I would try the superfeet first. You could also benefit from shoes with a rigid heel counter. ...Read more
They aren't!: The best shoes for a person with plantar fasciitis are those that have a sturdy back to them, which sandals don't have. You want a supportive shoe that cups your heel and holds it steady. Sandals tend to allow your heel and arch to function in whatever position it wants to, which might be what caused the plantar fasciitis in the first place. ...Read more
I have plantar fasciitis. 5mm tear. Tried conservative treatment. Didn't work. I did tenex procedure. Good choice?
Arrow of time.: Sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn't. Only time will tell. ...Read more
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
Had plantar fasciitis for about 15-16 weeks. I do ice, stretch, nightsplints, massage therapy, exercises, heat, rest, good shoes, custom orthotics? What else
Various: There are various insoles that work for a wide variety of patients. Some athletes require a custom molded orthotic that is stiffer and more supportive. Some elderly patients require a softer more cushioned arch support that is prefabricated. Many of the insoles sold in stores are not worth the money and have little support for many people. See your foot doctor for the best insole for you. ...Read more
Can you have plantar fasciitis achilles tendonitis sesamoiditis all at once or can one of those conditions cause pain everywhere on foot will MRI show?
Three's a crowd...: You certainly can have all three conditions at the same time. An experienced clinician would be able to determine the diagnosis without an MRI. An MRI would be helpful in demonstrating the tissue's reaction to the inflammatory condition. Consult with your Healthtap specialist for further understanding. ...Read more
My Therapy: Once you have chronic pain, ice and braces and drugs are counterproductive, and stretching may only help the Achilles tendon. Deep massage by a professional is helpful. At home, increase healing by increasing circulation (nightly hot soaks of feet), keeping feet warm at night with heavy socks, and increasing blood flow with pain control using the built in skin reflexes daily until resolved. ...Read more
NEED FOR SUPPORT!: Most shoes aren't always what is bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! There are many possibe reasons (plantar fascitis leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the heels, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www.Spenco. Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Fascitis : Plantar fascitis typically you have severe pain to heel area getting out of bed and after sitting a while. Try rest, ice, stretching the foot toward your body, anti inflatory medication and cortisone injection. Orthotics will help it as well. Shock wave therapy could help but not covered by insurance same for prp injections. ...Read more
Pain=Help!: If you are having pain, your body needs help. If you are having plantar fascitis pain, the diagnosis tells you that the tissue under foot is inflamed and needs to be turned off. Inflammation is the key. Once you turn off this process via anti-inflammatory meds(oral or injection) you can treat the cause of the problem, which can be a tight achilles tendon/plantar fascia. No stretch til pain=0. ...Read more
Diagnosed with plantar fasciitis 5 months ago. No improvement. Wondering if it might be something else.
IT COULD BE.:
A nerve entrapment or arthritic conditions can cause heel pain. If not getting better, I like an ultrasound exam or MRI to measure the thickness of the fascia, which thickens w/ fasciitis. The normal thickness is approximately 2 mm. If all non-surgical treatment fails, I like the Topaz procedure; ask your doctor. Good luck.
Dr. Latva ...Read more
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
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
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
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more
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