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Massage Therapy For Plantar Fibromatosis
Depends : PT is one of my primary treatment options for PF. I find about 80% of patients see a benefit. night splinting, good footwear, rest from offending activities and possible orthotics and non-corticosteroid injections such as PRP & amniotic membrane injections are often part of my treatment plan as well. If I can help, join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
Sometimes: If you have tendinitis - icing is best to help decrease inflammation as well as NSAID medication (i.e. Ibuprofen, naprosyn). Heat may help "loosen up" the tissue prior to therapy/exercises. Icing should be resumed post exercise to again decrease inflammation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: The treatment that worse the best with the least risk and disruption to your life would seem the best to me. Everyone responds diffrently. Sometimes simple stretching will do the trick and other people will require orthotics or surgery. Your local podiatrist will be able to take of this for you. Podiatrist see this all day long and are very successful at treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, it can be: Please see reference: shi ping zhang, tsui-pik yip, and qiu-shi li. Acupuncture treatment for plantar fasciitis: a randomized controlled trial with six months follow-up. Evidence-based complementary and alternative, medicine, volume 2011 (2011), article id 154108. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Not that simple: Treatment for achilles tendinitis varies with the location of the pain along the tendon, the duration, the cause, and your activity level. Giving you a "schedule" for stretching not knowing these factors would be unwise. In addition, the achilles has a poor blood supply. If you have injured this, ice may actually delay the healing process. Please have this examined by a specialist. ...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?
Haven't heard of it: Potaba is potassium para-aminobenzoate, and has been used for scleroderma, for dupuytren's contractures, and for peyronie's disease of the penis. Potaba is believed to block the formation of abnormal fibrous tissue, but it is hard to find exact results about how well it works in the 3 preceding conditions. Unable to find any research / information on it's effectiveness for a plantar fibroma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Carpal tunnel: Maybe. Carpal tunnel syndrome is characterized by hand pain and recurrent numbness or "pins and needle" sensations in the thumb, index, middle finger and the lateral aspect of the ring finger. It may be triggered by repetitive use, like driving or keyboard typing. Diabetes or obesity increases risk of onset. Wearing a wrist cock- up splint is very effective. Surgery reserved for severe cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had plantar fasciitis for about 15-16 weeks. I do ice, stretch, nightsplints, massage therapy, exercises, heat, rest, good shoes, custom orthotics? What else
No: To an extent the answer depends on which tendon is involved. Massage can aid in the recovery of injured tissue by stimulating blood supply, and in the case of a tendon mobilizing it. In general tendons do not repair if their is much tearing, but in the case of minor tears seen in inflammation (tendonitis) improve with gradual strengthening and judicial use of steroids for pain management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gradual exercise: Exercises including plantar flexion, dorsiflexion, and foot circles should be started early, once acute pain and swelling subside, to maintain range of motion. The intensity of rehabilitation is increased gradually. Ankle splints or braces can limit extremes of joint motion and allow early weight bearing while protecting against reinjury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can help: Acupuncture instead of just being the only means if you combine a comprehensive life style modification will help, so follow the medical recommendation, rest, therapy, nutritional adjustment including increasing your vit d level - high dose regime and adding acupuncture for pain relief will provide the better option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tight achilles: Below is a good answer and stretching can help. I would like to add that often if there is a real equinus (tight achilles) surgery is required. Physical therapy for short achilles tendons can be beneficial but typically dynamic splinting can also allow for a prolonged low load stretch. Therapy and splinting may be needed for as long as 6 months depending on the severity of the contracture. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
B/L pain plantar aspect both feet with radiation into medial ankles; dx as plantar fasciitis. No relief from injections or orthotics. Next step?
Second opinion: There are a number of more involved options for plantar fasciitis that does not respond to traditional treatments including orthotics and injections as you have had; among these options is surgery. You might consider getting a second opinion as well. Tarsal tunnel syndrome could potentially explain the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more
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