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Doctor insights on: Massage Therapy For Plantar Fibromatosis

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Plantar fibromatosis does physical therapy help?

Plantar fibromatosis does physical therapy help?

Not usually: These growths can be treated with topical verapamil or removed surgically by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for plantar fibromatosis?

What is the treatment for plantar fibromatosis?

A few: There is a topical preparation of verapamil (normally a high blood pressure medication) that can help, sometimes docs inject these with steroid, and if all else fails they can be excised. It would be prudent to biopsy though and not assume it's a plantar fibroma even if it "looks" like one and is in the right location. Better safe then sorry. ...Read more

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I am needing the best treatment for plantar fibromatosis. I work 12 hr. Shifts in a hospital as a cna/tech/pca, I have seen 2 podiatrists and am trying to figure out the best treatment plan. At first I was told transdermal verapamil 15% gel but then found

I am needing the best treatment for plantar fibromatosis. I work 12 hr. Shifts in a hospital as a cna/tech/pca, I have seen 2 podiatrists and am trying to figure out the best treatment plan. At first I was told transdermal verapamil 15% gel but then found

Plantar : Plantar fibromatosis is a difficult problem to treat. Fortunately, most people with this don't have symptoms. We're not really sure why some people get this, but it seems to be associated with trauma to the area, and, in some cases, patients on Phenytoin (dilantin) can develop lesions. Those with systemic conditions such as epilepsy, alcoholism, liver cirrhosis, hypothyroidism and diabetes mellitus may have an increased incidence of plantar fibromas.

Conservative treatment involves anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections, dispersion padding to the area or the use of some kind of innersole to keep pressure off the area, and physical therapy. I have never heard of using radio frequency ablation (rfa) for this problem, and "plasma injections" are a scam in my opinion, and there is no documented proof it does anything beyond making the doctor's wallet fatter. Do not even remotely consider surgery unless you've exhausted all (legitimate) conservative options and you're miserable.

Finally, it's important, with any soft tissue mass, to be absolutely certain you're dealing with a plantar fibroma, and not something more serious. I assume, given that you've already seen two podiatrists for this, you've been worked up to make sure we're certain it's plantar fibromatosis. ...Read more

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Does verapamil gel work to reduce size of plantar fibromatosis?

It may help: The formulation of the topical preparation seems to be very important. It is one of the conservative approaches to plantar fibromatosis. You may want to look at the pdlabs. Net website where they have i nformation on studies and success rates. They also explain the mechanism of action. ...Read more

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Can you please advise what doctor to consult regarding plantar fibromatosis?

Can you please advise what doctor to consult regarding plantar fibromatosis?

Foot specialist: Symptomatic plantar fibroma if unrelieved by unweighting the area with an orthotic or increasing rapidly in a weight bearing area requires surgery. A radical plantar fasciectomy is involved (removing most if not all the plantar fascia). A skilled surgeon familiar with this procedure should be consulted. Either an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon (md) or a reputable podiatric surgeon (dpm). ...Read more

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What could be the cause of plantar fibromatosis?

What could be the cause of plantar fibromatosis?

Congenital or trauma: I find that plantar fibromas (a benign thickening of the plantar fascia) are usually just congenital changes, although trauma or overuse can be a cause. It is a benign change, and if not painful surgery is not a necessity. If painful, orthotics, steroid injections, and surgical excision ate all options. ...Read more

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Should you have surgery for plantar fibromatosis?

Should you have surgery for plantar fibromatosis?

Yes: In adults, surgery has been shown to be the most effective treatment for plantar fibromatosis. Although medical treatments have been tried they have not been as effective as surgical intervention. ...Read more

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I have plantar fibromatosis & on a verapamil 15% in lipoderm #30. I am also on high blood pressure med is there a problem?

I have plantar fibromatosis & on a verapamil 15% in lipoderm #30. I am also on high blood pressure med is there a problem?

No problem: Very little of the verapamil enters your blood stream. I personally have not had much success treating painful plantar fibromas this way.
Good luck and I hope it helps in your case. ...Read more

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Why does ultrasound hurt I have just had it done on my foot but it was painful the physio had to stop I have got plantar fibromatosis in that spot.?

Why does ultrasound hurt I have just had it done on my foot but it was painful the physio had to stop I have got plantar fibromatosis in that spot.?

Pressure: In order to get images using ultrasound, you need to have good contact with the area being imaged. This means you have to apply pressure, with the probe, on that area. If you were already tender, the exam could make it worse, for a short time. ...Read more

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Could acupuncture or massage therapy help with costochondritis pain? It's been 2 months now and I don't want to contintue taking so much pain meds

Could acupuncture or massage therapy help with costochondritis pain? It's been 2 months now and I don't want to contintue taking so much pain meds

Yes: Costochondritis inflammation can be reduced through placement of localized needles and use of major acupuncture points. I am often able to relieve the pain of a fractured rib with one ear "rib point". No, seriously — 1 needle. I am amazed every time — so are the patients. I wish I knew more about acupuncture when my rib was broken. ...Read more

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What is the best massage therapy?

What is the best massage therapy?

That depends: That depends on your needs. Yoni can enhance sexuality & help with sexual trauma. Kriya is very eclectic – your needs dictate which of many approaches is used. Deep tissue work is good for breaking down muscular scar tissue. Balanese and tantra are good with mind- body balance. Etc…. ...Read more

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What are the medical benefits to massage therapy?

What are the medical benefits to massage therapy?

Many: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more

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What are health benefits of massage therapy?

What are health benefits of massage therapy?

Many.: First, massage increases circulation, allowing therapeutic blood and lymph flow to occur. It relaxes injured and tense muscles. It reduces spasms and cramping. It makes joints more pliable and increases range of motion. Finally, massage helps the body release endorphins which are the body's natural painkillers. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of sports massage therapy for athletes?

What are the benefits of sports massage therapy for athletes?

Loosening tight musc: It. Loosens tight muscles, aids with spasm, relaxes you, etc. Muscles glide on fascia, a slippery connective tissue, which also can become irritated or inflammed. It helps this as well. Finally, painful muscle, when pressed hard at the point of pain (called acupressure) will alleviate the pain afterwards and prevent spasm! ...Read more

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What is deep muscle massage therapy exactly?

What is deep muscle massage therapy exactly?

Rubbing: Deep massage therapy is a massage therapy modality that implies increased pressure application to affected areas for analgesic and restorative effects. In other words, deep massage will stimulate circulation in the affected muscle and will also help it heal better. ...Read more

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Which types of massage therapy can treat adhd?

Which types of massage therapy can treat adhd?

None: There is no evidence scientifically or otherwise that massage therapy helps add/adhd. Anxiety, for example yes, but not add. See a trained doctor for advice. ...Read more

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What groin injuries can massage therapy help with?

What groin injuries can massage therapy help with?

If it is a strain.: If the groin injury is a muscle strain, massage can be helpful. However, groin injuries should be evaluated by a doctor to rule out other causes, like hernias. The most common strain involves the adductor muscles, but any ligament or muscle strain in the groin/hip area can be treated with massage. ...Read more

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Can massage therapy cure tendonitis of the shoulder?

Can massage therapy cure tendonitis of the shoulder?

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 there 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 more

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Does anyone have carple tunnel syndrome and still pursued a career in massage therapy?

Does anyone have carple tunnel syndrome and still pursued a career in massage therapy?

Probably...: It is very rare for carpal tunnel to be a permanent condition. It can be cured with surgery in properly selected patients. I suspect cts patients have engaged in many careers with intensive hand activity, so don't be discouraged. Check this out:

http://www.Assh. Org/public/handconditions/pages/carpaltunnelsyndrome. Aspx

Good luck! ...Read more

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Can a person who has forth stage cancer and taking oral chemo therapy get massage therapy?

Can a person who has forth stage cancer and taking oral chemo therapy get massage therapy?

Massage Therapy: Certain types of massage therapy works well for cancer pain. I would not recommend deep tissue massage, especially with the increased incidence of osteoporosis in cancer patients and the risk of pathologic fractures in advanced cancer patients.

Effluerage and craniosacral massage therapy are effective and safe modalities for cancer pain. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis so I'm in a lot of pain I have tried massage therapy, exercise and heating pads it doesn't help. I've tried over the counter meds nothing helps. What would you suggest?

I have scoliosis so I'm in a lot of pain I have tried massage therapy, exercise and heating pads it doesn't help. I've tried over the counter meds nothing helps. What would you suggest?

Be seen: I would recommend that you consider being seen for a more specific cause of your pain. Scoliosis can lead to conditions that subsequently can cause pain, but scoliosis itself does not have to be associated with pain. A detailed exam, appropriate studies, can likely identify the cause of your pain and treatment options available. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of massage therapy?

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Many benefits: There are numerous theories about how massage therapy may affect the body and studies are underway to look at benefits. Current research supports the general conclusion that massage therapy may be effective for anxiety, low back pain (short term benefits noted), may help to relieve pain and improve mood in cancer patients, can improve function in neck pain. ...Read more

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What are the dangers and contraindications of massage therapy?

What are the dangers and contraindications of massage therapy?

No dangers: Massage therapy is a wonderful healing method on its own or combined with others for multiple conditions- physical and mental.
Contraindications for it would be abscesses (puss collections), significant breaks on the skin, infections, fevers etc. A massage therapist would know them. The danger would come if you are in the hands of some one incompetent. ...Read more

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Does massage therapy help in your physical therapy?

Could!: Massage therapy is very good at getting one relaxed. Tense muscles could tend to lead to strain and pain and thus inhibit recovery. It certainly could be adjuctive to the physical therapy and promote healing. If it eases your mind and relaxes you then you are more able to heal overall. ...Read more