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Pain From Orthotics
A orthotic is a small piece of medical equipment that braces a bone and/or joint, to keep it in a better position, either at rest, during activities, or both. Examples of orthotics are plastic ankle braces to aid recovery from an ankle sprain, arched insoles to support flat feet, ankle-foot braces to help kids with cerebral ...Read more
It depends: It depends on what's causing the pain. Naproxen is a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medication that will address most if not all forms of pain. Baclofen has muscle relaxant properties that are helpful if there is a spasm component or increased tone component of pain. It also modulates neurotransmitters like serotonin which can further help modulate how you body "perceives" pain. Best of luck. ...Read more
It is possible: Sometimes pain is pain and difficult for a patient to distinguish what precisely is responsible for the discomfort. ...Read more
Symptom Vs Cause: Sciatica is the symptom of leg pain caused by a disc herniation or narrowing where the nerve exits the spine. A disc herniation is a outpouching of the disc from its normal place into the spinal canal or on the nerve and can be a source of pain in the back or down the leg, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Somewhat.: Assuming this is bursitis in the shoulder, a sling might help ease the pain when you're standing/walking, but I doubt it would help when sitting or lying down. Also, using a sling too much can contribute to "frozen shoulder" (AKA "adhesive capsulitis") so it's important to move the shoulder joint in as full a range of motion as tolerable regularly to prevent this condition. ...Read more
Nerve involvement: There's a laundry list of reasons why people experience heel pain. The fact that the pain travels up to your hip leads me to believe there is possible nerve involvement. Being seen by a podiatrist to rule out other causes of heel pain would be a good place to start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Different symptoms: Back pain and sciatica may be related, or can occur independently. Sciatica describes the pain that radiates down the back of the thigh to the leg, most often due to a herniated disc in the low back compressing/irritating a nerve that contributes to the sciatic nerve. There are other causes of sciatica. There are also many different causes of back pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: This is due to the shoe sliding back and forth and your foot position is incorrect in the shoe. ...Read more
Not usually: There are certain types of arthritis that cause heel pain. If you have Osteoarthritis of the knee or ankle your gait can be altered which can cause abnormal biomechanics and that could cause heel pain. If your pain is in the back of the heel could be tendinitis if it's under your heel it could be plantar fasciitis. See you doctor. Good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Heat, ice, ibuprofen: You will need rest, perhaps heat followed by ice and Ibuprofen or some sort of anti-inflammatory. Some would argue the use of heat but it can help circulation to the area and then ice it down. Topical anti-inflammatory creams and anesthetics may help. Rest will help. If worse or not improving, see your pcp, sports medicine doctor, orthopedist or rehab specialist. ...Read moreSee 2 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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