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Can physiotherapy for plantar fasciitis work?

Can physiotherapy for plantar fasciitis work?

Possibly: However, plantar fasciitis is caused by lack of proper mechanical support of feet. So while symptoms can improve, if cause is not addressed, problem will tend to recur. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Plantar Fasciitis (Definition)

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


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What sandals are good for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

What sandals are good for plantar fasciitis and heel spurs?

They aren't!: The best shoes for a person with plantar fasciitis are those that have a sturdy back to them, which sandals don't have. You want a supportive shoe that cups your heel and holds it steady. Sandals tend to allow your heel and arch to function in whatever position it wants to, which might be what caused the plantar fasciitis in the first place. ...Read more

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How is plantar fasciitis treated?

See below: Ice, heat, taping, anti-inflammatory medication, injections, stretching and physical therapy are all considerations. Ultimately better foot support is needed in form of better footwear and perhaps orthotics. Surgery is a last resort after failed consertive treatment and is rarely necessary. ...Read more

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Would marijuana help plantar fasciitis?

Would marijuana help plantar fasciitis?

Maybe, but...: We do not know. It certainly has the ability to make you feel better and may relieve some pain. Since current therapy for PF is not reliable or consistent with results, anything that helps you should be considered. Depending on the person, it may be better for you than standard medical drugs you get from the pharmacy or your Doctor, with less side effects. ...Read more

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Difference between a heel spur or plantar fasciitis?

Difference between a heel spur or plantar fasciitis?

Heel spur : Is a projection of bone on the bottom part of the heel. Plantar fascitiis is a broad banded ligament that originates from the bottom of the heel and supports the arch. The symptoms and treatment are virtually the same. ...Read more

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What is a home remedy for plantar fasciitis and heel spur?

What is a home remedy for plantar fasciitis and heel spur?

Combo treatment. : 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. ...Read more

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Is surgery for tarsal tunnel syndrome / plantar fascitis a good choice?

Is surgery for tarsal tunnel syndrome / plantar fascitis a good choice?

Can be: Make sure that prior to surgery to either of theses conditions you have tried all conservative care. Both of these conditions are usually succesful without surgery. If all else fails, then surgery would be a good option. ...Read more

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How to diagnose torn plantar fascia vs. ruptured plantar fascia? What are effective treatments?

Stem Cell Therapy: There are many different options for stem cell therapies in the us. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy are the Regenexx Physicians Network. They have over 6500 patients in their registry with pretty good results. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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I met someone with plantar fasciitis who said certain shoes heal plantar fasciitis faster. Which kind of shoe?

Rocker shoes: The newer shape up shoes with a rocker bottom sole will help keep pressure off the area and help to expedite healing. There are also shoes with springs in the heels that seem to help. ...Read more

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Is necrotizing fasciitis contagious through physical contact?

Is necrotizing fasciitis contagious through physical contact?

Yes: Necrotizing fasciitis. Is due to an infection by bacteria .The extreme manifestation may not occur but spread of infection to others is the risk. ...Read more

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Is plantar fascitis the same thing as heel spurs?

Is plantar fascitis the same thing as heel spurs?

Technically : No a spur is a bony prominence, plantar fascia is a broad banded ligament, but the symptoms are essentially the same. ...Read more

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What are the best shoes for plantar fasciitis?

What are the best shoes for plantar fasciitis?

See below: You need shoes with a good innersole support system. New balance does a good job as well as brooks. You need to find what feels good to you. Often times its not the shoe but a needed orthotic for support. ...Read more

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What's the best casual wear for plantar fasciitis?

Running shoes: I would suggest shoes which are well cushioned with a good arch support. Very important in the treatment is consistent stretching of the plantar fascia and achilles tendon. ...Read more

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Treatement for plantar fasciitis !! ?

Be persistent ...: Plantar Fasciitis is inflammation of the strong band of tissue that runs along the sole of your foot attaching at to the heel where pain is often felt. Have a look at ... http://patient.info/health/heel-and-foot-pain-plantar-fasciitis ... for some structured advice. This condition will usually get better with persistence in conservative management, ie; rest, foot supports, NSAIDs, and exercises. ...Read more

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How is Achilles paratenonitis distinguished from Achilles tendonitis?

How is Achilles paratenonitis distinguished from Achilles tendonitis?

Irritat'n of cover'g: Initially, irritation of the outer covering of the tendon called the paratendon causes a paratendonitis. The word paratendonitis simply indicates that there is inflammation around the tendon. Inflammation of the tendocalcaneal bursa may also be present with the paratendonitis.Either of these conditions may be due to repeated overuse, or ill-fitting shoes that rub on the tendon. ...Read more

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What is the best remedy for achille tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.

What is the best remedy for achille tendonitis and plantar fasciitis.

Depends on cause: Orthotics and supportive, well fitting shoes. Stretching exercises. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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Does DMSO help plantar fasciitis ?

Evidence says: No. According to doctors who study effective medicine and treatments, there is no good published study in peer reviewed journals that shows DMSO effectively treats plantar fasciitis. Although there are "experiences" with patients who have good results, these may be placebo-effects and not "evidence" based medicine. ...Read more

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What causes plantar fasciitis?

Inadequate support: Of foot due to either inadequate shoewear or poor biomechanics is the main reason. See podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Whats treatment for necrotizing fasciitis?

Whats treatment for necrotizing fasciitis?

Remove dead tissue: Surgery to open the skin and remove the dead tissue under the skin is critical, the sooner the better. Strong intravenous antibiotics and intensive care are also important. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments can help, but are not as important as prompt surgery. Later, the wounds can be closed, sometimes with grafts. The wound vac can help ready the wounds for closure and/or grafting. Good luck! ...Read more

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