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Massage Therapy 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
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 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
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
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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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
Am going to a podiotrist due to plantar fibromatosis right arch but im worried orthotics will cause my ankle to be painful as it has b4 with them.
My plantar fibromatosis is making the underneath of my right foot sore to walk on had cortisone 5 mth ago but didn't help what can I do to treat it now?
I have plantar fibromatosis & on a verapamil 15% in lipoderm #30. I am also on high blood pressure med is there a 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
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
Had plantar fasciitis for about 15-16 weeks. I do ice, stretch, nightsplints, massage therapy, exercises, heat, rest, good shoes, custom orthotics? What else
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
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
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
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
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
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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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
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
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
Depends: Depends on what you call muscle tension. ...Read more
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
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
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
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