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Do homeopathic medicines work for foot and heel pain?
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Dr. Ron Jones
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
In my opinion, homoeopathic medicine puts the s in cam. Scam !

In brief: No
In my opinion, homoeopathic medicine puts the s in cam. Scam !
Dr. Ron Jones
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Dr. Steven Charlap
Holistic Medicine
In brief: No
Pain in this area is almost always caused by inflammation in the sole of the foot due to walking and pressure.
The syndrome is often called plantar fascitis. Homeopathc remedies, as in 'like cures like' or 'the law of infinitesimals, ' has no bearing in this treatment.

In brief: No
Pain in this area is almost always caused by inflammation in the sole of the foot due to walking and pressure.
The syndrome is often called plantar fascitis. Homeopathc remedies, as in 'like cures like' or 'the law of infinitesimals, ' has no bearing in this treatment.
Dr. Steven Charlap
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
In brief: Depends on the cause
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present.
Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as, infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Depends on the cause
Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, a condition that is sometimes also called heel spur syndrome when a spur is present.
Heel pain may also be due to other causes, such as, infection, tendonitis, arthritis, stress fracture, nerve irritation, retained foreign body, bone tumor, or a cyst. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: No
If compared to pain-relieving medicines like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, homeopathic "medicines" would not work for relieving pain.
The reason is homeopathic "medicines" are diluted out so much that only the "essence" of the original material (essentially none) remains. In real life, pain is very subjective, so a person can feel better after taking any "medicine" if he believes the "medicine" will help.

In brief: No
If compared to pain-relieving medicines like tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin, homeopathic "medicines" would not work for relieving pain.
The reason is homeopathic "medicines" are diluted out so much that only the "essence" of the original material (essentially none) remains. In real life, pain is very subjective, so a person can feel better after taking any "medicine" if he believes the "medicine" will help.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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