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Old 17th June 2008, 02:20 AM
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I have Plantar Fascitis and have been given some medication for the problem. I was just wondering, I went to a foot doctor several years ago with a heal spur. I would go to that doctor once a week and he would message my feet then put duck tape on my feet from the ball of my foot to my heal then another peace on my arch. Can you tell me what that did to stop the pain and would it help to do that aganin?
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Old 17th June 2008, 02:21 AM
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What you are describing is what is commonly known as a "plantar rest strap," and is often an integral part of the conservative treatment of plantar fasciitis. The term "heel spurs" as a diagnosis is rarely used now that it has been long-known that the spur on the plantar of the heel is but a common finding associated with plantar fasciitis, but is neither the cause of the pain nor does it generally require removal.

Plantar fasciitis is a term describing one the most common problems seen in podiatry. It is one cause by too much tension on the plantar fascia . . . a broad and tough band of fibrous tissue which arise from the plantar tubercle of the heel bone and fans out over the sole of the feet, ending near the ball of the foot. The point of maximum pain with plantar fasciitis is generally the area of the heel bone from which the plantar fascia arises, as pressure from weight bearing cause micro-tears at the point where it connect to the bone. Along with a predisposing foot structure, a number of conditions can cause a propensity to have this condition, including being over-weight, being overly active on the feet, repeated wearing low or no-heel shoes and having an excessively tight Achilles tendon.

Conservative treatment generally involves the use of anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS by mouth and/or local corticosteroid injections), temporary supportive taping, as you have experience and finally the use of a supportive devices such as an orthotic or common arch support. Successful conservative treatment is generally a controlled situation rather than one of "cure," and often requires a dedication to life-style changes, such as weight control and prudent use of excercise and activities. Also, the use of shoes without heels, slippers and going barefoot should be avoided, as such increases the tension on the plantar fascia.

Beyond conservative treatment there are other more radical options which should generally only be considered when an appropriate attempt at conservative care has failed.

There is perhaps more information on this topic than any other subject on this site, and such can be easily search with the search option on the top menu of this page.
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Old 29th June 2011, 05:43 AM
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I have a morton's neuroma in my left foot and have now developed plantar fasciitis in my right foot. My condition seems to differ from that of the general suffer in that neither condition bothers me during the daytime when I am up and around on my feet all day but they bother me immensely when I lay down for the night. I have lost many a good night's sleep as a result. Does anyone have any thoughts or comments on why this seems to be the case? Thank you

I am a 36 yr old male of normal weight (5'8, 145 lbs), do not suffer from any disease such as diabetes, am a professor and am not overly active.
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Old 20th September 2011, 05:09 AM
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Had PF & heel spurs 3yrs!!! tryed everything, even doctor made custom inserts garbage!! Finally pain relief, DR. Scholls NITA sneakers can walk & work out!!!!
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