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Doctor insights on: Plantar Facia

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What is the best way to recover from a torn plantar fascia?

It depends: How severe the plantar fascia rupture is will dictate what treatment might be necessary. In smaller tears, rest, ice, elevation, oral antiinflammatories can be enough. The pain and disability can be severe, and might require a period of nonweightbearing using crutches or a cam walker. Talk to your doctor as to what course is best for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do they treat plantar fascia rupture?

How do they treat plantar fascia rupture?

Support: The fascia, immobilize the foot in a cam walker is another option. I like to inject "platelet rich plasma" injections and then place the patient in a cam walker boot. This is a treamtent I have begun to explore in the past few months and patients so far have been healing quickly. Problem is it is not a covered service. This treatment is also not done by many providers at this time. ...Read more

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Can a tens unit help heal a plantar fascia tear?

Can a tens unit help heal a plantar fascia tear?

Doubtful: A tens unit may provide a small amount of pain relief but will not accelerate healing. ...Read more

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How do I know if i tore my plantar fascia? Would I have to have a cast if i did?

How do I know if i tore my plantar fascia?  Would I have to have a cast if i did?

These are : Challenging injuries, an ultrasound or MRI would confirm a tear. A walking boot and sometimes a cast are indeed some likely treatment options. ...Read more

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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 more

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What do these symptoms mean? Severe degeneration of the central cord to the plantar fascia with a moderate partial tear at the origin as well as a sli

What do these symptoms mean? Severe degeneration of the central cord to the plantar fascia with a moderate partial tear at the origin as well as a sli

Debra - it means: The broad banded ligament that attaches from the heel to the toe region is not at full capacity, it is degenerated or worn away with a slight tear (usually very painful.) For something like this if very painful, a walking boot is something I recommend. PRP is something I offer my patients with a partial tear but it is not covered by insurance and is out of pocket. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for plantar fascia? can it become worst with walking or exerise

What is the treatment for plantar fascia? can it become worst with walking or exerise

Ice: Stretching, wearing night splints, wearing orthotics. Walking should not bother, nor should excercise as long as there is no tear in the fascia to start with. ...Read more