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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
My mother is suffering from osteoarthritis from long time. However, now she developed a planter fasciitis. What is the proper treatment for her case?
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
I was recently diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I want to know what is the best treatment for this. Also does this condition ever go away?
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, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is a night splint okay to use for undiagnosed planter fasciitis ( will see a doctor soon) ? Pain worse in the morning..exercises?? Physical therapy??
Remove dead tissue: Surgery to open the skin and remove the dead tissue under the skin is critical, the sooner the better. Strong intravenous antibiotics and intensive care are also important. Hyperbaric oxygen treatments can help, but are not as important as prompt surgery. Later, the wounds can be closed, sometimes with grafts. The wound vac can help ready the wounds for closure and/or grafting. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 2 more doctor answers
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