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Topaz Surgery For Plantar Fasciitis
If cost/insurance were not an issue, would you recommend combo prp/topaz coblation for chronic plantar fasciitis that hasn't responded to treatment?
Platelet Rich Plasma: PRP or platelet rich plasma injection is very effective for a number of indications. These include facial rejuvenation, hair regrowth, sexual rejuvenation, healing musculoskeletal injuries and arthritis, and more. PRP or platelet rich plasma is excellent for plantar fasciitis. I recommend it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: When all other measures have been exhausted, surgery for plantar fasciitis may be indicated. Surgery involves release of the plantar fascia itself. This can be done by an open procedure with one of several incision approaches or endoscopically. The procedure chosen by a surgeon is based on preference and patient selection criteria. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
I recently had endoscopic surgery for plantar fasciitis, now I have numbness in my foot , across the heel and down the side of my foot, what's going on?
Yes: I would recommend that you try conservative treatment first before you consider surgery. Oral anti-inflamatories and steroid injections, custom orthotics, ultasound treatments and streching can be very benificial in trating plantar fasciitis. Only 5% of my patients need surgery for plantar fasciitis. Most patients respond well to conservative treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Usually.: The more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor for dosing). #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 possible treatment. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How long has it hurt: Depending on how long the pain was present prior to treatment, it ca take several weeks to months to fully heal. If it's a chronic problem that has been ongoing for years, even with eswt, physical therapy, and injections it can take 3 months or more. If there is additional nerve damage in the area, it may be even longer. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Last resort: Normally this is a last resort since this is caused by improper biomechanical support. Injections, taping, orthotics and stretching exercises are often successful. Surgery to remove spur and release tension on plantar fascia can be considered if other measures do not work. Diagnosis should be re-evaluated first. Surgery if often but not always successful. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have surgery scheduled for plantar fasciitis this Friday but would like a second opinion. I have tried everything my doctor had suggested.
Second opinion: That is a viable option. You wrote in to the health education portion of health Tap. We can not provide a second opinion. Heath Tap Concierge and Prime offer medical advice/ treatment. However, to allow for direct physical examination - consider seeing a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would you recommend PRP or surgery for chronic plantar fasciitis/fasciosis & a spur that hasn't responded to orthotics, PT, steroid injection, taping, stretching?
I had Plantar fasciitis surgery 3 weeks ago. The dr said to alternate betadine and NEOSPORIN. Would mupirocin ointment work?
Midfoot bone spurs - are a cause of overpronation and plantar fasciitis? My running progress is hindered by foot issues, should I get surgery?
Surgery on my foot due to plantar fasciitis, heel spur, tumor on nerve about 2wks ago.Painful still. Dr. Gave me a shot of cortisone didn't help. Next?
I have tried many things to try and get rid of my plantar fasciitis. Icing my feet, custom orthotics, wearing a stretch sock at night, stretching during the day, physical therapy, cortisone shots, and a walking boot. Should I consider surgery?
I took a 500 naproxen 10 hours ago, can I take a meloxicam 7.5 for migraine & post surgerical plantar fasciitis? Or is Ibrouphen 800 better?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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