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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 6 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
YES!!!: It is very common, treated by podiatrists every day. Injection and custom orthotics usually works fastest. Other options include physical therapy, night splint, oral anti-inflammatory like NSAID or steroid, cast or boot immobilization, stretching, icing, ultrasound, and even surgical repair. ...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 3 more doctor answers
No way to know: This diagnosis was not documented at that time. One possibility is that before the advent of cushioned shoes, people had stronger intrinsic foot muscles, making this condition less prevalent. It is also possible that there were other more debilitating problems that took precedent. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Plantar fasciitis: There are a range of treatment options and all should incorporate a good stretching regimen. Treatment recommended may also include physical therapy, orthotics, injections and rarely surgery. For more information, visit: http://www.Foothealthfacts.Org/footankleinfo/heel-pain.Htm. ...Read moreSee 6 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, or eswt if available in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm having shock wave treatment for plantar fasciitis had two lots still in pain when will i feel a differance?
There are no: "tests" the diagnosis is usually made "clinically" (Symptoms/location etc) If there is a question MRI imaging may be useful. The treatment is anti-inflammatory medication(s) and ORTHOTICS (special shoes designed to take the weight away from the inflammed area(s) A PODIATRIST may be helpful! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I have plantar fasciitis. 5mm tear. Tried conservative treatment. Didn't work. I did tenex procedure. Good choice?
Arrow of time.: Sometimes it helps and sometimes it doesn't. Only time will tell. ...Read more
How long does it take to have newly made orthotics adjusted to your feet for treatment of plantar fasciitis?
Plantar fasciitis: With orthotics it is necseeary to build up to full use - usually over 5-7 days. Then it may take 4-6 weeks to realize pain relief. Be patient , but don't let the time slip by either. If either seems to be taking too long see you podiatrist. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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