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What Is Best Treatment For Planter Fasciisit
Stretching, NSAIDs: Gentle stretching of the foot can sometimes help ease the pain so that walking is not so painful. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication (naproxen or ibuprofen) can relieve the inflammation. Physical therapy may be needed. For resistant cases, an orthopedic surgeon may inject the area with steroids but there is a risk of weakening of the integrity of the tissue which can cause rupture. ...Read more
Anything that works: for you. PF is a difficult disease to treat and tends to be recurrent. Some patients respond with minimal treatment and most spontaneously improve or worsen no matter what we do. It is my opinion that most current therapies are not helpful, and stretching and icing makes no sense at all. Healing needs good circulation and some pain relief with rest, and focal massage therapy helps. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Immediate surgery: Necrotizing fasciitis requires emergency surgical intervention and wide debridement of all devitalized tissues, in combination with antibiotics given in high dosages. This cannot be managed with only a single modality and if not treated quickly can be life-threatening. ...Read more
To treat or not?: Flat feet are, to a certain degree, a normal foot type. Many people live asymtomatcally with them. Other people, however, do develop knee, hip, and back problems because of compensations through the chain. In addition to a good core, lower body, and intrinsic foot muscle strengthening program, some benefit from orthotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few: There is a topical preparation of verapamil (normally a high blood pressure medication) that can help, sometimes docs inject these with steroid, and if all else fails they can be excised. It would be prudent to biopsy though and not assume its a plantar fibroma even if it "looks" like one and is in the right location. Better safe then sorry. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some things may help: For inflammation at achilles' tendon near the heel bone, one can take Motrin 3 times a day for a few days to decrease inflammation. Decrease sports activities, and use a cold pack on the area 3 times a day after activities. Use a good arch support + shock-absorbing heel cushion, to avoid pronation from flat feet. Do gentle calf stretches. If not better, see an orthopedic or sports medicine doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
See below: Acute phase of treatment options include resting and applying ice. Therapy option includes physical therapy modalities such as ultrasound, whirlpool baths, phonophoresis, augmented soft tissue mobilization, electrical stimulation, and unweighted ambulation. Subacute phase is modifying the training routine, after the acute phase. The goal of the treatment should focus on modifying training regimens. ...Read more
Warts...: Plantar warts are very frustrating to treat. Methods that worked in the past may not work for you in the present. Fortunately, there are many other treatments to try. There are a few different topical chemicals, different freezing techniques, etc. See a podiatrist for details. Treatment ranges from topical acids and debridements to excisional surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep in mind: That most commonly the pain of heel spurs is actually plantar fasciitis. Spurs rarely need to be treated, as they aren't on a weightbearing surface. Pf is an inflammation of the plantar fascia where it attaches to the heel. Spurs are a calcification of this attachment. Treatment is a combination of orthotics, stretching, icing, cortisone, night splints and more. Surgery is infrequently needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Achilles tendinitis: Tendinitis refers to an acute condition lasting less than 6 weeks. Treatments include relative rest, antiinflammatory meds, icing, then progressive strengthening prior to returning to full activity. If it has been present for greater than 6 weeks probably represents tendinosis or disease of the tendon. Txment for that is an eccentric loading program, small heel lift, or regenerative injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Swelling: It really depends on the cause. If its both feet and legs it may be due to congestive heart failure, low protein in the blood or chronic venous changes. You need a full evaluation by a doctor. The treatment depends on the cause. Sometimes elevation helps, other times medications are needed. Usually cutting back on salt intake is helpful also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many options: Physical therapy for iontophoresis and phonophoresis, deep tissue modalities, stretching, and strengthening. Ice for 10-15 min 4 times a day, counterforce strap bracing, nsaids, and avoidance of the activity that aggravates. Occasionally a wrist brace is used and steroid injections can be considered for cases lasting months that don't respond. Surgery is rarely indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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