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What helps heal plantar fasciitis faster?

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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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Plantar Fasciitis (Definition)

A condition in which pain is felt at the heel of the foot, mostly when standing up ...Read more


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Recovery time for Eversion ankle sprain?

Recovery time for Eversion ankle sprain?

Varies, but about wk: Different levels of sprains. in some the tendons are TORN off (takes weeks in this case; clue: major bruising and area is LOOSE). Mostly rest, some support (stirrup brace) anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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How effective is ultrasound rehab on heel pain (plantar fasciitis) ?

Mildl to moderately : Might be a good adjunct therapy. Supportive shoe gear and orthotics will provide best long term success. Ice, massage and strtching will also be helpful. ...Read more

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What's the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

What's the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

It depends...: Usually 4-6 weeks but it depends on the type of procedure performed and on the individual that it was performed on. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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

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 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 is the usual time frame for recovery from plantar fasciitis?

About 4 weeks: If you treat it well with ice packs, rest and antiinflammatories, the minimum time to attain wellness is about 4weeks minimum. So, hang in there. See what activities you were involved in and try to avoid or minimize them as much as possible. ...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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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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What is the recovery time of Achilles tendonitis?

What is the recovery time of Achilles tendonitis?

It varies: On the severity of the episode, and how chronic the condition is. Following your doctor's advice, especially in regards to stretching exercises is important. Achilles tendinitis can take weeks, even months to fully recover from. ...Read more

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In general, post cavus surgery(calcaneal&dorsiflex osteotomies, cut plantar fascia, transfer longus to brevis), realistic everyday & sporting ability?

In general, post cavus surgery(calcaneal&dorsiflex osteotomies, cut plantar fascia, transfer longus to brevis), realistic everyday & sporting ability?

Yes: If the surgery is successful, you will be much better than you were before and as such should be able to participate in amucj higher activity level than before surgery. I would discuss your specific case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How much of a role does Achilles tendon play in plantar fasciitis?

How much of a role does Achilles tendon play in plantar fasciitis?

Large roll: I always check the achilles stretch on people with foot pain, especially heel or arch pain. It is usually helpful to stretch the achilles with plantar fasciitis. ...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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What is the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

What is the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur surgery?

Depends: On what procedure. If simple cheilectomy (shaving of spur) then sutures for 2weeks. A post op shoe is usually dispensed to be worn for 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after hallux rigidus/bone spur operations?

About 4 to 8 weeks: In a hallux rigidus condition the motion in the great toe joint is severely reduced. Only removing the spurring around the joint doesn't improve motion. The best approach is to perform a procedure that will address this severe degenerative or arthritic process. This can take somewhat longer to heal but the results are very gratifying. Experienced podiatrists have specific procedures for this. ...Read more

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I've just had plantar fasciitis surgery. How long will the recovery time be?

I've just had plantar fasciitis surgery. How long will the recovery time be?

Ask your sugeon: I am kind of surprised this question would be asked after the surgery and not before. All doctors have different protocols. You did not mention if you are on crutches, in a cast, in a splint, allowed to walk? Did you have the plantar fascia cut? Was a bone spur resected as well? All this info would be needed to know. Without knowing i would tell you 6-8 weeks. But that depends on many variables. ...Read more

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How do you cure plantar fasciitis (heel pain)?

How do you cure plantar fasciitis (heel pain)?

Plantar fasciitis: Best managed with stretching your arch and soft supportive orthotics/shoe inserts. Night splints can sometimes be of benefit. Cortisone injections are also popular and effective. There has been recent interest in platelet rich plasma injections. Avoid surgery if possible. ...Read more

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Will sleeping in tennis shoes help plantar fasciitis?

Facial band: Sleeping in tennis shoes is very doubtful at resolving plantar fasciitis..... But, it would not hurt you to try...Go ahead....And, then if the issue is not resolved , go see a specialist. ...Read more

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Will sleeping in shoes help plantar fasciitis?

No: What you need is a dorsiflexory night splint that will stretch your achilles tendon and your plantar fascia. See a podiatrist and they can help set you up with them. ...Read more

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What is the usual time frame for recovery from plantar fasciitis?

About 4 weeks: If you treat it well with ice packs, rest and antiinflammatories, the minimum time to attain wellness is about 4weeks minimum. So, hang in there. See what activities you were involved in and try to avoid or minimize them as much as possible. ...Read more

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I've just had plantar fasciitis surgery. How long will the recovery time be?

Ask your sugeon: I am kind of surprised this question would be asked after the surgery and not before. All doctors have different protocols. You did not mention if you are on crutches, in a cast, in a splint, allowed to walk? Did you have the plantar fascia cut? Was a bone spur resected as well? All this info would be needed to know. Without knowing i would tell you 6-8 weeks. But that depends on many variables. ...Read more

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Why do I keep getting recurring plantar fasciitis all the time?

Why do I keep getting recurring plantar fasciitis all the time?

NEED FOR SUPPORT!: Most shoes aren't that bad, usually it's the crummy insoles they come with! there are many possibe reasons (posterior tibial tendon dysfunction leaps to mind) that you may have pain in the feet, but try arch supports like spenco polysorb (http://www.Spenco.Com/products/footcare/poly-sorb) and otc anti-inflammatories (like aleve). If these don't help, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Could I have plantar fasciitis and metatarsalagia at the same time?

Yes: You can have more than one foot problem at the same time especially if you compensate for your heel pain by walking on the ball of your foot. ...Read more

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Can plantar fasciitis come on in one day all of the sudden, or does it slowly build up over time?

Varies: Plantar fascia is thick fibrous band of connective tissue originating on the bottom surface of the calcaneus (heel bone) and extending along sole of the foot towards the toes. Usually gradual.I personally had sudden plantar fasciti.S walking off curb of a street. Most people with plantar fasciitis have pain when they take their first steps after sitting or standing a long time.High and flat arches. ...Read more

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Can you have gout and plantar fasciitis at the same time?

Can you have gout and plantar fasciitis at the same time?

Absolutely: There is no rule that says you can only have one disease or illness at a time. Sometimes it is difficult to determine which disease is causing what symptom, however. ...Read more

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Tried NSAIDS for plantar fasciitis pain which offered no relief. Is time and ice the best medicine to treat?

Tried NSAIDS for plantar fasciitis pain which offered no relief. Is time and ice the best medicine to treat?

Time & ice: are excellent to use for plantar fasciitis. I also highly recommend stretching at least 3x/day, massaging the area with an anti-inflammatory (natural or prescribed), wearing supportive shoes, not going barefoot when walking, and refraining from aerobics or jogging for around 6 weeks! NSAIDS and local steroid injections can be used, however not always needed. Surgery is not typical. Get better! ...Read more

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I was bitten several months ago, reaction bright red on feet, on fire, peeled several times. I am experiencing plantar fasciitis, is this from bite?

Not likely. : If they are at all related, it would likely be due to the way you have been walking. After the bite, if you were in pain, you would have changed your gait to compensate for the irritated area. You may have strained the arch and heel and caused plantar fasciitis to develop. (but most likely they are entirely separate.). ...Read more

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How would you know if plantar fasciitis is chronic or not? By the number of episodes w/I a period of time,or is there a test a podiatrist can perform?

Well...: There is a lot a podiatrist can do for plantar fasciitis after evaluating it in person: From prothetic inserts for your shoes, to teaching exercises, to splints, injections and even forms of ultrasound. You should not panic, and be proactive. ...Read more

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Pain behind and under heel. Also feels like fire in heel at times. Can feel pulse in heel without touch. Calf tightness too. Plantar fasciitis?

Very likely: Plantar fasciitis is most commonly described as pain under the heel which occurs on first step in the morning or after sitting. However, you should get an evaluation by your local Podiatrist to confirm the diagnosis as other pathologies in the heel can cause pain. ...Read more

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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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Can plantar fasciitis ever go away?

Can plantar fasciitis ever go away?

Plantar fascia: Yes. It is just an inflammation of its attachment. With proper care it will go away. In chronic cases, a partial surgical release may be needed. This can be done endoscopically. ...Read more

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I believe i have Plantar fasciitis?

Well it is common: and you certainly could. There are Physical therapy recommendations for this which are easy to google. Or you could see a health care provider for an evaluation to confirm your diagnosis and recommend treatment. Good luck. ...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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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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Can I exercise with plantar fasciitis?

Can I exercise with plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis: Get evaluated by an md, short answer is yes, but need appropriate shoes , inserts and timing, avoid impact exercises when the condition is acute, do a lot of stretching before and after and use night splints to stretch at night. ...Read more

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How can I deal with plantar fasciitis?

Seek a podiatrist: Many other questions need to be asked in order to answer this.....how long have you had it? activity level? past treatments? shoe styles? There are classic symptoms of heel pain. It is all about overuse of function. Need to modify what you do, how you do it and what you do it in. If you have had it more than a month, seek a Podiatrist. Try Dr. Saxena. I think he is in your area. ...Read more