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When You Have Acute Plantar Fasciitis Should You Rest Your Foot
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
Your choice: Whatever makes you feel better. If you have been on it all day then its time to elevate and ice. If you have been asleep and get up then its time to stretch and heat it..... ...Read more
I have heel pain on the right side of my left heel. Hurts even when resting. It's on the bone so doesn't seem like plantar fasciitis. What could it be?
I have Plantar Fasciitis and got a cortisone injection in my right heel today. Dr asked to put ice pack and rest. Will the shot last & is permanent?
Cortisone shot: Should help but till cause found and treated you will need more. ...Read more
I have an extremely sore heel, not the sole (plantar fasciitis) or achilles, but the actual heel bone. What could this be?
Heel pain: There are a number of reasons for heel pain. Most common being plantar facsiitis. If it is the calcaneous (heel bone) it may be a stress fracture or a bone bruise. There are some arthritic conditions that can cause this problem. Best to have it checked out by your local podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Stretch every morning your achilles tendon. Also if you have some spare time during the day stretch some more. Wear shoes with a heel. It will take some of the stresses off the achilles tendon. Also take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
Plantar fascitis can often take a year to treat. Surgery is almost never necessary. ...Read more
Plantar fasciitis, or an arch ligament strain is a very common reason for arch and heel pain in the boot of the heel. If in back of the heel, it could be achilles tendonitis or bursitis. If pain is strictly under the heel it may be bursitis.
Other causes of heel pain can be tarsal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, a stress fracture, referred nerve pain among others. ...Read more
Doesn't treat it: Plantar fasciitis is a ligament inflammation that is deep inside your heel. Topical medications (or the latest fad) doesn't treat the actual disease but masks the pain caused by the pathology. It may temporarily mask the pain, but the "old school" method of actually treating the cause of the pain works better. I hope this was informative. ...Read more
Heel pain?: Planner fasciitis is a very specific problem. It has classic symptoms. The most classic symptom is heel pain, on the inside bottom of your heel, that's worse following periods of rest. Like when you get up in the morning. So if that's what you have, yes you have plantar fasciitis. See you local area podiatrist who will have lots of options. ...Read more
Yes: There are many things to try to treat it. It depends OB what you have tried so far. You will need to go to a podiatrist. ...Read more
No: Activity and stretching are recommeneded.Get a more detailed answer ›
Plantar fasaciitis : You could get a tear in the fascia and or develope chronic pain in the arch that prevents you from walking without pain. Its easy to treat in most cases . I would see a podiatrist. ...Read more
Plantar Fasciitis for 3 years, tried ice, rest, stretching and PT. wear superfeet insoles everyday. now have pttd. Would a walking cast help
It may help:
A walking cast is a non surgical treatment for Plantar Fascitis and it can be used if ice,rest,streching and others are not successful.
Havivg acast can cause some weakening of muscles and one may need may need rehab PT to gain the strength back
Talk to your Podiatrist if it will work for you ...Read more
I think i have case of plantar fasciitis, just did various foot stretches, rolled bottle of ice under foot, etc. Why did it make pain way worse?
Easy does it: Why you ask. Because everything you described doing to you foot merely added more injury to an already inflamed(injured fascia). The area must be allowed to calm down. You can help it by applying heat, Staying off it as much as you can. Do not go barefoot for any reason. As the inflammation subsides and the damaged tissue begins to heal you can take an NSAID to speed things up. ...Read more
I think i have plantar fasciitis in my left foot. What can i do to heal it, i must keep working I'm a mover. Am i risking further/more serious injury?
Shoe inserts: Calf stretches against the wall with the knee in extension as well as massaging or stretching the planter fascia with a tennis ball can work quite well ...Read more
Plantar fascitis: Most common cause of heel pain is from plantar fasciitis, a pull/sprain of the plantar fascia from where it attaches to the heel bone on the btm of the foot. Txs include rigid arch support to decrease the pull of the fascia, combined with antiinflammatory medication (oral and/or injectable) to reduce the inflammation. A partial release may be done surgically in chronic cases that dont respond. ...Read more
ESWT.: If you've tried supportive shoes, inserts, icing, stretching, and oral antiinflammatories for 6-8 weeks straight, you may need cortisone injections or physical therapy. Check in your area to see if eswt (sound wave therapy) is available, and in rare cases some people do require surgery. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. I have tried everything and my feet still hurt! what can I do!
Exercise orthotics: I hope for your sake that you have not done everything that you can do. Initial treatment of plantar fasciitis includes orthotics and firm soled shoes. Rehabilitation can also be quite helpful in includes stretching of the hamstring and achilles as well as strengthening of the small muscles in the foot. Please see http://www.Eorthopod.Com/videos/plantar-fasciitis. ...Read more
I was bitten several months ago, reaction bright red on feet, on fire, peeled several times. I am experiencing plantar fasciitis, is this from bite?
Not likely. : If they are at all related, it would likely be due to the way you have been walking. After the bite, if you were in pain, you would have changed your gait to compensate for the irritated area. You may have strained the arch and heel and caused plantar fasciitis to develop. (but most likely they are entirely separate.). ...Read more
Yes!: A flat foot causes increased stresses along the arch, which over-stretches the plantar fascia and causes tearing away from the heel bone, which leads to inflammation and pain. There are many excellent treatments to help with current pain as well as to help prevent the pain in the future. I recommend you see a podiatrist, there are many in the DFW area. My office is in McKinney, Tx. ...Read more
Be patient: Orthotics treat the actual cause of the condition, which is a small correction in the alignment of the foot bones. This can take several weeks to months to work, assuming they were made correctly. Have you rested? Stretched? Physical therapy is excellent. If worst pain is in morning, a night splint should be used. If you have had treatment for 5-6 months, consider shock wave or topaz. ...Read more
How long does it take to have newly made orthotics adjusted to your feet for treatment of plantar fasciitis?
I have chronic plantar fasciitis. Throughout the course of the day my feet goes numb. Is that normal or should I be worried?
See a Podiatrist: I suggest you see a podiatrist for an evaluation. You may or may not have numbness due to plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis associated with overpronation may cause swelling or pressure on the plantar nerves thus causing numbness. You may have other medical problems which may also be causing numbness, such as, diabetes. Get it checked! ...Read more
Foot / knee clicking:
There are several reasons that this can be. There is no way of knowing from this exchange but you do not have to remain in the dark or put up with it.
Most of the time it is related to inflimation, poor alignment, sprain/strain or even a partial tendon tear.
Go see your podiatrist or orthopedic doctor and in the meantime avoid activities that hurt or bother the areas.
Good luck. ...Read more
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