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My doctor precribed prednisone for one week for plantar fasciitis I am worried of the side effects?

My doctor precribed prednisone for one week for plantar fasciitis I am worried of the side effects?

Side effects low, but: Generally, a low dose Prednisone taper has a low risk of side effects. However, unless this is a bad acute flare up, other very low risk options such as immobilization, stretching, deep tissue mobilization, otc arch support, etc. Can also be effective. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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My doctor precribed prednisone for one week for plantar fasciitis I am scared of side effects. What are they?

My doctor precribed prednisone for one week for plantar fasciitis I am scared of side effects. What are they?

Prednisone: Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the facial band on the bottom of your foot.... Prednisone is a steroidal anti- inflammatory. It is used to bring down the inflammation of the fascia and decrease your pain. ...Read more

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I have surgery scheduled for plantar fasciitis this Friday but would like a second opinion. I have tried​ everything my doctor had suggested.

I have surgery scheduled for plantar fasciitis this Friday but would like a second opinion. I have tried​ everything my doctor had suggested.

Second opinion: That is a viable option. You wrote in to the health education portion of health Tap. We can not provide a second opinion. Heath Tap Concierge and Prime offer medical advice/ treatment. However, to allow for direct physical examination - consider seeing a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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Doctors said I need to lose all the grit in my plantar fasciitis of I don't what will happen. It painful and there a lot of grit thankyou.

Doctors said I need to lose all the grit in my plantar fasciitis of I don't what will happen. It painful and there a lot of grit thankyou.

Thickening of fascia: Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition of the fascia usually where it attaches to the heel bone. It is thickened on MRI as well as ultrasound. The "grit" your doctor is probably referring to is the thickened tissue and granulation tissue that is trying to heal it. The condition is in some self limiting. With therapy stretching, formal therapy 85-95% resolve. Some require more invasive rx. ...Read more

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For heel pain/plantar fasciitis, what kind of doctor should I see?

For heel pain/plantar fasciitis, what kind of doctor should I see?

A podiatrist!: Podiatrists are specialists of the foot and ankle. We do surgery (bunions, hammertoes, ankle fractures, etc.), wound care for diabetics or trauma patients, treat athlete's foot and toenails fungus, ingrown toenails, tendinitis, sports injuries, birth defects or deformities, bracing and orthotics--just about anything affecting the foot or ankle. Including a lot of plantar fasciitis! ...Read more

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I need 2nd opinion from a podiatrist or orthopedic doctor regarding my diagnosis off Plantar Fasciitis. I'm getting worse?

I need 2nd opinion from a podiatrist or orthopedic doctor regarding my diagnosis off Plantar Fasciitis. I'm getting worse?

You can contact: Health Tap Concierge or look for a podiatrist or an orthopedic surgeon in your local area. ...Read more

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What doctor recommend exercises should I do to stretch my plantar fascia in order to relieve pain from plantar fasciitis?

What doctor recommend exercises should I do to stretch my plantar fascia in order to relieve pain from plantar fasciitis?

Not just exercises!: 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, cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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Should I see a doctor about plantar fasciitis or keep treating it at home?

Should I see a doctor about plantar fasciitis or keep treating it at home?

Have it evaluated.: Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present. Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain in my hips, knees, ankles and feet. What could b causing it? My blood test came back clear. My doctor says it's plantar fasciitis. I

I have pain in my hips, knees, ankles and feet. What could b causing it? My blood test came back clear. My doctor says it's plantar fasciitis. I

Pain: Plantar fasciitis can result in pain in a lot of places - not just the feet. You could also have osteoarthritis in those other weight bearing joints. See your podiatrist - orthotics help with plantar fasciitis about 95% of the time in my practice. They just might help those other areas as well by getting 'things' aligned. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis and my heel and arch hurts but now the side of my foot hurts as well. Is this unusual?

I have plantar fasciitis and my heel and arch hurts but now the side of my foot hurts as well. Is this unusual?

NO: You're walking differently to avoid the painful area, thus putting undue pressure on other areas of the foot. ...Read more

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Can plantar fasciitis come on in one day all of the sudden, or does it slowly build up over time?

Varies: Plantar fascia is thick fibrous band of connective tissue originating on the bottom surface of the calcaneus (heel bone) and extending along sole of the foot towards the toes. Usually gradual. I personally had sudden plantar fasciti. S walking off curb of a street. Most people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps after sitting or standing a long time. High and flat arches. ...Read more

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I have chronic plantar fasciitis. Throughout the course of the day my feet goes numb. Is that normal or should I be worried?

See a Podiatrist: I suggest you see a podiatrist for an evaluation. You may or may not have numbness due to plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis associated with overpronation may cause swelling or pressure on the plantar nerves thus causing numbness. You may have other medical problems which may also be causing numbness, such as, diabetes. Get it checked! ...Read more

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I have heel pain on the right side of my left heel. Hurts even when resting. It's on the bone so doesn't seem like plantar fasciitis. What could it be?

I have heel pain on the right side of my left heel. Hurts even when resting. It's on the bone so doesn't seem like plantar fasciitis. What could it be?

Varies: There are a number of other possibilities, the more common of which include tarsal tunnel syndrome, a calcanesl stress fracture, a tendinitis of the Achilles' tendon to name a few. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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While running, the inside of my foot on the bottom left side below my heel starting hurting suddenly. Could it be plantar fasciitis?

While running, the inside of my foot on the bottom left side below my heel starting hurting suddenly. Could it be plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis.: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis: an inflammation of a thick band of tissue that helps hold up the arch of your foot. It attaches to your heel bone, and is usually the most painful for the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting a long time and then standing quickly. ...Read more

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I have chronic plantar fasciitis. I'm worried that I also have stress fractures?

I have chronic plantar fasciitis. I'm worried that I also have stress fractures?

See an expert: Stress fractures may show up on x-ray. Mri may be indicated (based on evaluation). Tight gastrocs likely at the "root" of your problems. ...Read more

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I recently had endoscopic surgery for plantar fasciitis, now I have numbness in my foot, across the heel and down the side of my foot, what's going on?

I recently had endoscopic surgery for plantar fasciitis, now I have numbness in my foot, across the heel and down the side of my foot, what's going on?

Local nerve: Bruising, pressure, inflammation, infection, may have damaged the local cutaneous nerve.
See your surgeon.
Did the numbness occur immediately or delayed?
Local swelling, temperature, redness? ...Read more

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How does one get rid of plantar fasciitis?

How does one get rid of plantar fasciitis?

Combo treatment.: 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. ...Read more

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GP said plantar fasciitis, but I've no heel pain, and it doesn't hurt first thing in the morning. Foot arch hurts, lateral side of feet starts hurting?

GP said plantar fasciitis, but I've no heel pain, and it doesn't hurt first thing in the morning. Foot arch hurts, lateral side of feet starts hurting?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is typically plantar heel pain normally first step out of bed in morning or getting up from rest. Pain in the arch can often be posterior tibial tendinitis. Pain on the outside of the ankle and foot could relate to the perineal tendons. ...Read more

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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?

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 to the inflammatory condition. Consult with your Healthtap specialist for further understanding. ...Read more

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How common is both palmar and plantar fasciitis in the same patient and can it indicate more serious problems than having just one or the other?

Dupuytren's?: Plantar fasciitis is extremely common. Pain in the heel when first arising in the morning is typical.' palmar ' fasciitis is different if u are referring to contracture of the palmar fascia or dupuytren's dz. If you have this "disease " than plantar 'fibromas' are not unusual and can coexist w/ dupuytren's. See an ors for evaluation and clarification of above. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis on my left heel. It started 6 weeks ago after running a series of sprints with "barefoot" shoes. I typically do sprint workout 3 times a week with better padding. Since it has not healed How long to discontinue sprinting?

I have plantar fasciitis on my left heel. It started 6 weeks ago after running a series of sprints with "barefoot" shoes. I typically do sprint workout 3 times a week with better padding. Since it has not healed How long to discontinue sprinting?

Ask your doctor: Especially if your not healing well. Get a second opinion from a podiatrist to see what the cause is. If calcification's present from a heel spur, then you may need to have it lasered. Probably won't go away on its own. Always get 2nd opinion. You may have more going on than you think! So see a doctor soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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My podiatrist recommends a cortisone shot for my plantar fasciitis after 4 weeks and 2 weeks on naids. Are cortisone shots safe or should I continue with stretching?

Stretching: I would personally exhaust all other treatments before doing that. Stretching especially overnight is crucial to get plantar fasciitis under control (even if you decide to get the shot). Have you been working with a physical therapist? If not consider doing so. Hope you get some relief soon. ...Read more

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I had Plantar fasciitis surgery 3 weeks ago. The dr said to alternate betadine and NEOSPORIN. Would mupirocin ointment work?

I had Plantar fasciitis surgery 3 weeks ago. The dr said to alternate betadine and NEOSPORIN. Would mupirocin ointment work?

Ointment: The mupirocin would be acceptable to replace neosporin. However, I would still suggest betadine or a hard soap like cetaphil to keep the area clean. ...Read more

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How do I lessen the debilitating effects of plantar fasciitis on my ability to work?

How do I lessen the debilitating effects of plantar fasciitis on my ability to work?

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 cross-trainers or total support (http://www. Spenco. Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I take mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg daily but was instructed to take another anti-inflammatory for 2 weeks to help with plantar fasciitis. What would be the best OTC?

I take mobic (meloxicam) 7.5mg daily but was instructed to take another anti-inflammatory for 2 weeks to help with plantar fasciitis. What would be the best OTC?

DO NOT COMBINE: I do not feel you should use two NSAID's together. If the Mobic (meloxicam) isn't working, discontinue that one before you start a second. NSAID's are not harmless drugs. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for plantar fasciitis?

Can you please tell me about effective home remedies for plantar fasciitis?

Combo treatment.: 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

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


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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