Plantar fasciitis

What is Plantar fasciitis?

Inflammation of the plantar fascia, most usually noninfectious, and often caused by an overuse mechanism; elicits foot and heel pain.

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Could this be plantar fasciitis?
I was recently diagnosed with Achiiles tendonitis, and Posterior Tibial Tendonitis (tendonitis on the inside of my foot). Ihave pain through my achilles tendon and on the insid eof my foot due to these issues. Recently, my heel and plantar fascia ligament has been hurting. I have pain first thing in the morning, and if I stand on it for too long, sit for too long, or walk for too long. Could this be plantar fasciitis? I go to physical therapy, and the physical therapy student said that my plantar fascia ligament is tight. When I go into physical therapy on Monday, should I ask them about it and have them diagnose me? The brace I have for my foot doesn't really have any cushioning for my plantar fascia ligament, would I need something different if I have plantar fasciitis?

doctor1 MD

hi,

when you visit the physical therapist next time try something called as a faradic stimulation under water. I have tried this on many patients with same issues and all have responded well.

later focus on doing some regular strengthening exercises and you will be back onto your feet without...

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My chiropractor suggests that I am suffering from plantar fasciitis due to the way I walk, the pain I am experiencing, and the condition of my feet . I am being fitted for a custom orthodic to address this. However, I also have what appears to be skin peeling from the foot most affected. When I go to remove the skin it is painful because in reality it is attached, it just looks like it needs to come off. Sometimes this same foot stings extensively as if experiencing some nerve damage. I apply a topical oil daily to keep the skin supple, but by the end of the day, my foot is irritated again. Initially, I thought I might have an athlete s foot condition, but my symptons are only slightly like AF. Could this be related to the plantar fasciitis?

doctor1 MD

Hello friend,
Thank you for choosing Health care magic.
I am a Homoeopath and so will be answering your question in the point of view of Homoeopathy.
I do not understand why a patient is so much worried about the name of the sickness. There can have a number of names for your various conditions....

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Plantar Fasciitis and bad calf pain. He received a shot to both feet of cortizone 1-14-13 and one foot the small toe and down from it has numbness??? He seems to be having side affects to strong anti-inflamitory drugs,Relafen (Nabumetone 750 mg and Voltaaren( Diclofenac Sod 75mg del rel.. Both caused sweating , tireness flu like symtems and shortness of breath. So the Doctor took him off. He however can take advil or ibuprofen 20-0 mg . Takes about 2 pills every 4 hrs. But his calfs are painful and they just keep it up and keep it up??? What should we do??? Doctor says give it 2 or 3 days??

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HI THERE ;
FIRST OF ALL : we need to make the right diagnosis ...
is the pain mainly after you relaxed then you start to walk around, the first 2-5 steps are painful then the pain get subsides and does not go totally. If this shooting pain in the heel ?

If both answers are yes, then start...

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I'm suffering from acute heel pain in my right leg due to "Plantar Fasciitis". I want to cure the same.

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
Plantar fasciitis happens due to inflammation of the plantar fascia.
A short term rest and oral anti inflammatory drugs are required to take care of the inflammation.
To help the pain, ice the area immediately after getting up in the morning. You can use...

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I have been suffering from pain in my right heel continously from the past few months
Also I am having lower back ache

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
From your symptoms, it seems that you are suffering from plantar fasciitis. It happens due to inflammation of the plantar fascia.
A short term rest and oral anti inflammatory drugs are required to take care of the inflammation.
To help the pain, ice the...

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Can low blood protein (6.2g/dl) have anything to do with the excruciating pain I am having in both of my feet? My doctors seems puzzled. I have fat pad atrophy, plantar fasciitis, and pez cavus (?) arches, but I am now experiencing severe burning on the soles of my feet almost all the time. The burning is a new symptom. I had two EMG's - one positive for tarsal tunnel, and one negative. The doctors suspect there is more going on. I can only stand for a minute or so and can only walk for a few minutes. Yesterday's blood test results only show low protein.

doctor1 MD

Hi, it appears that you have arthritis, or neuritis, could be diabetic, hypertensive, or with malnutrition etc.
I advise you to consult an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment.
I to my patient with such symptoms prescribe neurotropic injections, antiinflamatories, and antibiotic for...

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Could Vyvanse be the cause of my tendonitis? Since taking the medicine, I ve developed tendonitis in my shoulder , hip, ankles and feet. I feel tense when I m on the medicine and can t stretch out. At first it developed in my shoulder after a couple months on the med. I ve been running for years and have always been pain free. I developed achilles tendonitis and plantar faciitis about 4-6 wks later. I m still being treated and physical therapy isn t much help. I have to get steriod injections to help with the pain and I haven t been running in 3 months now.

doctor1 MD

While Vyvanse may increase irritability,muscle tremors and tics,it has not been reported to cause myalgia or tendonitis.You need to see a orthopaedic surgeon or a sports medicine specialist to establish the cause of the plantar fasciitis and shoulder problem.

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I have sharp pain the heel when I get up to stand after bein in rest position.

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
From your symptoms, it seems that you are suffering from plantar fasciitis. It happens due to inflammation of the plantar fascia.
A short term rest and oral anti inflammatory drugs are required to take care of the inflammation.
To help the pain, ice the...

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I have intense pain in the heel of my right foot (and mild pain in my left foot heel) which is quite severe in the mornings when I get up. What can this probably be and what kind of medicines will help alleviate the problem

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
From your symptoms, it seems that you are suffering from plantar fasciitis. It happens due to inflammation of the plantar fascia.
A short term rest and oral anti inflammatory drugs are required to take care of the inflammation.
To help the pain, ice the...

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Recent questions on  Plantar fasciitis

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I have acute heal pains which developed while sleeping and continue now during the morning when I walkCould it be from a Morton neuroma ? Why can I not have an answer immediately? Tomorrow I can go to visit my doctor at XXXXXXX XXXX where I am a...

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Hi there, I'm on my feet standing for my job. Last night as I was walking at work, I felt a sharp pain in my heel almost as if a ligament in my heel snapped. Can I still work?

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I have had reoccurring heel pain , first in the right, now I'm experiencing it in the left. Have seen a chiropractor who helped by relieving some of the pain, but it took a couple of months. A co-worker mentioned " aphasia (sp?). That only...

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I have sort of a rubber band type feeling around my right ankle, not all the way around, very localized in the achilles area. No pain, swelling or discoloration, just a very annoying sensation. Only when walking or putting pressure on the toe area, and only when walking barefoot or in sandals. Don't feel the sensation in a supportive tennis shoe. I was diagnosed a few years back with a Morton's neuroma. Could this cause a numbness or rubber band type sensation in the back of the heel? I suspect also that I have plantar fascitis but not so severe that I've ever been diagnosed with it. Thanks for your thoughts. Age 50, 5 feet tall, 150 lbs. No medical history of importance.

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My son had just gotton over cellulitis in his foot,but was still taken his course of antibiotics.Yesterday,he went to stand up and had the worst pain around the heel of foot and ankle area...would that be associated with that?...or possibly plantar fascitis (sure i spelled that wrong).

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Possibly sciatic problem?
I feel a pinch, almost like a cramping feeling in one specific spot in my left buttock. It is constant and does not feel better or worse at any time or with any stretching or movement. this has been going on for two days straight with no end in sight. I've had sciatic problems years ago and it radiated down my leg, extremely painful, until an injection fixed it immediately. I can't remember if this is how it started. what I remember most is the excruciating pain down my leg.
I am 33 years old, female, with osteoarthritis in both hands, plantar fasciitis in both feet, and narrowing of my lower spine as found in x-rays after a couple years of back pain which is still an issue. Can this pinch be the beginning of the sciatic problem which will make its way down my leg again??
It's not that it hurts too bad to function, more like it hurts so bad because it has been hurting for SO long already that makes it seem more painful.

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My 19 year old daughter went for a run. about 6 miles, without incident. She returned to her dorm room, removed her shoe & her left heal was in immediate, excruciating pain. She said it was worse than when she broke her foot. The broken foot she gave an 8 on the pain scale, this she rated as a 12! There were 2 hard lumps, inflammation, hot to the touch - even after icing. The symptoms spread to the ball of her food, near the toes. There were no breaks in the skin. I took her to an urgent care clinic where an x-ray showed nothing out of the ordinary. The doctor said she was a medical mystery, her best guess was plantar fasciitis & to take ibuprofen & stretch before getting up in the morning. The next morning it had spread & started to itch. Her right foot was now showing the same type of symptoms. We went to the ER & this doctor was stumped as well. He prescribed prednisone & an antibiotic & told referred her to a podiatrist if she wasn t showing improvement within 48 hours. Since she was improving, she did not go. She has had 3 recurrences none nearly as severe as the first. Up until last weekend, all symptoms have been in her feet. A few days ago, however, the tip of her finger swelled up to the size of a grape with the same pain, lump, etc. No one has been able to give us a definitive answer as to what could be causing this. Any ideas?

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