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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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Plantar fasciitis both feet hip pain both hips lower back pain right thigh is spasming. Help?

Plantar fasciitis both feet hip pain both hips lower back pain right thigh is spasming. Help?

Maybe Orthotics.: It sounds like you may have a biomechanical instability in your feet that is passing problems "up the kinetic chain." custom made prescription orthotics, made by a certified lab, under the recommendations of a podiatrist can help tremendously! ...Read more

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Should i see rheumatologist? Ana negative. Bilateral hip bursitis? X3 months, bilateral pain around knees x 1 year, bilateral plantar fasciitis

Should i see rheumatologist? Ana negative. Bilateral hip bursitis? X3 months, bilateral pain around knees x 1 year, bilateral plantar fasciitis

Yes: Yes… this still could be an inflammatory arthritis despite the negative anti-nuclear antibody. And if it is not an inflammatory arthritis, the rheumatologist may be able to send you in a better direction for a treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have pain in my hips , knees , ankles and feet . What could b causing it? My blood test came back clear. My doctor says it's plantar fasciitis. I

I have pain in my hips , knees , ankles and feet . What could b causing it? My blood test came back clear. My doctor says it's plantar fasciitis. I

Pain: Plantar fasciitis can result in pain in a lot of places - not just the feet. You could also have osteoarthritis in those other weight bearing joints. See your podiatrist - orthotics help with plantar fasciitis about 95% of the time in my practice. They just might help those other areas as well by getting 'things' aligned . Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I treat plantar fasciitis ?

How do I treat plantar fasciitis ?

Plantar faciitis: Stretching and nsaids ( aleve, (naproxen) ibuprofen, etc ) are the treatments you can do at home.....If that does not resolve the issue... See a specialist..... You may not have plantar fasciitis... X-rays and sometimes a MRI are needed to rule out other heel pain causes. ...Read more

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How can you treat plantar fasciitis?

How can you treat plantar fasciitis?

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. ...Read more

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What helps heal plantar fasciitis faster?

Combined treatment: The vast majority of plantar fasciitis can be resolved with non surgical management including heel cord stretching, deep tissue mobilization, over the counter arch supports, anti inflammatories, and night splints. While each of these treatments in of themself may be effective, a combined approach is more likely to heal it "faster". ...Read more

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Is it difficult to cure plantar fasciitis ?

Yes: Plantar fasciitis can be difficult to get rid of. There are many different treatments and it often depends on patient compliance to treatment plan. ...Read more

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What are some exercises for plantar fasciitis?

What are some exercises for plantar fasciitis?

Stretching such as: Standing on your toes on a step and then dropping heels below level of toes is great as mentioned in another answer. Something else I have found has helped is take a golf ball or a water bottle (empty a little water out first) and freeze them. Sit in a chair and place either one under your foot and massage foot back and forth on the frozen object. Many people get great relief with this. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis will I need crutches?

No: Crutches won't be needed if you get treatment with injections, ice, rest custom orthotics eswt etc. There are many treatment options that can help. ...Read more

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I have plantar fasciitis what is the best cure?

I have plantar fasciitis what is the best cure?

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, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help plantar fasciitis?

What is the best way to help plantar fasciitis?

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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What is the best way to treat plantar fasciitis?

What is the best way to treat plantar fasciitis?

Stretching, inserts: Plantar fasciitis is best treated with stretching exercises (heelcord and plantar fascia) as well as inserts (viscoelastic heel cups or otc orthotics) and activity modification and nsaids may help. Pf is an overuse problem results in ligament degeneration. Some cases will require more aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my plantar fasciitis is cured?

How can I tell if my plantar fasciitis is cured?

No heel pain: Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation often a chronic inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament attachment to the heel. If your heel pain is no longer present, your plantar fasciitis is cured but may return without proper stretching and foot 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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What is plantar fasciitis and how do you treat it?

Heel pain: Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory process of the plantar fascia, the connective tissue on the bottom surface of the foot. It is often caused by overuse of the plantar fascia or arch tendon of the foot. Some treatments include stretching, anti inflammatories, injection therapy with corticosteroids, orthotics, physical therapy and rarely surgery. ...Read more

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What is an effective way to treat plantar fasciitis?

What is an effective way to treat plantar fasciitis?

Conservative/Surgica: Stretching, icing, nsaids, orthotics, pt and injections. When these measures have been exhausted, surgery for plantar fasciitis may be indicated. Surgery involves release of the plantar fascia itself and is done via an open procedure with one of several incisional approaches or endoscopically. The procedure chosen by a surgeon is based on preference and patient selection criteria. ...Read more

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How would you recommend i cure my plantar fasciitis?

How would you recommend i cure my plantar fasciitis?

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

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What are some conditions that mimic plantar fasciitis?

Entrapped: Medial calcaneal nerve, a tear of the fascia versus an acute inflammation, or chronic degeneration of the fascia, spur pain, stress fracture of the calcaneus, radiculopathy from the back amongst some. ...Read more

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If I develop plantar fasciitis, how will it be treated?

If I develop plantar fasciitis, how will it be treated?

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

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Hip Pain (Definition)

Depending upon who is using the term, hip pain may be limited to pain coming from the hip joint itself, or it can describe pain from a number of different causes in the ...Read more