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Physical Therapy For Plantar Fasciitis
What is usually done for plantar fasciitis? I have it and it is very painful. Can't put the heel on the floor. What kind of physical therapy is done?
Inflammation: Soft tissue inflammation is usually treated initially with conservative management. Start wearing supportive shoes at all times during the healing period. RICE therapy and oral anti-inflammatory agents. Massage the sore area, followed with ace bandage compression and elevate limb above hip with knee bent and ice area after activity and before bed. Remove ace before sleep.(RICE) Orthotic control. ...Read more
I've had plantar fasciitis for 14 months. I've done physical therapy, cortisone shot, night splint, and lots of stretching. What else can I do?
Plantar fascitis: Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of the foot. Txs include rigid arch support to decrease the pull of the fascia, combined with antiinflammatory medication (oral and/or injectable) to reduce the inflammation. A partial release may be done surgically in chronic cases that dont respond. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible: Shockwave therapy has been shown to be effective at relieving pain from plantar fasciitis in about 2/3 of patients. It works by stimulating the inflammatory cascade thus causing he body to heal itself. I also believe that stretching, good shoes, and custom orthotics are important in preventing the plantar fasciitis from returning. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cold Laser: As a stand alone therapy, it may not be adequate as a treatment. Plantar fasciitis is a complex condition with both biomechanical and metabolic influences. As such, we address the biomechanics with stretching exercises, muscle strengthening and orthotics. We address the inflammation by supporting the pathways of detoxification and cellular repair. This makes for the best long term result. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had plantar fasciitis for about 15-16 weeks. I do ice, stretch, nightsplints, massage therapy, exercises, heat, rest, good shoes, custom orthotics? What else
Plantar fasciitis: There are a range of treatment options and all should incorporate a good stretching regimen. Treatment recommended may also include physical therapy, orthotics, injections and rarely surgery. For more information, visit: http://www.Foothealthfacts.Org/footankleinfo/heel-pain.Htm. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was recently diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I want to know what is the best treatment for this. Also does this condition ever go away?
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 2 more doctor answers
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