antiinflammatory agents

antiinflammatory agents,

n.pl compounds that counteract or reduce inflammation.

Patient discussion about antiinflammatory agents

Q. Can anyone suggest a treatment for plantar fasciitis, apart from ultrasound, physio, anti-inflammatory agents? My friend has had Plantar Fasciitis for more than 1 year and has persevered with all the ususal treatments above plus lots of rest from weight-bearing and elevation.

A. Padded foot splints, silicone heels insert and special shoes (e.g. arch-supporting shoes) may also help. These are usually sold and fitted by a professional. Exercise is another important measure. Some patients benefit from avoiding walking barefoot or in sleepers but rather using shoes from the first step.

More advanced treatments include steroid-local anesthetics injections, botulinum toxin (similar to botox) injections and surgery.

The prognosis is usually favorable, and most patients achieve relief of the pain.

However, all of the above is just for general knowledge - if you have any specific question, you may want to consult a doctor.

You may read more here:
www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007021.htm

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prescribed inhaled corticosteroid therapy for 60% of their pregnant asthma patients who required therapy, compared with long-acting [beta]-agonists in 22%, leukotriene modifiers in 8%, inhaled nonsteroid antiinflammatory agents in 12%, and combination therapy in 6%.