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Pain Plantar Fasciitis
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
Orthotic: I would advise a good custom molded functional foot orthotic. We have them made all the time and patient's with your symptoms do very well. ...Read more
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
Foot / knee clicking:
There are several reasons that this can be. There is no way of knowing from this exchange but you do not have to remain in the dark or put up with it.
Most of the time it is related to inflimation, poor alignment, sprain/strain or even a partial tendon tear.
Go see your podiatrist or orthopedic doctor and in the meantime avoid activities that hurt or bother the areas.
Good luck. ...Read more
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What's causing my foot pain.? Plantar fasciitis has been ruled out also arthritis x-rays show loss of cartilage in front of the ankle bone
You need to rest it!: The plantar fascia is inflamed and must be reversed. It will not get better from running, but will most likely get worse. The fastest way to treat this is via anti-inflammatories via orally or via cortisone injection, taping with padding and rest. When it is feeling better then you may begin passive stretching exercises. ...Read more
Common condition: Plantar fasciitis is a very common condition and its treatment centers around reducing the inflammation to the area. Treatment can take many different directions: nsaids like Motrin (etc), liniments, massage, stretching exercises, night splint, better shoes/inserts, orthotics (you can not get this at a stores scanner), steroid injections, laser therapy or physical therapy. Very few need surgery. ...Read more
Combo treatment.: 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 or cortisone injections or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more
How to know what exercises should I do to stretch my plantar fascia in order to relieve pain from plantar fasciitis?
Osteopathic manipulative medicine can be very effective in treating pain in the feet. A variety of manipulative techniques may be brought to bear but especially the relatively new modalities in the fascial distortion model have been particularly helpful for plantar fascitis.
You can also use pulsed electromagnetic therapy and or kinesio taping to help with plantar fascitis. ...Read more
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
Can red led therapeutic lights reduce pain in plantar fasciitis of the foot? And would vibram five toes shoes stretch that problem to fix it too?
Led: Well said dr fox! The vibram thing is designed to lighten your wallet. Led thing is just that. Folks come up with 'stuff' all the time to try to convince the unknowing public to seek their product rather seek real help. They do this because real help costs a bit more. Why? Because we know what we are doing, which is exactly why you are on this site asking anonymous questions. ...Read more
Really bad back pain and plantar fasciitis (heel pain). What should I look for in a physical therapist?
You may want to see: An orthopedist first to see what is wrong with the back..... ...Read more
Sprained ankle 11 months ago but ankle is still weak and stiff. Could it be causing my ball of foot pain? Perhaps plantar fasciitis? Achilles t?
Sprain or fracture: Was it x-rayed? If it is not a missed fracture or widened mortise, your inactivity could be a cause. Failure to dorsiflex your foot fully will cause metatarsalgia-forefoot pain. Plantar fasciitis although it is a really different problem is about the underside of the heel and is actually a bursa. If it was neg/x-ray start runner's stretches and get the ankle loose. ...Read more
X-ray.: The best way to know is to get an x-ray of your foot. Another clue is when it hurts: stress fractures are all the time, while pf hurts most with the first few steps in the morning, or after sitting for a long time. ...Read more
See a Podiatrist: You need an exam and x-ray to determine which it is. ...Read more
Pain=Help!: If you are having pain, your body needs help. If you are having plantar fascitis pain, the diagnosis tells you that the tissue under foot is inflamed and needs to be turned off. Inflammation is the key. Once you turn off this process via anti-inflammatory meds (oral or injection) you can treat the cause of the problem, which can be a tight achilles tendon/plantar fascia. No stretch til pain=0. ...Read more
What else can cause heel pain other than plantar fasciitis. Back and bottom heel pain. Feels good in am. Worse as day goes on.?
Nerves, tendons...: The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, but there are others, too. An irritated or entraped nerve can cause pain as the day goes on, as can tendinitis: the three most common being achilles, peroneal, or posterior tibial tendinitis. You may also have a haglund's deformity: a bony bump that can irritate the achilles from the inside. ...Read more
Can weakened soleus muscle cause achilles/heel pain and maybe plantar fasciitis? If so, what is the best way to strengthen it?
Tight Soleus: More likely due to tight gastrocnemius and/or Soleus muscle. Stretching exercises to make these more flexible would be a great help in addition to wearing more supportive shoes and inserts. ...Read more
Tried NSAIDS for plantar fasciitis pain which offered no relief. Is time and ice the best medicine to treat?
Time & ice: Are excellent to use for plantar fasciitis. I also highly recommend stretching at least 3x/day, massaging the area with an anti-inflammatory (natural or prescribed), wearing supportive shoes, not going barefoot when walking, and refraining from aerobics or jogging for around 6 weeks! NSAIDS and local steroid injections can be used, however not always needed. Surgery is not typical. Get better! ...Read more
Can plantar fasciitis pain lasting for several hours cause slight fever (99)? Body reacting to the pain somehow by causing fever?
Stretch every morning your achilles tendon. Also if you have some spare time during the day stretch some more. Wear shoes with a heel. It will take some of the stresses off the achilles tendon. Also take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
Plantar fascitis can often take a year to treat. Surgery is almost never necessary. ...Read more
Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for arch and heel pain in the boot of the heel. If in back of the heel, it could be achilles tendonitis or bursitis. If pain is strictly under the heel it may be bursitis.
Other causes of heel pain can be tarsal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, a stress fracture, referred nerve pain among others. ...Read more
Sure: Your foot may take time to adapt to it. If the device is not made well this would also be problematic. ...Read more