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What can you do about Planter Fasciitis?

What can you do about Planter Fasciitis?

Planter Fasciitis: 1. Good foot ware 2. pain relief 3. physiotherapy- stretching 4. if nothing works then trial of steroid injection in the facia may help usually self limiting and could resolve on its own. ...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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I was just diagnosed with planter fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis. I currently wear Merrell Encore Eclipse2, but do I need sneakers?

I was just diagnosed with planter fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis.  I currently wear Merrell Encore Eclipse2, but do I need sneakers?

Yes: Have a good athletic sneaker is always beneficial for someone suffering from plantar fascitis. The Merrells that you have are great but a sneaker will provide better shock absorption. Having an orthotic arch support in your Merrells and a sneaker provides the maximum support for the plantar fascia but don't forget the other treatments: ice, stretch, etc. ...Read more

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Having severe pain in both feet while resting on steriod & was diagnosed with planter fasciitis sent an urgent referral i havent heard yet go to er?

Having severe pain in both feet while resting on steriod & was diagnosed with planter fasciitis sent an urgent referral i havent heard yet go to er?

Start Underusing.: Plantar fasciitis, whether one foot or both, just doesn't pop up one day for no good reason. There is always a cause for the for overuse of the tissues involved. It takes time and or abuse for these dense connective tissues to be injured and it will take time for the symptoms to resolve. The sooner you get back to underusing rather than over using the sooner you will be on your way to resolution. ...Read more

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My mother is suffering from osteoarthritis from long time. However, now she developed a planter fasciitis. What is the proper treatment for her case?

My mother is suffering from osteoarthritis from long time. However, now she developed a planter fasciitis. What is the proper treatment for her case?

Change of shoe gear.: There is not a definite correlation between the 2. If trauma is involved, immediate X-ray and treatment is indicated. If slow progression, then change in shoe gear, icing, stretching NSAIDS and plantar fascial splint (OTC) can be utilized for relief. ...Read more