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Related to plantar: plantar wart, plantar reflex, plantar fibromatosis, Plantar fascia
plan·tar(plan'tar), [TA] Avoid the incorrect form planter or planter's (wart).
plantar/plan·tar/ (plan´tar) pertaining to the sole of the foot.
plantaradjective Referring to the sole of the foot.
plantarPertaining to the sole of the foot. Compare PALMAR.
plantarpertaining to the sole of the foot.
plantardenoting sole of foot
Patient discussion about plantar
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.
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.
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Q. Is there any good source for heel pain relief, besides NSAIDs? My heel pain is most severe at night when I sleep. It's as if the way I position my feet worsen the condition, but I'm at a loss to know how to position my feet. During the day my heels feel so but don't typically bother me.