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Pain Plantar Fasciitis
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to know what exercises should I do to stretch my plantar fascia in order to relieve pain from plantar fasciitis?
OMM: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What to do if I am 25 and have low back pain and plantar fasciitis (heel pain). what should I look for in a physical therapist?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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