Plantar Fascitis & RSD

Plantar fascitis, which is a painful inflammation of the tissue-like structure covering the bottom of the foot from the ball to the heel of the foot, can also be treated with the above modalities. This condition is characterized by pain when walking barefoot or on first morning weight bearing. Repetitive disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, which is an inflammation of the median nerve at the wrist causing numbness and tingling or burning-like sensation in the thumb, second, third, and in the inside of the fourth or ring finger can be treated with medication management, splinting, corticosteroid injections and if all the above fail, then a referral to a hand surgeon would be considered. Trigger finger, which is also called stenosing tenosynovitis, is characterized by difficulty straightening the finger once it is bent is also treated with multimodality approaches including med management, steroid injection, and if indicated, surgical referral.

Written and Compiled by:
Sophia Leonard-Burns, PA-C

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