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Doctor insights on: Plantar Fashitis

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What causes plantar fasciitis?

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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Could plantar fasciitis cause toe numbness?

Could plantar fasciitis cause toe numbness?

Yes: They could be enough swelling to put pressure on the nerves to the toes. ...Read more

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How is plantar fasciitis treated?

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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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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Can gout crystals form on plantar fascia and cause plantar fasciitis while otherwise asymptomatic for gout?

No: No only develops inside a joint like the big toe joint or ankle joint. A joint is where to bone come together. Lumps within the plantar fascia are normally plantar fibromas. Most of the time if they don't hurt we don't do anything about them. ...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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Will hallux rigidus cause planter fasciitis?

Will hallux rigidus  cause planter fasciitis?

In theory yes: Limited range of motion of the hallux can cause bio mechanical strain to other parts of the foot including the plantar fascia ...Read more

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Is plantar fasciitis a difficult condition to cure?

Is plantar fasciitis a difficult condition to cure?

Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, 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. Very few people go on to surgery, but it is a possibility. ...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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Whats a plantar fibroma?

Whats a plantar fibroma?

See below: It is an accumulation of dense tissue usually found on the plantar fascia. ...Read more

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Can plantar fasciitis cause lots of ankle pain?

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. Pain in your ankle wouldn't be attributed to plantar fasciitis. I would suggest evaluation by a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Should somebody with plantar fasciitis wear high heels?

Should somebody with plantar fasciitis wear high heels?

Yes and no.: The heels will take a strain off your achilles tendon, but will not be very supportive in the arch or rearfoot. A good supportive structured shoe is best when treating plantar fasciitis: think of it like a brace for the arch of your foot. Like with any injury, you want to brace the area as it heals, whether that's with a sling, cast, or in this case, a supportive athletic shoe with orthotic. ...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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Heel pain/plantar fasciitis/collapsed arch, what to do?

Heel pain/plantar fasciitis/collapsed arch, what to do?

Orthotic: I would advise a good custom molded functional foot orthotic. We have them made all the time and patient's with your symptoms do very well. ...Read more

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What is plantar fascitis / fibro mitosis of the foot?

What is plantar fascitis / fibro mitosis of the foot?

There is a debate: Whether fascitiis is inflammation of the board banded ligament holding up the arch. Or if it is degeneration of his same tissue known as plantar fasciosis. A plantar fibroma is an actual soft tissue mass which is benign. ...Read more

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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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Are painful heels a sign of plantar fasciitis?

Are painful heels a sign of plantar fasciitis?

See a podiatrist: It can be due to a number of things- plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, bursitis, stress fracture, arthritis, or tarsal tunnel. The right diagnosis is necessary to properly address this. Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. ...Read more

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