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What was the treatment of plantar fasciitis in the 1800s?

What was the treatment of plantar fasciitis in the 1800s?

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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Plantar Fasciitis (Definition)

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


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How long does it take to have newly made orthotics adjusted to your feet for treatment of plantar fasciitis?

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 more

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If cost/insurance were not an issue, would you recommend combo prp/topaz coblation for chronic plantar fasciitis that hasn't responded to treatment?

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 more

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Is there a treatment for plantar fasciitis?

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 more

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What is the treatment for plantar fasciitis?

What is the treatment for plantar fasciitis?

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 more

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What are the treatment options for plantar fasciitis?

What are the treatment options for plantar fasciitis?

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 more

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What to if I am having plantar fasciitis for last 1 year and want proper treatment?

What to if I am having plantar fasciitis for last 1 year and want proper treatment?

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 more

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What is the best treatment for plantar fasciitis if you want to continue to exercise?

What is the best treatment for plantar fasciitis if you want to continue to exercise?

Get evaluated: See your local Podiatrist for an evaluation. I suggest physical therapy, stretching, icing (10 minutes on/5 off), custom inserts, anti-inflammatory meds. There are also injections which can be done by a Podiatrist which may be effective. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What are the diagnostic tests for plantar fasciitis? What is the treatment?

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

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Are platelet rich plasma injections a successful treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Are platelet rich plasma injections a successful treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Yes: A recent multicenter study showed that platelet rich plasma injections, particularly if guided by ultrasound for better precision, is beneficial for different tendinopathies. http://www.aaos.org/news/acadnews/2012/aaos15_2_8.asp. ...Read more

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Soreness in heel of foot. Assuming plantar fasciitis. If so what is the most effective means of treatment. I'm quite active running. ?

Soreness in heel of foot. Assuming plantar fasciitis. If so what is the most effective means of treatment. I'm quite active running. ?

Plantar fascitis: Stretching of the plantar fascia ,during the day and at night. Go online and look up the diagrams that show the proper way of stretching. A short course of NSAIDs . , decreasing by 20% the amount of time you are running can also help ...Read more

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Will extracorporeal shock wave therapy cure my plantar fasciitis?

Possible: Shockwave therapy has been shown to be effective at relieving pain from plantar fasciitis in about 2/3 of patients. It works by stimulating the inflammatory cascade thus causing he body to heal itself. I also believe that stretching, good shoes, and custom orthotics are important in preventing the plantar fasciitis from returning. ...Read more

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How effective is physical therapy in treating chronic plantar fasciitis?

How effective is physical therapy in treating chronic plantar fasciitis?

Depends : PT is one of my primary treatment options for PF. I find about 80% of patients see a benefit. night splinting, good footwear, rest from offending activities and possible orthotics and non-corticosteroid injections such as PRP & amniotic membrane injections are often part of my treatment plan as well. If I can help, join my care team & virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What is usually done for plantar fasciitis? I have it and it is very painful. Can't put the heel on the floor. What kind of physical therapy is done?

What is usually done for plantar fasciitis? I have it and it is very painful. Can't put the heel on the floor. What kind of physical therapy is done?

Inflammation: Soft tissue inflammation is usually treated initially with conservative management. Start wearing supportive shoes at all times during the healing period. RICE therapy and oral anti-inflammatory agents. Massage the sore area, followed with ace bandage compression and elevate limb above hip with knee bent and ice area after activity and before bed. Remove ace before sleep.(RICE) Orthotic control. ...Read more