Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis occurs when there is repeated stress to the heel and causes small tears in the tissue, resulting in inflammation. It might take about six to twelve months for it to cure, and it is essential to give rest to the foot if there is any inflammation. Massage the foot regularly, and this can provide a relaxed feeling to the foot.

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What is the treatment for plantar fasciitis?

Query: Hi doctor, From the last three years, I have severe foot pain. The doctor told me it is because of plantar fasciitis. I took four Cortisone injections, and I wear special boots, but I did not get any relief. So, I took an MRI, and I am attaching my MRI reports with this query. What do the results...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have chronic plantar fasciitis, which is the cause of the foot pain. The MRI is also supportive of this diagnosis. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen 200 mg, twice daily,...  Read Full »

Will the bumps on the sole of my feet go away on their own?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from foot bumps on the sole of the foot. Will they go on their own, or should I seek medical attention. I have attached the pictures of the bumps. Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from foot bumps. According to the pictures that are provided here (attachment removed to protect the patient's recovery), you are suffering from bumps on the sole of the foot that may...  Read Full »

Why is the pain due to plantar fasciitis not getting better after using a heel pad?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. The doctor advised me to use a heel pad. Even after using it, there is no relief. My pain is getting increased gradually. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have plantar fascitis. It is a fairly common problem. Using a heel pad is helpful but you need to stop walking using barefoot. Do not use any acupuncture type of footwear and use soft footwear. Taking a contrast bath helps you. Take alternative warm and cold...  Read Full »

Can hypothyroidism result in voice hoarseness and plantar fasciitis?

Query: Hi doctor,I have hypothyroidism for seven years. I have hoarseness of voice, shortness of breath, hair fall, and plantar fasciitis. Currently, I am taking Eltroxin 50 mg.   Read Full »


Dr. Manisha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism and currently, you are taking Eltroxin 50 mg (Thyroxine). Please mention whether you are taking the dose from the initial stage. If you have a hoarse voice and joint pain, then it is necessary to increase the dosage. But befor...  Read Full »

Kindly examine my MRI report and provide a treatment for heel pain.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from right heel pain for the last 11 months. All conservative measures exhausted. I had an MRI today. Can you read the MRI and provide a report?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please find my observations on the MRI scan of your right heel below. There is increased thickness observed in the calcaneal insertion of the plantar fascia with increased signal intensity on T1 and TIRM sequence, which suggests plantar fasciitis. Alignment of right ankle...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my right heel when I wake up in the morning?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain below my right heel when I wake up in the morning. I have this pain for the past month, and now the pain has increased.  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your problem. Few questions to ask. 1. Is it only in one heel or both? 2. Is this pain a stabbing in nature? 3. Does it improve with walking? 4. Whether pain re-appears after you start walking or after prolonged rest? 5. Does it wake you up f...  Read Full »

How is plantar fasciitis managed?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 50, is suffering from plantar fasciitis. She lives in a remote area and so, regular physical and ESWT therapy is not feasible. I am planning to buy a portable ESWT device. Will this be helpful and feasible to use them at home without any assistance? Is there any side e...  Read Full »


Dr. Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Plantar fasciitis, which is inflammation of foot tissue, can be reduced by decrease weight bearing, by wearing different footwear and by physiotherapy. TENS (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) will not be an effective one. You need to take ultrasound therapy wit...  Read Full »

What causes pain at the back of the calcaneus bone?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel some pain at the back of my calcaneus bone. The pain is especially after the first step in the morning when I wake up from bed. But, there is no redness or swelling. What is the reason for my pain?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history of pain on the first step in the morning is consistent with a condition called as plantar fasciitis whereas pain in the back or posterior aspect of the heel is seen in retrocalcaneal bursitis. Can you please specify the exact position of pain with the imag...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment options for knee and foot pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 40 year old man. I have the following problems while walking. Foot pain in the early morning after walking or after sitting for a long period of time. It was diagnosed a few years ago as plantar fasciitis. I use shoes with special support, insoles and cushion on the socks. Also...  Read Full »


Dr. Hemang Sudhakarbhai Jani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have understood your concern about pain in sole and knee joint. As per your provided information, it is clear that due to improper walking patterns and imbalance in muscles of foot, weight distribution in sole altered and after a long time slowly you developed knee pain...  Read Full »

Please suggest treatment for heel spurs.

Query: Hello doctor, My mom, who is 52 years old, has developed a heel spur on both legs, which was discovered 6 months ago.  Sometimes, it pains a lot. She is currently on Proxym 200, Pantosec and Zelac-B. I have attached her x-ray for your reference. Please advise how to get relief and if any treatment ...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned and I can also see heel spurs on the x-rays (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These are traction issues, which then subsequently lead to inflammation of your plantar or fascia of the sole, which then causes lots of pain. The solution i...  Read Full »

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