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My wife appears to have Planters Fachitis, (sorry about spelling).

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My wife appears to have Planters Fachitis, (sorry about spelling). She has had it for several weeks - does not seem to abate. Suggestions?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Daniel Sheibley, MD replied 4 years ago.

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Hello

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Has she sought any treatment for this? Has she had any sort of physical exam, and what are her symptoms that make you feel she has plantar fasciitis

Daniel Sheibley, MD :

Since you're not here I'll provide my answer. Fasciitis is a painful inflammation of a membrane on the sole of the foot often times due to long periods of weight bearing. It can be evaluated by an orthopedist or podiatrist by physical exam and even examined in more detail by an MRI of the foot. Treatment is multiple modalities including rest, stretching, massage, antiinflammatory medication, steroid injections, splints to be worn at night, cold and heat treatment and even to go as far as surgery as a last resort. Nonsteroidals such as ibuprofen are first-line antiinflammatory medications. There are many medical devices to assist with stretching, massage and splinting. For proper diagnosis, you must see a podiatrist or orthopedist. They can recommend or actually provide you with the most appropriate medical device for your specific case. There are many available online, and simply buying one at random may not provide you the best results or help at all. If conservative treatment with rest, stretching, massage, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medication, splints, heat and cold do not provide relief after a sufficient period of time, then mor invasive medical treatment such as steroid injection may be considered.

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